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.
There are a handful of GSO-6 orders that needed handles remachined, those are getting built now and will be shipping in the next few days.
The remaining GSO-6 blades are getting paired with handles and will be in stock within the next week. Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to get an email when they are available!
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 did order different grinding belts specifically for these big blades, so sharpening is going really well now!
These are a lot more time consuming because of their size but we are still planning to have orders shipped out by the end of this year.
The GSO-4.5 fulfillment is going even smoother than we had anticipated. A lot of orders have shipped already with the rest going out of the next couple of weeks.
TSK blades are all done with machining and have already been finished. Handle materials are cut and will be getting machined 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 December.
At Final Machining
Shipping in 1 to 3 months
Tac 4 and Tac 5 blades are getting bevels ground before they head up to finishing. Handle materials have been cut out and are starting to be machined. These are on schedule to ship out in early December.
GSO-10 blades are getting bevel ground in small batches between other jobs. Handle materials are getting cut and machining will start as soon as the mill catches up. Fasteners have arrived and look great!
These will be more time consuming because of their size. Fortunately, we limited ordering for this run. There are a lot less preorders to fulfill compared to the more recent production runs.
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.
This popular model is our last large production run but we are expecting it to go really well! The GSO-5.1 is the first model completely manufactured by us here at SURVIVE!. The blades are back from heat treat and are starting to be surface ground. From there they head straight to bevel grinding. The handle materials are getting cut out and fixtures have already been made to start machining them as soon as possible. Fasteners are getting made and the first sheath samples have come in! Our plan is to have these preorders shipping out through December.
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 GSO-4.7 blades have are back in our workshop, getting ready to be surface ground.