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Dwyer Custom Goods at SHOT Show 2016

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Most people who are familiar with solid knives know who Duane Dwyer of Strider fame is.  What they may not realize is that the custom knife side of things Duane Dwyer Customs has a feminine touch.  You know what they say, “Behind every great, man is a great woman.”  Well, they sent this press release telling you all about it.

Those are some sleek looking folders. Can't wait to see the blades.

Those are some sleek looking folders. Can't wait to see the blades.

Dwyer Custom Goods, custom knife makers and material science specialists, are pleased to announce they will be represented at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show.

In particular DCG would like to invite members of the media and discerning custom knife aficionados to come and visit with the “better half” of the Dwyer Custom Goods custom team: Sheila Anders-Stronegger (aka Dwyer Household-6 Actual). Mrs. Dwyer began her knife apprenticeship with Duane Dwyer, Mick Strider and other notables in the custom knife making community in 2009 after a career as a model and on television. In 2013 she began building her blades on her own and is now releasing a number of her own designs.

Sheila's knives are all built by hand, from the profiling to the grind. All are smaller than other Dwyer Custom and Strider Knives, and while suitable for a male to carry and fight with, they have an undeniably feminine influence. Her focus is predominantly on the small and concealable.

“I build knives to be beautiful,” says Sheila, whose favorite steels to work with are Damascus and SM-100, “but nasty and dangerous too…a concealable, hard use, capable tool.”

Mrs. Dwyer is passionate about building knives, particularly with regard learning from the artisans around her.

“I started by doing grunt jobs at the shop,” she says. “I’ve done blasting and polishing, the surface grinder and every other machine in the place. That’s how you get there, you start at the ground level and evolve. I love looking at true craftsmanship. I love to learn from other knife makers; how to improve a lock or a way to perfect a finish technique. It brings me joy to learn.”

As you can see, although the learning continues – as it should with any artisan – Mrs. Dwyer’s knives are meticulously crafted and worthy of bearing the DCG name.

Dwyer Custom Goods will be collocated with the Strider Knife booth at the show, though the Dwyers and their staff will frequently be roaming the floor visiting other knife makers and catching up with friends and acquaintances in the industry.

This little guy looks like both ends pack a punch.

This little guy looks like both ends pack a punch.

You can check out these bad ass knives and many more at booth number 20131. Even if you can't manage to snag a custom from Dwyer Custom Goods there will be plenty more awesome knives at the same booth. You can't go wrong with a Dwyer or Mick custom or even a Strider production knife.

About Dwyer Custom Goods

Dwyer Custom Goods is the next evolution from Duane Dwyer Customs. Like Mick Strider Customs, it is a family-centric, synergistic custom knife-making company building folding knives, fixed blades, lethal ladylike implements and gentlemanly wearables. Everything we build in our San Marcos facility is Made in the USA and crafted to the most absolutely exacting standards. Watch for our forthcoming video channel wherein DCG will begin giving back to the knife using community be sharing what we have learned and the techniques we have begun to slowly but surely perfect over the years.

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What is the NSSF SHOT Show?

The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.
Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc
View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show right here.
2016 SHOT Show
January 18 — Media on the Range (numerous shooting facilities in and around Las Vegas)
January 19–22, 2016
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 21 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 22 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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