G.H.K. "Kiridashi" Fixed Blade Neck Knife, Kydex Sheath (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 knife the "Kiridashi". It is hand forged from a piece of 5160 Spring Steel in a Brut de Forge finish, and Zone Tempered for strength and sharpness. The knife / handle is acid etched, and the blade edge has Scandi polished bevels - scary sharp! There is aggressive jimping along the spine where your thumb would rest, giving it a secure feeling in-hand. There is a braided Paracord FOB, and Paracord secured to the Kydex sheath for neck carry.
Condition: New From Maker. MINT
- Overall length: 6 1/2"
- Blade length: 2 1/2"