Our Scandinavia friends at Gustafsson and Sjögren (GoS) have launched their new watch and gentleman’s folder knife sets.
It was back in 2011, that GoS introduced their first knife and watch set based around characters in the Norse mythology. Although they received very good feedback GoS felt that the proportions of the large Johan Gustafsson folder knife was unproportional to the watch displayed next to it. With this in mind, Johan Gustafsson, a true master in the field of Damascus steel has now developed a new folder knife that is roughly half the size of his normal knives while still containing his trademark design elements.
GoS can therefore now offer a gentleman’s folder knife as an optional companion to their superb watches. The knives are individually made to match the aesthetics of the watch. Johan Gustafssons folder knifes are made in a liner-lock design, which means that the titanium liner holding the blade in place also acts as a lock spring securing it in the open position. This lock is released by applying slight pressure on the spring, normally by use of the thumb.
The handles of the first two GoS gentleman’s folders have been customized using two dfferent materials: Scandinavian amber and damascus steel.
The first 12 sets will be delivered in a handmade presentation box which is an evolution of the box they manufactured for the Stockholm watches a couple of years ago. It is made by Sture Nyberg, i.e. the same artisan who makes the smaller GoS boxes and feature the same traditional all-wood manufacturing
The new GoS watch & knife sets were first unveiled during the exclusive event “Feast for Eyes” in Macau, that took place between May 24th to June 3rd 2014.