SURVIVOR - Progress Thread

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. cocomen69

    cocomen69

    723
    Nov 16, 2007
    Email sent with shipping address. Thanks, Dan.
     
  2. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    So, how about the last group of 15?
     
  3. Ronin8541

    Ronin8541

    16
    Aug 15, 2008
    Hey Dan any word on the last 15? I think I'm #67. I'm re-deploying again soon and would like to take it. Thanks.

    Scott
    [email protected]
     
  4. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    You're #59, I'm #67. Hope you get your knife in time.
     
  5. cool_hand_luke

    cool_hand_luke

    503
    Jul 30, 2005
    I'm on that last shipment of 15 too. I cannot wait, and I'm sure Dan will be very happy when this project is behind him. I cannot imagine the amount of work grinding those blanks.
     
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    thanks for the reminders, guys. These are waiting for me to finish grinding the bevels (a 3 step process actually, ends up taking an hour and 3 belts per knife...! :( )

    I will get them done this next week so they can be back from heat-treat in January.

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  7. samuel5090

    samuel5090

    159
    Oct 14, 2008
    Hi Dan- I have several of your knives. And I was wondering if you have-or will have any survivors left?

    I an not fussy about grips- I would just like to have one.
    Thanks
     
  8. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    The last group is being sent to Paul Bos for heat-treat tomorrow....hurray!!!


    I will let you know once they get back.

    Dan
     
  9. samuel5090

    samuel5090

    159
    Oct 14, 2008
    Thanks
     
  10. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Nearly done grinding...


    I couldn't get them done. Had to call it a day.

    I still have 7 more to go. Will do them tomorrow.

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I posted a "Completion Date" in the first post - just FYI.

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  12. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  13. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Since taking that pic, I have ground out 2 more Survivors.

    Slowly but surely!

    Dan
     
  14. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    It was grinding the Survivors that made my grinder motor blow a fuse yesterday, by the way.

    It is THAT intense!!


    Let's see if I can get another done today.

    Dan
     
  15. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  16. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
  17. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    The last chapter of the Survivor run is coming closer to conclusion!!!



    The following are getting theirs glued up today:

    simmons777 (Ron S) - natural - PIF
    Mark M - natural - PD
    Ronin8541 (Scott D) - natural - PD
    Thomas J - natural - PD
    Donald Y - natural - PD
    Miguel L - natural - PIF
    Jeff T - natural - PD
    Mark T - natural - PIF
    KBT - natural



    I will post pics as soon as I'm done.

    Thanks for your patience!

    Dan
     
  18. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Update pic:


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  19. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    That's interesting...is the front one a sabre grind?
     
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    nope - the grinds are just not finished yet.

    It's easier to grind the flats after the handles have been glued up and roughed out. Once heat-treated, the steel is harder and takes longer to grind. So it's nice to have a meaty, comfy handle to hold on to instead of steel with hard corners. I don't let the blade get hot during grinding - so there's no worries there either.

    Dan
     

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