*Queue the trumpets* Du-du-du-duuuuuu! Allen Elishewitz came for a visit all the way from
! Yes, Allen and Jim O’Young came to do some top-secret business with my friends and sponsors, Hogue! Knife business (If you click this link, you’ll get a clue! :O ) Yep….Allen will be designing knifes and Hogue will be making them.! Allen was super dooper fun. One of his favorite pastimes, like mine is to joke around with Jim. Notice Jim’s Game Face portrait that Allen took and shared with me. Allen even took part in our traditional, nighttime hike through “Skunkland”, (peeeeyou) and he was a great sport about our flashlight wars. And besides being fun he brought delicious pecans all the way from Texas ! He came with us to a local steel match on Sunday, which meant I had to take my S&W 627 revolver out of its winter hibernation, and Jim O’Young shot his usual magnificent self. We had a Blast at the range. Texas
What I haven’t mentioned yet is that Allen is an artist! While Allen was with us, I managed to interrogate – er, politely ask him questions about his art, “Knife making.” Allen happens to be one of the top custom knife makers in the world, his knifes are all handmade. He made his first knife in 1987, which makes it older than me…and he still keeps it to this day! I also learned what he makes his knives out of; stainless and
steels for the blades and G-10 and carbon fiber for the grips (here I go, shooting on the brain) I mean for the handles. Now, I had no idea what Damascus steel and G-10 were, but apparently Damascus steel is from the Damascus Middle East in the 17th century. Plus it looks really cool. G-10 is basically a fiber that makes the handle really strong. Allen tells me it is very durable. Oh, and Allen mentioned that he also likes to use natural materials for the handles, which I find awesome! If you get a chance to see Allen's artwork be sure to pay attention to the handle, you will agree with me, it is amazing.