GTC/SK Knives Colaboration

SKU
137487
Date Added:
11/15/13
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Overview
This GTC and Steven Kelly colaboration knife features a two tone blade with satin finished flats and tumbled grinds, clip point blade with flipper. The handle has a bead blasted titanium frame with Timascus pocket clip, tip up carry, and titanium barrel spacers. Nice detent, lockup and blade seating. Perfect function. Comes with nylon zippered case. Excellent condition.

Gus built the frames and Steven built the Blade. All of the hardware is Steven Kelly titanium stuff. 

Blade Steel: CTS-XHP
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    3.5
  • Overall Length
    8.25
  • Weight (oz)
    6.1
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Tip Up Clip
  • Blade Details
    Clip Point, Spear Point
  • Handle Material
    Metallic
  • Other Details
    Tactical
ABOUT THE MAKER
GTC Custom Knives
The GTC logo and the man behind it, Brazilian Gustavo Thome Cecchini - that's Gus to us - is well known to everyone in the knife world and has been working on knives since roughly 2004. Born 1974 in Brazil from Italian descendants, Gus had a balance of country and city life, which later led to his main field of study and profession, Agronomic engineering. Gus took this newfound knowledge and moved to the family's farm where he worked with agriculture and cattle. During Brazil's long and dry winters, Gus took up knife making as a hobby, learning along the way. Gus made use of the limited tools and steels available on the farm, having little more than a drill press and making his own belt grinder out of spare farming equipment and parts. Self-taught and eager to learn, Gus scoured the Internet as well as available books for literature on knife making. Soon after, Gus was awarded Best New Maker at the 2006 Sao Paulo Knife Show. Gus took the next logical step and began making folders. With the same learning-by-doing philosophy, Gus engineered his own custom pivot-bearings which he patented and shared with the community. Gus applies this innovative practice constantly and has added many firsts to his folders. Unique assisted-opening (2008), Front Framelock with straight-cut lock-bar (2009), a lock-bar limiter screw, a hidden-clip design that won him Best Innovative Design at the 2012 USN Gathering. In 2014 Gus added a Flush Clip design to his bag of tricks. This spirit of technical innovation is only part of the GTC formula. A look at the designs from the aesthetics reveals another level of Gus's creativity. It's no surprise that his work has graced the cover of Blade Magazine with the caption of "Dress Tactical Folder". Gus uses numerous, varied materials, shaping them into works of modern art. Not only do his creative combinations please the eye, they all come together to function as a single, seamless entity with mechanical tolerances that boggles the mind. Gus is always striving to improve his knives, never afraid to test new theories, always working with the latest available materials, technology and techniques. Gus achieves subtle two-tone surfaces simply by varying bead-blast material from glass to ceramic. Gus takes advantage of the best materials in the community and at the same time, is trying his hand at forge-welding his own steel. The final element to the GTC formula can be found in the minutest details. Screw heads, thumb-studs are custom-cut; clips are harmonized with the blade material, coarse jigging or fine filework satisfy both the aesthetic and functional requirements. Innovation, design, attention to detail and accuracy are the cornerstones of the GTC formula.
Kelly, Steven
S.K. Knives is located in Bigfork, Montana. It is the work and determination of myself and my wife Malissa. I am a full-time knifemaker, husband and father of two awesome children. I built my first knife in 2000. I was determined to create my own hunting knife. Even before it was finished, I had realized that I had been bitten by the knife making bug. Soon after that fist knife was finished, I began building the knife I carried while performing my duties, as a Deputy Sheriff. Before long I was building knives for friends, relatives and co-workers. In 2001 I was introduced to the forge. I have been forging blades ever since. In late 2002 I began building my own Damascus. I did it the old fashioned way, using a variety of hammers and a 125 lb anvil. I learned many valuable lessons by building my Damascus this way, but was relatively limited in my pattern capabilities. In April of 2005 I completed my 50 ton hydraulic forging press and am now making an array of mosaic Damascus patterns. In June of 2008 I successfully passed my American Bladesmith Society, Journeyman Smith test. This accomplishment completed the next step in my continuing quest of making myself the best knife maker I can be. In 2009 I decided to fall back on my roots from 15 years of Law Enforcement experience. I began building more tactical style knives with a strong focus on folders. And an emphasis on what I would carry if I was still working the streets. Most of my tactical knives and folders are built with CPM-154 stainless blades, Titanium and composite handle materials.I believe that knives can be beautiful in appearance. But first and foremost, must be a functional tool. I strive to make my knives the toughest, best cutting tools possible. The standard I use is a combination of toughness, and edge holding ability, as well as ease of sharpening. I fully believe in and use the designs I produce. My knives are used in and subjected to one of the toughest environments in the Country, the Montana outdoors. Montana has some of the most severe weather challenges and the best sporting challenges anywhere. My knives have stood up to the challenges time and again. I also perform regular testing on the knives I build. Because of this philosophy, I limit myself to using a select few steels, that I have tested, time and again. Most of my straight steel working knives are built from 52100 or 1084 tool steel. I also use other steels such as CPM-154 when the need and function of the knife require a stainless steel blade. I build the majority of my straight laminate Damascus patterns from 1084 or 1080 and 15n20 with the occasional addition of that something special for added effect. I also build a variety of canned Damascus patterns which incorporate several different steels and shapes. This process provides some of the most unique and diverse patterns imaginable. I am very proud of the fact that I can claim sole proprietorship of my work. I do all of the work that goes into my knives. I perform all of my own heat treating, with differential edge quench being my choice for the majority of my knives. I am convinced that this provides the best combination of edge holding ability and toughness in most applications. Knife making is constantly changing and evolving. I am always trying and testing new products. I do this in an effort the learn all that I can about the craft I love. And, also to try and provide only the best possible products to my valued clients. I take tremendous pride in my work and craftsmanship. I will make every effort to satisfy every customer. All of my knives come with free lifetime sharpening and my personal guarantee against defects in quality and craftsmanship. I believe that Quality Should Last a Lifetime!
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