Loveless Style Hideout with Desert Ironwood

Product Description for Loveless Style Hideout with Desert Ironwood

Maker: Willem Steenkamp (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 103906
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 3.70 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.40 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.09 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 5.80 oz.
Shipment weight: 10.4 oz.
Blade: Hand ground, mirror polished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Polished 303 stainless steel
Handle: Arizona desert ironwood set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Pouch style leather sheath by Kosie Steenkamp
Description: Willem Steenkamp was accepted as a member of the Knifemakers’ Guild of Southern Africa (KGSA) in May of 2007. His attention to detail is clearly evident in his knives. His fit and finish rivals that of the best makers found anywhere. This exceptional Loveless style Hideout has been in a single private collection. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, Willem could have made it yesterday.
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 inspire a wide range of makers and Bob is regularly cited by other knifemakers and collectors as one of the most innovative and influential custom knifemakers in the world. Though Willem Steenkamp is best known as a folder maker, this Loveless style Hideout shows his tremendous skills.
The hand ground blade features a double hollow grind. The N690 stainless steel has been meticulously mirror polished. Willem's mark is on the left side.
Polished 303 stainless steel bolsters meet perfectly with Arizona desert ironwood handle scales. The full tang is distal tapered for perfect balance. A red fiber liner helps the natural wood adjust to temperature and humidity changes. The scales are set with two stainless steel hidden bolt rivets and a lined lanyard hole.
This Hideout is accompanied by a custom pouch style leather sheath made by Kosie Steenkamp, Willem's brother.

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