The Recon Bowie Damascus is probably the most rare SOG Knife in existence. The limited amount of information available on the knife reveals that a prototype was unveiled by SOG at the SHOT Show 2001 and 20 preorders were taken – none made it to knife retailers or a SOG catalog. Hence, the rarity of this special knife is unprecedented. For example, this is only one of two websites that have information/pictures and there is no hint of a Second Bowie Damascus existing anywhere else. As far as the knife, the Recon Bowie Damascus’ blade has a VG10 core and layers of Saji steel mated together are incredibly sexy. The brass cross guard and pommel enhance its beauty, epoxied leather handle and high-quality leather scabbard further adds to its authenticity and stunning appearance. Rarity note: This Recon Bowie Damascus #17 was available for$450.00. Due to only 20 being made, this knife is one of the most rare SOG Knives to acquire today. SOG Knife Collectors are willing to pay upwards of $2,000.00 for this knife due to its beauty and degree of difficulty to acquire today.