“Maxi-Loveless” hunter knife/bushcraft knife

Robert Waldorf Loveless a.k.a. Bob Loveless or RW Loveless, was born on January 2, 1929 in Warren, Ohio, USA.

His works and results in knifemaking continue to inspire many bladesmiths, including myself.

He was a true pioneer, who wanted to make people understand that a knife may be beautiful and elaborate, but it is still a utility item.

He died on September 2, 2010 and “it left a vacuum in the cutlery world” /Jim Merritt/.

The Maxi Loveless is my biggest hunting and bushcraft knife inspired by Loveless’ works. The long blade already attracts attention, but the size suggests that it should be used with caution: a large blade like this must be treated with respect.

The slotted bolster ensures tighter grip and greater protection which makes this knife fit for bushcraft and hunting purposes.

The parameters of the knife:

  • sleipner steel, 58-59Hrc
  • convex edge
  • full tang
  • blade length: 140 mm
  • blade thickness: 4 mm
  • handle length: 125 mm
  • full length: 265 mm
  • handle fixing: 2 corby and 1 tube rivet
  • heavy sheath leather