Everything you need to know about GMK Striker 2

When, where, what’s available, and how much is it going to cost me?


Order open: March 3rd, 2021.
Orders close: April 6th, 2021.
Estimated shipping date: on or before February 28th, 2022.

Where can I order the set?

Available Kits


The Core kit is your starting point and provides basic layout coverage for 60%, 65%, 75%, TKL, 96-key, 1800, and full-size layouts in both standard and winkeyless variants for both ANSI and ISO layouts, all of that while keeping in mind affordability.

Macro Expansion

The Macro Expansion add-on kit extends the Core’s layout coverage and provides support for 660-like keyboards (2.25U Shift), standalone numpads (double zero and equals key), ergonomic and split keyboards (split space bars and a second B), 88-key tenkeyless boards (F13), 60% keyboards with arrows (2.00U and 1.00U shifts) and extended boards such as the ION Zenith (M1-M10 keys).

Additionally, the kit also includes alternative layout modifiers for HHKB, tenkeyless, and other standard layouts.

Space Bars

The Space Bars kit includes accent space keys from 2.00C to 7.00C for both standard, and split keyboards.

Salvun × Striker Classic Football

Produced by Salvun in Belgium, the Classic Football novelty is a Cherry profile row 1 (Esc key) metal keycap. Made of copper that is precisely milled, then cerakoted, laser-etched, and finally clear coated.

Hexagon Blue Deskpad

A 900×400×4mm deskpad with stiched edges, cloth top, rubber bottom and machine washable (wash on cold/gentle – air dry)

Group Buy Pricing

🌍VendorCoreMacro ExpansionSpace BarsSalvunDeskpad
🇦🇺Daily ClackAUD $142.00AUD $72.00AUD $35.00AUD $85.00AUD $27.00
🇨🇦Desk HeroCAD $147.00CAD $74.00CAD $35.00CAD $76.00CAD $26.00
🇨🇱Fancy Customs$112,000$49,000$24,000$52,000$24,990
🇳🇴Mekanisk1,199.00 NOK599.00 NOK299.00 NOK599.00 NOK299.00 NOK
🇪🇺Oblotzky Ind.€109.00€49.00€22.00€52.00€22.00
🇨🇳zFrontier (CN)¥787.00¥375.00¥180.00¥395.00¥120.00
🇨🇳zFrontier (Intl)$135.00$60.00$30.00$60.00$20.00

Note: zFrontier (Intl) Core kit pricing includes shipping

Frequently Asked Questions

Is GMK Striker 2 a limited group buy?

No. Vendors will be taking orders for GMK Striker 2 from March 3rd, 2021 to April 6th, 2021. Within that period, group buy participants are free to order any kits available without limit. There’s no need to rush, so please take your time when ordering a set to ensure that everything is correct.

Is GMK Striker 2 exactly the same as the 2019 run?

No. There are significant changes regarding kitting and I’ve updated the Latin + Hiragana legends to the same ones Serika 2 uses. Striker 2 uses the exact same colors as its previous release.

Will GMK Striker be re-released without Hiragana sublegends, or in any other alternate colorway?

No. I believe it makes no sense for a set that is inspired by the Japanese National Football team (also known as the Samurai Blue) to be released in any other color or without the sublegends.

Will GMK Striker 2 have any Rama novelty keycaps like the 2019 run?

No. Rama Works has made the decision for 2021 onwards to not re-run collaboration caps with the same design. This means I cannot offer the Crimson and Fuji caps as they were during the first round and I have no interest in changing a design that I was really happy with.

Why is GMK Striker 2 shipping in Q1 2022? 

GMK Striker 2 is a made-to-order keycap set that will be available to order for a limited time during its pre-production. Once this period is over, regional vendors place a bulk order with the manufacturer (GMK Electronic Design GmbH) which then prepares for the production of the items. As the demand for GMK’s sets is significant, so is their backlog.

Technical Specs

GMK Striker 2

  • Made in Germany by GMK electronic design GmbH
  • Cherry profile (1-1-2-3-4-4)
  • Compatible with MX style switches
  • 1.5mm thick double-shot ABS plastic
  • Same colors as the original run, updated Hiragana + Latin legends.

Salvun × Striker Classic Football Novelty Keycap

  • Made in Belgium by Salvun
  • Cherry profile Escape key (row 1, 1.00 units wide)
  • Compatible with MX style switches
  • Made of copper, cerakoted, then laser etched and clear coated
  • May ship early if ordered separately

Hexagon Blue Deskpad specifications

  • 900x400x4mm
  • Stitched edges
  • Cloth top (works with all mice)
  • Rubber bottom
  • Machine washable (wash on cold/gentle – air dry)
  • May ship early if ordered separately


Kindly note that the images are of 3D renders and are for illustration purposes only. The final colors may differ slightly.

Keyboards are shown for demonstrative purposes only and are not included with the purchase of these keycaps.