SOG originally stood for Studies and Observation Group, an elite joint services military group designed for covert operations in the Vietnam War. Sanctioned to develop and purchase their own equipment, SOG created a knife for use in one of the harshest environments in the world. It is in the spirit of this elite group that SOG Specialty Knives was founded. Now, SOG makes many more knives without sacrificing the quality and time put into that first blade. When you buy a SOG, you know you are getting a well made, dependable blade you know you can take wherever you go. Whether it be into the Vietnam jungle, or the Urban one.