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GSO 20 request thread

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by xxwarderxx, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    I agree with you, to be honest 3 reasons: It follows traditional aesthetics, allows for a large variety of hold options (jack of all holds master of none), and looked good :p

    I actually thought a slight flair would also work really well, and in all honesty if i were to put more work into this design it would be on the handle, either to simplify it a bit or to make it more dynamic. One thing I think would be required for this handle style is a bit of milled texture in the micarta/g-10.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  2. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Two words:

    I'm IN!!! :D
     
  3. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    heck yea evltcat! hopefully we aren't causing too much hassle with this little distraction/side project idea push... I know survive! is cranking hard right now and the last thing they need is to add a sword....for 2015....2016 however.... :eek:
     
  4. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Good ideas. Something at the bottom, even just an increased diameter, and even maybe the top of he handle curving into a guard could be helpful.

    I think it's important to reiterate that the intent of the designs should be to garner interest and not obviously at all representative of what Guy may produce. These were made by the fans with no input from S! at all.

    For me, I'm hoping we get the 20" blade / 10" handle, and ~2" blade height. Thickness anywhere from .190 - .250" depending on weight, balance, if it has a fuller, etc.

    Ultimately, I'll be happy with anything Guy puts together as I know it will be S! worthy and that says a lot!
     
  5. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Awesome! So glad to have you here! And everyone else as well!!
     
  6. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    getting too low!! I will say this, while researching what steels might work out well for a project such as this I have come to the conclusion that 3V really is a badass steel. I won't get into the list of steels i looked into, but man 3V really nails all the things you'd want in a high end blade... Not trying to start a blade steel debate just thought i'd share what i had found and also bump the thread a bit.
     
  7. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    -Hey guys, here is a pic of another brand's short sword that reminded me of the mystical GSO 20
    -Silver, lay off on all the pics from other companies
    -OK I'm sorry! It's just this is a real life version of a similar blade
    -I get that, but this thread is not a commercial for Miller Bros
    -You're right, I just had to post this one because it really gets me excited for what Guy's version could be. The blade is 17 inches and there's no curve to it, but the blade dimensions and style are really close to how I picture the GSO 20
    -I'll let it slide this time, but let's just keep the focus on redwood's renderings and the SURVIVE! brand
    -Agreed

    [​IMG]
     
  8. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    haha silver! no worries. Despite the shtick I like zombie tools swords as well, and recently ordered one of the AK-47 swords from a "different" company... I will say that a 3V sword "has" to be pricey. I sourced some 3V for making qnty one, and it was between 150-300 just for the raw material...(depending on thickness) if anyone knows a good laser cutter/water jetting service that likes to do low volume runs...shoot them my way....just saying...
     
  9. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013

    Simple solution. Since it is such a specialized blade, and the cost (even with Guy's rep for keeping costs low) would be prohibitive to some, just do a preorder and then build what is ordered and paid for. If you are truly a S!K fan then the wait will be no big deal to actually have Guy produce a GSO-20.
     
  10. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I'd buy this one! BUT, I'd say let Guy work his magic on the handle. No disrespect intended. That design is incredible. I have xlarge hands and would need a bigger handle to put this thing to WORK!
     
  11. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    None taken!!I would love to see a GSO-20 divorced entirely from whatever i have put forth. I am looking to get a version or two made for my own sake (for fun) but its a slow process...not to mention pricey. The handle on the mockup is a compromise of aesthetics and its the part i may tweak its only 1" tall by .75" wide but I have relatively "avg" sized hands so a medium handle is fine. I just have to decide if i want to deal with ergos or classic looks...
     
  12. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    From some other threads, sounded like there may be others interested in showing support to this customer driven request, nay, plea to Survive for the GSO20.

    Please show your support with a post if you want to see this made.
     
  13. Badey

    Badey

    74
    Dec 7, 2013
    I want one!

    I've been look at getting a 3V blade in this length, but they're usually only available as a custom and are somewhere in the $1500 range, which is a bit too steep for me.
     
  14. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I'd love to see it made if it could be profitable for Guy, but I'm not overly confident about my ability to afford or use it. Dang I suck!
     
  15. Tinbanger

    Tinbanger

    892
    Jan 27, 2013
    Gso 20 is a bit short. I think a gso 28 would kill better. But I'm in for a 20
     
  16. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Did redwood pay you to say that? ;)
     
  17. Revolverrodger

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

    Jul 23, 2007
    Gso 20 will probably be super expensive I suspect
     
  18. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    It's all relative I suppose. I think it will likely be a bargain for what it is.
     
  19. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    haha noooooo not me...

    I'd love a 26/28 but I think for the survive brand at least a GSO-20 makes sense as a"fun" tool

    I agree, when some people will pay a grand for other swords, there is a lot of room below that price point potentially. Things like fullers really jack the price up though.
     
  20. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Bump for the future hall of famer.
     

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