SOG description, "The Agency follows a SOG tradition of recreating and modernizing historic classics. This original version of this unique knife design was shrouded in secrecy and originally created for special CIA operatives in the early days of the Vietnam War. It was designed for clandestine and counter insurgency teams who lived in the jungle for months at a time and saw vicious close quarter combat. The SOG reproduction captures the beautiful flowing lines of the blade and the leather handle has been retained. We vastly improved the construction and quality with modern materials like the flawless satin finished Stainless Steel blade and epoxy filled leather washers that were unknown at that time. An exquisite design of the highest caliber, the SOG Agency captures the mystique of a unique survival/defensive knife."
First 1000 pieces are numbered collectibles. This is #407 of the 1st 1,000 produced. Knife is NOS with numbered box, Certificate of Authenticity, black leather sheath, and an amazing blade packaged in numbered protective sleeve. See pictures and judge for yourself. Knife may have handling marks.
SOG Agency AG-01 Satin Blade #407 of 1,000 -0321
Blade Length: 7.5 in. Thickness .150 in.
Overall length: 12.675 in.
Blade Steel: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
Blade hardness: Rc. 57-58
Blade Finish; Satin Finish
Weight: 9.6 oz.
Carry System: Leather sheath w/ sharpening stone
Handle Material: Epoxied leather washers
Knife Type: Fixed Blade
Country of Origin: Taiwan
AG-01 Satin finish
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