This Spatha linerlock folder features a hollow ground tumble finish blade and OD green G10 handle with a total of 13 ruby bearing insets. Stainless steel clip. Notched thumbrest. Gold Elishewitz logo medallion on blade. Smooth action. Perfect blade seating, detent, and lockup. Excellent work. Numbered 3 on blade. Brand new from maker from the 2009 New York Custom Knife Show.
Some additional information from Allen about this design:
"This is a limited edition that I have been wanting to make for a very long time. This knife has a lot of Marines symbolisms in it: 13 ruby ball bearings for the 13 original colonies, OD green for our uniform color, red handle liners for the blood stripes, blue anodized titanium liners for the dress blues, 7 serrations for the 7 seas. The knives are numbered and feature the "Jack-of-all-Trades" logo on the back of the blade. This logo is used by Marines Reconnaissance to show their versatility in air, land and sea. There are many different versions of this logo from Companies to Platoons; I have had this one since I was in 4th Recon." Blade Steel: .150 Stainless Steel @ 58-60 RC"
ABOUT THE MAKER
Visit this maker's website: Elishewitz Custom Creations. Allen Elishewitz is an acclaimed young custom knifemaker, whose studio is in New Braunfels, Texas. He has a degree in Criminal Justice and has lived throughout the Far East. His early interest in knives, combined with his background in the martial arts and as a Recon Marine, caused him to become a full time knifemaker in 1998. Self taught and blessed with an inquiring mind, he has designed a wide range of defense and utility knives, as well as watches, jewelry and fine art prints. He became the youngest member of the Knifemaker's Guild in 1994. He is also a member of the Italian Guild and the American Bladesmith Society. His work has been awarded numerous prizes, including Best Utility Knife, 1992 Lone Star Knife Show; Beretta Award, 1995 Guild Show; Knifemaker of the Year, 1996 Fighting Knife Magazine; and Best High Tech Knife, 2001 SICAC, Paris, France. He and his wife Valerie travel to knife shows throughout the world. Allen is the designer of the CRKT Rollock.