G.H.K. "Push Bowie" Fixed Blade Knife, Kydex Sheath
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 "Push Bowie". It is hand forged from L-6 Tool Steel (the same allow used for large steel cutting circular disc blades) - this is extremely tough material. In addition, the blade is Zone Tempered for strength and sharpness. The blade is double edged with Scandi edge bevels, and scary sharp! The finish on the steel is made using a specialty acid bath. The handle is made from English Gunstock grade Walnut, finished in boiled linseed oil. Includes a Kydex sheath with a rotating steel clip for your boot or belt. Nicely contoured handle makes it comfortable almost anyway you grab it, giving a secure grip and feeling in-hand.
Stavros puts a little oil on the blades when shipped, so you might see some residue or lint that gets caught and magnified by the camera.
Condition: New From Maker. MINT
- Overall length: 5 1/2"
- Blade length: 3"