Loveless Style Mini-Wilderness with Olive Micarta

Product Description for Loveless Style Mini-Wilderness with Olive Micarta

Maker: Deon Nel (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $680.00
Item num: 105708
*** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind ***
Blade length: 4.60 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.10 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.07 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.23 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.20 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 7.60 oz.
Shipment weight: 12.2 oz.
Blade: Hollow ground, mirror polished N690 stainless steel
Bolster: Polished 304 stainless steel
Handle: Olive canvas Micarta set on a distal tapered full tang
Sheath: Hand stitched cowhide sheath
Description: Bob Loveless developed the Mini-Wilderness as a very versatile custom hand made knife. It was designed to be a well balanced knife -- not too heavy, not too light. As a modified chute knife, it provides plenty of function. The design was originally developed when an apprentice from Japan accidentally rounded the ricasso on a batch of chute knives. Loveless ended up double grinding the blade and calling it the Mini-Wilderness. This Deon Nel Mini-Wilderness is no different. It shows off Nel's work at its best. It works equally well as a hunting knife and for self defense.
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 was meticulously hollow ground and mirror polished. The clip and edge are 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 bolts and a steel lined lanyard hole. The 304 stainless steel cross guard helps your hand not slip forward onto the blade.
The knife is accompanied by a hand stitched cowhide sheath.
Exceptional work throughout.

Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days