This limited batch of the GSO-2.7 had been started with the intention of becoming the first new spec GSO-2.7s. However, they were pulled from production when a previous service provider mistakenly tumbled the annealed blades after surface grinding. At that point, they had not been hardened by heat treating, so the tumbling caused the edges to be rounded significantly. We looked into the feasibility of machining the blade perimeters, to get back to the crisp corners and edges we had been striving for, but there would have been too much material to remove. With limited in house resources at the time, these blanks were shelved and additional steel was cut to complete the original GSO-2.7 production run.
Fast forwarding a few years, the folks at Millit saw these blades while we were moving our equipment and materials into their shop and started asking questions about them. Soon after getting settled in, we all sat down and developed a plan to resurrect these previously abandoned blanks. By using a short cycle tumble, the blade edges aren't any more rounded than they were previously. The tumbling media was carefully selected to create a stonewash finish with nicely uniform marbling, with excellent depth, resulting in a very visually appealing surface finish. With the blanks being bevel ground here in the Millit shop, the tips were brought back to a nice, sharp point. And because a "Limited" run needs something a little extra, the Millit team also went ahead and hand ground each blade with a tasteful accent swedge grind.
All of the GSO-2.7LTD knives will feature CPM-20CV steel, three color camo G-10 handles, tumbled 416 stainless steel fasteners, and black kydex sheaths.
Even smaller than the GSO-3.5, the GSO-2.7 was designed for those who enjoy a very lightweight and compact blade. This design is ideally suited for users with smaller hands but the handle is still long enough to enjoy a full "four finger" grip with even a medium sized hand. The GSO-2.7 features a skeletonized tang under its handles. Whether you need a compact fixed blade for your B.O.B. set up or just need something more robust than a folder, consider the GSO-2.7 for your next adventure.
Our high quality Torx T-25 style fasteners are precision machined from 416 stainless steel. Key features of the kydex sheaths include: excellent retention, drain channels, and several attachment options with slots and eyelets, in addition to a molle webbing and up to 2" belt compatible kydex clip.
- You are not required to purchase a kydex sheath with your order but it is HIGHLY recommended that you do so.
A bit about the steel used in SURVIVE! Knives:
CPM-20CV is a very high quality martensitic stainless steel, with outstanding corrosion resistance and excellent edge holding. CPM-20CV does lack the impact toughness of CPM-3V but being made with the CPM process, this steel is still very resistant to lateral stress (flex) breakage. Consider CPM-20CV for a very low maintenance, all weather cutting tool. Here is the CPM-20CV Data Sheet.