Sunday, January 15, 2012

knife Pr0n...Elishewitz is, and will always be...The Man...The Saboteur.

Photo borrowed from True North Knives....they carry lots of awesome stuff...not just knives...but then, most of the knives they carry are not simply "just knives" either, they're works of art.

SpecificationsBlade Length: 4 1/2"
Cutting edge: 3 3/4"
Overall Length: 8 1/2"
Closed Length: 4 7/8"
Handle Material: SUPER AMBOYNA BURL Bolster/Guard: Polished Titanium
Sheath Description: TNK Ballistic Logo Pouch
Weight: 6.2 ounces / 173 grams

     New reviews & stuff are in the works, (slowly, but seriously).  I just caught this on True North Knives...stunning.  

You're probably familiar with his name & unique logo stamp, Mr. Elishewitz has been doing awesome things for a long time.

     My intro into the whole "custom collaboration" world, long, long ago, was when I saw Benchmade's original Elishewitz Stryker folder, & the original (original original) Elishewitz Benchmade Nimravus fixed blade...ya know, back when Allen's name & logo were on both?  My Nimravus is still with me, & in good shape & has served me well, but both of my original Elishewitz BM Strykers changed hands somewhere along the way. I still have a classic, albeit beat-up, Benchmade Elishewitz Sentinel as well, with the gorgeous blue anodized ti liners.  Somewhere I also traded away my Sentinel "2.0" as I called it, the Elishewitz/Benchmade mini "Dark Star", which had killer gold anodized liners.  The pic below appears to be a Sentinel, yet has the "star" cutout in the G10, like the later knife, the Dark Star series.  The original Sentinels had black aluminum slabs atop the ti liners, whereas the Dark Stars used G10.
Benchmade's old Elishewitz Sentinel-inspired "dark star", circa probably 1996? Maybe 1998? Out of production, but still awesome.  I wish they'd bring it back.

     Those past collabs with the Big "B" are cool, & those knives hold a special place in my heart, & also in my out-of-control knife collection, but nothing is more jaw-dropping than any one of Mr. Elishewitz's custom pieces.  Like many of us, knives like the one pictured above are out of my reach, financially, for an indefinite period of time, but I will own an Elishewitz custom folder some day...until then, I'll be drooling on sites like True North Knives & at  

     Allen also makes amazing writing instruments & is a first-class Watchmaker, as well.  A true renaissance man in the world of fine, functional art.  

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