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Rare Riverside Dropped Hunter

 


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Finally got this back in our collection!
Sheep horn Big Bear.





Our Table at the Blade Show 2014







Pictured above: R.Dub (Bob Loveless), John Denton and Jim Merritt


 

This is a rare beautiful early Drop #462, with the true rich brown amber stag. The bolster is Nickel Silver.

What makes this so nice and rare is the size. The blade is only 3 1/4" very small for a drop. Loveless called them the 4 inch drop hunter, but they always were 3 3/4". Not many were ever 4 inches on the nose.
7 1/2" OA.

Mint plus condition. The handle is super rich and lush.


Price : $5,500

 

 
 

 





 
 

 

That Loveless Magic...

This is an old friend that has returned home after 22 years. The Loveless Big Bear has always been one of my favorite knives, after the original NY Special that is.

The story about this great knife goes back to 1992 when we sold it at the Blade Show to Mr. Endo for a massive $8,000. Now that was a ton of cash, because Loveless was charging about $5,000 for a Big bear. But, even then I knew we were going to miss this great knife with the sheep horn handles. I knew then that I should have kept the knife.

I have no ideal where the knife went after touching down in Japan. We sold the knife without engraving, then next time I saw it, the knife had been engraved by Dan Wilkerson, and what a masterful piece Dan produced.

The knife changed hands in America. I never got a shot at it, until spring of 2014, when the collector wanted to sell the knife. I was finally asked "John, do you want this knife", the answer was "Where do I send the money". You see, I have had it's mate the Jr. Bear in sheep horn that matches it perfectly. Another reason why we should have never sold it to start with, we already had the twin.

Now I have both back together, and it is amazing how many knives that I buy back that we sold many, many years ago.

I think this is one of the most beautiful knives I have ever seen, it has that Loveless Magic.






       
 

 

1 Hour film of
JW Denton's

interview about
Bob Loveless knives history.

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Produced by David Sellers of North Georgia Live and
owner of Appalachian Gallery and Video Productions.
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30 minute short film of
John Denton's

presentation of
Bob Loveless knives history.

Click here to view

Produced by David Sellers of North Georgia Live and
owner of Appalachian Gallery and Video Productions.
Click here to visit

 
   


Come Handle the Real thing!
We will be at the East Coast Custom Knife Show in New Jersey March, 2015
and in Miami Florida in April, 2015!

 

Plan ahead to come see us at the worlds largest knife show!!!
We will be at the BladeShow in Atlanta, GA June 5-7, 2015