G.H.K. "Backup" Fixed Blade Neck Knife (SOLD)

G.H.K. "Backup" Fixed Blade Neck Knife (SOLD)

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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 "Backup".  It is hand forged from Swedish O-1 Tool Steel, and Zone Tempered for strength and sharpness.  The handle is steel, with a 550 paracord lanyard.  The finish is hand rubbed, with a single Scandi polished bevel.  He describes the sheath as Kydex for inside the waistband or neck carry with "static line" paracord.  Nice comfortable thumb-ramp gives it a secure feeling in-hand.  Perfectly named - this one definitely belongs around the neck as a backup tool.

Condition:   New From Maker.  MINT

  • Overall length:   5 1/4"
  • Blade length:     2 1/4"