Nessmuk (Loveless design) – Ivory handle – Fully engraved by Jere Davidson
Classic subhilt by 2 legendary makers. I assume Johnson made the blade and finish whilst Velarde made the handle and overall grinding.
Photo Jim Cooper www.sharpbycoop.com
Both integral 154-CM. The amount of time it took Loveless to make each knife from a solid block of 154-CM steel is the equivalent to making three regular ones. As he once said, you should be insane to be willing to make an integral subhilt. These knives are featured in in the R.W. Loveless-Luigi Peppini book. Value approx $50k for the Wilderness, $65K for the Big Bear Subhilt…
One-of-a-kind integral utility, signed Loveless-Merritt. Any information welcome on that lovely knife! Marcus Lin once made his own rendition of this.
King Cobra Subhilt – Gerd Rausch engraving