The GM7 was one of those designs that "just happened" while the GiantMouse team was out and about being inspired by their environment.
While together in Nuremberg last March, we happened to be sitting in an Indian restaurant having dinner, when the conversation turned to what spices we liked and what types of chilies we preferred.
As usually happens when there are two Danish designers at the dinner table, the pens come out, and drawing on napkins begins - in this case to illustrate the chili peppers they liked to cook with but didn't know the names of. And, as also usually happens, the lines from a particular sketch turned the discussion to knife design, and the initial sketches of the GM7 came to light between the naan, mango and curries.
The shape that emerged in the knife sketches was in some ways reminiscent of the Spanish Navaja folder, but more sleek and modern in its expression. The next morning we took it to the computer, and before lunch, the GM7 was born.
Limited to 300 numbered pieces.
Blade Steel: Böhler M390 MICROCLEAN stainless steel. Satin finish.
Handle Scale: Green Canvas Micarta.
Pivot Mechanism: Ceramic ball bearings.
Locking Mechanism: Liner lock.
Blade Length: 3.5" (88mm) - measured from tip to forward-most aspect of frame.
Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3mm)
Handle Length: 4.3" (110mm)
Overall Length: 7.75" (197mm)
Weight: 2.56oz (72.5g)
Made by Reate. Comes with original box. Excellent condition.