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

Which would you prefer - longer? shorter? original?

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Daniel Koster

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Ok - I'm getting the next prototype cut - should be here soon. fingers crossed...!!
 

shaving sharp

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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.
 
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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.

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
 

dan-g

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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)
 
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Daniel Koster

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Time to wake this one back up to see if there is still interest...!!!


Dan
 
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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
 
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"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
 

Daniel Koster

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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
 
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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
 

Daniel Koster

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Nope - sorry, Bro. But these handles are BIG.

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Dan
 

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I've always wondered what this would look like with thumbgrooves ...any thoughts?
 

Daniel Koster

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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
 
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