Black Dolphin by Allen Elishewitz
The custom folding knife Black Dolphin from the famous American knifemaker Allen Elishewitz.
A blade is made of Chad Nichols Stainless Damascus Black Eye pattern. The blade profile is quite interesting. It has a straight line of the cutting edge with a curve and a tanto-shaped cut point. In general, it looks like a hybrid of scimitar blades and American tanto. The blade is hardened to a hardness of 59-61 HRC, and has 4 mm thickness in the butt.
A handle frame is made of anodized titanium. Scales are titanium with a stonewash finish. The finish of the knife deserves special attention: the ornament on the scales’ surface is a special engraving technique — guilloche. Guilloche (fr. Guilloché) is a delicate engraved rhythmic pattern, which is applied by numerous intertwining lines, forming a dynamic pattern that shimmers in the light. The works of Carl Faberge were decorated with guilloche, today these patterns can be found, for example, on elite chronometers and costume accessories. Allen Elishewitz is the first Craftsman to use metal guilloche to decorate knives.
A spacer is made of carbon fiber. A titanium clip has a rotating ball for easy placing the knife in a pocket.
Black Dolphin is a bright and functional urban tactician. The knife is light and ergonomic, the weight of the product is only 172 grams with a total length of 218 millimeters.
The knife got its name from the name of a Russian maximum security prison. And also the gloomy Russian image and subculture of Russian Criminal Tattoo, which swept across the United States and Europe in the mid-2000s — early tenths. Allen has Russian roots and is free from stereotypes. The names of the knives were given during the visit of the Master to Russia. The author wanted to give the knives special names, with a characteristic Russian chill. Maria suggested it, and Allen really liked the idea.