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.
Credit 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…
From Weyer’s Knives Point of interest #1 (1984)
Full integral D2 Wakizashi – Jere Davidson engraving