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1st Friday Production Updates

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by SURVIVE! Ellie, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Not sure I understand how the recent changes have made any changes. Still no hard dates on anything including the SK versions, just an order of operations. I thought the SK's were being completed out of house, so not getting the TBD on the SK-3.5, doesn't anyone give anyone hard deadlines?
  2. scout1sg


    Nov 9, 2009
    I'm trying to understand the difference in layman terms here. Is it just the height from the spine to the primary grind of .43"? If so what was the original measurement of the flats?
  3. knife chop

    knife chop

    Feb 11, 2014
    I haven't posted here in a long time but this is getting old. 1st, the implementation strategy in production was not well thought out, if Sk have done their homework on prototyping before going full on production, these nuisances would have been avoided. Of course, I understand that vendors can make mistakes but this production change could have been avoided if prototyped properly. I trust that Sk will deliver but waiting more than 3 years for a knife that's been paid full is not a good business move.
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  4. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    I'm considering getting the GSO 6 . Will they give me a full refund if i cancel the order due to wait time
  5. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    I guess not :thumbsdown::poop:
  6. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    ^^ How about reading the info on their website: http://surviveknives.com/gso-6/

    - You are not required to purchase a kydex sheath with your order but it is HIGHLY recommended that you do so.
    - We do not have a set delivery date for preordered knives, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive regular production updates.
    - If you decide to cancel your order, there will be a 10% restocking fee
    Silver Needle and musicisevil like this.
  7. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    What's being restocked?
    BBuser and Lozza like this.
  8. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Blade, handle scales, sheath. However since some of those items might not exist yet on a preorder, perhaps they could change the wording to be more applicable? Processing refunds also costs time and money. *shrug* makes no difference, the fee exists and discourages ordering with uncertainty.
  9. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    I don't agree with the 10% charge so I did not order one . On top of them making money on something they don't have they still want my 10% on something they don't have . What a joke .:mad::poop:
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  10. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    Even if the knife has not been made, the records still have to be updated. Secretaries cost money. The fully burdened labor rate is usually $150 an hour. So if it takes 15 minutes to pull the ticket, cancel it, and update the system, that costs the company about $40 bucks. Ergo the fee.
    ("fully burdened" means paying for all the ancillary costs in addition to the secretary's salary. Things like taxes, insurance, power bill, etc.)

    In industry such things are commonly called a "restocking fees".
  11. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    I see what you are saying . In my opinion it should be more like if after six month you haven't received your knife you can cancel your order . thats costumer service .
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2017
  12. sryt95

    sryt95 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I received this via email:

    SURVIVE! News:

    Did you know yesterday was actually a Friday?! Apologies for the delay in getting this out to you, I completely lost track of time. -Ellie

    Current Production:

    • The very last of the GSO-2.7 Presale orders will be shipped out over the next couple of weeks.
    • We are also working on GSO-4.1 and GSO-7/7 Preorders as well as Factory 2nds. The GSO-4.1 was by far our most popular preorder and there are a lot of them. We're working diligently and appreciate your patience as we get through these.
    • The GSO-4 Limited blades are back in the SURVIVE! Workshop! Sheaths are on order and those blades will be worked into the finishing steps in small batches over the next few months.
    • The GSO-3.5 / SK-3.5 production run has arrived at grinding.
    • GSO-12 / SK-12 and GSO-6 / SK-6 are on the schedule and will start cutting ASAP.
    Future Production:
    • The GSO-4.5 Bushcraft and GSO-10 will be the next models available for a last chance preorder. We will also be opening a preorder for the first run of those SK variants, to gauge interest levels.
    • Production is scheduled to continue in the following order:
    • Additional models will be added to the production schedule once these are further along. This includes the Necker, Necker II, and GSO-4.7.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  13. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    @sryt95 thanks for sharing the good word.

    I understand they're nowhere near the horizon, but I'm excited to see a mention of a D3V 4.7.

    I really want to see the 2.7, 4.1 and 7/7 move it move it now that a new plan is in place.
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  14. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
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  15. The_Knife_Man


    May 30, 2014
    Oh my goodness.... Excited about getting my GSO-12
  16. knife chop

    knife chop

    Feb 11, 2014
    Oh lord, it's really hard to support this company. They keep taking orders more than they can take and then cancellation fee is 10%? Guy needs to take some Bussiness management classes.
  17. JackKnives


    Aug 12, 2017
    True. It's pretty much like saying I can make and sell you a $1,000,000 car for 3/4 the price but the wait time is uncertain but should not be too long. Then product never materialize going 2-3 years down the road, way pass the expected wait time, but there would be a $50,000 cancellation fee if you cancel.

    It's been so long but since I placed my pre-order survive knives but I could have sworn I didn't see the 10% cancellation fee warning during the preorder.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  18. miltmaldo

    miltmaldo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2012
    It's a win win for them even if they don't sell you a knife they make money .
  19. TNVOL1969


    May 22, 2016
    I second that emotion! I hope we see what the sheath design will be soon.
    musicisevil likes this.
  20. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
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