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FS&T: Survive GSO, need some suggestions, though!

Discussion in 'Trade: Knives & Tools' started by ribstabsheart, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart Gold Member Gold Member

    300
    Jan 9, 2015
    Hey all!

    I'm not much of an outsoorsman, but I do love knives, and I have a barely used Survive GSO 4.5 (gotta double check exact legth, believe its 3V) that I'd like to trade for a couple hundred bucks AND a less-expensive copy of this knife. Something with a full tang, 5-7", not a supert steel or custom blade,but something that I could use for batton-ing wood and camping tasks when summer comes around. However, I dont really know fixed blades very well, nor which would be an affordable workhorse (not a safe-queen).

    What would you reccomend in the way of a 5-7" camping/survival knife that is reliable, but not neccessarily a super expensive super steel? Looking for some suggestions from you fixed blade fans out there for something under $100 I could possibly ask for in a trade that would be fair (without getting ripped off).

    Help/offers welcome! Ill post pics when I get home from work.
     
  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Look at an ESEE 5 or 6. Also some good Beckers in this range.

    Wish I had one to make a deal for this GSO!
     
  3. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart Gold Member Gold Member

    300
    Jan 9, 2015
    Those were the two I was thinking about! Are they pretty similar, just in 1095 instead of a HT super steel? How do they hold up performance wise?
     
  4. mec003

    mec003 Basic Member Basic Member

    812
    Jan 1, 2015
    I have GSO 4.1 in 3v and becker bk16 in 1095 crovan. the 16 is my favorite fixed blade. It won't hold an edge quite as long as the 3v, but it's so simple to sharpen. The Becker is just as tough from a practical standpoint. there's realistically nothing that you will find a becker or esee lacks in toughness. You can beat them all day long. I'd definately suguest a becker or esee as already mentioned by others.
     
  5. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart Gold Member Gold Member

    300
    Jan 9, 2015
    Thank you, guys. I was always hesitant to abuse the S!K just because of its inherent value. I'd love to beat some wood up with one of the others, though!
     
  6. OutdoorsFamilyMan4

    OutdoorsFamilyMan4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    I have a cool bk16. It's been modified to a spear point. I'll trade ya straight up ;)
     
  7. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    There is a ton of reviews on the ESEE's, I have many of there models and have used them quite extensively over the years with zero issues, as also mentioned the BK16 would also be a great comparisons of size/performance.
     
  8. ribstabsheart

    ribstabsheart Gold Member Gold Member

    300
    Jan 9, 2015
    Toss in a couple benjamins and we might have a deal!
     
  9. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    Well if an ESEE 4 does come to mind I have an extra one in either dark earth or desert (can't remember). It's unused and has its packaging, picked it up w/o the kydex but I have some leather pouch sheaths similar to the JRE type of slip pouches. Also have some Camo TKC scales I could throw in as well to provide a little more diversity for the handle. Would have to work something between the 2 Benjamins though, lol
     
  10. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    Sent you a PM
     
  11. OutdoorsFamilyMan4

    OutdoorsFamilyMan4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Did you end up trading this. I sent you a PM the other day and never heard back
     

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