SOG Knives Collectors' Review/Take:
Taking a leaf from age-old Japanese Samurai swords, SOG came out with the Tsunami and the smaller "Mini-Tsunami". Styled in a familiar 'Tanto' style, it certainly provided a nice change to its bowie production line. There are hints that earlier production models have satin finished blades, but only one faint picture (found below) betrays such a suspicion. Oh, and older models did not have a lower guard on the knife - they were "guardless".
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Blade Length: 6 in. x .160 in.
Overall length: 10.6 in.
Blade Steel: AUS-6
Blade hardness: Rc. 56-57
Blade Finish: Powder coated (earlier productions may have satin-polished blades)
Weight: 6.9 oz.
Edge: Partially serrated tanto blade
Carry System: Kydex Sheath (Earlier models feature a leather sheath)
Handle Material: Black Kraton
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of origin: Japan
Part #: S43
Last Known MSRP: $
Production dates: Unknown, late 90's to early 00's
Production numbers: ?
Limited run?: No.
Other things of interest: One of the few "tanto" styled blades SOG produced.
Rarity index: 7/10 (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...
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The SOG Tsunami was inspired by the classic design and feel of ancient Samurai swords. This stylish performer has a partially serrated tanto blade that is powder coated for enhanced edge holding and low reflection while the tip is reinforced for exceptional point strength.
The Tsunami also has SOGs classic diamond-textured Kraton handle with a protective crossguard, offering a both a safe and secure grip. Add SOGs all-weather Kydex sheath and world-famous sharpness, and the Tsunami creates a wave of performance and value!
What's in the box Right view of Tsunami Square SOG logo Seki Japan made knife!
Satin Tsunami? Full view of the Tsunami Tsunami in sheath Nice and slim handle!
A nicely modified Tsunami!
Page last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 03:06:46 PDT