Survive! GSO 4 Limited Edition Regrind

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Fancier, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    There may be more to it, but it sounds like it's mostly to cover the custom sheath that comes with it.

    Looking forward to what you think if it, Watson :thumbup:
  2. TNVOL1969


    May 22, 2016
    I agree, it has to be for the outside work done on a custom sheath. Very understandable.
  3. Citori


    Sep 28, 2002
    Are knives ordered less sheaths subject to the same fee?
  4. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I'm not sure! Maybe send them an email to find out for sure.
  5. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Order without the Sheath and save $100. It was stated the restocking fee was to account for the $100 sheath.
    I'm used to the world of Busse which are sold without sheaths. Many great makers out there, so no worries.
  6. SURVIVE! Ellie

    SURVIVE! Ellie

    Apr 21, 2014
    We updated the page for the no sheath folks. It will still be a $25 restocking fee to cover other general expenses.
  7. SURVIVE! Ellie

    SURVIVE! Ellie

    Apr 21, 2014
    I understand that our track record with lead times hasn't been great but I want everyone to know that we put a lot of thought into this preorder based on the feedback we have been receiving. Guy believes the orders will start shipping out in 4 months so I was sure to extend that time frame quite a bit. Additionally, the blades have already finished at production grinding so they are MUCH further along. The handles are on schedule to start machining and there are a lot less blades so every step will be a bit quicker. Even the restocking fee serves a dual purpose, to protect us from losses due to cancelled orders and to encourage people to think a bit more about if they want to preorder or not. We were also sure to limit the number of preorders we are accepting. We are learning as we go, listening to your feedback and doing what we can to improve.
  8. Citori


    Sep 28, 2002
    Thank you for the update and I'm pulling for your changes to lead to an improvement in delivery.

    Speaking for myself only, I'm fine with 6-10 months as long as it means <=10 months. 6-10 turning in to 12+ is where it stops working for me.
  9. Demonic1


    Feb 18, 2008
    I'm in for one. I think it'll make a great kitchen knife. 20cv and a slicing edge = vegetable slayer! And a more comfortable handle to boot.
  10. LarsL


    Jan 30, 2015
    Hmmm. Almost bought one but I think I will wait for my 4.5 instead.

    edit: Changed my mind, lol.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
  11. CanukMike


    Dec 14, 2015
    I get that but if the order is cancelled, would it not be re-sold? Doubt they'd be out the sheath money
  12. Demonic1


    Feb 18, 2008
    Yes, but there's administrative costs for refunds. They are trying to reduce cancelations and refunds while covering their overhead. That's just good business
  13. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    Wow! $184.00 without the sheath, and in 20CV too. I'm tempted. Really tempted. BUT, in light of the past and the fact that I have a 2.7 on the way, and a 4.1 and 4.7 in hand, I'll wait.

    I can't do another 10 months.

    I wish I could get one and make some custom sheaths. My kydex would be way less than $100.00.
  14. jjweb


    Nov 20, 2015
    I picked one up without sheath , wanted to see which sheath style Brian at sagewood is crafting up !!! Before I commit to the sheath , but honestly all the sheaths Sagewood makes are top notch !!
  15. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I'm not sure! I could see it going both ways. For SURVIVE! I guess it's better to play it safe with the limited edition stuff.
  16. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension

    Dec 2, 2008
    I gave in.

    Reason: have been considering the Fiddleback production Kephart but had reservations about a couple of things and really would rather buy a hand-made knife from FF rather than the production for the price. Buying one of these sans sheath (couldn't afford it at this time) gives me an option to try something very similar but possibly more to my liking.

    Do you want to borrow mine when it comes in?

    I was also thinking of sending it to Grog if he decides he wants to build a leather sheath of his own for people.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016
  17. timichango


    Apr 26, 2013
    These are smart moves. I applaud.
  18. grogimus


    Apr 27, 2012
    I jumped on one of these as well, no need for it to be sent.
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Hello Ellie! The fasteners you helped me with did the trick :)

    Me too. Interested to see the handle contour and if they will have the new fasteners. The other changes should make a really nice game blade for what I'm after.
  20. grogimus


    Apr 27, 2012
    Another video on IG shows the handle has been reprofiled from the old spec 4.1 and Guy says it will have the newer contoured handles. Fantastic.

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