Beautiful Knives of a Great Man!
When legendary knife-maker Robert (Bob) Waldorf Loveless died in the fall of 2010, it left a vacuum in the cutlery world. Initially, Loveless designed his knives as functional edged tools for the user who demands peerless quality at an affordable price. In recent years, however, the price of one of his knives has risen well above the income level of most folks, fetching up to $5,000 for a simple 3 1/2 inch, fixed blade.
During his knife-making career, Bob Loveless had several individuals who spent time with him in his shop. Some came for conversation; others for knowledge and a few were willing work. Jim Merritt was one who came and stayed for 30 years working side-by-side with Bob. As a full partner in the business, Jim succeeded Bob as the sole owner and maker of Loveless Knives.
Another who came to the Loveless shop in the early 1970s and…
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