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Bily

I echo Kriegs pain!!!

 

Very nice example.Did you buy this at a show or from a fellow enthusiast??

 

RON

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I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

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Not a SOG but Im sure the scabbard is familiar to you guys.Was bought just as found.I often wonder if the owner wanted a longer knife or lost the original one from the scabbard

 

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Bily

I echo Kriegs pain!!!

 

Very nice example.Did you buy this at a show or from a fellow enthusiast??

 

RON

 

The knife was purchased from a well known collector / dealer (and one terrific fella - incredibly friendly and knowledgeable). I now hope to find a round tip bolo to complete the set - any idea what those go for now days ?

 

If anyone is interested, I've updated a short review I did on these knives - posted on my small webpage:

 

http://www.freewebs.com/billyschorr/macvsogknives.htm

 

The photos and bit of info on the 7" model can be found in the 2nd section - hope this is of interest. If anyone finds any errors please feel free to let me know (contact me here via private message).

 

Thanks again and kind regards,

 

Bill

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Not a SOG but Im sure the scabbard is familiar to you guys.Was bought just as found.I often wonder if the owner wanted a longer knife or lost the original one from the scabbard

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Hey Ron.

Nice set you have there my friend. ;)

If you look in Hardys and Tuckers book you can se some RT photos when some RT members have exact same set up as you have, K Bar in a SOG scabbard. My guess is that maybe they lost the SOG knife when taped upside down on the rigg, just like Frank Greco mentions in his book, Running Recon. Or replaced the SOG with a better knife. I got a couple of e-mails from SOG veterans that said same thing about the SOG knife, - you just couldn`t use it for anything good, a piece of crap.

 

If you ever decide too part with the K-bar Ron please let me know. ;)

 

Hey Billy.

I don`t know why I can`t se the pictures. :ermm:

But I guess you went for the SOG 7" RECON, the one you sent me photos on.. That is a "killer" knife.. :w00t: :thumbsup: ;)

 

Best regards,, Martin

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Hey Billy.

YES... That is really a nice 7" RECON.. :w00t: Congratulate too a great buy mate, and thanks for sharing it with us. :thumbsup:

I think I must make some trips too the Rig and then buy my self a SOG 7" RECON.

Again great knife Billy.

 

Regards, Martin

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Ron, I raise your SOG scabbard, but I guess you still beat me with your knife. ;)

My SOG sheath was bought from baystatemilitaria. Nice and used.

// M

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SOG OP 35 Shining Brass/Buffalo Bill Knife engraved presentation to SFC Horton J. Daniels MAC-SOG 35 Liaison Bureau with a chrome plated SOG Knife

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Ed Hicks

WARPATH Military Collectibles

819 Hope Mills Road

Fayetteville, North Carolina

(910) 425-7000

 

Always buying U.S. Airborne & Vietnam Special Forces artifacts and groupings, Painted and Rare U.S. Helmets; U.S. Valor Medal Groupings, Fine Swords...

Buying or trading for my collection: 1950s-1970s Vietnam era Rolex & Tudor Watches...

Contact me before you sell... [email protected]<script data-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */</script>

 

My Web Sites: http://www.battlefieldmuseum.org

 

http://www.warpathmilitaria.com 

 

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Great looking knives, gentlemen! Here's my SOG Bowie. It has a dark blued 6" blade and no markings anywhere.

 

I am trying to decide what to do with it since this is the only collectible military knife I own. I've kept it in a shoebox for the past 20 years! :blink:

 

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Great looking knives, gentlemen! Here's my SOG Bowie. It has a dark blued 6" blade and no markings anywhere.

 

I am trying to decide what to do with it since this is the only collectible military knife I own. I've kept it in a shoebox for the past 20 years! :blink:

 

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Hey wahoowad.

That is a nice Fat Guard SOG you have there. :thumbsup:

My opinion on what too do with it, is too take it out of the shoebox and display it. Let it get some air. ;) Its a great knife and deserve some "loving" :lol:

-If you ever decide too part with it plaese let me know.

Thanks for showing your SOG for us.

 

Best regards,, Martin

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Billythekid,

 

I love that Recon knife!

 

What color do you think the spacers on each end of the leather washers were? They look like they were white originally but have turned a yellow or reddish color.

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Billythekid,

 

I love that Recon knife!

 

What color do you think the spacers on each end of the leather washers were? They look like they were white originally but have turned a yellow or reddish color.

 

Thanks - I believe the spacers / washers were originally white, but have turned a uniform yellow over the years.

 

Best regards

 

 

Bill

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Thanks - I believe the spacers / washers were originally white, but have turned a uniform yellow over the years.

 

Best regards

Bill

 

 

Hey Billy.

 

I think they were originally cream colored. All the SOG Recon´s that I have seen all have same cream color, just like the 6" SOG Iron Guard Presentation ones usally have.

Just my opinion. ;)

 

Regards,, M

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Hello Collectors,

 

Newbie here with an inquiry.

 

At a pawn shop in Costa Mesa, Calif., back in 1973, I picked up a used SOG 5th Special Forces (ABN) Vietnam fighting knife, all original in very good condition, no nicks, with the sheath and stone (no box). Its plum color is about half visible and the engraving and Special Forces shield are clear. Because I am no collector of militaria, I might be interested in selling this knife to a collector, but I cannot estimate its value.

 

Even without pictures (my camera is a poor one), I hope that someone here will have a ballpark figure. My knife is in much better shape than warpath's example here in this discussion. I will do my best to post photos if anyone has an interest.

 

Thanks.

 

Don

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Hello Collectors,

 

Newbie here with an inquiry.

 

At a pawn shop in Costa Mesa, Calif., back in 1973, I picked up a used SOG 5th Special Forces (ABN) Vietnam fighting knife, all original in very good condition, no nicks, with the sheath and stone (no box). Its plum color is about half visible and the engraving and Special Forces shield are clear. Because I am no collector of militaria, I might be interested in selling this knife to a collector, but I cannot estimate its value.

 

Even without pictures (my camera is a poor one), I hope that someone here will have a ballpark figure. My knife is in much better shape than warpath's example here in this discussion. I will do my best to post photos if anyone has an interest.

 

Thanks.

 

Don

 

sir

i am interested in your sog knife if you can post some pics of it. looking forward to hearing from you and seeing the knife. thanks

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Hey Bellevance.

 

Send me an PM or email and we can talk. Im interested in your SOG.

 

Best regards,, Martin

 

 

 

 

Hello Collectors,

 

Newbie here with an inquiry.

 

At a pawn shop in Costa Mesa, Calif., back in 1973, I picked up a used SOG 5th Special Forces (ABN) Vietnam fighting knife, all original in very good condition, no nicks, with the sheath and stone (no box). Its plum color is about half visible and the engraving and Special Forces shield are clear. Because I am no collector of militaria, I might be interested in selling this knife to a collector, but I cannot estimate its value.

 

Even without pictures (my camera is a poor one), I hope that someone here will have a ballpark figure. My knife is in much better shape than warpath's example here in this discussion. I will do my best to post photos if anyone has an interest.

 

Thanks.

 

Don

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Thanks, Martin and Swamper. For some reason, I am unable to post personal messages.

 

Until I can upload some worthy images of the knife, let me say that it's in very good condition. Recently (on Sept. 14), a similar knife sold on eBay. I will paste in a link to that item, below. The pictures the seller posted on eBay depict a knife similar to mine. The grip and brasswork on mine are in better condition, and mine still has the thong and the ivory-colored spacers. The plum color on mine is half gone, and the sheath is somewhat more scuffed than the one in the photos.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/VIETNAM-PLUM-PRESENTAT...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Thanks, Martin and Swamper. For some reason, I am unable to post personal messages.

 

Until I can upload some worthy images of the knife, let me say that it's in very good condition. Recently (on Sept. 14), a similar knife sold on eBay. I will paste in a link to that item, below. The pictures the seller posted on eBay depict a knife similar to mine. The grip and brasswork on mine are in better condition, and mine still has the thong and the ivory-colored spacers. The plum color on mine is half gone, and the sheath is somewhat more scuffed than the one in the photos.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/VIETNAM-PLUM-PRESENTAT...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Thanks, Martin and Swamper. For some reason, I am unable to post personal messages.

 

Until I can upload some worthy images of the knife, let me say that it's in very good condition. Recently (on Sept. 14), a similar knife sold on eBay. I will paste in a link to that item, below. The pictures the seller posted on eBay depict a knife similar to mine. The grip and brasswork on mine are in better condition, and mine still has the thong and the ivory-colored spacers. The plum color on mine is half gone, and the sheath is somewhat more scuffed than the one in the photos.

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/VIETNAM-PLUM-PRESENTAT...id=p3286.c0.m14

 

sir

any idea on your asking price for your knife?. thanks

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Swamper,

 

I will sell my SOG for $1K, shipped.

 

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Anyone know anything about a repro SOG bowie that was made by Utica Cutlery for the Special Operations Association? Have chance to pick up one for a good price, but haven't seen it . Opinions?

 

Rick

 

 

sir

if it is the repro sog i am thinking of you can find them for $30 to $40 on ebay brand new. i have 2 still in the package.

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I never thought I would find one of these I could actually afford..... :blink:

 

I will get some pics together of it w/ some ZigZag Tigers, a K-50M, RPG2 and whatever else cool Vietnam related I might have access to. I think I'm about ready to chop one of the RPDs...

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