SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
Here comes along another fantastic knife from SOG - the SOG Pentagon! A mean double edged (serrated and plain) dagger with a coffin-shaped kraton handle, this knife is suited to be a last-resort self defence tool to be hidden. Big brother of the Mini-Pentagon, this knife sports a generous 5" blade. There was a limited run of Cocobolo handled Pentagons in addition to the regular production Pentagons. The SOG Pentagon saw quite a long production life in SOG's inventory, testifying to its popularity. Older SOG Pentagons have the "square SOG logo" and the leather sheath that accompanies it. Even older ones have "EDM. WA" engraved below the SOG logo.
Do note that the SOG Pentagon is currently still being produced (under the same name without a '2.0'), but is done so in Taiwan instead of Seki Japan previously. The new ones can be differentiated by the SOG logo on the Kraton handle, a thinner blade of 0.125", and serrations that do not follow all the way to the blade tip.
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Blade Length: 5 in. x .160 in.
Overall length: 9.75 in.
Blade Steel: AUS-6 (Earlier productions feature 440A Stainless steel)
Blade hardness: Rc. 56-57
Blade Finish: Satin-finished
Weight: 5.8 oz.
Edge: Double edged - Straight/Serrated
Carry System: Kydex Sheath (Earlier models feature a leather sheath w/ mounting clip)
Handle Material: Black Kraton
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: S14
Last Known MSRP: $<.>
Production dates: 1990 - 2008
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: SOG doesn't have many doubled-edge blades...
Rarity index: 7.5/10 (10 being the most rare)
Rarity index scale (1 to 10, 10 being the most rare):
1 - Very common; easily available on ebay, google product search and almost every knife selling website. Spammed with at least 10+ listings on ebay.
3 - Has been around for at least 2 years and are selling reasonably well, with retailers favouring other newer models over this knife.
5 - Knives that are on the borderline of being discontinued or have been discontinued for less than 6 months
6 - Products from 6 onwards are either discontinued or limited edition.
7 - Discontinued knives that pop up once every few months on the "For Sale" part of forums or on ebay. Still can be found at a few online shops though.
8 - Knives that need lots of researching to find. Not available anymore in online knife shops and pop up (if you're lucky) >4 months for one at a time.
9 - Knives holding this rarity are the shadowy kind. You can't find any information on them at all (not even from online knife shops that have not taken down that knife's product page). If you see one for sale grab at all cost.
10 - The rarest of all knives. If you hadn't been here you wouldn't even have known that it existed. Should you have one of these you better lock it up in a triple-combination safe and treat it like a family heirloom...
Links to forums on this knife:
Wallpaper shot 2 Wallpaper shot 3 SOG Pentagon in hand Pentagon with older SOG logo
Older leather sheath
Page last updated: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 04:51:14 PDT