SURVIVOR - Progress Thread

Discussion in 'Koster Knives' started by Daniel Koster, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    **************
    LIST IS CLOSED!!
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    This thread is for checking progress only.



    Here's the finalized design

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    Price is $195
    s/h = $15
    International - email me


    Specs:

    Overall length = 16 inches












    Blade
    • 9 inches (sharpened), 10 inches to the front of the handle
    • A2 steel, hardened to 59 HRc
    • 1/4" thick
    • 2.25" tall at the belly
    • Flats will be "as-forged" finish
    • "K" logo will be etched
    Handle
    • 6 inches (from front of the handle to the pommel)
    • 5.5 inches of actual handle material
    • 1/4" thick material (0.75" total)
    • Options would be Natural, Green or Black canvas micarta
    • 2 lanyards/tie downs (front safety lanyard = 1/4", rear handle lanyard = 3/8")
    • 2 Corby pins (mechanical fasteners)
    • Handle is large enough to fit an extra large hand "just right". The rest of us "non-apes" :D will have some wiggle room - helpful in chopping.
    POB (Point of Balance) is "in the ring"

    Ring is 1 inch diameter and will be chamfered inside/out. :thumbup:








    Deposit required this time = $75 (or $77 by Paypal)

    Payment information here: www.kosterknives.com/payments.htm


    (on the list above, PD = Paid Deposit.....PIF = Paid In Full)


    Expected delivery time is late-April / early-May !! :D




    Sheath?

    I do not have a sheath in mind just yet. I've got a design, but I need to run it by a few people to see feasibility....as I get closer to having it done...I'll be sure to post the details here. Trust me, it'll be cool. :D

    No kydex option on this one - sorry!











    IMPORTANT:


    1 = You MUST place an order with my Order Tracker here: www.kosterknives.com/orderform.php (registration required) Please include your bladeforums name with your order. Input the following details:

    Survivor
    A2
    As-forged
    canvas micarta
    air-cooled (heat-treat)

    That's it! That's all you have to input. Pretty easy, right? :D


    2 = You MUST provide a first name, last initial with your post below when you sign up.


    This will simplify things for me and reduce screw-ups!





    Standard price on this one will be around $300 as a custom knife. So, how can I sell it for less? Glad you asked. :D












    If I have to make 'em one-at-a-time:
    • heat-treat cost will be $55 instead of $6 (shipping to-n-fro to Paul Bos, plus I don't meet the minimum - only one blade)
    • Waterjet cutting is ~$10 per blade versus $50 of labor.
    • Blade grinding (out of house) will be $20 per blade instead of $40 worth of labor.
    Make sense?


    Thanks!!!

    Dan




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    *****IMPORTANT******
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    Completion date for the list is expected to be March, 2010.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Sign-up List:
    1. teacher (Chuck P) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    2. teacher (Chuck P) - black = Paid in Full = Shipped
    3. KBT (Kevin T) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    4. KBT (Kevin T) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    5. Raindrop (Greg S) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    6. valcas1 (Paul) - natural= Paid in Full = Shipped
    7. monarh99 (Corrie B) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    8. t1mpani (Warren H) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    9. t1mpani - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    10. pipeman57 (Aaron R) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    11. rickppoole (Rick P) - natural- PD = Paid in Full = Shipped
    12. Tooth & Nail (John S) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    13. Tooth & Nail (John S) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    14. RF1 (Randy F) - black = Paid in Full = Shipped
    15. Blackwind (Johhny H) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    16. Jason D - natural - = Paid in Full = Shipped
    17. jlkitch (Jim K) - natural + sheath = Paid in Full = Shipped
    18. Can-Am Joel (Joel P) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    19. din (James F) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    20. din (James F) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    21. ColdOne (Chris W) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    22. Kelly Glanzer - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    23. VoxHog (Bill P) - black = Paid in Full = Shipped
    24. rctk1 (Reg C) = Paid in Full = Shipped
    25. Emanuelle P - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    26. halfserrated (Andrew H) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    27. Kent K - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    28. Chiller2 (Ben C) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    29. Andrew Colglazier - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    30. CWL (Charles L) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    31. Alex M - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    32. jgkelly (Jim K) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    33. jgkelly (Jim K) - black = Paid in Full = Shipped
    34. Old Physics (Jamie V) = Paid in Full = Shipped
    35. ---
    36. ---
    37. Chinpo (Adam S) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    38. woodsyone (Leyli W) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    39. ---
    40. Rebelder (Rick N) - green= Paid in Full = Shipped
    41. Tballetta (Tom B) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    42. ksjumpmd (Kirk S) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    43. ksjumpmd (Kirk S) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    44. ksjumpmd (Kirk S) - black = Paid in Full = Shipped
    45. Progunner (John P) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    46. dinokay (Dino K) - green = Paid in Full = Shipped
    47. dinokay (Dino K) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    48. SFer77 (Bruce R) - natural = Paid in Full = Shipped
    49. Jim Hall - natural - PIF = Paid in Full = Shipped
    50. sandgrouper (Andrew U) - natural - PIF = Shipped
    51. automaticman (Phil L) - black - PIF= Shipped
    52. ceiw (Mark Br) - natural - PIF= Shipped
    53. ceiw (Mark Br) - green - PIF= Shipped
    54. texastonydobbs (Tony D) - green - PIF = Shipped
    55. 007 Agent Zero - green - PIF = Shipped
    56. ArchAngel (Rick S) - green - PIF = Shipped
    57. simmons777 (Ron S) - natural - PIF = Shipped
    58. Mark M - natural - PIF = Shipped
    59. Ronin8541 (Scott D) - natural - PI F= Shipped
    60. Thomas J - NCM - PIF = Finished & Boxed UP
    61. Donald Y - NCM - PIF = Finished & Boxed UP
    62. Miguel L - natural - PIF = Shipped
    63. Jeff T - NCM - PIF = Finished & Boxed UP
    64. Mark T - natural - PIF= Shipped
    65. KBT - natural - PD= Shipped
    66. cocomen69 (Mike N) - green - PIF
    67. resinguy (Guy S) - NCM - PIF = Finished & Boxed UP
    68. mapper66 (Tim R) - GCM - PD = Finished & Boxed UP
    69. cool_hand_luke (Andy K) - GCM - PIF = Finished & Boxed UP= Shipped
    70. JRE
    71. Brian C - GCM = Finished & Boxed UP
    72. Bill Gonz - GCM - PIF = Finished & Boxed UP
    Extras List:

    1 - bigocean (Jack F) = NCM = PIF = Finished & Boxed UP = Shipped
    2 - MrPan (Marian F) = GCM = PIF = Finished & Boxed UP
    3 - brizbane = NCM = PIF = Finished & Boxed UP = Shipped
    4 - Briggz = NCM = PIF = Finished & Boxed UP= Shipped
    5 - Terrorbl = NCM = PIF = Finished & Boxed UP = Shipped
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2010
  3. din

    din

    Feb 16, 2006
    I'll kick off the questions, dan. :D
    how long to we have to wait for you to dummy one up for pics like you did with the bushcraft? not that I'm excited or anything.
     
  4. Allen Newberry

    Allen Newberry

    Jan 10, 2007
    That is going to be one fine knife.

    Allen
     
  5. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    great question, din. I have a prototype coming from the waterjet guy - but in mild steel. It actually will be a dummy...:D

    I'll put handles on it for comparison sake...but it will definitely NOT be for sale. :foot:
     
  6. KBT

    KBT

    84
    Sep 24, 2007
    Dan,
    Natural canvas for my group please. Thanks.

    Kevin
     
  7. Jnyiri

    Jnyiri

    234
    Aug 27, 2006
  8. cybrok

    cybrok

    Aug 7, 2005
    Let me reassure you people.
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    This baby is illegal because the handle can be used as a brass knuckle. So to hit and damage.

    On Dan's Survivor (or K-Boar or Dankura or WSK), the hole is for a gripping purpose.

    Canadian law says:
    Keyword here is device. The device is designed to hit. The one ring here is for grip.

    So as there is only one hole and it's purpose is not to hit. These models are perfectly legal in Canada :D
     
  9. Jnyiri

    Jnyiri

    234
    Aug 27, 2006
    Thank You to making clear.

    Jozsef
     
  10. din

    din

    Feb 16, 2006
    just a little nudge up the list...know you've been busy as hell, dan, but I'm curious if any more inroads have been made, as well as thoughts on sheath design.
     
  11. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Y E S ! ! ! !
     
  12. din

    din

    Feb 16, 2006
    you tease!
     
  13. Can-Am Joel

    Can-Am Joel

    192
    May 24, 2007
    Dan,

    I noticed that my deposit does not show as paid. I mailed of a MO on 2/6. Are you still updating the order tracker?

    #18 Joel P
     
  14. cerberus

    cerberus

    Jul 19, 2000
    :eek::eek::eek:How did I miss this:eek::eek::eek:


    I love the design Dan and the 1/4 inch A2:thumbup:


    Cerebrus
     
  15. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Yes - still working on the Order Tracker - not fixed yet. :(



    cerebus...no sleepin' at the wheel! :D :eek: :p




    Ok guys - here is a pic showing the blank:



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    And a thread with some "in-hand" pics:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534366

    Hope this helps answer a few questions.

    :thumbup:
     
  16. Maqua

    Maqua

    Jan 21, 2005
    No kiddin', man. Turn your back on this place for 1 minute and you might miss something!:D
     
  17. hutch762mg

    hutch762mg

    210
    Oct 20, 2004
    Hey Dan,
    Just wanted to make sure you got my deposit. I didn't see a PD by my name.

    H
     
  18. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    haven't been able to update the Order Tracker yet.
     
  19. din

    din

    Feb 16, 2006
    dan, can I switch one of mine to natural?
     
  20. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    Done!!!

    Dan
     

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