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GSO 4.1-new spec

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Silver Needle, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
  2. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Looks to be a huge improvement-Thanks
     
  4. Doctor Jenks

    Doctor Jenks

    156
    May 31, 2015
    Man, I'm really liking these. May have to try grabbing one of these when available
     
  5. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Survive! nailed it again! It's hard to believe they could improve the original 4.1, but it looks like they did.
     
  6. zakjak221

    zakjak221

    Apr 3, 2010
    Sweet....Sign me up!
     
  7. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Is that burlap micarta?
     
  8. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Definitely a sight for sore eyes!
     
  9. Drpl

    Drpl

    28
    Feb 6, 2016
    Can't wait for mine to get here😍
     
  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    As well-loved as the original 4.1s were/are I'm probably going to have to go after this new version at some point. My wallet and I keep waiting for Guy to make something that we don't like, ha.
     
  11. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I do declare it is natural canvas. I LOVE that shade of it.

    EDIT: after taking another look I totally get how you were thinking burlap. I'm guessing that micarta was well oiled and it really brings out the fiber weave.
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
  12. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Haha good luck!
     
  13. Anttheknee

    Anttheknee

    376
    Feb 19, 2012
    Silver, thank you for posting this.... I love my 4.1.... I have to have to one of these. I will own one. Wow beautiful...
     
  14. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    My pleasure entirely. I've never handled an original 4.1, but the general love for that model is extreme! Can't wait to try the new spec version.
     
  15. redwood22

    redwood22 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    I would argue its the most universally useful model! I used to baton with mine all the time before the 5.1 showed up last week (even with a pile of busse to use) and its far more useful as a steak knife than the bigguns :)
     
  16. SURVIVE! Ellie

    SURVIVE! Ellie

    Apr 21, 2014
    It's natural canvas. This batch is definitely a bit of a bigger fiber. I think these sheath template handles come out of the scrap material pile, which is why they often look so unique.
     
  17. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    At least I'm saving money on trips to the chiropractor. A flat wallet is good for my back :p
     
  18. Tinbanger

    Tinbanger

    892
    Jan 27, 2013
    I think we need pictures of the new 4.1 next to the 4.7.
     
  19. hunterjrg

    hunterjrg

    Feb 4, 2012
    I really like the looks of that natural canvas on this particular 4.1. If I was to order natural canvas now would they all look like this?
     
  20. hLHXWG

    hLHXWG Gold Member Gold Member

    168
    Mar 2, 2008
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