The Kyriazanos emblem is an homage to the Cycladic figurines of his region; the world’s first intentionally minimalist sculptures, believed to be carved as far back as five millennia ago. Quite fitting, for a young carver who holds a special reverence for traditional English shapes: those essential forms which have appealed for decades, even a century, without the need for superfluous embellishment.
Clean of line, and featuring a shank diameter which would make a pencil look thick, Michalis creates a dashing straight Dublin, one with an execution which could bridge many a decade. On the inside, the draft in the stummel is set at 4mm, the stem at 3, with a 4mm taper drill inserted in the latter for a smooth-as-silk bridge and easy draw. You will find no delrin here, Kyriazanos hand turns his tenons from the same German ebonite used for the stem and bit. Killer style, sweet grain and 100% handcrafted – and all at roughly 60% of the investment required from a certain famous, machined shaped marque.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves