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will a gso throw sparks without a ferro rod notch?

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by wolverine_173, Aug 20, 2014.

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  1. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173 Banned BANNED

    Oct 21, 2013
    Do you have to have a notch to throw Sparks?
  2. chiral.grolim

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

    Dec 2, 2008
    The GSO-blades are tumbled, so the spines are not sharp enough to scrape a ferro-rod, unlike the SK-models. You could use the edge of the knife, but you'd be better off just filing an edge into the spine yourself or using a dedicated scraper. Or you could have Guy file the notch for you by putting it in your order *shrug*
  3. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Use a piece of a hacksaw blade, nothing I have found works better.
  4. calc


    Apr 7, 2014
    You might be able to get by without one, but the notch makes it pretty foolproof. I didn't like the way it looked for a while but once I used it I grew to really like it.

    I'll second this suggestion if you don't like the notch.
  5. B34NS


    Dec 30, 2013
    Yes, plenty of other spots on the blade that don't have the tumble finish that won't damage the edge, but you could use that too. Even the necker works.
  6. Methuselah

    Methuselah Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2015
    A GSO can do anything!

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  7. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    Bumping a 3+ year old thread for cheer leading?
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