Loveless Style NY Special with Durostone

Product Description for Loveless Style NY Special with Durostone

Maker: Deon Nel (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103705
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.10 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.02 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.17 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.10 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.02 in.
Item weight: 6.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground, mirror polished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Satin finished 304 stainless steel
Handle: Durastone set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Hand stitched and tooled cowhide sheath
Description: The NY Special was a slightly shorter version of Bob Loveless' iconic Hideout. It was originally designed in 1972 when a group of collectors got together and had Bob come to NY. He made it with a sub-4 inch blade so as to come in below New York's carry restrictions at the time. This Deon Nel Loveless Style NY Special is a beautiful example of the pattern. Award winning South African knifemaker Deon Nel is considered among the best Loveless style knifemakers anywhere. His understanding of the Loveless designs and sense of balance is particularly good.
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. It 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.
Durostone handle scales are set on the distal tapered full tang for strength and durability. Durostone is made by Roechling in Germany. It is both visually appealing and provides a handle that is very stable across temperature and humidity ranges. Black 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. It is completed with two Loveless style bolts and a steel lined lanyard hole. The 304 stainless steel guard meets perfectly to the handle scales.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched cowhide sheath.
Exceptional work throughout.

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