SOG started some 25 years ago in my apartment with a simple philosophy – to create innovative products that stood apart from the pack. While the company has grown, our commitment to that philosophy has remained constant. Today it’s one of my greatest satisfactions to receive letters from throughout the world describing how SOG products have lived up to that standard. It is what inspires us to continue to build great products that last and that help you meet the challenges of a demanding world.
SOG's mission is to design and create gear of the highest quality, distinction and value that delivers what consumers need- and in order to do so, always defining the leading edge of technology.
delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship
At SOG, we have pride in our products and in the way in which we conduct business with our customers, co-workers, and consumers.
a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
At SOG, we leverage our innovation as a competitive advantage by creating and manufacturing products that meet consumer needs better than the competition.
intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction
At SOG, we are passionate about using leading edge technology to create the best products to meet and exceed consumer and customer expectations.
the ability to produce through imaginative skill
At SOG, we use our creativity to produce results – from developing products, to improving processes, to delivering our message to both customers and consumers.
firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values
At SOG, we always try to do the right thing -- for our consumers, our customers, our co-workers, and the global community.
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At SOG, we mean what we say … we do what we say ... and we take responsibility for our actions.
the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal
At SOG, we are all leaders in our area of responsibility and we are deeply committed to delivering continuous improvements with a focus on results.
SOG Specialty Knives and Tools, Inc. was named in honor of the Vietnam War's only covert special warfare unit-The Studies and Observation Group. Its existence was once denied by the US Government and it wasn't until long after the war that the SOG Story could even be told.
The following is an excerpt from US ELITE FORCES-VIETNAM by Leroy Thompson that further describes the nature of this specialized group and its secret missions.
Separate from "conventional," unconventional operations of the 5th Special Forces Group were the clandestine operations of Military Assistance Command Vietnam/Studies and Observations Group (MACV/SOG). The Studies and Observation Group (SOG) was a cover name to disguise SOG's real function, and the name "Special Operations Group," as it was sometimes called, described its real mission more accurately.
Activated in January of 1964, SOG was a joint services unit composed of members from all four branches of the armed forces, including Navy SEALs, Marine Recons, Air Force Special Operations pilots of the 90th Special Operations Wing, but predominantly Army Special Forces.
MACV/SOG's missions included: cross border operations into Cambodia, Laos and North Vietnam to carry out intelligence gathering or raiding missions on the enemy's 'home ground'; gathering intelligence about POWs and carrying out rescue missions when possible; rescuing downed aircrews in enemy territory ("Bright Light" missions); training, inserting, and controlling agents in North Vietnam to gather intelligence or form resistance groups; carrying out 'black' Psy Ops such as operating fake broadcasting stations inside North Vietnam; kidnapping or assassinating key enemy personnel; retrieving sensitive document so equipment lost in enemy territory or in enemy hands; and inserting rigged mortar rounds or other booby-trapped ordnance in enemy arms caches (OPERATION ELDEST SON).
GovX and SOG Knives strive to provide the best customer service possible. SOG Knives merchandise can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of the delivery date, provided the product is in new, unused condition.
If you need to return an item you ordered with GovX.com, contact one of our Customer Support Team members at 888-468-5511 to obtain a Return Authorization Number and return the item within 30 days of delivery*(Do not contact manufacturer directly. All returns must be processed through GovX).
ALL RETURNS MUST HAVE A RETURN AUTHORIZATION NUMBER that can only be provided by contacting Govx.com at 888-468-5511 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Keep the following guidelines in mind: (i) all items must be returned in new, unused condition, and will undergo quality checks. All product packaging materials--including boxes, manuals, warranty cards, instructions, tags, and any other materials in the original shipment--must be returned with your returned item(s), (ii) our return policy is subject to each Manufacturer-Partner's individual return policy, which may vary from the GovX policy, in which case, the Manufacturer-Partner's policy prevails (See SOG KNIVES RETURN INFORMATION below), and, (iii) we do not cover postage expense on returned items unless there are special circumstances which will be explained when you call us to arrange for your return.
SOG KNIVES RETURN INFORMATION
All returns must have a return authorization number.
We recommend selecting a trackable shipping method and keeping the tracking information for your records until the return/exchange is complete.
Refunds/exchanges can take up to 3-4 weeks or sooner. Shipping charges are not refundable. We do not accept COD deliveries.
If possible, use the original shipping package for returns and exchanges.
We do not process exchanges. To exchange an item, please return the item pursuant to the Return Authorization number and instructions you obtain from us, and place a new order on GovX.com.