My name is a Elijah Froedge, I am 30 years of age and from west central Indiana. I joined the CLA this past year and thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of the CLA show in August. I met many good and patient people that took the time with me and explained many questions I had. (Ian Pratt and Tim Crosby especially) . I have always loved the culture and people that are acquainted with such historical ,and artistic personalities. I live not to far from Jerry Eitner and Curt Hogland , they have been a huge help and mentors for me. Jerry went through the whole build from start to finish of a iron mounted rifle with me. We worked from his shop through last fall and winter in the evening's. I just can't say enough good about that man. I have now finished my third rifle. I am learning new things with every one I build and enjoy every minute of it.
The knife is made of 1084 forged by me.
Copy and photos supplied by Elijah Froedge.