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What Do You WISH Survive! Offered?

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by forte_defense, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. forte_defense

    forte_defense

    490
    May 10, 2015
    I love my Survive! Knives. I have more time behind my 4.1 than any of my other models, and it has earned a place on my short list of preferred knives. There's nearly always one with me.

    Having said this, there are times I wish my S! knives could do certain things better.

    I'd like a GSO 4.1 blade with more flex possible without losing any toughness... And this is a limitation of the steel, not the design. It isn't ideal to filet a fish with a rigid piece of steel.

    I would like a "Necker 3" designed with less emphasis on utility, and more capable of skinning an elk or deer. I often look at my Necker 2 and wish the handle remained the same, but the blade was flipped over, and the knife redesigned with a belly rather than a straight edge. The 2.7 might address much of this, but I envision a 2.7 blade with a Necker 2 handle.

    I think the new 4.5 will be closer, but I have often wished for a S!K knife with a more classic Woodlore feel... Without being a Ray Mears clone.
     
  2. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
  3. rxavage

    rxavage

    797
    Aug 16, 2014
    4.5 in the secret steel cerakoted
     
  4. forte_defense

    forte_defense

    490
    May 10, 2015
    Heck, I don't know, TT. It started as a thread titled "What are the Limitations you face with your current S!K knives?", but I wasn't trying to be negative, so I retitled it. If a mod would like to lock of delete the thread, no problem. I do understand the similarity.
     
  5. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    A larger selection of micarta handles. Oh wait, that's coming! :)

    GSO 20, as stated in our GSO 20 thread (come by and post if you want it too!)

    Maybe a MUK, slicy with a lot of belly.

    Ooh! I know. An option to have a sharpened swedge on the 7/7 as the original had. Something to separate the 7/7 further from the rest to show how/why it's special besides the significance of it's name.
     
  6. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    A true scandi-ground 4" blade.

    A machete that is a nice middle ground between speed and chopping ability.

    A tomahawk head designed to be used with a handle or without if needed so it can be carried easily in a pack.
     
  7. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Hats!!
     
  8. Riz!

    Riz! Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2014
    Hats for sure. An operators style like the 215gear hats sans Velcro on the back with a Survive! Flame logo on the front.
     
  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Woohoo!
     
  10. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    I like that idea! I'm hoping they'll do some using Flexfit brand hats also.

    Haha I knew you'd like that!
     
  11. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    I apologize if it came out wrong. I was just wondering what you wanted out of the tread. Wasn't trying to bash on it at all.

    Hats are most certainly on the list. Directly below a false grind 7/7 starter! I agree with you xx_xx. The reason I started eyeing the 7/7 was because of the background behind it. Once I seen a fde coated false grind I was hooked. Once my starter buys are done that is my grail to find.

    A machete would be awesome too. Nothing fancy just a hard worker. I figure that's right up Guy's alley.
     
  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    :) :)
     
  13. pjandyho

    pjandyho

    671
    Feb 12, 2014
    This ^^^

    Or a slimmer full flat grind on either 3", 3.5" or 4" blade.
     
  14. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    A leather sheath for the 4.5 bushcrafter. Would this be something I'm alone on? When I hear bushcraft I imagine people going to the basics. I think a basic leather dangler would be a nice addition for this one. At cost difference of course.
     
  15. NorthernArcher

    NorthernArcher

    23
    Aug 15, 2011
    I wish they were still making the GSO 5. I discovered S!K too late to get in on that one, and it is proving difficult to find now.
     
  16. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    Keep watching the site the 5.1 starters will be for sale some time after the holidays.
     
  17. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    NorthernArcher, I'd encourage you to look at the soon(ish) to be released 4.7, which is the knife they replaced the 5 with. However if you had your heart set on a 5 i know the guys here will help keep an eye out for you and you could also check out the facebook fan page! Happy hunting.
     
  18. Riz!

    Riz! Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2014
    Archer... Check your email. I sent you a lead on a 5.0
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I could get on board with this. I keep looking at the 4.1 and seeing a contemporary kephart-style blade if it were full flat ground. It might be a winner in FFG 1/8" 20CV. But Guy has a great warranty that he stands behind, and I can just see someone taking such a blade and beating on it like I might do with a 4.7. Different blades for a different purpose, use and care for accordingly. So that might get it nixed. Still, it would be a great slicer and would offer some extra height over the 4.5.
     
  20. pjandyho

    pjandyho

    671
    Feb 12, 2014
    I don't foresee any issues happening with an FFG type knife. Just take the Esee 3 for example. It has a thinner blade spine compared to the Esee 4 and Izula. Some have said that it is not suitable for batoning duty but yet there are a few who have proven that the Esee 3 had not given them any issues at all after constant batoning for a couple of years. I am not saying that we should put the knife through hard use, but rather saying that a thinner grind may not be as fragile as we thought it would be. But then again, what do I know? I am just but a novice when it comes to knives. Lol!

    Maybe S!K could list down an advice on the ordering page that such a knife was designed more for finer camp craft and bush craft work and is not suitable for batoning and prying? I don't know, just laying some ideas out. Would really be nice if the 4.5 bushcraft is made with FFG or Scandi grind.
     

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