Survive! GSO 4 Limited Edition Regrind

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Fancier, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
  2. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    Chiral, we've had this discussion about bevel angles before, but I can't recall if Guy ever mentioned the original bevel angle on these.
    Regardless, the video makes it clear that he has reground them into a conventional saber style with a secondary bevel.
    Mora uses a fairly obtuse angle on their scandi knives, and I think that I've measured grinds of 25° per side.
    That is probably a much higher angle than Guy would have tried, but with a high carbide steel anything less than 15° per side doesn't seem to hold up to aggressive use.
  3. chiral.grolim

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

    Dec 2, 2008
    My recollection is that the Mora "Heavy Duty" or Robust models are 27-30' inclusive, not per side, and while that is not technically "obtuse" (>90) it is certainly MUCH thicker than a conventional saber-ground blade with a primary bevel of only 10' inclusive and only an edge-bevel 15-20 dps. I feel like these are a smaller-version preview of the "Bushcraft 4.5"

    I also cannot recall what the original angle on those blades ...
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  4. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2007
    Any pictures of the original blanks ?
  5. Riz!


    May 5, 2014
    Looks good! I think I inspired him when I repaired that dudes 4.1 that was a jacked up from hand convexing. I remember them saying something to the likes that it gave them an idea
  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    All hail, Riz!
    Credit where credit is due, brother!
  7. ncrockclimb


    Nov 20, 2014
    These knives are going to be SUPER SLICERS. While the lack of thickness will probably make them slightly less robust than other S!K knives, the quality of the steel and length of the blade will probably keep all but the most brutal owners from ever seeing any decrease in durability when compared to other S!K knives. I won't be getting one, but will be very interested to see how these turn out and how they perform in the "wild."
  8. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014

  9. SURVIVE! Ellie

    SURVIVE! Ellie

    Apr 21, 2014
    From the Weekly Sales thread:

    The price will be $299. The higher price is part of a general increase but also because of the Sagewood Gear sheath that will be included in every order. You can order without the sheath to save some $$$.

    As for the lure, that is up to you folks. They should be highly effective for bushcrafting and I know some hunters who are looking forward to having one. They will not be made again and there are a lot less than our typical run size since these blades are a few years old now.
  10. TNVOL1969


    May 22, 2016
    Thanks for the reply. They appeal to me for the limited availability, but I was not sure what others would be thinking. Can't wait to see the finished combo.

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  11. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2007
    Very nice !
  12. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Anyone know if these will get the new heat treat?
  13. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    I am pretty sure they are only available in 20cv
  14. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Yes! I think that's right. I think Guy said so on instagram.
  15. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    20CV, and more like the old spec 4.1 than the new spec. At least, the base blanks were old spec 4.1s not the new spec 4.1s.
  16. Fancier


    Jul 1, 2012
    Hey Ellie, there is a typo on the production description page for the reground 4 model.
    Towards the bottom where you discuss the non-refundable portion of the purchase price it should read "Preorders", not "Peorders".
    I now return you to your regularly scheduled knife discussion. Thank you. ;)
  17. TNVOL1969


    May 22, 2016
    I am so tempted right now. I even put one in the cart, but gonna save my money this time.
  18. Citori


    Sep 28, 2002
    Same here, but can't dig the $100 restock fee for canceling given Survive's track record for sticking to lead time commitments. I'm sure they'll sell out though.
  19. CanukMike


    Dec 14, 2015
    $100 restock fee? Wow.
  20. watson0179


    Sep 18, 2007
    Bought mine. Come on may 2017!

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