The Team Leader was produced in 1987 by SOG SPECIALTIES and designed by SOG’s Founder and Chief Designer, Spencer Frazer. When examining this massive folding knife, it’s solid construction and heaviness tell you this was no “cheapie” to manufacture. Its polished stainless steel bolsters, blued high carbon tool steel blade and sporty black linen Micarta scales are simply big and bold.
This was the second knife SOG SPECIALTIES produced, the first being the SOG-1-F Bowie. Unfortunately, the Team Leader didn’t sell well and was expensive to manufacture, so it quickly faded away. However, it did set the bar high for future generations by utilizing quality materials, superior engineering, and design functionality. These same qualities still live on today in SOG Specialty Knives and Tools products.
Rarity Note: Roughly 350 Team Leaders produced, which make it especially rare today. Ref: https://www.offgridweb.com/gear/staying-sharp-spencer-frazer-of-sog-knives/amp/