G.H.K. "Rozary", Rosary
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.
This rosary is Stavros Gizelis' "Rozary". The Cross is hand forged from a single billet of cold steel in the Brut De Forge style, and the finish is brushed after a dip in acid. No thermal or other mechanical welding was used in the making of the Cross. Since the Cross is entirely free-hand forged, each one is unique. The various beads are hand cut, using chromed steel and bronze. Stavros makes these not only for religious use, but they can also be used as a non-lethal weapon. Its heavy feel and paracord strength make it ideal to use in restrictive environments. It can be used as a flail, as a flexible garrote, or even as an improvised set of knuckles. Use your imagination. Mil Spec Paracord connects the heavy steel beads, and makes the whole unit a very hard hitting impact weapon.
Condition: Brand new from the maker
- Cross Height: 3"
- Cross Width: 2 1/8"
- Hanging Length: 16"
- Total Weight: 7.2 ounces