"Loveless Boot" by David Sharp | Custom Alliance #38

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For over a decade, WILSON TACTICAL® the knife and tool division of WILSON COMBAT® has brought the finest in quality edged tactical tools to our discriminating clientele. For 2017 we are raising the bar and will be offering a limited collection of handmade knives by some of today's premier tactical knife makers without the long wait typically associated with special ordering a custom edged masterpiece.

These newly designed knives featured in the new CUSTOM ALLIANCE will be few in number, and will quickly become a valued centerpiece of your collection. These offerings will typify the WILSON standards of extraordinary quality, classic design and unmatched value.

"Loveless Boot" by David Sharp

There is no doubt that in the world of handmade knives there was no bigger influence than Robert W. Loveless. Loveless was the pioneer of handmade high-performance knives from modern materials that looked as good as they worked.  His legendary designs like the drop point hunter, sub-hilt fighter, chute knife and his embrace of high-performance steel and handle materials were the genesis of the current industry of handmade custom cutlery across the world. Loveless was an American institution who freely trained a multitude of young makers in his signature rakish styling and build techniques up until his death in 2010.

After inspecting many maker’s Loveless style knives, we selected David Sharp to make us a custom run of a very popular Loveless design-the full-size Loveless boot. Allowed to study original Loveless patterns and techniques by Loveless’ knife making partner Jim Merritt, Sharp has emerged as one of the top Loveless design makers in the world.

The “Loveless Boot” is not really just a boot knife-it was designed and intended as a concealable fighting knife that was small enough for everyday carry and large enough to be a true weapon.  It is simply a gorgeous, signature Loveless design and Sharp’s grinding and finish is nothing short of perfection.  From the mirror finished PM154 powdered metal blade, to the polished old-growth burl California Redwood handles-this knife is a real head turner.  The sheath is made by Sharp just like Loveless did-cut out and molded by hand and sewn and oiled for a lifetime of hard use.


 Blade Steel  PM154 Powered Metal
 Hardness  60HRC
 Blade Length  4.5"
 Blade Thickness  .210"
 Handle Material  Burl California Redwood
 Handle Length  4.75"
 Overall Length  9.25"
 Hardware  Stainless
 Weight  6.4 oz.

The Loveless Boot is limited to ten serial-numbered pieces, limit one knife per customer.

01 of 10 - SOLD
02 of 10 - SOLD
03 of 10 - SOLD
04 of 10 - SOLD
05 of 10 - SOLD
06 of 10 - SOLD
07 of 10 - SOLD
08 of 10 - SOLD
09 of 10 - SOLD
10 of 10 - SOLD

David does not limit himself to Loveless designs but is a versatile and sought-after maker that does a wide variety of high-end custom fixed and folding knives.

Learn more about David Sharp and his impeccable creations at www.sharpwerks.com