Sunday, February 9, 2014

Small Integral Loveless patterns

A number of knife makers have made "Integral" Loveless pattern knives. They are nice but in my mind there was something missing.  You can make a knife to a specific silhouette/profile but still completely miss the mark if short cuts are taken.

The most noticeable thing missing is a ricasso.  The second thing I felt was off is that a a specific thickness of steel was used and there was not any real difference between the handle and the blade.

I have been playing around with them in my spare time and here are a few finished.

New York Special

With snap

Older pattern large City Knife with rounded/contoured handle and hand rubbed finish. 

Newer pattern small City Knife with facetted handle and tumbled finish. 

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