Our top priority in the SURVIVE! workshop right now is fulfilling the oldest open preorders. Those are for the GSO-12, GSO-5.1, GSO-10, and GSO-8. With all of those models at finishing now we are very close to achieving this goal.
Once those models have been completed the remaining preorders will be fulfilled very quickly. The GSO-5.1 was the first production run completely produced by SURVIVE! Manufacturing. As we got settled in to machining the knives ourselves we created more and more process improvements to improve quality while speeding up the production process. With our improved efficiency and smaller run sizes there will be a sharp increase in how quickly we are completing the upcoming production runs.
As we get caught up we are striving to fulfill new preorders within 90 days and have more knives available for immediate delivery.
Click on each model for more detailed information about where it is in the production process.
At Final Production Steps: Knives are shipping now or preparing to ship soon!
Because of their large size it did take a bit longer to figure out the best production methods for the GSO-12. For example, we did extensive testing to find a new wheel that makes it much quicker to surface grind these big knives, Click here to learn more.
They are still more time consuming than small-medium blades but they are working their way through final machining and finishing. There will be large batches heading out in the coming weeks. We have all of the fasteners and sheaths in house already and we are doing our best to fulfill orders as quickly as possible while maintaining our high standards.
The GSO-5.1 preorders are shipping out now. These will keep getting built and heading out each week.
The oldest preorders have shipped and we are moving right into fulfilling the remaining preorders.
All GSO-8 preorders have shipped. The remaining blades are in stock and ready for immediate delivery.
GSO-10 preorders are getting built and starting to ship.
Our oldest open preorders are for the big blades and the GSO-5.1 listed above so those early years will be 100% fulfilled very soon!
The other SURVIVE! models were not made available until 2020 or later. By then we were limiting the amount of new orders so the knives listed below this note will be fulfilled much more quickly.
The GSO-4.7 blades are getting their stonewash finish. Handle blocks have been cut out and machining is all set up. As soon as some older preorders have been fulfilled we will start building and shipping these in large batches.
TSK blades are all done with machining and have already been finished. We are machining handles in small batches. This is a very small run that is being worked on during gaps in larger production scheduling. We will be starting to build preorders in between working on the GSO-8, GSO-10, and GSO-4.7 preorders.
At Final Machining
Shipping in 1 to 3 months
These little blades were added to cutting programs for much thicker knives so they will be getting a quick surface grind to get them to a more reasonable size. They are just waiting their turn for surface grinding before moving to the next stages.
This is a very small batch run that is being worked on during gaps in larger production. The EDC-2 was specifically designed to reduce waste and is not pulling materials away from other models. We will be using extra pieces of handle materials to fulfill these orders.
The EDC-4 FFG blades have been heat treated and final machining has been setup.
GSO-3 blades are back from heat treat and waiting their turn for surface grinding.
The GSO-4 blades are back from heat treat and waiting their turn for surface grinding.
The V-4 blades are back from heat treat and waiting their turn for surface grinding.
The V-4.5 blades are back from heat treat and waiting their turn for surface grinding.
There is a follow up run of GSO-5.1 blades that have returned from heat treat. We are just getting the last of those fasteners while working blades through the final machining steps. Programming and fixtures are already setup!
The GSO-5.1 will be an on-going SURVIVE! model that we aim to have in constant production. There are currently GSO-5.1 blades in finishing, at heat treat, getting perimeter machined, and more are on the schedule to be cut out.
The EDC-2.7 blades are back from heat treat and will begin final machining steps soon.
The EDC-4 blades are back in our workshop and will begin final machining steps soon.
Pre-Heat Treat Machining
Shipping in 4 to 6 months
GSO-5.5 blades have been water jet and are waiting their turn for perimeter machining.
The Necker II blades have been cut and will be on the mill soon.
The Vendetta Series knives have started production. Some are at perimeter machining and others are at heat treat.
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This page will be updated as new information is available. The last update was on January 05th 2023.
Here is some order fulfillment data so you can follow along as we get caught up. We will do our best to update these each month to share our progress with you.
This table shows the percentage of orders that have been fulfilled from each year. The last open orders from 2015-2017 are for the GSO-12 and GSO-10. The remaining orders from 2019 are mainly large knives and GSO-5.1s. Those models are at finishing now so those years will all be to 100% very soon!
This chart is used to show the proportion of open orders in our system. We created this so you can see that as each model finishes production we do our best to ship the oldest preorders first. We are working hard to get caught up so that this chart becomes obsolete.