Survivor

I have long been a fan of the Kukri and having owned, sharpened and used hundreds of them over time I decided to set about making a large knife that could do similar work.

I wanted something moderate in size and weight.  A handle with the “bell” shape of a Kukri.  A finger hole that would do double-duty as a guard as well as allow up-close detail work.

Careful observers will note that while there is no curve to the profile of the Survivor, the blade does indeed drop at the similar angle.  I studied dozens of different Kukri designs to get this overall angle right.  Rather than create a recurve, I let the belly of the knife be wider than the plunge.

The bottom line is this – you get the chopping power of a medium-sized Kukri without all the excess weight and difficult-to-sharpen recurve.

Survivor Knife

Blade Specs:

9.5″ long. O1, A2 or 3V steel.  1/4″ thick.  Full flat grind.

Handle Specs:

6.5″ long, made from 1/4″ thick handle material, aluminum corby pin and lanyard tube
All synthetic handles (Micarta, G10, etc) are heavily sandblasted for a super grippy better-when-wet finish
All natural materials are handsanded to 600 grit and then handrubbed with Briwax

Pricing:

Pricing starts at $435 (includes leather pouch sheath by Butch Hagedorn)

Add-ons:

Handle Options:

  • Natural Canvas Micarta (included in Base Price)
  • Black Canvas Micarta (included in Base Price)
  • Green Canvas Micarta = adds $20
  • Black G10 = adds $30
  • Orange G10 = adds $30
  • Blue G10 = adds $30
  • Red G10 = adds $30
  • Blue/Black G10 = adds $40
  • Black/Tan G10 = adds $40
  • Arizona Desert Ironwood = adds $150

Add $20 for G-10 liners (specify red, black, blue, green, white or yellow)

Sheath Options:

  • Leather pouch by Butch Hagedorn (included in Base Price)
  • Upgrade to Dual-Carry Leather Sheath by Butch Hagedorn  = add $45

*Add a Light My Fire Army Model Firesteel for $15
*Add a Firesteel loop for $20
*Change to Black Leather = $40
*Add Tooling to Leather Sheath = $40

 

Ordering:

This knife can be ordered now on my Orders page:  http://kosterknives.com/orders

Thanks for your interest!

Dan

 

 

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