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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. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    I am "all in" for at least one and possibly another.
     
  2. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Ok - I'm getting the next prototype cut - should be here soon. fingers crossed...!!
     
  3. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Another month,just though I would bug you again Dan. Hope to have one for camping season this spring.Just picked up a full size this morning here on the forums.It needs a little brother.
     
  4. MajorD

    MajorD

    Mar 18, 2007
    That was a great grab on the full size. I missed that one by one minute. The full size Survivor is now on the top of my list as a MUST have. I will order one of any size however the original will remain my priority until I can get one.

    Dave
     
  5. Dusty One

    Dusty One Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2004
    Looks great I like the size.....
     
  6. dan-g

    dan-g

    457
    Oct 11, 2008
    I would have to buy one if it was the shorter version in 3v. GCM is fine however, this may sound weird but I would love a gost g-10 handle. I dont really care how thick it is or what kind of sheaths it would come with. I do think the thicker tip is a good idea.

    it would be great if these short Survivors came out in about a year and a half that way I could have a whole year to get used to my Monster Nessie, (hint, hint)
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  7. shaving sharp

    shaving sharp Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 19, 2007
    Two months and no progress whats going on with this knife Dan?
     
  8. thumper416

    thumper416

    40
    Oct 15, 2008
    I'm also waiting on these!
     
  9. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Time to wake this one back up to see if there is still interest...!!!


    Dan
     
  10. sax1960

    sax1960

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    Apr 2, 2008
    I'm very interested only if the tip will be stronger.
    Dan, most of your knives are suffering from a very fragile tip and this is not acceptable for a Survivor.
    Also the EDC (I have a 4") is affected by this problem: just do not grind the spine.
    Thanks
    Saverio
     
  11. lumberjacker

    lumberjacker

    150
    Oct 12, 2008
    yes
    "I'm very interested only if the tip will be stronger.
    Dan, most of your knives are suffering from a very fragile tip and this is not acceptable for a Survivor."- sax1960
     
  12. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I've made the belly deeper and have changed how I grind it since the first couple batches of Survivors. With those first ones - I did indeed grind a few of them too thin out toward the tip. For those who don't own one...thin is relative. This is still a substantial blade.

    However, that said, I did change how I do the grinds and they are much thicker. I did the same with the Bushcarft and BushMaster too.

    Dan
     
  13. discdoggin

    discdoggin

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    Jun 6, 2010
    Would love to participate in a passaround of the Jr., looks just about right! Um, would that special piece of Mesquite fit this pattern??? :D

    DD
     
  14. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Nope - sorry, Bro. But these handles are BIG.

    :thumbup:

    Dan
     
  15. discdoggin

    discdoggin

    407
    Jun 6, 2010
    Damn. Still have to figure something out for that...
     
  16. lumberjacker

    lumberjacker

    150
    Oct 12, 2008
    any updates ?
     
  17. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    I've always wondered what this would look like with thumbgrooves ...any thoughts?
     
  18. Daniel Koster

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

    Oct 18, 2001
    Here's the latest design:

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    I gave it more belly - which means more steel out near the tip. Also, I am using less false-edge. Enough to be *sexy* but not too much that it removes steel. And I added thumbgrooves.

    Dan
     
  19. lumberjacker

    lumberjacker

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    Oct 12, 2008
    I will take it .
     
  20. sax1960

    sax1960

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    Apr 2, 2008
    Very interested! Waiting to see pics from a prototype. Looks really sexy...
     

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