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Loveless-Parke Is Part Drop Point, Part Skinner

Spending a day with the Loveless-Parke drop point would be like spending a day in the park. What I love about this knife is that it is a drop-point hunter, but it has that...

How ‘Bout a Bob Loveless Big Bear Classic?

If you've been following these posts on the Greatest Bob Loveless Knife Designs, then you knew, didn't you?, that the Big Bear would rear it's oversized but beautifully bladed head? This particular Loveless Big Bear...

R.W. Loveless, Maker, Claymont, Delaware

Another early (1950's) hunter made by R.W. "Bob" Loveless when he lived in Claymont, Delaware, interestingly, there are thumb notches on the back of the blade, just ahead of the guard. This is an...

Get A Load Of That Delaware Maid!

If you're a fan of Bob Loveless knife designs, you likely have a soft spot for at least one of the Delaware Maids ... no, not the logo, although that etched "Delaware Maid" is...

Loveless & Abercrombie: Match Made In Knife Heaven

When a Merchant Marine named R.W. "Bob" Loveless walked into Abercrombie & Fitch—a retail sporting goods store—in downtown Manhattan, New York, he was looking for a Randall knife. But Randall knives were out of...

A $13,000 Loveless Fits the Bill

If you talk about Greatest Loveless Knife Designs, a Bob Loveless chute knife has to be included in the list. Originally designed for a Spec Ops parachutist working in jungle climates, the "chute" knife...

The Iconic Loveless Knife Built For Schrade

The knife Bob Loveless built for Schrade features a stainless steel blade and synthetic molded handle with no guard. The top piece is the Schrade knife, and the bottom is the Loveless semi-skinner prototype...
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