************** LIST IS CLOSED!! ************** This thread is for checking progress only. Here's the finalized design 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" 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 !! 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. 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? 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. 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 ------------------------------ *****IMPORTANT****** ------------------------------ Completion date for the list is expected to be March, 2010.