This is an excellent test !!!! I suppose it took a lot of time, energy and efforts to organize such a test. Good job! I have had this knife for about 7 years. I knew it was fairly strong, but that's strong !!! However, as far as i am concerned, it is not a very good cutter and it is not easy to sharpen it.
Extremely good. I don't think that H1 or titanium can catch up with it. Especially when cutting through cable "only sh*t incredible" that thing has really Impress Me. Man.. you've put on this large effort and energy Thanks.... you must be tired?!!
They raised a knife in the right hand an pointed towards heaven saying:I have started the truth!
That was a great test! Thanks a lot. I don't know much about dive knives, but that seems like one of the best. It was very tough and durable, and aus6 is very stain resistant I think those are some of the best qualities for a dive knife. If I start diving that would definitely be the knife that i would want.
!! THAT WAS AWESOME MAN! I loved that test... and that knife did pretty good!awesome! thanks alot! I can't imagine how hard this test must have been! it did look fun though, like you said. and I learned alot from it too! thanks again noss.
Mate! That was magnificent. Maybe SOG should re introduce the SEAL 2000. The Japanese made knife truly performs. Your test has certainly shown that to be the case. I wonder if SOG changed the knife after a lot of bad arm chair reports on other forums. They seem to have done that before when a myth of how crap a knife is gets perpetuated by folks jumping on the uninformed opinion bandwagon. If I remember a lot of that rubbish started before the knife had hit the streets. When SOG changed the test spec knife which was 440C to AUS6. The opinion mongers jumped. I have a suspicion that the Seki City made AUS6 may be better than the new AUS8 from Taiwan? Seki has been home to metal working for a very long time.
Noss you have outdone yourself. That was one professional production.
This test took a lot of work to pull off. It only took a year
lafayette: It's the best cutter compared to many other knives I tested but it would still cut well enough. I agree with you about sharpening AUS-6 it can be a pain especially if it has a very thick edge. I have a few other SOG knives in AUS-6 with thick edges and man I can work on them for an hour and get no where. I did sharpen the Seal knife up a little before hand because I dulled it some since I have had it for a while and was testing a few setups with it.
kurodrago: I would be interesting to see how titanium would compare It is soft so I don't know if would want one diving or not compared to a steel knife. I'm glad to finish this one. I put a lot of time into it an can now move on.
eatingmuchface: It was convenient that the wood floated up to the surface it made cleaning the tank in between dives easy. It was a fun test to do. I myself got to really use a knife underwater and learned a lot about how one could be used. As a diver it has giving me some new insight I lacked before.
Gman112: Yeah the knife did it's job and completed many hard underwater tasks. I was impressed with it.
Tac45:I have read the same bad reports on the Seal 2000. Arm chair reports is a great way to put it. The original was 440 stainless before they made the switch AUS-6. I wounder if the new ones compare to this one. Newer is not always better. SOG use to make the Tiger Shark in the very good Japanese SK-5 carbon steel. They abandoned this a long time ago for some crazy reason. I'm fortunate to own one of the SK-5 originals of this knife.
________________________________________ A Dull knife is always better than a broken knife.