The Grailer 2 is a light-weight and stylish pocket knife, designed by Simen Stryckers. We have been keeping an eye on his work for years and are impressed by what he designs and how he develops. His knives are not widely available. That is why we asked him to help us design the Grailer 2. This pocket knife is based on his Custom Findus V2 pocket knife. A stylish gentleman’s knife which is also great for EDC use. The premium materials and finish have definitely elevated this design. A collectable knife that was made to be used, for an amazing price.
Like a real gentleman the Grailer 2 will feel at home anywhere. Whether you are eating a fancy piece of steak in a good restaurant or are working in or around the house. So from suit to jeans. And not only are the looks are amazing, the technique is as well!
A light-weight pocket knife
When you hold the Grailer 2 you immediately notice its weight: only 75 grams. Especially for a knife that is enhanced with an 8.7 cm blade this is remarkable. It is the result of the marbled carbon fibre show side. A stunning material comprised of carbon fibres that were randomly drenched in synthetic resin. A stunning organic pattern is the result.
Many manufacturers add a titanium or steel liner in between. The Grailer 2 is not enhanced with this liner. A clever construction around the pivot with a steel inlay ensures that the lock is strong enough. As such the weight is even lower.
A blade made from CPM 20CV steel
The blade of the Grailer 2 is made from CPM 20CV steel. At the moment it is one of the most popular types of steel because it retains its sharpness for a really long time. It is also stainless and easy to sharpen. When you look at the blade you notice how thin it is. As such it is amazing to use. The skins will fly of your apples!
You can quickly open the knife. Ceramic ball bearings were namely placed around the pivot. Slightly harder than steel to make sure it moves well, and will also keep moving smoothly. The detent ball, which ensures that the knife remains closed, is also made from ceramics for an even longer life. But that is not all, the same is applied to the steel lockbar insert. What? Yes, a lockbar insert. A sheet made from hardened steel in the titanium framelock. It ensures that the lock will function even longer. To make sure you can easily keep the Grailer 2 close it is enhanced with a sleek pocket clip. As such you can even wear it in your trouser pocket.
About designer Simen Stryckers
Simen Stryckers is a young Belgian knife maker. His fascination with knives began just before his studies in mechanical engineering. With his brother he started making knives and used his background to become even better. His goal is to produce knives that are practical, sustainable and simple. He believes that knives need to look great, but should also always be functional. You can tell when you look at his sleek design style. Every line was carefully though through. The knife also contains many subtle details, both technical and aesthetical.
In his garage in Antwerp, Belgium Simen produces most of his knives by hand. It is therefore even more impressive that he is able to produce such top-quality knives. Characterizing for his style is his inventiveness. With his brother Maarten he produces his own machines to make the process a little easier. Their background in mechanical engineering definitely comes in handy here!
We have been tracking his progress for years and kept seeing his designs improve. A young talent with a great career in the knife world to look forward to! With his design of the Grailer 2 he is able to introduce his vision to a bigger audience.
About producer WE Knife
A flipper pocket knife such as this could only be produced by the best flipper manufacturer today: WE Knife. Their production quality is simply impressive. Few manufacturers are able to make their knives flip so consistently. Their milling work and finish is also praised. So yes, a logical partner to produce the Grailer 2
Grailer 2 Simen Stryckers
The Grailer 2 is more than just a gentleman’s knife or EDC pocket knife. It is a statement. Subtle, stylish and sharp. Made to be used. And all that for a price only few can match. A lot of knife for its weight, and its price. The Grailer 2 has got it all.
The Grailer 2 comes with a luxurious pouch enhanced with a soft lining. Made by Maxpedition.