Blade Length 3.625
Overall Length 8.25
Weight (oz) 5.8
Source Previously owned
Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath, Tapered Tang
Blade Details Drop Point
Handle Material Horn & Antler, Metallic
About the Maker
Loveless, R.W. (Bob)
Robert Waldorf Loveless (January 2, 1929 – September 2, 2010), a.k.a. Bob Loveless or RW Loveless, was an American knife maker who designed and popularized the hollowground drop point blade and the use of full tapered tangs and screw-type handle scale fasteners within the art of knifemaking. A hunting knife on the table of nearly any American knifemaker today will show the influence of knifemaker Bob Loveless. In the beginning he turned the knife industry on its ear, and made modern handmade knifemaking possible. He was at the beginning of everything: The Knifemaker’s Guild, drop point hunters, high quality steels, custom designs, How to Make Knives books, the Japanese Knifemakers Guild, the rise of Japanese cutlery manufacturers, utilizing handmade designs for American manufacturers. You name it and Loveless has had a hand in it. He is cited by other knifemakers and collectors as one of the most innovative custom knife makers in the world. Inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame in 1985.
Jim Merritt had been Bob Loveless' partner for over 25 years. He is known as one of the top knife makers in the business. He has been producing knives in the Loveless shop since 1982. Jim is an amazing knife maker and as Bob said in an interview regarding Jim, "Jim is the heart and the guts of this shop." Jim passed away in 2018.