Loveless-Style Mini-Wilderness Knife (Böhler 440C, Camel Bone, Kangaroo Motif)
Product is handmade. All measurements and weights approximate.Knife Type: Loveless-Style Mini-Wilderness
Blade Style: Loveless Straight Clip Point
Blade Length: Approx. 4 11/16 inches
Total Length: Approx. 9 3/8 inches
Weight: 8.0 oz
Blade Material: Böhler 440C Stainless Tool Steel
Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 430 Stainless Steel
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Blade Thickness: 0.19 inches
Blade Finish: Mirror
Tang: Full Tang, Tapered
Handle Pins: 2 Loveless Bolts, Steel Cylinder-Lined Lanyard Hole
Handle Material: Camel Bone w/Red Liner, Kangaroo Motif
Grip Style: Ergonomic
Balance Point: Roughly at the Loveless Bolt nearest the hilt
Designed by: Bob Loveless
Maker: Forge Master K. Ali at M/S Ironman Steel at his family-owned Blacksmithy established 1968 in Pakistan. He is the third-generation Forge Master. All sheaths, scabbards and soft cases are outsourced.
Sheath: Loveless-Style Brown Leather, Embossed. Do not store knife in leather sheath long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.
Description: 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.
The swage is pretty thin, about like a sharpened axe, so while it won't cut paper this knife will run afoul of most state dagger 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. Pay close attention to the photos of the handle.
The knife shown are what you will get so if you have any questions ask them before ordering.