G.H.K. "Plan B" Fixed Blade Boot Knife
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 his "Plan B" boot knife. It is made from hand forged Austrian O-1 Tool Steel, and Zone Tempered for strength and sharpness. The entire piece has a black oxide finish. He describes the Kydex sheath as for inside the waistband carry, or you can use the rotating adjustable metal clip for boot (or belt) carry. Includes a braided paracord FOB. The large ring provides for your index finger, and a very secure feeling in-hand. You will see some of the oil that Stavros puts on his blades, as well as the lint from me wiping it off for pictures. Stavros etches his initials "SG" on all his knives. Stavros' knives are meant to be used. This is a great back-up EDC - light and discrete. There are some Kydex marks on the blade.
Condition: New From Maker.
- Overall length: 4 1/4"
- Blade length: 2" (cutting edge)