G.H.K. "Spike", Polished Duraluminum, Kydex Neck Sheath, Paracord
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 "Spike". This somewhat shorter Spike is designed for easy and comfortable neck carry. The spike itself is made from British Stubbs Silver Steel (Tool Steel), differentially hardened, with a black oxide coating. Stubbs Steel is a high carbon tool steel ground to very close tolerances. It is so called because of its highly polished appearance created by the extremely fine surface finish. The high carbon content of this BS1407 silver steel means that it can be hardened to give considerable wear resistance and the chromium content increases strength and harden-ability. The handle is polished 6061 Aircraft Grade Duraluminum. The carved / sculpted handle provides for a positive grip and feel. The Kydex sheath is designed for neck carry and includes paracord on both the sheath and handle. Stavros etches his initials "G.H.K." at the base of the handle. Stavros' tools are meant to be used. This is a great EDC back-up tool - light and discrete.
Condition: New From Maker
- Overall length: 6 1/2"
- Spike length: 3 1/2"
- Handle length: 3"