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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 with Loveless in his shop for 30 years, and toward the end was making Loveless’s knives on his own, with Bob pitching in and helping whenever he could.

This pair is a prime example of the combined efforts of Bob Loveless and Jim Merritt. Their skill as knifemakers is simply without peer.

The knife photo is by Durwood Hollis and was used in the book he authored titled Knifemaking With Bob Loveless.

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