The delivery estimates listed below are based on our current production capabilities. We have every intention of shortening these timeframes. As we get settled in to being our own manufacturer things will naturally become more efficient, we will always be looking for ways to improve the production process, and we are actively hiring and cross-training teammates.
Click on each model for more details about where it is in the production process.
The GSO-3.5 orders are all completed. The remaining blades are being finished and will be made available soon.
The last of the GSO-6 orders are being built and sharpened and will be shipping over the next few weeks.
The GSO-12 blades are being finished as soon as they have been ground. Preorders are getting built and continue to ship in regular batches.
Because of their size, the sharpening system needs to be adjusted to work on the GSO-12. We will be sharpening them in larger batches when the GSO-6 orders are fulfilled.
Current estimated delivery for these orders is Now thru September.
The GSO-4.5 preorder blades have all been finished and many have already been built. Sheaths are in production, scheduled to finish in the next couple of weeks.
Tracking numbers will be getting sent out as soon as sheath start to arrive.
At Final Machining
Shipping in 1 to 3 months
Tac 4 and Tac 5 blades were surface ground prior to heat treat so they are ready to start bevel grinding. Handle materials have been cut out and are starting to be machined. These are on schedule to ship out near the start of October.
GSO-10 blades are back from heat treat and are up on our Blanchard grinder. The bevel grinding program and fixtures are setup and the first batch of blades has already been finished. We have handle materials and will be cutting them up shortly. Fasteners are on order.
These will be more time consuming because of their size. But we limited ordering for this run so there are a lot less preorders to get through compared to the more recent production runs. Preorders will be shipping out in October.
The GSO-8 blades will be working their way through final production machining alongside the GSO-10. These blades are heat treated and at surface grinding. These will be delivered alongside the GSO-10, in October.
TSK blades are at surface grinding. Handle material will be getting cut out soon. This is a very small batch run that is being worked on during gaps in larger production scheduling. We expect to get this production run completed more quickly because they are smaller in size as well as the overall number of knives.
We are currently planning to ship TSK orders in October.
This popular model is our last large production run. The blades are being heat treated this month and will be back in our workshop around the same time the bevel grinder has worked through it's backlog. Our plan is to have these preorders shipping out in October and early November.
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 have already been perimeter machined so they will head straight to heat treat after surface grinding.
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.
These are currently scheduled to deliver at the start of November.
The GSO-4.7 blades have been cut and are on the way to heat treat.
Pre-Heat Treat Machining
Shipping in 4 to 6 months
GSO-3 blades have been cut and perimeter machining will start in the next couple of weeks.