Availability information: The latest design revision of the GSO-3.5 is available now! These are fully manufactured in our workshop, here in Meridian, ID. Inventory is limited but more will be added as parts are finished. We are working on fulfilling existing orders so these newest orders will be delivered in 30-60 days.
The SURVIVE! GSO-3.5 is a small chore knife that is big on cutting performance. It's feather light weight and compact size perfectly compliments those users with small to medium hands. This little knife is also perfect for those situations where carrying a full sized fixed blade isn't practical but when you still need something more robust than a folding knife.
This revision has brought some significant changes to the SURVIVE! GSO-3.5. Ergonomics have been greatly improved and the design overall has been streamlined substantially. Similar to the GSO-4.1, the GSO-3.5 has benefited from a deepened finger pocket, enhanced handle profile contouring and a slightly lengthened handle. We have also ditched the handle skeletonizing and two handle bolts of the older GSO-3.5, in favor of a solid tang and three handle bolts.
You can choose between CPM-3V or our stainless steel, CPM-20CV. These blades are either peened or tumbled, either way the spines are sharp enough for use with most ferro rods. Handles will have our proprietary microtexturing for added grip. All knives will be built with precision machined tumbled fasteners and come with black kydex sheaths. Key features of the kydex sheaths include: excellent retention, drain channels, and several attachment options with slots and eyelets, in addition to the kydex clip.
- You are not required to purchase a kydex sheath with your order but it is HIGHLY recommended that you do so.
- We do not have a set delivery date for preordered knives, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive regular production updates.
- If you decide to cancel your order, there will be a 10% cancellation fee
A bit about the steel used in SURVIVE! Knives:
CPM-3V is a high alloyed tool steel, made using the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process, that has a very high impact toughness and excellent edge holding. Being made with the CPM process, this steel is also very resistant to lateral stress (flex) breakage, making it a perfect choice for a high performance, hard use knife. CPM-3V is not a stainless alloy and can stain if not cared for. Check out the CPM-3V Data Sheet.
-Delta heat treat is a protocol developed by a group of innovators who were working independently to push CPM-3V to its full potential. After joining forces, CPM-3V Delta became a reality and it is now used exclusively by those three companies.
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.
Peened vs Tumbled:
The SURVIVE! Peened finish creates a non-reflective matte look and provides extra durability.
Tumbled blades have a galvanize appearance which helps to hide wear.