After I had seen the Böker Tirpitz knife, I was amused that I stumbled upon these knives from Gaston J. Glock. This folder’s blade is forged from the Mauser cannon of a Eurofigher aircraft. Titanium and carbon fiber handles seem appropriate from this jet-age piece of cutlery. Here are the specs:
- This futuristic-looking pocket knife is constructed using only the highest quality materials, assembled and handcrafted with a lot of expertise. It possesses a harmonious style – a perfect knife for hunting wild boars.
- The blade is made of 320-layer non-stainless Eurofighter Damascus steel using recycled elements from the on-board cannon Mauser BK-27 of a Eurofighter combat aircraft, and was handcrafted by Markus Balbach.
- The inside planks are made of blue anodized grade 5 titanium.
- The slip slices are made of bronze and the screws of stainless steel.
- The handle is made of stable, lightweight carbon fiber.
- Liner Lock Knife ─ the unlocking of the blade is triggered by pressing your thumb against the inside liner.
- The sheath is made of traditionally-crafted manually stitched saddle leather. Solely vegetable tanning material is used during the tanning process.
- Technical Information:
- Total length: 7.28 inches (185 mm)
- Blade length: 3.15 inches (80 mm)
- Handle length: 4.18 inches (105 mm)
- Blade strength: 0.12 inches (3.0 mm)
- Hardness: 61° – 62° HRC
- Pattern: Ladder Damascus
- All-purpose hunting knife with extraordinary stability and full tang construction.
- The full tang blade is made of non-stainless Damascus steel, recycled from the barrel of a Glock® 35 .40 caliber gun.
- The steel was manufactured by Markus Balbach, a German blacksmith, and was folded to 320 layers by using old traditional handcraft.
- The bolsters are made of the same Damascus steel and the handle itself is made of mammoth molar rind.
- The light brow-colored sheath is made of traditionally crafted saddle leather. Solely vegetable tanning materials are used during the tanning process. The leather is re-tanned in drums over a period of 6 to 8 weeks.
- Each knife is unique and comes with a serial number.
- Total length – 9.25 inches (235 mm)
- Blade length – 4.53 inches (115 mm)
- Blade strength – 0.18 inches (4.5 mm)
- Pattern: Wild Damascus
This knife was made from the Glock 35 pistol barrel Dave Sevigny used to win the 2005 USPSA Limited-10 Nationals and 2006 USPSA Limited Nationals. The handle is made of damascus and stabilized mammoth molar–well, that is different.
The pistol barrel Dave Sevigny used to win the 2008 and 2009 USPSA Limited-10 Nationals gave its all to make the Markus Balbach damascus steel in this last limited-edition offering from Gaston Glock. The handles make-up is more damascus and mammoth ivory.
Only three of each of the fixed blades will be available. Their prices range from $3,900 to $4,500. Obviously, these are collectors’ knives. The Mauser cannon folder comes at a more palatable $750, though.
Gaston Glock also sells other knives made from meteorites, Leopard battle tanks, and Heckler & Koch G-3 rifles, and, yes, the Tirpitz. Like the Emerson World Trade Center knife or Terzuola’s U.S.S. Intrepid folder, all these knives are special by virtue of their historical components.