US Navy Seal Float Jacket – Early Version

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Front view of the vest This is a reproduction of the early version of the Navy Seal Float Jacket developed by Natick Laboratories during the Vietnam War. These designs came about for two main reasons; the issue floatation vest often became damaged during jungle operations by vines and thorns and…

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SOG Recon Knife

The SOG knives were made and issued to SOG  clandestine and cross-border Recon Teams (RT) and Spike Teams (ST) for their across the fence missions. The original SOG Bowie was used by the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG), an elite joint services military group designed for…

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CISO Indigenous Poncho Liner

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The Counter Insurgency Support Office was established on Okinawa in 1963 to supply clothing, weapons and equipment to Special Forces in Vietnam. Principally run by Ben Baker, the office issued standard and untraceable (sterile) gear (such as this ammo pouch and this rucksack). This item is an Indigenous poncho liner, its smaller…

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