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SOG AG02 Agency Fixed 7.5" Black TiNi Blade, Leather Sheath

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Part Number: SOGAG02
Manufacturer: SOG Knives
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The Agency follows a SOG tradition of recreating and modernizing historic classics. This unique knife 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. Never before reproduced, the beautiful flowing lines of blade and handle have been retained. We vastly improved the construction and quality with modern materials like flawless stain finish 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 positively unique fixed blade.

Specifications
  • Blade Length: 7.5"
  • Overall Length: 12.675"
  • Weight: 9.6 oz.
  • Edge: Straight
  • Steel: AUS 8
  • Handle: Epoxied leather washers
  • Finish: Black TiNi
  • Sheath: Leather w/sharpening stone
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
AUS-8 Stainless Steel
A very widely used EDC steel, AUS-8 can take a very nice edge while also maintaining moderate edge holding and corrosion resistance properties.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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Hans
Amsterdam
Sep 10, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Finish
Pros: Thanks to the fine service I received from the folks over @ Knifecenter, I am, and for future purchases will be, a satisfied Knifecenter customer, but this knife ... Cons: I recently bought this Agency and I was shocked by the very poor and low standards of the fit and finish on this SOG Knife: The TiNi coating on the blade was greyish and uneven discoloured on the different parts of the knife and handle. The buttcap nut (a signature feature on these SOG models) was not TiNi coated, but was coated in black paint, that upon delivery already had started to flake... The grind lines on the blade are vague, woolly and very rounded, not "crisp". As if the blade was heavily buffed after production and before (re?)-applying the TiNi coating... The fitting between the spacers and the crossguard was more than 1/16" off. The rivets and snaps on the sheeth are made of cheap plastic! Even if this was a $25 El Cheapo reproduction, I would have strong objections to the poor workmanship and quality. But for a top-dollar SOG knife, this is way beyond acceptable. Made in Taiwan... It should have stayed in Taiwan!
1 out of 5
John
Amsterdam, Holland
Sep 04, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Finish
Very Poor Taiwanese "quality"
Pros: Thanks to the fine service I received from the folks over @ Knifecenter, I am, and for future purchases will be, a satisfied Knifecenter customer, but this knife ... Cons: I recently bought this Agency and I was shocked by the very poor and low standards of the fit and finish on this SOG Knife: The TiNi coating on the blade was greyish and uneven discoloured on the different parts of the knife and handle. The buttcap nut (a signature feature on these SOG models) was not TiNi coated, but was coated in black paint, that upon delivery already had started to flake... The grind lines on the blade are vague, woolly and very rounded, not "crisp". As if the blade was heavily buffed after production and before (re?)-applying the TiNi coating... The fitting between the spacers and the crossguard was more than 1/16" off. The rivets and snaps on the sheeth are made of cheap plastic! Even if this was a $25 El Cheapo reproduction, I would have strong objections to the poor workmanship and quality. But for a top-dollar SOG knife, this is way beyond acceptable. Made in Taiwan... It should have stayed in Taiwan!
4 out of 5
Mike S.
Northampton MA.
Nov 09, 2011
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Effective
I am a collector of sorts of fixed blade combat knives. This is a very attractive piece. The handle offers a secure grip and the bolster is solid. The deep hollow grind of the blade makes it extremely effective at slicing, and the tip / spine design lends its self well to penetration. I would not, however recommend this as a functional field knife. The blade is not very thick, and the finish is shiny, 2 qualities I shied away from when choosing an EDC during my deployment in Iraq. (I generally used a Benchmade 155 SBK, the Ontario M-9 doesn't fit on a S.A.W.) The sheath Is rugged and functional, but only offers one carry position and is not Molle compatible. I also had to have the snap replaced almost immediately. In civilian life this knife has been relegated to the kitchen, where it slices tomatoes and onions and raw meat with ease. (it also strikes up an occasional conversation) Over the 3 years I've had it, the finish has held up well and the edge has required basic maintenance with a wet stone. Overall i am pleased with my purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking for a bad @$$ kitchen knife or something pretty to look at, but not for some one who is going to seriously use it in the field.
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