FEATHER - A super-simple utility blade that is very practical and one of our most popular.
Useful at the office, in the kitchen or in the field. Easy to finish. Deep finger cut
eliminates the need for a guard and sets it apart from the ordinary. Made from 5/32 inch
thick stock, 3 and 7/8 inch cutting edge, 8 and 3/8" overall. ATS-34, occasionally in
BIG HENRY - The classic working blade. Our slab handle duplicates what Ed did with his
stag shape when finishing the grip. It's hard to find stag like that now. 3/16" thick
steel stock, 5 and ½ inches, tip to guard, 10 and 1/8" overall. ATS-34
LI'L HENRY - a slightly smaller version of the classic. Scaled in size to fit in the
current idea of a utility knife. 3/16" inch thick stock, 4 and 5/8 inches, tip to
guard, 9 and 1/8" overall. If you prefer the stick tang version, see #105. ATS-34
BANANA - slender, but a surprisingly generous length knife that will fit well in the hand,
no matter how you hold it. Use plain slab, or add guard or bolsters. If you want to add
the guard, you'll need a dremel tool and cutoff wheels to make a notch for it to fit in.
5/32" thick stock, 4 and ½ inches cutting edge, 9 and ½" overall. We're trying
to offer more interesting options with some of these new patterns. ATS-34
SWAGBACK FILLET - a practical fish and camp blade
with a grip designed for safe holding under wet conditions. 5/32 inch thick steel stock, 4
and ½ inches cutting edge, 9 and ½" overall. The blade is not flexible, in fact, we
go to extra effort to make the tip stronger. Needs no guard, has tapered tang. This is one
of Bobs' first dozen patterns that has survived since we started in 1976. ATS-34
CHUBBY - this homely little thing is one of our best sellers! Originally designed to use
up those little bar ends that were too short for a regular knife. 3/16 inch thick steel, 2
and 7/8 inches cutting edge, 7 and 1/8" overall. Easy to build and great to use.
Needs no guard, has a tapered tang. The small end on the grip fits the heel of the hand
without irritation, so you will find it comfortable for hours of use. ATS-34
CHUTE KNIFE - The classic Loveless. A short, tough looking knife for general use. Clip is
sharpenable. Tapered tang, front mounted guard and ground from 3/16" thick stock, 5
inches from guard notches to tip and 9 and 1/4" overall. Longer versions available on
special order. ATS-34
TANTILITY - a utility tanto blade, simple to polish and
complete with a handle of wood, micarta or antler. 3/16 inch thick steel, 7 inches, tip to
guard. We have not used a traditional Japanese tang on this blade because that style is
difficult to fit with a handle. It has a blade and tang shape that will work well in a
wooden sheath. 440 C or ATS 34
COMPANION BOWIE - a small, stark bowie design that
finishes into a beautiful little belt knife. Rather finely drawn in the point but plenty
functional and quite dramatic looking. Bob now uses a twist on the grind to make the tip
thicker and tougher. Ground from 3/16" thick steel, 4 and 3/4 inches, tip to guard.
CHEFS' PARING - very modern styling for a practical, straight edged cooks' blade. Finish
with bolsters or a plain handle. The crisply shaped end of the tang is not uncomfortable,
once a set of handle slabs are installed. 5/32" thick stock, 5 inches cutting edge, 9
and ½" overall. If you would like a tip curved round to match the other two knives
of this series, (16 and 17) order a 14-B. We will also make the abrupt ending of the tang
into a smoothly curved pattern, if you prefer. ATS 34
LIL' BIRD - a modern utility blade with sleek styling inspired by a George Herron blade we
saw about fifteen years ago. It still looks good! Can be done plain or with front
bolsters. 5/32" thick stock, 3 and ½ inches, tip to guard, 8 and 3/8" overall.
WASP - narrow in the center and stings on the end. Ground as a
single edge blade, drilled for bolsters. Makes an interesting costume item and a great
letter opener. 5/32 inch thick steel, 5 inch blade and 9 and ½" overall. ATS-34
S. F. BOOT - we stole this idea from a really slick folder and
modified it to what you see. Has a gold rush flavor with mod/tech overtones. Can be done
either plain or fancy. There are holes for both front and rear bolsters. Made from 3/16
inch thick stock, 5 inches from tip to guard, 9 and ½" overall. ATS 34
PACK ALONG - a small, leaf shaped blade designed to be finished
with bare metal grips or wrapped with cord, although adding a slab handle is no problem.
Needs no guard and has no tang taper. Grip or lashing holes are there if you need them.
Out of 1/8" thick stock, 3 inches from tip to guard and 7 and 1/8" overall. If
you plan not to use slabs on the handle, ask us to "break" the sharp corners of
the tang for comfort. ATS-34
MOUSE CLIPPER - tiny but potent and useful just about everywhere.
The more you try the small grip, the more you like it! 1/8" thick stock, 3 and ½
inches, tip to guard lug and 7 and 3/4" overall. ATS-34, sometimes in ATS-34
FOXY - small but boldly styled, comfortable and very practical as
a working knife. Very dramatic profile. Takes a guard and has a straight tang. Lots of
detail for a small knife in 5/32" thick stock, tapered tang, 3 and 3/8 inches, tip to
guard and 7 and 3/4" overall. It is important to remember that blades of this style
do not have unbreakable tips. ATS-34
CAMP KING - full sized, trailing point style for field or camp use
with a very modern grip and professional tip. Tapered tang with guard lug and pin holes.
3/16 inch thick steel stock, 4 and ½ inches from tip to guard and 9 and 1/4"
SUPER CHUBBY - contemporary design chubby pattern with a bit more
character than the standard model. Comfortable grip and a generous choil cutout ahead of
the guard lug lets you "choke-up" on the blade. Has a tapered tang and is
3/16" thick stock with 3 and 7/8 inches of cutting edge and 7 and 3/4" overall.
'49ER - short, single edged, spear pointed. The sort of blade
preferred during the gold rush days and a type made popular by San Francisco cutlers. Our
version is with a stick tang but it may also be ordered with a coffin handle. 5/32 inch
thick stock, 5 and ½ inches from tip to guard. ATS-34, occasionally 440-C
HUNTERS' CLASSIC - Here's a pattern
that's been around since 1880, a fine, small bowie for hunters or collectors. Takes a
guard and is drilled for 1/8" pins. Ground from 3/16 inch thick stock, 6 and ½
inches from tip to guard and 11" overall. Tapered tang. Has a narrow false edge, just
in case we forget to show that on the drawing again. We are also playing with this pattern
a bit, to make it a little narrower and more traditional. 3/16" ATS-34 standard, or
special order heavy duty model in 440-C, 1/4" stock.
JAYS' UTILITY - a pattern borrowed from one of our local makers.
Very practical and useful for nearly any field or camp chores and small enough to carry
legally in most urban areas. This model is ground from 1/8" thick stainless and
doesn't have a tapered tang. Measures 3 inches on the cutting edge and 7 and ½"
overall. The current version has a slightly wider grip than earlier models. ATS-34 or 440C
SORTA LIKE BOBS' - Bob Loveless, that is. He was kind enough to
let us do several blades similar to his carefully designed styles. Ours are flat ground
and not the precise masterpieces he produces, but will fit the hand and work in a manner
very similar to his gentlemans' knife. Needs no guard and is ground from 5/32" thick
stock, 3 inches of cutting edge and 7 and ½" overall. ATS-34
ANOTHER COPY - of the Loveless
line. This time one of the larger working blades with style refined for the total utility.
Bobs' designs have inspired the work of perhaps half the knife makers in the country. The
other half didn't have the nerve to copy him. This is his straight hunter with tapered
tang and ground from 3/16" thick stock, 3 and 3/4 inches of cutting edge and 8 and
½" overall. Needs no guard. ATS-34
THE UTILITY - A Loveless 4" utility improved, tapered tang
with a classic shape created by the clip at the tip of the blade. Simple but virtually
perfect with the entire pattern devoted to being a utilitarian knife. Cut from 3/16"
thick stock, 3 and 3/4 inches, guard notch to tip and 8 and 3/4" overall. No
provision for guard, but may be ordered with a #79 type grip if you prefer it with a
5" UTILITY - the 5" version of the utility, improved. An
elemental design combining the traditional, clipped tip and the Loveless touch. Cut from
3/16 inch thick steel, 4 and 8/8 inches of cutting edge and 10" inches overall. No
DROP HUNTER - Bobs' ( Loveless ) classic design, the drop hunter
with front mounted guard. Possibly the most copied knife in contemporary knife making.
Tapered tang and is ground from 3/16" thick stock, 4 inches, tip to guard notch and 8
and 1/4" overall. ATS-34
DROP HUNTER II - The drop hunter in a version for the guard-less
fans. Tapered tang and 3/16" thick steel stock, 3 and 3/8 inches of cutting edge and
8 and 5/8" overall. ATS-34
CLASSIC BOOT - a fairly innocent looking knife that can easily
pass for a working blade but does excellent duty as a protection blade. Tapered tang,
designed for bolsters and can also be fitted with a guard. False edge will not sharpen.
Plenty of class for the fellow who wants to really dress one up! 5/32 inch thick steel
stock, 3 and 3/4 inches of cutting edge and 8 and ½" overall. ATS-34 or 440-C
SHARPIE ONE - A trim little
pattern with the focus of design on the taper of the blade to a fine point. It's stout,
practical and especially easy to finish for a stick tanged knife. The curved cut at the
lower back of the blade acts as a guard, so all you need at the front of the handle is
some sort of a metal or micarta "washer" to finish and seal there. Works well as
a caper, and you'd best not let your cook get hold of it, or it'll be in the kitchen
forever. 4 and 3/8 inches from guard to tip. Ground from ATS 34 or 440-C.
SHARPIE TWO - Where number one
was a cute little pattern, number two has a visible amount of muscle, even at first
glance. It's large enough to work as a camp knife, a big game utility, or if your wife
gets hold of it, in the kitchen. The rounded cut at the butt end of the blade makes a
foolproof finger guard, and no traditional guard, projecting downward, is needed.
Excellent with a stag grip. 6 inches from guard to tip. Made from 440 C steel.
BIG HENRY, STICK - the original, rabbit tang version. Stick it
into a stag handle and you have quite a classic. Ed used a rabbit style tang, sandwiching
it between stag slabs. Cut out of 3/16 inch thick steel, 5 and ½ inches from tip to
SHARK - I can't explain this one. There was some remnant steel
around that got made into six of these, and they sold so fast that I didn't get a pattern.
Took a couple months to figure it out again. The rear section is ground like an axe, very
heavy, and the front part is more like a razor. Lets you use it several different ways,
and is unique enough to stop traffic. Why shouldn't we have a dramatic one? Actually, a
good working blade. Made from 1/4 inch thick steel with 6 and ½ inches of cutting edge.
TEXAS CAMP KNIFE - we were going to offer these years back, but
thought they might be too big. All of the samples sold and we had guys asking for more, so
now it's a standard. The top tapers just a little thinner at the tip and the main, bottom
grind is twisted at the tip to carry the weight and strength closer to the tip. Really
impressive when it's made up with a simple guard and a crown stag grip. Made from 1/4 inch
thick stock, 11 and ½ inches from tip to guard. 440-C.
NEW TANTO - a very simple tanto for the martial arts practitioner.
The grip may simply be cord wrapped, or you can use the additional holes to put on a slab
handle. Does not take a guard but the front of the handle has been filed true, just in
case you want to add one. Price is for the standard version in the length drawn. We can
provide this model with blade lengths up to 14 inches long for bamboo cutting, or covering
the elbow, on special order. Ground from 3/16 inch thick steel stock, 7 and 1/8 inches
from handle notches to tip and 11 and 1/8" overall. ATS 34 steel.
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