Loveless Style Mini-Wilderness Knife (Böhler 440C, Rams Horn)
Knife Type: Loveless Mini-Wilderness
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Length: Approx 4 3/8 inches (11.1 cm)
Total Length: Approx 8 15/16 inches (22.7 cm)
Weight: 9.1 oz (261 grams)
Blade Material: Böhler 440C Stainless Tool Steel
Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 430 Stainless Steel
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Blade Thickness: 6.0 mm
Blade Finish: Mirror Finish
Tang: Full Tang, Tapered
Handle Pins: 2 Loveless Bolts, Steel Cylinder-Lined Lanyard Hole
Handle Material: Rams Horn, White Liners
Grip Style: Ergonomic
Balance Point: Combat (just past the hilt into the handle)
Designed by: Bob Loveless
Sheath: Overseas made embossed heavy duty leather sheath, Loveless-style.
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.
The blade on this knife is mirror finish Böhler 440C Tool Steel, professionally tempered to HRC 58. The hilt is made of AISI 430 stainless steel. Value added features include Rams Horn handle scales, a tapered tang with white liners, a steel cylinder-lined lanyard hole and brass/steel Loveless Bolts. Rams Horn is a natural material and the handle scales are not symmetric (see photos). Expansion and contraction is normal with many handle scale materials, including Rams Horn, and you can feel the exposed tang with your hand due to contraction.
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!
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, in a manner that avoids exposing the arm or hand to the broken glass after penetration (strike near the edge so the window frame blocks ingress), 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.