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So all of you guys still waiting prefer to wait it out rather than just get your money back and buy one on the secondary because you just HAVE TO HAVE one of these?
I don’t understand why some would buy on the secondary market.

Can you imagine if you have a warranty issue… how long would it take to have a chipped or broken blade fixed or replaced, that’s provided they didn’t blame the user for the issue and deny the claim.

Given Survives well established and earned reputation, I’d trust their warranty about as much as their meeting delivery dates.

Moving to Texas, nothing more than another excuse to justify failure to deliver.
 

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Yeah, I get what you are saying and don't disagree at all. But on the other hand, with a fixed blade your possible issues are much less than with a folder.
Don't get me wrong, I'm with you as far as not supporting a company that can't manage to make good on fulfilling orders, but on the other hand if you are using the knife as intended, there's not a whole lot likely to happen with a fixed blade.

This also makes me think again why they can't manage to get fixed blades out the door a lot quicker. If it was a single bladesmith working alone in a small shop, there's no reason why they couldn't get at least one knife out the door every day if they are doing things assembly line style.
Anyway, good point.
 

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Can you imagine if you have a warranty issue… how long would it take to have a chipped or broken blade fixed or replaced, that’s provided they didn’t blame the user for the issue and deny the claim.

Exactly right and they've already proven it.

There was a guy who sent a knife back with a possible bad heat treat or something? They kept the knife and put him on the waiting list. Never heard back on the resolution if any.

It was Macchina Macchina

They jerked him around on a 4.7 with issues. I don't know if he ever got a replacement but even if he did the service was completely unacceptable.
 
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So all of you guys still waiting prefer to wait it out rather than just get your money back and buy one on the secondary because you just HAVE TO HAVE one of these?
3V is nice steel but in the last 5 years there have been lots of new options that seem to be equal to or better. And the design is nothing special. I can think of a half dozen knives off the top of my head that share similar designs.
What's up with this? Is it just the fact that you have been waiting so long that it's the principle of the thing at this point?
Pretty much. That’s why I ordered direct. I had read this thread and knew how they were. I contacted them before ordering about a 3.5. They told me they would be doing a run “soon” and told me production was going to be faster no more delays yadayadayada… I constantly checked their site until I saw ordering open up (October 2020) It had a check box disclaiming a 60 day wait.

I said fuck it and ordered. Before the 60 days was up the millit split happened. 60 days came and went. I contacted them about 70 days after I ordered. They replied saying my knife would ship in two weeks.

It did not ship until a few weeks ago. There were lots of delays and excuses in between that time. To many to list. But it’s pretty much verbatim of what others have experienced in this thread over the years.

Bottom line. I wanted a brand new 3.5 for $199 not a second or used one for anywhere between. $200-$300 off the bay or forum. I am not happy about the lies, half truths, excuses and getting a blade without the delta heat treat. But it is what it is in the end. It didn’t kill me and the $199 was spent 9 months ago. It’s not like I was freaking out wanting to spend it on something else.

I WILL NOT ORDER FROM THEM AGAIN.
 
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So all of you guys still waiting prefer to wait it out rather than just get your money back and buy one on the secondary because you just HAVE TO HAVE one of these?
I've seen a $279 GSO 4.7 go for close to $500 on Ebay. I recall there were 7 different bidders on the knife.

Supply and demand.

It looks like Survive! is starting to ramp up their producting and shipping, despite some difficult to believe timelines. There's definaltly a cult following and die hard fans (e.g me being a huge fan of their designs) but I'm not sure they'll have enough horse power to escape the event horizon of bad publicity they created. I'm wondering if they've had an uptick in pre-orders after their statement about getting all pre-orders out by Christmas, especially when you look at the order compleation rate they recently published.
 
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