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Knife Embellishment Techniques 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 defence 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 teaches ten different embellishment techniques that you can use to take the look and presentation of your knives to the next level. We can define an embellishment as anything that adds design interest to a piece, and the techniques demonstrated here do just that.

The embellishment techniques that Allen demonstrates are:

  • Anodizing
  • Spackling
  • Engine Turning
  • Stippling
  • Bolster Carving
  • Dimpling
  • Adding Liner Material
  • Handle Carving
  • Clustering
  • and Art Filing