Really am a fan of Survive! I own more than a couple blades, and I swear by them. The 2nd gen 5.1 is what I own and I'm sad I missed out on the pre order for the new ones, but still I couldn't be happier with the one I own. If you get your hand on one, you wont be disappointed. The best.
- Blade Material
- CPM-3V or CPM Magnacut
- Blade Length
- 5.8" (tip to front of handle)
- Blade Height
- Blade Thickness
- Overall Length
- 12.7 oz (knife only), 15.7 oz (w/ sheath)
I saw this blade during a survival course in the Sierra Nevada's. I was hooked. Ordered 4 for my wedding as gifts with the leather sheaths. All 4 of us use these everyday either in the field or in the line of duty. No rust, no flaws, strong blades and amazing craftsman ship. Guy went the distance and because these were custom for a special gift Guy sent video of the process. It was a long wait. I'm placing an order for the next run along with friends who want another one. First class service, first class blade. Thanks Guy, and Semper Fi, to you and Ellie.
I ordered a factory 2nd GSO 5.1 on 04/11/16 and it arrived 05/04/16. It is worth the wait. I cant find any flaws on the knife, I'm not sure why it is a factory 2nd. The knife sharp. I barely touched the blade to my arm and the hair shaved right off. I watched a number of You Tube videos researching a good camp knife I don't recall any of the reviewers saying anything bad about the Survive Knives. I am very impressed with this knife and the care that has been put into producing it.
The best and most balanced knife I have ever owned. Flawless.
After using the GSO 5.1 in 20CV steel for the last few months, I can confidently say that it is the best field knife I've ever used. The toughness of the 20CV blade surprised me, I have yet to chip or roll the edge after using the knife for everything from processing firewood to carving a turkey. The edge is incredible, it cuts extremely well which isn't common on a knife of this size. Very (VERY!) few knives combine this level of toughness AND cutting ability. The handle is very well designed, comfortable for heavy duty chores like splitting firewood as well as lighter work like carving wood or meat. The choil works great for making the big knife feel smaller for tasks requiring more control. Thanks for such a great tool Survive!