Engraved Loveless Style Mini-Wilderness with Ironwood

Product Description for Engraved Loveless Style Mini-Wilderness with Ironwood

Maker: Alain Desaulniers (click to see more by this maker)
Price: $1,500.00
Item num: 90373
** This is handmade and one-of-a-kind **
Blade length: 4.50 in.
Cutting edge length: 4.00 in.
Total length: 9.06 in.
Blade height (at heel): 1.10 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.21 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.06 in.
Item weight: 6.72 oz.
Shipment weight: 11.12 oz.
Blade: Mirror polished, hollow ground ATS-34 stainless steel
Bolster: Engraved 416 stainless steel
Handle: Presentation grade Arizona desert ironwood
Sheath: Hand stitched leather sheath
Description: Canadian knifemaker Alain Desaulniers' work is meticulously performed. Alain had the opportunity to work with renowned knifemaker John Young, who in turn worked under Steve Johnson. The influence of Young, Johnson, and Bob Loveless is clearly visible in Desaulniers' work. This, matched with his attention to detail, makes for an exceptional knife. This Mini-Wilderness hunter is based on Bob Loveless' design. Bob Loveless developed the Mini-Wilderness as a very versatile 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 epic design works equally well as a hunting knife and for self defense.
The guard and rivets are hand engraved by Master Engraver Bruce Bradshaw. Bruce is particularly well known for his deeply engraved animal scenes.
The stainless steel blade was hollow ground to accentuate the dramatic grind lines. A full tang ensures durable construction and longevity. A distal taper to both blade and tang results in perfect balance. Red fiber spacers assist the handle to adjust to temperature and humidity changes. Contoured Arizona desert ironwood handle scales provide a comfortable, secure grip.
Exceptional work throughout.

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