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.
9.5″ long. O1, A2 or 3V steel. 1/4″ thick. Full flat grind.
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 starts at $435 (includes leather pouch sheath by Butch Hagedorn)
- 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)
- 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
This knife can be ordered now on my Orders page: http://kosterknives.com/orders
Thanks for your interest!
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