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1st Friday Production Updates

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

  1. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    Nope. :D
    I thought so as well until Chiral set me straight.
  2. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    The critique of the Dec 2017 update appears to have been considered because this update has more "meat" to it.
    There aren't any particular surprises, but I'm glad to hear that the 12's are at water jet this month.
    chiral.grolim likes this.
  3. chiral.grolim

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

    Dec 2, 2008
    Heck yes!!! :D And here is hoping that handle-fitment issues go well for the 3.5s so that they can get them out faster than the 4.1s, since Millit did the blank-cutting this time :thumbsup:
    Oyster and Fancier like this.
  4. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    As long as those 3.5s start shipping before summer...
  5. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I agree. I hope they can continue to provide more meaningful and accurate information :thumbsup:

    Wasn't it said at some point that the handle scales got figured out by the vendor at some point? For some reason I was thinking the 4.7s or 4.1s were the last to be sent to S!K with major issues. Shouldn't newer models be free from defects?
  6. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    I hope so Silver, I really hope so. :)
    If anybody can find the reference that would be great, but Guy announced (probably in 2016) that the problem was insufficiently cured handle composites.
    Unfortunately by the time that was determined the handles had already been delivered for everything through the 7/7.
    Rather than throw them all out Guy decided to rework them himself.
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  7. scout1sg


    Nov 9, 2009
    Lets hope for much sooner but that may be a more realistic picture.
  8. rxavage


    Aug 16, 2014
    still working on the original starters... my preorder from 2016 is going to take how much longer? i don’t even want to think about the 4.5 and delta 5.1.
  9. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    That is actually the best way to go forward. Do not think about how long ago your orders were placed.
    Thinking about it will only lead to more frustration and discontent, because I figure if you really needed the money you'd have cancelled long ago. ;)
  10. SURVIVE! Ellie

    SURVIVE! Ellie

    Apr 21, 2014
    The blanks are all still being cut by the same place. The main issue is with the handle materials curing after being machined into scales, which created warping. We already had handles for the GSO-4.1, GSO-7/7, and most of the GSO-4 Limited run before figuring out what was going on and got a fix implemented. The GSO-3.5 handles will be free from the warping issue and if all goes according to plan we will be able to take a couple steps back out of the building process.

    The bulk of the orders for each model were placed during the Starter Campaign. Once those are all out, we will be moving through the remaining months more quickly.
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  11. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Thank Hephaestus Almighty Lord of the Forge! That has to be a good feeling for you three in the shop. Keep at it!
    Loving the regular updates :thumbsup:
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  12. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    Giving this a bump because some later information has "muddied the waters".
    The only note that I will add is that I think that there are still some 2.7 weekly sales knives in the queue.
    supertac916 likes this.
  13. supertac916


    Sep 6, 2014
    I was wondering that as well. I haven't really been paying attention. Learned not to worry too much about delivery dates with S!K. Just checked and I ordered a 2.7 factory 2nd on August 16th, 2017.
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  14. LukeTheSpook


    Jan 2, 2015

    I order a pair on the same date. Then again, I'm still waiting for a 4.1 second ordered in March, 2017. Who would've thought 90 days meant a year?
    supertac916 and sharp thoughts like this.
  15. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    I hear ya Luke. I'm waiting on a 7.7 F2 from March, 2017 :(
  16. supertac916


    Sep 6, 2014
    I ordered a 4.1 F2 in Oct. 2016 and received it in April. It's a great blade and one of my main users for backpacking. It's worth the wait but I get you on the "90 day" wait. Fortunately, I have quite a few GSOs to keep me busy and stop thinking about the wait.
  17. LukeTheSpook


    Jan 2, 2015
    I ordered two 4.1 in March and a 7/7 and so far have only received one 4.1
  18. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Today’s the day. Looking forward to the 1FPU...
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  19. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
  20. rexromic

    rexromic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2011
    I did ordered 5.1 looooong time ago.

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