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 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. These come with a Sagewood Gear pouch style sheath or a taco style kydex sheath.
Because there are always some issues in manufacturing, there are some Factory 2nds in this batch of GSO-4 Limited blades. These are being listed for a 10% and there will be no sheath included with the order.
- It is highly recommended that you acquire a sheath for this knife as there is not one supplied with your order.
- Cancellations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee to cover the cost of the payment processing, and other handling costs.