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SHOT Show 2018: SOG builds on SOF heritage

26th January 2018 - 11:01 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


Representatives for knife and tool manufacturer SOG highlighted the company’s SOF heritage and the continuing influence of that community in its equipment designs.

According to Chris Cashbaugh, senior director of product line management for SOG, the entire company brand is developed around the needs of special operations and other unique communities.

‘The SOG Bowie was the first knife the company made when one guy started the company in 1986,’ Cashbaugh said. ‘The knife was inspired by something called the Studies and Observation Group, part of MAC-V [Military Assistance Command – Vietnam] that did cross-border reconnaissance into Laos and Cambodia in

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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