Loveless Style Battle Knife (7-3/4") with Maroon Micarta

Product Description for Loveless Style Battle Knife (7-3/4") with Maroon Micarta

Maker: Deon Nel (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 102087
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 7.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 7.25 in.
Total length: 12.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.32 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.01 in.
Item weight: 10.40 oz.
Shipment weight: 14.6 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground, mirror polished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Polished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Maroon Micarta set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Hand stitched cowhide sheath
Description: Knife designs by Bob Loveless are legendary in the custom knife industry. The performance and reliability of Loveless' patterns set them apart. They continue to be made by a wide range of makers and award winning South African knifemaker Deon Nel is considered among the best. His understanding of the Loveless designs and sense of balance is particularly good.
One of the most elusive Loveless fighting knife designs to find and also one of the largest, the Battle Knife was considered by Loveless to be the ultimate combat knife -- a large, full-size knife that was stout enough to do heavy utility chores and use to fight in hand to hand combat. Even though it is a beautiful design, it was a difficult knife to make and less than ten are said to exist.
This Loveless Style Battle Knife by Deon Nel is spectacular. Both the blade and full tang are distal tapered for a perfect balance. The Bohler N690 stainless steel blade was meticulously hollow ground and mirror polished. The blade is razor sharp. N690 ensures a keen, long lasting edge with good resistance to chipping. It is a great choice for high performance use knives.
Maroon Micarta scales are set on the distal tapered full tang for strength and durability. Red vulcanized fiber spacers add a nice contrast. The handle is perfectly contoured for a secure, comfortable grip that you won't want to put down. The handle is completed with two Corby bolts and a steel lined lanyard hole. The 303 stainless steel guard meets perfectly to the Micarta handle scales.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched, hand tooled cowhide sheath.
Exceptional work throughout.

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