Knife Type: Fighter Blade Style: Clip Point Blade Length: Approx 6 9/16 inches (16.7 cm) Total Length: Approx 11 13/16 inches (30.0 cm) Weight: 10.2 oz (292 grams) Blade Material: Böhler D2 Carbon Tool Steel Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 430 Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Hollow Grind Blade Thickness: 5.0 mm Blade Finish: Satin Finish Tang: Full Tang, Tapered Ricasso: Yes Choil: No Handle Pins: 2 Loveless Bolts, Steel Cylinder-Lined Lanyard Hole Handle Material: Black Micarta(TM) (or generic equivalent), 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. Do not store knife in leather sheath long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.
Product is a hand made knife. All measurements and weights approximate.
Knife legend Bob Loveless designed the "Dixon Fighter" knife. At maximum length it is one serious pig-sticker; this one is a bit shorter and more the length appropriate for most combat users. This specific knife feels great in the hand
The blade is satin finish Böhler D2 Carbon Tool Steel, professionally tempered to HRC 58. D2 is recognized by many top knife makers as the best carbon steel for knives. The hilt is made of AISI 430 stainless steel. Value added features include a tapered tang with white liners, a steel cylinder-lined lanyard hole and brass/steel Loveless Bolts.
Take a close look at the white liner on the left side on top of the spine near the hilt. It is not perfectly mated to the tang there; the gap is filled and smoothed but as a consequence we are grading this exquisite knife as a second and knocking $110 off the price. It is a fantastic deal.
There is a premium fancy Loveless style leather sheath and a lined wood box. We recommend against storing the sheath near the blade (including in the box with the blade).
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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.
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