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Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Fancier, Nov 8, 2016.
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You can see in the picture with the two blanks, spine to spine that the finger pocket is deeper on the new grind than the old. This will lend itself to a little more "belly" felt in the handle.
This looks sweet, but I already have eight S! knives on order (some as gifts -- not all for me!) including a 4.5. And I really need a new NAS for the home network much more than yet another knife.
But it looks so shiny!
How are these really much different than the GSO 4.5 bushcraft? am i missing something significant?
What the hell, just ordered one. I actually think this might be a great one. I have been looking at the 4.5 bushcraft. I was wanting more of a slicer, a little lighter and more "trim". I do spend a lot of time in remote areas out alone so i need my knives to be able to handle things in a pinch. But that being said i dont abuse them on daily basis.
When they all arrive this will leave me with 4 S!K knives. A 2.7, 4.1 Limited, 4.7 Cru and a GSO6. I will probably pick two that complement each other and let the rest go. Or so i tell myself to justify the buying. But it looks like the 2.7 and this 4.1 might be a nice pair! But maybe even a small folder and the 4.1 would work well? I actually think this thin blade design might be perfect in a 3.5. But i know this is kind of a after thought and a redesign of the scandi blade.
Possibly, but maybe not. If it is a left-handed sheath with the ferro rod holder, there may not be another order placed for it. Or if it is at the end of the run and we don't get anymore orders for the sheath, it could end up sitting in a bin waiting for someone to order it. We still have a few old spec GSO-4.1 Sagewood Gear sheaths in stock. That's several hundred dollars just sitting in a bin doing nothing. We are trying to avoid future situations like that.
Awesome! I'm going to try and keep track of the fasteners sizes and maybe we will end up with some easy options for swapping over to the new spec. The GSO-4 Limited handles will have some good contouring and will be micro-textured. We will also be getting the new T-25 fasteners for them.
The GSO-4 Limited will be a little smaller all around but especially in the handle length. Guy extended the handle length quite a bit for the GSO-4.5 Bushcraft.
Fair enough, completely makes sense if the sheaths are made custom to order. With that being said, the knives ordered without sheaths, would they still be subject to the $100 re-stock fee?
I just looked up the specs on the GSO-4.5 and it has five inches of handle. You could take half an inch off and it would still be enough for me. :thumbup:
That is great to hear about the handle being shorter. I didn't think about that. I have small hands and don't think o would have liked the longer handle. But sounds like this 4.1 might be perfect.
Read a few posts back. If you opt out of the sheath, restocking is $25, and the web site is updated to show that.
Thanks! That makes sense.
Chiral, I bought a bevel gauge and checked the knife that I was thinking about, and it is right around 25 inclusive. Thanks for keeping me honest.
Thanks Chiral. I appreciate that.
That's along way off. Once you get yours, let me know and we'll go from there. If that's the case, I'd throw in a free sheath for you when I send it back.
I keep looking at the sample picture on the Survive webpage and thinking that the sharpening notch is pretty large.
I must admit that those gaps at the base of the blade are my least favorite Survive feature.
Knives that don't have them do require more attention if you want the base of the blade to transition smoothly into the tang, but if the option existed I'd take the messy grind and eliminate the "notch".
Edit: Now that I think of it Guy doesn't really do messy so I guess that must be why he puts them in all his designs...
I gave in and ordered one. I thought it might be pretty close to the 4.7 but we shall see. I am interested to see how the thinner blade stock feels.
Can wait to see one with handle scales on it!
I am so happy to hear that you guys are implementing some new basic business strategies. Its probably a hard pill to swallow when making some changes that you dont really want to make, but it will be good for your company!
LONG LIVE SURVIVE!
Sagewood put this sexy beast up in the Facebook group. The LE 4 sheath.
That's really good looking. I like it. Is that style available for other knives?
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Directly from Sagewood (should have posted this originally!):
"This particular sheath fits the GSO4.1 Gen 2, but this is the style we are using for the GSO4 Limited Edition Sheath."
It could be worth an email to him if you love the style for another model.