SURVIVOR - Progress Thread

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

  1. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Looks like I am going to have 5 Extra Survivors - expected completion date = June 11, 2010

    Email is going out to the Mailing List so I know what handle materials to lay out for those interested.

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  2. MrPan

    MrPan

    128
    Feb 6, 2010

    I will take one.

    Green micarta if you have it.
     
  3. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
  4. taylormarkw

    taylormarkw

    2
    Apr 16, 2010
    Dan- Did you get my email with address for shipping?

    3496 S. Murlo Way, Meridian ID 83642 Just in case.

    Thanks,

    Mark T
    :)
     
  5. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Mark - did yours arrive yet?

    Dan
     
  6. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I still haven't heard from:

    Thomas J - natural - PD
    Donald Y - natural - PD
    Jeff T - natural - PD

    Dan
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  7. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    resinguy (Guy S) - natural - PD
    mapper66 (Tim R) - green - PD
    cool_hand_luke (Andy K) - green - PD


    Gluing up you guys' knives this week. :thumbup:
     
  8. KBT

    KBT

    84
    Sep 24, 2007
    Dan
    Can you email me in regards to these:

    Thomas J - natural - PD
    Donald Y - natural - PD
    Jeff T - natural - PD

    Thanks
    Kevin
     
  9. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Done - thanks! :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  10. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    All remaining Survivors are laid out ready to glue-up. I've been waiting for pins to show up...thought they'd show up today....nope. Should be here by Monday - will glue-up then. All handles are profiled, drilled and the fronts finished. Ready to go!

    I will have them done by the end of June, for sure. :thumbup:


    Dan
     
  11. resinguy

    resinguy

    Feb 19, 2006
    That would be just in time. Several of us Ohio Busse fans will be getting together in mid July to head out to a patch of woods and do some chopping, playing with and comparing a bunch of knives and swords. Would love to have the Survivor for that.
     
  12. cool_hand_luke

    cool_hand_luke

    503
    Jul 30, 2005
    Paying you the balance that I owe you. Thanks Dan!
     
  13. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    For those that already have a Survivor or perhaps are waiting on one....great news:


    There are kydex sheaths available - check 'em out:


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    These are made by ursusrubrum (Jason) and go for $60. He has several colors available.

    I don't make kydex for the Survivor...this is only way to get it. Post here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749616 or shoot Jason a PM if interested.

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  14. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I got my corby pins on Saturday....!


    It's glue-up time today!

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  15. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    All remaining Survivors have now been glued-up....AND roughed out.

    Man, these take FOREVER to do!

    Everything is at least 3-4 times as much time as the other knives.....3-4 times the amount of glue....and so on. WORK!!!


    But I'm happy to do it!


    Here are some pics to keep y'all satisfied. :D


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    Dan
     
  16. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    The next step is to smooth out the handles and then grind the blades. This is, of course, the part I dread. Flat-grinding heat-treated steel is a BEAR. :eek:


    Dan
     
  17. bigocean

    bigocean

    226
    Jul 25, 2006
    Nice. I can see mine... :)

    I noticed there are two interesting looking blades sticking out on the bottom shelve.
    What are they, Dan?
     
  18. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Shhhhhhhh.......

    :eek:
    :D




    Those are MUCKs. ;)
     
  19. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I now have a new way of processing knife orders. For the most part it is no different than what I already do. There is just one signicificant difference regarding finishing knives. Once your knife is glued-up I send out an email to let you know. When final payment arrives, I finish the knives and then send them. If you need more time for payment, no worries. If you want your knife as soon as possible, just make final payment as soon as possible. I typically will take 1-2 weeks after final payment is arranged to finish up your knife and have it ready to ship.

    Updates are posted in the first or second post on the first page.

    Here is a link to the new process: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=753240 please take some time to read it.

    Thanks!

    Dan
     
  20. Briggz

    Briggz

    Oct 18, 2002
    So for those PIF where do we stand as far as delivery on these is concerned?
     

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