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I have always had an affinity for knives; I still own the first one I bought (Bucklite single bladed folder). Of course as the years go by it always seems as if our interests/tastes get more expensive. The knives I collected were all over the place designwise; I preferred smaller fixed blades with full size handles. As the collection grew I decided to try and narrow down my interest. This decision lead to the admiration and study of the Loveless designs. I currently only collect the Loveless design Chute knife from makers that I feel try to adhere to the original.
The above has lead me to knife making. I started making knives just over a year ago while recuperating from chemo. I started this new endeavor with knives of my design so that I could work on the art of hollow grinding a blade and handle sculpting. To date most of my knives have been handled in Micarta; I find this a very stable handle material that if shaped correctly will exhibit "grain" like wood. I haunt Ebay and other sources looking for vintage/rare phonelics that can be used in handle work. An example can be seen below: