G.H.K. Black Spike, Kydex Neck Sheath, Paracord (SOLD)
Stavros Gizelis made his first knife using a scrap iron bar at the age of 7 years old. He has been a serious knifemaker since 2002. His has a technical background as a weapon smith and armorer, and after 18 years of working in this sector became interested in "tactical" oriented edged tools. He is entirely self-taught and works hard at making "original" designs. His knives are 100% handmade using only the most basic tools - no belt sander or electric furnace. He uses a handmade propane forge, an old anvil, a small angle grinder, and many hand files. The passion he has for knives is the real driving force behind his work. He uses only high carbon alloys and especially tool steels such as Swedish O-1 tool steel, Austrian D-2 tool steel, L-6 steel as well as old files, steel cables and leaf springs of trucks (5160). All of his knives are razor sharp and they stay in that condition even after hard usage. For larger knives and axes he uses a zone hardening / tempering method so as to combine strength and sharpness but without brittleness. He calls his knives "overbuilt", so as to be tough and strong for the needs of his clients. He does not make knives for collectors, but knives for hard working users, such as Law Enforcement officers, members of the Special Operations community, and anyone wanting a tough sharp blade. He does not have a basic line of knives, but rather makes every knife to be one of a kind. He is always willing to listen to an interesting idea about a new knife design. Contact us if you have a specific idea. Stavros is not only a talented knifemaker, but a true gentleman and super nice individual.
Stavros calls this tool his "Black Spike". This tool is designed for easy and comfortable neck carry. The entire tool is made from a triangular piece of W-2 Tool Steel, differentially hardened, with a black oxide coating. The handle is covered with a thermoplastic elastomer, a rubber/plastic-like material with both thermoplastic and elastomeric properties. The contour of the rubberized handle provides for a positive grip and feel. The Kydex sheath is designed for neck carry and includes paracord on the sheath. Stavros etches the initials "G.H.K" on the “nutcracker” at the base of the handle. All photos were taken with the camera flash, so you can see the finish and texture of the surfaces. The last photo was taken without the flash, for comparative purposes. You'll also see some oil on the spike, compliments of Stavros. Stavros' tools are meant to be used. This is a great EDC back-up tool - light and discrete.
Condition: New From Maker
- Overall length: 7 3/4"
- Spike length: 4 1/4"
- Handle length: 3 1/2"