Loveless Style 8" Blade Big Bear Sub-Hilt Fighter (Böhler 440C, Wenge)
Knife Type: Fighter
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Length: Approx 8 inches
Total Length: Approx 13 1/2 inches
Weight: 10.8 oz
Blade Material: Böhler 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Steel (Tool Steel)
Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 304 Austenitic High Nickel, High Chromium Stainless Steel
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Blade Thickness: 0.25 inches; 0.21 inches at Ricasso
Blade Finish: High Gloss
Tang: Full Tang, Tapered
Handle Pins: 3
Handle Material: Wenge Wood, Red Liners
Grip Style: Sub-Hilt
Balance Point: At the intersection of the hilt and ricasso
Designed by: R.W.Loveless
Sheath: Type 3 Leather Sheath, Brown
Product is a hand made knife. All measurements and weights approximate.
This is a Loveless Big Bear-style Sub-Hilt fighter knife with a shortened blade. That is different from a Loveless Junior Bear or Mini-Bear in that the knife is not scaled down, rather the blade remains wide enough to leave a serious hole in the target.
The swage has been sharpened in the same manner you would an axe or Butterfly Sword. That means it will penetrate, have some ability to survive nicking and provide tip strength, but not cut paper. That said, there is a good chance law enforcement will regard it is sharp for purposes of dagger laws. If you want more, since this is 440C you can sharpen it by hand.
The handle material is Wenge Wood, which is beautiful and has a definite texture following its grain that will aid retention. It is one of Forge Master K. Ali's favorite handle materials.
Things to Consider Before Ordering:
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2) These are handmade. There will be slight imperfections on most handmade work commensurate with its pricing.
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) We recommend against storing the sheath near the blade (including in any wood presentation box with the blade) as tanning oils and vapors cause corrosion.