GSO-4 Limited

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The last of the GSO-4 Limited blades have been surface finished and are available now.  The blades are being built but the GSO-4.1 Preorders are ahead of these in the sharpening line.  We are working on a few of these at a time but it could be up to 60 days for orders to be delivered.

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 Limiteds 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.


 - You are not required to purchase this knife with a sheath, but it is highly recommended that you do.
 - Cancellations are subject to a 10% cancellation fee to cover the cost of the payment processing, and other handling costs.


Reviews (2)

Grizzly May 4th 2019

Replaced all other brands

I had to buy mine on the secondary market. Survive Knives has the best micarta scales out of every manufacturer. These are truly grippy and feel great in hand. The size of the GSO 4 is perfect for everything. Well except for hacking your way through the jungle. Only way it could be better was if it came in a flat grind. I definitely recommend it. I've began selling my other fixed blade knives manufactured by other companies on Ebay. I won't buy a fixed blade from anyone else ever again. I just wish they would figure out how to manufacture faster to keep up with demand and make them easier to buy.

Mike Apr 1st 2019

4 Limited

If you like the 1st gen 4.1 handle size but like all the 2cd gen improvements this is a great choice. Just a bit smaller all around than a 1st gen 4.1 it makes for an excellent easy to carry high quality stainless blade.

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