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    Does Anybody Own a Bob Loveless Droppoint Hunter (see picture inside)



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    Not any more...I've sold off or given away all my hunters.

    The one pictured in your link is an unusual version in that it has no thong hole in the butt and although it's difficult to say for sure, it seems to be missing the .030" red vulcanized fiber spacers Bob used between the tang and the handle slabs.

    I've handled dozens of Loveless knives and have never seen a drop point made like this. Beautiful example though.

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    I've got Beretta's Loveless version

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/55001407/Share/IMAG0109.jpg

    Model 205a, aus-8 steel, made in Seki. Wanna trade?
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    Older and wider.

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    I have a shipping box of his stamped from the Riverside location... does that count?

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    I have the note Bob included with the last knife he made for me. Means more to me than the knife itself...which I gave to a friend.

    Still can't believe he's gone.

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    Thinking about integral hilts again? Back to work.

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    I am not much of a hunter, but I love the look of that knife. Simple and elegant. Classic -

    Have steel, would like to try, need some reference on thickness.


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    Marcus Lin has become real good doing the Loveless stuff.

    http://www.mileswelze.com/Others_Fixed_MLDPH.html

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    I don't own one but I'm from Riverside, Ca and my dad has a knifemaking buddy that was really close to him. He has a Loveless that he showed me. It was very nice. Thats all I got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko Tsourkan View Post
    I am not much of a hunter, but I love the look of that knife. Simple and elegant. Classic -

    Have steel, would like to try, need some reference on thickness.


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    Marko,

    Bob made his hunters from 3/16" flat stock he had blanchard ground flat and parallel. Tangs were tapered to about 1/16" at the butt, although this could vary somewhat. The example in the photo has a four inch blade, so you can figure the other dimensions using that as a scale. Bob was always tweaking his designs; a drop point hunter made one year would not necessarily be identical to one made the year before or the year after, so you've got a little wiggle room in your calculations.

    Hope this helps.

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