Knife Type: Loveless Mini-Wilderness Blade Style: Clip Point Blade Length: Approx 4 9/16 inches (11.6 cm) Total Length: Approx 9 5/16 inches (23.7 cm) Weight: 7.2 oz (206 grams) Blade Material: Böhler-Uddeholm High Chromium, High Carbon D2 Tool Steel Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 304 Austenitic High Nickel, High Chromium Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Hollow Grind Blade Thickness: 5.1 mm Blade Finish: Mirror Finish Tang: Full Tang, Tapered Ricasso: Yes Choil:No Handle Pins: 2 Loveless Bolts, Steel Cylinder-Lined Lanyard Hole Handle Material: Walnut, Red Liners Grip Style: Ergonomic Balance Point:Combat (between the hilt and the nearest Loveless Bolt) Designed by: Bob Loveless Sheath: Type Loveless A Leather Sheath, Two Tone Brown, Embossed
Product is a handmade knife. All measurements and weights approximate. Knife legend Bob Loveless designed the Chute Knife at the behest of paratrooper Harry Archer. It is a short combat knife with a thick blade, not a hunting knife. The swage runs half the spine. The swage on his rare Mini-Wilderness model runs the full spine, a more difficult knife to produce. The fully ground spine results in a chute knife with greater fighting capability but sacrifices spine flat that might otherwise be used for batoning.
This knife is an outstanding example of the Mini-Wilderness. The blade is mirror finish Böhler-Uddeholm D2 Tool Steel, professionally tempered to HRC 58. The hilt is made of AISI 304 stainless steel, which is the best steel for bolsters but too difficult to work with for even most top custom knife makers. Value added features include beautiful silky soft Walnut handle scales, a tapered tang with red liners, a steel cylinder-lined lanyard hole and brass/steel Loveless Bolts.
There is a lined wood box. We recommend against storing the sheath near the blade (including in the box with the blade).
Note that because the swage is sharp, this will run afoul of most state dagger laws and be illegal to carry in public!
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2) These are handmade. There will be slight imperfections on most handmade work commensurate with its pricing. Mr. Ali's highest quality/grade/difficulty knives generally sell for $300 to $500 through other venues with Collector Grade Butterfly Sword pairs selling for up to $1,595.
3) Plain Language Disclaimer: Knives are inherently dangerous. Glass breakers are also very dangerous to the user and should be used only in cases of life or death and with protective gear. Swords with sharp edges are for display only and should not be used for martial arts training. Even blunt swords are dangerous. You agree that you won't sue the Seller, designer or maker for anything related to using this product for any reason whatsoever and you (and we) really mean it!
4) Do not store knife in leather sheath long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.