Glock 35s are the competition-length .40 calibers from the Austrian gunmaker. Barrels on the pistols are 5.31 inches, nearly an inch longer than the standard duty carry many law enforcement agencies use with the Glock 22. The barrel allows shooters to enter the Limited Class of shooting sports competitions.
Competition guns go through untold thousands of rounds, and replacing barrels becomes a necessity when shooting for first place. No one knows that better than pistol champion Dave Sevigney. Glock’s lifestyle brand, Gaston J. Glock style LP, took Sevigney’s championship-winning barrels from the 2000s and crafted high-grade hunting knives from the metal.
The metal from the Glock 35’s barrels were melted down and transformed into blades via a traditional welding technique, producing the 320-layer Damascus steel. The green process represents part of Gaston J. Glock style LP’s efforts to promote recycling in their manufacturing processes. Barrel serial numbers GWA786 (2005-2011), HMX864 (2005-2011), and MZU771 (2009-2011) were used in the knives’ construction.
Championships won by the three barrels include:
• the 2004 USPSA Limited-10 Nationals
• the 2006 USPSA Limited Nationals
• the 2008 USPSA Limited-10 Nationals
• the 2009 USPSA Limited-10 Nationals
• several regional and state championships
• his extensive practice and training
“After some time I replaced these three pistol barrels,” said Sevigney, who has won over 200 matches in his career. “I thought it would be nice to preserve the memory of the matches I won or the times I trained on the range by transforming the barrel material into quality knives by Gaston J. Glock style LP. The knives will last forever.”
The knives are made in Germany. The championship barrels, GWA786 and HMX864, both retail for $4,300. The training barrel, MZU771, retails for $3,900.
Gaston J. Glock style also took other historic metals and made them into one-of-a-kind knives. Steel from the battleship Tirpitz, the cannon of a German Eurofighter jet, a Leopard battle tank, and a meteorite are among the sources for Gaston Glock’s Damascus steel.
Visit gastonglockstyle.com for more information.
Photos and cover image via Gaston J. Glock style LP