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Gso 6 : Eta ?

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Revolverrodger, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. TommyG19

    TommyG19

    50
    Feb 3, 2007
    There's an odd dearth of good options in the 6" length. I've had this same question. The Fiddleback Camp Knife looks very intriguing, but it is $350. It is also set up more as a chopper than as a longish companion knife like the GSO 6.

    Bark River makes a bunch of knives in the 5.5 to 6" range. Some people have reservations about buying from them, but by and large there are many satisfied BRKT users out there. Look at a Bravo 1.5 to start. Comes in 3V, in two different widths.

    Honestly, the ESEE 6 is a great option here. It is a great tool that really handles well, while not being mammoth.
     
  2. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    Just that more important to get some sort of an update on this merger project w/Millit and the other outfit on the SK line, I believe a lot of folks seen this SK line moving along much more fluidly giving the team more time to work on GSO models. The more and more I think of the SK line is that it may have been more of a new "Starter" program/idea to generate new interest/funding. Just my speculation of course until we hear something more direct from the team.
     
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  3. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    An update on the SK line would be welcome.
    $25 deposits (even if they're non-refundable) don't strike me as much of a funding strategy.
     
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  4. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    It was also mentioned (as well as the email I received from Jordyn) that it was necessary to gauge interest, I didn't see that necessary as I believe they'd literally fly off the shelves if they had any qty available. I also opted for just the $25 deposit as I don't believe anyone that paid outright will receive it any faster, they just received the additional 5% off.
     
  5. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    It's all speculation on our part at this point.
    I agree and also think they'd fly off the shelf. Still, maybe they wanted to get a feel not only for general interest in, but also for how much people would be willing to pay for a non-GSO knife.
     
  6. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    There may also be some requirement from the production company. In order for this arrangement to move forward, Millit or Precision may have required a deposit from S!K. Machines have to be tooled appropriately to maximize efficiency of production, etc. Such things take time and money. *shrug* That's not really our business and not something I'd really expect S!K to share with customers unless powerfully put-upon to do so, and honestly it shouldn't be a matter of concern for us. What matters to us customers is progress toward product, and that is what we are all hoping to see very soon :)
     
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  7. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    Apart from my reservations about BRKT, the Bravo series has handle-issues - they are round, slippery, and straight-backed :thumbsdown: all bad, and the palm-swell really solve it. Add in the silly fin and :p Passed my Bravo 1 along many moons ago.

    The ESEE-6 needs the TKC handle-upgrade, imo, and the grind is awfully thick for such a thin blade :( I passed mine along because it could not compare to the GSO 5.1 for performance, despite its superior size. Give it new handles and re-profile the edge, and then you are talking :thumbsup:

    The Fiddleback Camp knife... I've been tempted, but just don't feel the need for that price. *shrug* But I have read good things :thumbsup:

    What about the INFI Ratweiler? :)
     
  8. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    I can certainly understand that Millit/Precision probably needed some up front capital to get things started and I wouldn't expect the team to share their detailed business plan on the overall procedure of this venture but maybe something a little more elaborate on the monthly production update as the SK line was major news a few months back. I've seen knives in either future production and or in house for finishing and still take well into a year or more before shipping out. The purpose of this line was to run simultaneous from my understanding allowing the team to put more focus on GSOs.
     
  9. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    Yup, should run simultaneous with each model as the blanks finish at HT. The August 11th instagram update put the 3.5s at blanks-cut-and-ready-for-grinding, so we'll have to wait until S!K has accomplished that part, then we'll have blanks-ground-and-ready-for-HT, and then we'll have to wait for those to start coming back before we see Millit/Precision-finished knives... Yup, still a long time out :oops:
     
  10. scout1sg

    scout1sg

    925
    Nov 9, 2009
    I don't want to derail the purpose and or title of this thread but concerning the tweak they had to do on the 3.5, I assume that's been worked out already? I'm not on Instagram so I wouldn't be tracking anything outside of this forum, their updates and website or what I hear on FB. Thx
     
  11. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Chiral's the expert but, given that the blanks have been cut and are ready for grinding, I'd say that's a fair assumption.

    3.5" blade with 3.5mm stock. Can't wait to see the final product :)
     
  12. sryt95

    sryt95 Basic Member Basic Member

    102
    Sep 1, 2016
    There is a post in Instagram by millitknives showing the first SK-3.5 sample off the CNC grinder.
     
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  13. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    Re-embedding here - looks like they will be grinding these in-house and sending out for HT from there, so they may be ready much quicker than I thought per my post above!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    Another image from after blasting (not stonewashed)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    WHY ON EARTH WOULD THEY USE A HOLLOW GRIND ON A GSO?!?!?!?!?!?!
    Millit seems fully capable of producing a glorious flat saber grind from what I've seen on other knives. Did Guy request a change in design? Is the pic just a prototype?

    To stay on topic, the FF camp knife has been on my radar for quite awhile. The price, leather sheath and former absence of a lanyard hole all turned me off, buy the knife itself looks like it could do so much.
     
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  16. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    It's a GSO, so I hope the IG post that was promised for this w/e includes a video comparing a 2.7 and a new 3.5 being pounded through some sheet metal... :)
     
  17. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    I have a GSO 3.5 on order. If Guy or Ellie would kindly send me one of the earliest examples in fulfillment of that order, I will gladly pound it through the sheet metal for y'all :cool:

    Somehow, I don't think my offer will be received as a generous one... Ellie, please don't put me to the back of the line! :D
     
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  18. ncrockclimb

    ncrockclimb

    Nov 20, 2014
    FF Camp has a lanyard hole recessed in the butt / pommel. The length of the handle allows for a chopping grip or the ability to choke up for fine work. It is a really nice design that gives you a lot of options.
     
  19. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Tell me if I'm wrong, but I think the first run of the production line was missing a lanyard hole. Now that the camp knife has one it makes it that much harder to resist. The handle design is awesome. Well thought out and like you said long enough to be super versatile.
     
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  20. ncrockclimb

    ncrockclimb

    Nov 20, 2014
    You might be right that the lanya hole was added in gen 2.
     
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