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/..
My well-known and popular Zengő model inspired by “Loveless”.
The slotted bolster ensures tighter grip and greater protection which makes this knife fit for bushcraft and hunting purposes.
The parameters of the knife:
- N690 steel, 58-59Hrc
- convex edge
- full tang
- blade length: 100 mm
- blade thickness: 4 mm
- handle length: 120 mm
- full length: 220 mm
- handle fixing: 2 corby
- heavy sheath leather