Knife Type: Fighter Blade Style: Clip Point Blade Length: Approx 9 3/4 inches (24.8 cm) Total Length: Approx 15 1/8 inches (38.4 cm) Weight: 1 lbs 2.1 oz (514 grams) Blade Material: Böhler D2 High Carbon High Chromium Tool Steel Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Hollow Grind Blade Thickness: 9.0 mm Blade Finish: High Gloss Tang: Full Tang, Tapered Ricasso: Yes Choil: No Handle Pins: 2 Mosaic Pins, Steel Cylinder-Lined Lanyard Hole Handle Material: Markhore Horn Grip Style: Ergonomic Balance Point: Combat (at the Ricasso) Designed by: Bob Loveless Sheath: Overseas made embossed and two-tone dyed 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. It is one serious pig-sticker but feels great in the hand. The blade is see-yourself glossy 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 304 stainless steel, the best material for bolsters but seldom used by even top custom knife makers due to the difficulty of working with it. Further, it has been engraved! Value added features include an extra-long blade in extra-thick steel, hilt engraving, Markhorne Horn handle scales, distal taper on the blade, a tapered tang, and steel cylinder-lined lanyard holes. Markhore 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 Markhore Horn.
There is a premium fancy Loveless style leather sheath. 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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