Gaston Glock offers upscale knives made from exotic metals

By Editor, Oct 12, 2014 | |
  1. Editor
    Ever get dressed for your everyday carry and asked yourself, "Why don't I have a Glock knife made from the steel of a sunken German battleship or rare meteorite?" Well my friend, you are in luck and, moreover, there is a Glock that likes the way you think.

    (Photo: Gaston Glock Style)

    GJG Style

    As a spin off that is to some regards separate from their firearms concern, Gaston J. Glock, son of the founder of the gun company, founded his own new venture, simply called Gaston Glock Style. Much like Remington and Browning do with their name, this new Glock enterprise is marketing a line of hunting and shooting oriented apparel, bags and packs, and accessories. Oh yeah, and knives.

    Paging the Tirpitz

    Among the 26 really beautiful knives that the company currently has in their catalog, there are a number of resurrected designs found in Central Europe. These classic edged tools, whose plans were "found in dusty pattern books from 1932 at a 175-year-old company in Solingen, Germany," have been put back into production for the company under the supervision of German blacksmith Markus Balbach.

    Among these are a series of knives, both fixed and folding, that come armor plate and other steel recycled from the lost German battleship Tirpitz.

    (This huge warship was the Allies floating Public Enemy No. 1 from 1941-1944)

    This huge 58,000-ton 792-foot long leviathan was the pride of the German Kriegsmarine (navy) in World War II. The ship however was predestined to be hunted and sunk by the huge U.S. and Royal Navies. Her older sister, Bismarck, was sunk in the North Atlantic in 1941. In a desperate attempt to save their only real battleship left, the Germans hid the Tirpitz in occupied Norway, where she could rest in any one of thousands of narrow fjords along the extensive frozen coastline. Extensively camouflaged, the huge battleship managed to remain afloat for three years until the Allies finally caught up with her and in 1944 launched a series of airstrikes against the ship that eventually sank her in a frozen Norwegian fjord.

    (Photo: Gaston Glock Style)

    Salvaged after the war, Gaston Glock has obtained a large quantity of that historic steel and had it crafted into 320-layer wild Damascus for one of a kind blades using such exotic woods as bog oak and maple root for handles. Then there are (only slightly) less sumptuous liner lock and retro locking folders.

    Then of course there are knives made from the onboard Mauser BK-27 cannons of German Eurofighter combat jets, G3 battle rifles (which were made by HK-- what heresy!) meteorites and even one from steel reclaimed from a German Leopard main battle tank with a handle made of "Ainkhrn," you know, the tusk of a narwhal.

    (Photo: Gaston Glock Style)

    The price of all this? Some seem to start at about $500 and go very rapidly up from there, with a couple one of a kind pieces touching five-digit numbers without the decimal.

    Well you know what they say, if you have to ask...

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