Tactical Fixed Blades

Tactical Fixed Blades

with Allen Elishewitz

Allen Elishewitz is a Texas knifemaker who became interested in knives at a very young age. His many years of training in the different martial arts, along with his experiences as a Recon Marine, have given Allen the perfect background to design both defense and utility knives.

Allen started making knives part time while he was in college studying Criminal Justice and Fine Arts, and he decided to become a full time knifemaker after graduating. He’s been making knives since 1988, constantly researching, refining, and developing the craft.

In this video Allen builds a double-edged tactical fixed blade knife from start to finish. Not just that, but he actually builds two knives in order to demonstrate both basic and advanced knifemaking techniques.

Some of the topics covered in this video are:

  • Profiling and Drilling the Knife
  • Tang Tapering on a Grinder
  • Tang Tapering on a Mill
  • Grinding and Finishing the Blades
  • Attaching the Bolsters
  • Grinding the Handles
  • Finishing the G10 Knife
  • Finishing the Bolstered Knife
  • and Knife Sharpening

(Running Time: 3 Hours 5 Minutes)

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