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#6163822 - 01/31/16 08:06 PM Loveless Style Hunter
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A while back I was contacted by THF member "nsmike" about doing a Loveless style knife. Mike had a pic of a somewhat rare Loveless Hunter that we both thought would make a good project. We discussed steels and other details and ended up with this knife based on that pic. It's done in 154 cpm stainless with a blade length of just over 4", a tapered tang and ivory micarta handles with red liners. Hope you like it Mike.




and here's the original Loveless that Mike wanted to use as our model


Edited by D.Crawford (01/31/16 08:08 PM)
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#6163864 - 01/31/16 08:32 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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He got to be pretty happy with that. Awsome knife.
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#6163877 - 01/31/16 08:42 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Wow! A work of art and a knife that should last for generations.

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#6163982 - 01/31/16 09:42 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Very nice David

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#6164065 - 01/31/16 11:13 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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I'm looking forward to receiving it. I've wanted a Loveless style knife for a long time. I had PMed David about possibly ordering one some time after Christmas and discussed some details and pricing. When my wife wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas I told her about the knife I was thinking of ordering after Christmas. She told me to find out how much, when I told her, she told me to order it, on Christmas I got a check from her and another from my adult daughter that covered the cost. David and I were on the same page almost immediately with the only detail that was extensively discussed was a traditional steel vs a newer super steel.
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#6165888 - 02/02/16 08:36 AM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Very nice, congrats to both of you on a great looking collaboration. Baker
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#6166578 - 02/02/16 03:37 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Very nice work David. up
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#6166583 - 02/02/16 03:40 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Daaaaaang! How bout another buddy ol pal! Dad would LOVE one of those for his vest! PM coming soon
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#6167022 - 02/02/16 08:36 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Beautiful knife. Congrats to you both

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#6167445 - 02/03/16 08:08 AM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Beautiful knife!
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#6168022 - 02/03/16 01:39 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Looks amazing.
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#6168957 - 02/03/16 10:55 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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On the original Loveless, is that checkered wood?
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#6169009 - 02/04/16 12:00 AM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: Bullfrog
On the original Loveless, is that checkered wood?

Canvas Micarta, also the original is 3 5/8 in. long, it would make a heck of an EDC.
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#6171235 - 02/05/16 05:56 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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I'd like to update everyone now that I've received the knife. The handle material is indeed ivory color it appears brighter in the photos. In the hand it feels like an extension of my body. I've never had a knife that felt so good in the hand. I guess it's a testament to Bob Loveless's genius at knife design and Davids interpretation.
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#6171567 - 02/05/16 09:51 PM Re: Loveless Style Hunter [Re: D.Crawford]
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Thanks Mike. Glad you're pleased with it.
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