New Model - Survivor Jr. - What do you think?

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, Jun 15, 2010.

Which would you prefer - longer? shorter? original?

  1. Longer blade

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  2. Shorter blade

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  3. Original blade length (9")

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  1. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I'm definitely doing another run of the Survivor later this year - one that will be done in 6 months or less - guaranteed. I have much more reliable sources this time. *groan*



    Anyway, I have shown that knife to hundreds of people and have taken careful note of the comments made.

    One of those comments that was made over and over again was the desire to have a shorter version. There were also many comments for a larger one too (12" blade) - and that is coming down the pipeline as well...:D


    But for now, I'm very interested in a *Jr* version of the Survivor...and here's what I've come up with.

    [​IMG]


    old version here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=169804&stc=1&d=1276610364


    7.5" blade that will feel bigger because it's actually 8.5" to the front of the handle.

    Roughly 14.25-14.5" overall

    Will be 1/4" thick A2 just like the Sr version. It will still be a beast. :thumbup:

    Dan
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Oct 1, 2010
  2. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    And here's a comparison with the original Survivor as well as the MUCK:
    (the actual CAD drawings used for waterjet cutting)

    [​IMG]


    Dan
     

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  3. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    I'd be in for a larger (12" + blade length) version. :)

    Possibilities for 3V as an upgrade on these?
     
  4. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Yes - that would be a possibility. Would add cost/time....but would be pretty cool.


    Dan
     
  5. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    You mean you won't do it for free? :confused::grumpy:


    :p
     
  6. Metzger_Siegfried

    Metzger_Siegfried

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    Jun 12, 2010
    The size seems to fit perfect to me. The Jr. looks more like a knife for me than the original. The original more like a machete. Personally i would prefer it the size you posted first. So shorter.
     
  7. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Would you guys be interested in a passaround?

    Dan
     
  8. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    What size?
     
  9. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Jr size.

    Dan
     
  10. MrPan

    MrPan

    128
    Feb 6, 2010
    I wouldn't be interested, I would plain and simply buy both, and if 3v was an option, I would hire half naked women to clean your shop for you while these are being made..............then again, you might never finish another knife with women running around like that. ;)


    Seriously, I like A2, but 3v is without a doubt my favorite knife steel hands down, at any price.
     
  11. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    DAN

    I have one of your Survivor's that I picked up from TTD. A spare he had gotten from you.

    I would probably be interested in one of the same size in 3v or a longer one.

    A shorter one wouldn't interest me , mainly due to the fact that it is too close in size to the 5" blades I pair it up with to offer much of an advantage at all.
     
  12. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    I would be interested in a Survivor Jr.
     
  13. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I hear ya, guys.


    The more I look at this, the more I like it.

    I need to make up a prototype and let it sit for a while.


    In the meantime I will be doing another run of the Survivors. :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  14. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I am having one of these cut via waterjet to see what it will be like.

    Will advise when it shows up.

    Good chance we'll be able to have a passaround on it.

    Thanks for the interest!

    Dan
     
  15. caine

    caine

    Nov 9, 2003
    Anysize works for me. I held the one you had at blade and WOW its awesome. As for a passaround hell yeah
     
  16. Moses_3

    Moses_3

    Feb 27, 2008
    Do you think that the swedge would remain on the finished product? I just remember that it was something that did not survive the production process on the larger Survivors.

    Alex
     
  17. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Yes - that is my desire on the JR. To bring back the swedge and shorter grind (not full flat).

    Dan
     
  18. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Why don't we do a run of these first and wait on the larger ones?
     
  19. viva la

    viva la

    Jan 13, 2010
    I would def be interested in a Jr
     
  20. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Yes - that is the plan - a small run on the JR model. :thumbup:

    I need to clear out a few runs first, then I can open this one up.

    Dan
     

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