As you know, we are all living in a strange new world because of the current coronavirus pandemic. Through these uncertain times we will be doing everything we can to stay on schedule and will update delivery estimates if necessary. For now, we are fully stocked on the materials that we need and are still in the workshop to keep production moving. Please see our Covid-19 information page for full details.
 

In Finishing:

(being surface finished, sharpened, built, and packed up)

  • GSO-3.5: Preorders are shipping out regularly
  • GSO-3.5 Factory 2nds: Existing orders are being shipped each week and we expect to be caught up quickly.
  • GSO-12: Preorder closing July 15th!
    • Preorders shipping out July-August
    • blades are being bevel ground
    • handles are being machined
    • fasteners are getting their tumbled and black oxide finishes
    • sheaths are being designed
  • GSO-6 : Preorder closing July 15th!
    • Preorders shipping out July-August
    • blades are at surface grinding, bevel grinding, and being surface finished
    • handles are being machined
    • fasteners are getting their tumbled and black oxide finishes
    • sheaths are being produced
  • SK-12 and SK-6 preorders will be fulfilled as GSO-12 and GSO-6 due to the SK Series being discontinued.  Read more here.

In Production:

(in the heavy machining stages)

As we recover from the Covid-19 lock down we will do what we can to compress this timeline.

  • GSO-4.5: Estimated completion date of August-September.
    • blades will start surface grinding as soon as the machine opens up.
    • handle materials are on hand
    • fasteners are on order
  • GSO-10: Estimated completion date of September-October.
    • blades are at heat treat
    • Micarta is on hand and G10 will be ordered soon
  • GSO-8: Estimated completion date of October.
    • blades are about to go to heat treat
    • Micarta is on hand and G10 will be ordered soon
  • GSO-5.1: Estimated completion date of October-November.
    • blades are wrapping up at perimeter machining
    • all handle materials are in stock
  • SURVIVE! TSK and EDC-2: The first batch of these are perimeter machined and will be leaving for heat treat soon. 
    • Because these blades were specifically designed to reduce waste, they are not pulling materials from other models.  We are also taking care to make sure they do not impact regular production.  They are both very small batch runs that are being worked on during gaps in larger production scheduling.  With these knives being smaller in size as well as overall numbers they will be completed more quickly than other models, so their current estimated completion date is August.
  • GSO-4: Steel will be on the water jet ASAP, with an estimated completion date of November-December.
  • GSO-3: These will be cutting along side the GSO-4, with an estimated completion date of November-December.
  • GSO-4.7/GSO-5.5 cutting is scheduled to begin shortly. These have an estimated completion date of December.

Future Production:

We've made the decision to temporarily suspend production beyond the GSO-4.7 and GSO-5.5. After the models that are currently in production are wrapped up, we will be taking a break for a bit. We'll be back, but on a much more limited basis moving forward.  Read More...


Please note:

 - There is a lot going on in the SURVIVE! Workshop these days.  We are doing our best to get through existing preorders, but it will take several weeks from when preorders for a particular model start shipping out, until they are all fulfilled.

 - In addition to being a small team, the building table is also the shipping table, so we have to work on things in batches.


This page will be updated as new information is available.  The last update was on July 3rd, 2020.

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As the world reacts to covid-19 there are a lot of factors that are beyond our control.  Through these uncertainties we will be doing everything we can to stay on schedule and will update delivery estimates if necessary.  For now, we are fully stocked on the materials that we need and are still in the workshop to keep production moving.  Please see our covid-19 information page for full details.