Ray Rogers Handcrafted Knives








Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1443

This is my interpretation of the traditional Loveless style hunter. I think there is a law that says every knifemaker has to make at least one.

I used my own damascus for the 4.5" hollow ground blade. A very nice piece of Snakewood sits behind a water buffalo horn spacer. The guard is browned wrought iron taken from a Conestoga wagon wheel rim. I also made a leather pouch type sheath to go with this knife.







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

Same W pattern damascus, buffalo spacer, and wrought iron guard as on the knife above but this time the handle is a fancy burl....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

I've always wanted to do a stacked handle like this and this is the first one. The 4.5" hollow ground blade is 52100, with a wrought iron guard from a Civil War era wagon wheel. The handle has two Asian Spiny Coral spacers (one at each end) that sandwich ivory, Box Elder, Maple, and Black Ash stabilized wood. The last Coral spacer is followed by Snakewood.

The sheath is heavy cowhide tanned by Muir & McDonald especially for use in knife sheaths. As a finishing touch, I used a 1940's Liberty Head dime as a snap cap ....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

Another 4.5" hollow ground blade but this one is BG-42 stainless. The stainless guard is followed by an Ironwood spacer and a stabilized handle of Ancient Sea Cow Rib several thousand years old.

The sheath is heavy cowhide tanned by Muir & McDonald especially for use in knife sheaths. As a finishing touch, I used a 1940's Liberty Head dime as a snap cap ....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

Very dressy piece of Ironwood on the handle contrasting nicely with a Malachite spacer. By the customer's request, this sheath was set up for horizontal carry...







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

A stabilized Redwood handle and a Sugalite spacer, and some file work. Another sheath that was set up for horizontal carry...







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

Another one with a coral spacer but this time the handle is a really nice two-toned piece of Black Ash Burl. The file worked 52100 carbon steel blade on this one is 4.5" rather than my usual 4" ....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

This is my first blade made from my own damascus, also a 4.5". The spacer is turquoise and the handle is Water buffalo Horn....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

This one has a Radial Damascus blade, Maple Burl handle, and a coral spacer ....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Dress Grade Style 1463

Carbon steel damascus plus some file work on this one. The guard is wrought iron from a very old wagon wheel ....







Traditional Loveless Style Hunter Style 1463

O1 tool steel, Black Canvas Micarta spacer, and some kind of pretty wood for the handle :-) ....





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