Loveless Style New York Special
Knife Type: Fighter
Blade Style: Loveless Style Clip Point
Blade Length: Approx 3 1/2 inches
Total Length: Approx 7 5/8 inches
Weight: 4.1 oz
Blade Steel: 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, Sharpened Straight Swage
Blade Thickness: 0.19 inches
Blade Finish: Gloss
Tang: Full Tang, Tapered
Handle Pins: 2 Loveless Bolts
Handle Material: Wenge, Red Liners
Grip Style: Single and Remaining Fingers Indents (see pics)
Balance Point: Just fore of the Loveless Bolt closest to the tip
Designed by: R.W. Loveless
Made by: Forge Master K. Ali
Sheath: Type 9 Leather Sheath, Brown
Product is a handmade knife. All measurements and weights approximate.
This is an excellent concealment knife for personal defense (but only in compliance with applicable knife laws including dagger restrictions). 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. There is no guarantee law enforcement will not regard it as sharp for purposes of dagger laws. If you want more, since this is 440C you can sharpen it by hand.
The grip material is Wenge. Combining it with the tapered tang and red liners makes the knife exceptionally attractive.
This knife was recreated using the pattern of an actual Loveless knife. The rearmost group finger indent perfectly fits the ungloved hand of our 190 pound 5'11" male adult. There is no slack. If your hand is bigger than his or you see yourself wearing gloves, this knife will be too small. Of course, the smaller the better assuming it fits since concealment and an unfettered draw are primary goals.
Things to Consider Before Ordering:
1) Check with your local laws to determine the legality of all items ordered. Seller is not responsible for any items seized by customs or other authorities and will not knowingly make shipments to countries where any items are illegal. By placing an order, you are representing that you are an adult, the product(s) ordered are lawful in your local jurisdiction and that you will use the products in compliance with all applicable laws. You accept full responsibility and costs for all customs fees and VAT. Seller will not replace or refund any item confiscated by local authorities or customs agents.
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.