In 2013, because of demand for it, SURVIVE! produced a batch of GSO-4.1's with a scandi grind instead of our more familiar saber style grind. During our usual abuse testing Guy decided he just wasn't happy with the durability of the scandi style grind. Additionally, the high chromium, high vanadium content of the CPM-20CV alloy also meant that they were very time consuming to resharpen. Rather than put out something he wasn't 100% satisfied with, Guy instead decided it was better to not release them. Rather than leaving them in a box to collect dust indefinitely or scrapping them out, Guy started developing another idea. Pulling elements from the GSO-4.5 Bushcraft knife design, the blank profile was completely reworked into a brand new design and the GSO-4 Limited was born.
With a blade height of only 1.10", a very acute point, razor thin cutting edge and .125" thick blade stock, this design was made to slice. Wood carving, bushcrafting, game processing, food prep, you name it. If you are looking for an efficient slicer, with outstanding edge holding and excellent corrosion resistance, then look no further.
Despite their best efforts at production grinding, some of the original scandi edge was still visible on these blades toward the tip. Each blade will be reground and fine tuned by hand to eliminate any inconsistencies. As a result, each blade will be unique.
These serialized GSO-4 Limited come in CPM-20CV with Camo Canvas handles and Tumbled 416 stainless steel fasteners. The handles will be micro-textured and contoured like our newer spec model handles. With this being a special small run we will not be having kydex sheaths produced. Instead, they come with a Sagewood Gear pouch style sheath (cordage not included) which can be ordered as right or left handed. For the preorder, you can also choose to include a 3/8" ferro rod holder with your sheath.
There are currently a limited number of these available for presale, with a 5% discount. While these blades have finished with the heavy machining processes, they still have several steps to get through before orders will be ready to ship. With our current schedule we are planning to start shipping the GSO-4 Limited in 6 to 10 months.
- You are not required to purchase this knife with its leather sheath, but it is highly recommended that you do.
- Preorder cancellations are subject to a $100 restocking fee on orders with leather sheaths and $25 on "no sheath" orders to cover the cost of the custom sheath, payment processing, and other handling costs.
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- Blades are in the SURVIVE! Workshop for initial QC and any reworking necessary to fine-tune each blade. Check our Production Schedule page for the most up-to-date information.