Knife Type: Loveless Chute Knife Blade Style: Loveless Straight Swage Clip Point Blade Length: Approx 4 9/16 inches Total Length: Approx 9 5/16 inches Weight: 8.2 oz Blade Material: Böhler 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Steel (Tool Steel) Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 430 Austenitic Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Hollow Grind Blade Thickness: 0.22 inches; 0.18 inches at Ricasso Blade Finish: Gloss Tang: Full Tang, Tapered Ricasso: Yes Choil:No Handle Pins: 2 Loveless Bolts, Steel Cylinder-Lined Lanyard Hole Handle Material: Camel Bone, Red Liners Grip Style: Ergonomic Balance Point:Roughly at the bolt nearest the hilt Designed by: Bob Loveless Sheath: Type Loveless A Leather Sheath, Brown, Embossed, Signed by Forge Master K. Ali; Wood Box
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. It is about as sharp as you would grind an axe, which means it creates a stronger tip than you would get if the swage could cut paper but the knife is still likely to be tagged as sharp for purposes of knife laws.
Note that the camel bone is a natural material and forge used its natural shape as much as possible so the two sides are not symmetric or in perfect curves.