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POLL: SURVIVE! EDC-4 Preorder Promotion. Would you participate?

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by SURVIVE!, Oct 7, 2012.

Would you participate in a EDC-4 Preorder promotion?

  1. No thanks, not for me.

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  1. gentemanndvm

    gentemanndvm

    770
    Nov 2, 2010
    BOOM.

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    but 17 April? good god, when did UPS switch to delivery by oxen-pulled wagon? i'm pretty sure i could drive a moped from Pennsylvania to
    Washington State faster than that.

    ah well, it's a GOOD wait when you know you're getting a knife at the end of it. like a little christmas in april.
     
  2. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Some use files or stones to change the spine of the blade. Personally, i prefer to use a file or stone or some other tool to act as the scraper. You're already carrying the firesteel, why not a decent scraper also? In emergency, a small section of the knife edge will also do the trick.
     
  3. Tixx

    Tixx

    Mar 19, 2011
    Yeah, but I use it enough that I always have the knife and firesteel together. One less thing to carry. I know Guy said the spine would work, but it will not. It has to actually feel like it catches on your fingerprints when you run them over the spine edge. This one is buttery smooth. So it is a no go.
     
  4. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Some reviews knock knives for sharp edges on the spine. Others . . . .
     
  5. jwblack911

    jwblack911

    710
    Dec 15, 2011
    grab yourself a diamond file, and maybe sharpen the edge up a small amount on one edge of the spine. just enough to make contact with the steel ?? maybe. or use the striker most provide.
     
  6. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Well, I've got an initial review all typed out comparing this knife to a BRKT Bravo 1 and a Swamp Rat HRLM. Now I just need a decent day with time to take the pictures! By the way, the GSO-4.1 is strikingly similar to the BRKT Bravo 1 spear-point field knife, with some important differences (including the price)...
     
  7. zerimar

    zerimar

    22
    Apr 3, 2012
    Post it. You can always add your pics later. I was thinking it would be closer to the Gunny but maybe I should have looked at dimensions closer.

    Monday delivery for me. Very excited.
     
  8. AZ2AK

    AZ2AK

    Oct 8, 2012
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    My Survive! knife family just grew by two!
     
  9. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Here's a quick, ugly picture comparing an original Bravo 1 to the GSO-4.1. The GSO fits in its leather sheath:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    You didn't keep up the camo handle and khaki sheath trend... ?
     
  11. zerimar

    zerimar

    22
    Apr 3, 2012
    Interesting. Thanks for the sheath info, that is good to know. Looking forward to your comparison review. I have a few Bark Rivers on my wish list, not the Bravo 1, but do not have any presently.
     
  12. underdog406

    underdog406

    138
    Aug 28, 2012
    Was scheduled for arrival on 15, came today before noon. Needless to say was quite thrilled and quite surprised, was a little bit smaller than expected and have to have it in your hand to get a grasp and realize how compact the design is, the hidden lanyard hole is just excellent.:thumbup:
    Bevel lines are clean straight and the edge is very sharp, tumble finish looks beautiful, sheath is secure and pops in an out w/o hassle.

    But...

    In the boat here, originally ordered two M390s, had a change of mind and mailed to see if one of them can be swapped for 3V along with scales and sheath option, when received nothing was changed.
     
  13. underdog406

    underdog406

    138
    Aug 28, 2012
    Alright, been fiddling my 4.1 for the last few hours, figure I'll keep both M390s for a knife this size.
    I'm sure this has been brought up before, but Guy if you're reading this, are there any plans to sell scale and sheath sets in the near future?
     
  14. Tixx

    Tixx

    Mar 19, 2011
    Looking forward to the GSO 3.5 as the 4.1 is probably at the max I would carry based on its size. As for the stainless to be chosen, I know you want to stick with US made and like that concept, but I don't think there is much better stainless out there than the M390 which I think is awesome.
     
  15. FTR-14c

    FTR-14c

    Jul 24, 2011
    I received my 4.1 in M390 and could not be happier. I was thinking it was going to be a bit bulky but I am pleased that it is smaller and more compact.
    Its just great in hand; A perfect companion with the GSO 10.

    I did a little carving with it and it did fine. I'm not going to use this size blade for anything heavy so I gave it a thinner, shallow convex grind to improve performance.
    The M390 takes an incredible edge, I went to do a shave test with its new grind and it stuck to my skin the second it made contact and dug out a nice gash,
    I then did the same thing to test the other direction and it opened me up again. It definitely works better as a cutting tool with the thin convex but its not for everyone.
    If you plan on using your 4.1 hard the original edge is great.
     
  16. filedog

    filedog

    511
    Sep 3, 2002
    If he doesn't, I'll bet there will be some pretty lively trading going on!
     
  17. filedog

    filedog

    511
    Sep 3, 2002
    Mine just arrived, I'm really impressed. Workmanship is beautiful, finish is perfect.
    Edge is polished, and shaving sharp. Sheath retention is perfect, belt clip works
    well for high carry. Knife balances well scales are comfortable and grippy.
    Steel is AWESOME!
     
  18. loonybin

    loonybin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 1999
    Received my shipping notice today! :thumbup:
     
  19. salmonkiller

    salmonkiller

    Dec 9, 2006
    Does anyone know what hardness Guy is running the M390 at?
    Thanks,
    salmonkiller
     
  20. loonybin

    loonybin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 1999
    58-60Rc if I remember correctly. Rc is important, but tempering and who heat treats it is just as important. Since these are hard use knives, you don't want the 60-62Rc that you see on pocket knives that are meant to be slicers. You'll want a slightly lower HT to make the steel tougher. Having Pete's Heat Treat do the work is probably just as important as what hardness Guy is having them done at.
     
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