Custom knifemaker Allen Elishewitz is a well-known accomplished knife builder and designer with a background in martial arts, the Recon Marines and fine arts. The Texas native has been making knives full time since 1988 and a member of the American Knifemakers Guild since 1994 when at the time he was the youngest member. He currently serves as a Director on the Guild's Board. His efforts have been acknowledged with many awards over the years including Fighting Knife Magazine's "Knifemaker of the Year" award in 1996. Mr. Elishewitz has also collaborated with the gun-grip manufacturer Hogue to create his own line of high-quality tactical knives. Allen's background is the perfect combination for designing and crafting quality tactical knives.