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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. arijer

    arijer

    745
    Jul 13, 2009
    I am up for a jr and the larger version. A2 sounds great, love the steel 3V also good.

    3V would be awesome on the larger 12 inch version.
     
  2. SirIsaacNewton

    SirIsaacNewton

    127
    May 23, 2010
    Has anyone split wood with one of these and slammed the hell out of the finger hole. That is the only thing that concerns me is either breaking my wrist or that finger hole...
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2010
  3. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    When I've chopped wood with mine I don't have my finger in the ring. The ring is there to accomodate a choked up grip allowing fine work.

    The Survivor chops fairly well. My problem is that I'm very used to using an 18" H.I. M-43 kukri as my chopper, and it has spoiled me in that respect. The Survivor is a good tough knife to date and takes batonning very well. It is a good versatile all rounder, which is also fairly easy to carry (I'm used to carrying large knives).
     
  4. superfluities

    superfluities Moderator Moderator

    337
    Jun 29, 2008
    3v would be cool.
     
  5. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    The handle is large enough for even a XXL sized hand to fit fully without using the finger ring. :thumbup:

    Would be nearly the same with the JR model.

    Dan
     
  6. texastonydobbs

    texastonydobbs

    May 25, 2007
    I voted for a Shorter blade
    I think the Survivor Jr. would be cool !
     
  7. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Any handle requests?


    I'm thinking about opening this one up to more options...but still no wood (risk of handle cracking with all the holes drilled).

    Dan
     
  8. texastonydobbs

    texastonydobbs

    May 25, 2007
    I am simple, I love GCM
     
  9. wildmike

    wildmike

    Nov 17, 2007
    Same as TTD. GCM or BCM either work great.
     
  10. Flatsman007

    Flatsman007

    Apr 13, 2010
    I like the 7.5" blade idea for a survival knife. Natural burlap micarta looks great IMO, on any outdoor knife. A2 would be great 3V would be better. The swedge is great on the shorter blade. I just don't want to miss out on the run.
     
  11. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Well Dan based on the vote looks to me like you would have no problem selling a couple dozen of the Jr. knives.I'm in all the way.
     
  12. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Ok - guys. You have got me all worked up now....LOL


    I've called my steel supplier and am awaiting a quote for some


    CPM 3V steel in 0.210" and 0.266" thicknesses (which would you guys prefer?)


    Gonna be pricey!!!


    But IMHO well worth it...!


    Let me see what my waterjet guy says about cost for cutting just a couple dozen and who knows...maybe this will become a reality?!?

    Dan
     
  13. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Now you've done it....I can't sleep....too excited. :D


    What kind of sheath?


    I'm thinking leather only. And with a drop loop or swivel so that you can sit down with it on.

    Something like the Pin-Lock Survivor sheath that JRE makes for me here:

    http://www.jreindustries.com/Koster/survivor/pinlockblack1.JPG
    http://www.jreindustries.com/Koster/survivor/pinlockblack2.JPG
    http://www.jreindustries.com/Koster/survivor/pinlockbrown1.JPG
    http://www.jreindustries.com/Koster/survivor/pinlockbrown2.JPG

    But a slightly smaller version.

    I'm not interested in kydex for it.

    Dan
     
  14. nevermind35

    nevermind35

    Aug 14, 2009
    The shorter blade sounds like an excellent idea and the 3v will just top it off! I would love to be in on the passaround as well! By the way Dan, I'm loving my EDC Prototype!
     
  15. bigocean

    bigocean

    226
    Jul 25, 2006
    Would the Survivor Jr. fit in the Spec Ops sheaths?
     
  16. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Nope....blade is too wide.
     
  17. hillst1

    hillst1

    360
    Oct 12, 2006
    CPM 3V in 0.21 would be nice. I would be down for one.
     
  18. grindonyou

    grindonyou

    557
    Sep 21, 2006
    Ok , The wide blade put me over the top I would be in for a a jr sized survivor 3v , Now I'm excited .
     
  19. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Me too :D

    Dan
     
  20. Flatsman007

    Flatsman007

    Apr 13, 2010
    .210 would be so sweet.
     

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