The SOG SEAL Pup Elite is a big upgrade over the original SEAL Pup. As previously reviewed, the original SEAL Pup came up short in the Nutnfancy review in July 2008: handle is too short, cutting edge terminates too far away from hilt, poor steel, abbreviated thumb ramp on top, and an abrupt grind that prevents ultra-sharpness (from the box). Enter the Elite where most of the shortcomings have been fixed: longer handle with deeper finger grooves offer better traction and balance, better AUS8 steel (vs the softer AUS6), hollow grinding allows for sharper edge, added spine rasp for wilderness notching (maybe finger placement too), and a thicker blade (.185″ vs .155″). Quality is excellent. For its reasonable price it is a lot of knife that can function both as a tactical LBE blade and camp/utility knife. It, like its predecessor, retains the compact form and lightweight (about 9 oz total weight) that make it so carryable and likely to be on you when you need it. Some wilderness testing showed the Pup Elite to be a capable albeit light duty woodworking performer for firecraft preparation. The included Kydex sheath with ‘American Sportsman’ QD attachment is excellent though the cord cutting notch holds marginal utility. I prefer the Kydex sheath in the Elite over the also-offered ballistic nylon alternative. At its price point and carry weight it will be hard to top the SOG SEAL Pup Elite as a utility knife or close quarter defensive tool. /////////////////////////// Nutnfancy …
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Stevie Is TOTALLY BLIND! He was born with bilateral optic nerve hypoplasia. Recently Stevie earned his CD-H through CDSP, placing in each trial and in one trial earning the award for Highest Scoring Rescue Dog In Trial with a score of 194! On June 9th 2007 Stevie earned both his CD-H and his APDT Rally Level 1 title. More recently he has earned his APDT Rally Level 2 title. A special thanks to Sandi Ver Sprill of Golden Rule School for Dogs in NJ. (www.goldenruleschoolfordogsllc.com) (take out the space please) Without Sandi none of this would have been possible. She believed in Stevie from the first day we brought him to class and continues to be his best coach and greatest cheerleader!
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