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Allen Elishewitz Janus has arrived


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Oct 2, 1998
As some of you remember, a short while ago, Allen had a contest to name the new knife he and Pat Crawford were collaborating on, and it wound up with Stompy winnging. I "won" as well, since EVERYONE, including Allen, missed Stompy's previous submission of the name, but Allen decided to send both of us knives, a really classy move.

Anyhow, here are some pictures of the knife that Allen sent me.

<a href="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark1_sm.jpg" border="0" align="left"></a> (Left) A picture of the back of the knife, showing the anodized titanium clip, ambidexterous thumbstud, bolster lock, and DAMASTEEL blade.

<a href="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark2_sm.jpg" border="0" align="right"></a> (Right) A "bottom" view of the Janus, showing the anodized titanium liners and the bolster lock. Notice how the G10 is seperate from the bolster lock, concealing it. The blue color here is the anodizing, lending a very cool air to the handles, especially when seen from an angle

<a href="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark3_sm.jpg" border="0" align="left"></a> (Left) A picture of the front of the knife, showing the damasteel blade, MOP insert, and finger cutout for lock access. The knife is very comfortable in the hand, and with the slight recurve it should slice pretty well.

<a href="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.bladeforums.com/images/upload/spark4_sm.jpg" border="0" align="right"></a> (Right) A closeup of the folded knife, notice the ball detent hole in the bolster lock. The knife blade can be had in either DAMASTEEL or plain stainless. When opened and closed, the DAMASTEEL Blade has a weird "bumpy" feeling on the detent, which is kind of cool feeling

I like this knife. Even though it's designed as a user, I feel it's just too purty though, and I think I'll be keeping it pristine. As usual, it came with Allen's multi carry nylon sheath, which can be worn horizontally and vertically.


Kevin Jon Schlossberg
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[This message has been edited by Spark (edited 11 August 1999).]
I love mine too! What a keeper! Unless, of course, someone's rich uncle just kicked the bucket, and you want to buy mine for $5,000.....

I need a bigger bucket.
Spark and Stompy:
I am happy to hear that you like your new knives and hope that you will enjoy them.

The Janus is available with different handle materials (such as textured G-10, white micarta, carbon fibers, abalone or pearl) and the blade is in Damasteel. These knives can be seen on my web site (http://www.elishewitzknives.com/welcome) and are available for immediate delivery.
Contact me if you need more information.
Allen Elishewitz