With the latest design revision we've taken the already outstanding SURVIVE! GSO-5.1 and made it even better. While the blade profile has remained the same, we've lengthened and recontoured the handle a bit to improve comfort and usability over a wider range of users.
The SURVIVE! GSO-5.1, a full sized medium utility knife, is one of the most versatile cutting tools in the SURVIVE! line up. The robust, well balanced design of this tool allows you to tackle a wide variety of tasks with relative ease. The very manageable size and weight of the GSO-5.1 is solid and confident in your hand, without being heavy or feeling bulky.
Our high quality Torx T-25 style fasteners are precision machined from 17-4PH stainless steel. 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. The satin stonewash finish on the blade provides extra durability while maintaining a sharp enough spine for use with most ferro rods. We utilize the experts at Peters' Heat Treating to provide the most up to date heat treat for all of our blades.
Production and Delivery Information:
There are GSO-5.1 blades at all stages of production right now. As one of our most popular models we plan to have a run of GSO-5.1s in production at all times. Preorders placed now are on the schedule to be delivered within a few months. We do our best to deliver knives within 90 days, though that may change depending on delivery timelines for steel and handle materials and shipping to and from heat treating.
For the most up to date information check our Production Schedule page.
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. Visit our knife care page for the best Check out the CPM-3V Data Sheet.
CPM MagnaCut is an innovative new stainless steel from Crucible. It has an excellent combination of toughness and wear resistance, along with improved corrosion resistance. Our CPM MagnaCut blades are expertly heat treated to 62.5 HRC. Here is the CPM MagnaCut Data Sheet.
SURVIVE! proudly supports Peters' Heat Treating for all of our heat treating needs.
- We do not have a set delivery date for preordered knives, be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive regular production updates.