After one of the most extensive testing and evaluation programs ever undertaken by the US Government that included knives from almost every major cutlery manufacturer in the USA, we are very proud to announce that the SOG SEAL Knife 2000 triumphed and has been declared the highest ranked knife among the US Navy SEALs. The SEALs are probably the most specialized elite military group in the world today. SEALs must undergo a rigorous training program that has been devised to produce the consummate warrior. Only a select few endure and are accorded the right to wear the SEAL Trident on their uniform. This knife evaluation program included the following tests: Tip breaking strengths, blade breaking toughness, sharpness and edge retention, handle twist off limits, two week salt water emersion tests, gasoline and acetylene torch resistance, chopping, hammering, prying, penetration, cutting of 6 different types of rope and nylon line, low noise and reflectivity evaluation, plus an intense hands-on competition in the field. The SEAL Knife 2000 can be securely carried in its nylon sheath. This scabbard uses a friction fit as well as a backup nylon strap for knife retention, allowing you to carry it upside down or sideways. The SOG SEAL Knife 2000 is perhaps one of the most dramatic fixed blades on the market. You can be assured on this amazing knife that the SEALs have done their homework, so you don’t have to.