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Editor’s Favorites from Knives 2013 Book

The success, popularity and response from the Greatest Bob Loveless Knife Designs posts has prompted me to start a "Favorites from the Knives 2013" book thread.  So, here's the first of the "Editor's Favorites from...

KA-BAR Launches Military Appreciation Program

KA-BAR Knives created a Military Appreciation Program to give thanks to the heroes of the U.S. Armed Forces, and will give one KA-BAR Fighting/Utility knife to an active-duty service member each month. To be...

Read the Paul Ryan Hunter Interview

  Paul Ryan Hunter, Outdoorsman, Vice Presidential Hopeful BLADE's sister magazine, Deer & Deer Hunting, is receiving a ton of big league attention for its interview about Paul Ryan hunting deer. It's offering the full...

Loveless Dagger Worth Keeping in the Collection

As preeminent Bob Loveless knife collector John Denton says, "The dagger is up there with the New York Special. It is really beautiful, and I just keep those back in the collection." Denton continues, "Bob...

Practicality Was Art To Bob Loveless

"Bob wanted his knives to be working tools, not just art objects. In his mind, practicality was art to Bob Loveless," Steve Johnson is quoted by Durwood Hollis as saying in the book Knifemaking...

Merritt-Loveless Knives Do Indeed Hold Merit

"The Loveless knife design is all about function," Jim Merritt once noted. "A Loveless knife is made for the guy who wants to have the best knife possible for field work." Merritt worked side-by-side...

Loveless Crooked Skinner Gets Crooked Little Smile

In my posts on the Greatest Loveless Knife Designs, I'd be remiss if I didn't include a matching camping knife and skinner set. The Bob Loveless Lawndale-made crooked skinner at right in the Hiro...
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