Integral Loveless Style Drop Point Hunter with Stag
Product Description for Integral Loveless Style Drop Point Hunter with Stag
Maker: Dietmar (D.F.) Kressler (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98672
Blade length: 3.75 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.60 in.
Total length: 8.00 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.95 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.15 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.13 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.04 in.
Item weight: 4.20 oz.
Shipment weight: 6.8 oz.
Blade: RWL-34 premium stainless steel
Bolster: Integral RWL-34 stainless steel
Handle: Sambar stag
Sheath: Hand stitched pouch style leather sheath
Description: Dietmar Kressler is one of Germany's most famous knifemakers -- though unfortunately his work only rarely gets to the US. This is an exquisite Loveless style Drop Point Hunter. The elegant lines of this hunter are matched with the skill shown in its creation. Kressler has created the blade, distal tapered full tang, and bolster from a solid piece of RWL-34 stainless steel. This knife has been in a private collection. It has been meticulously cared for and is in new condition. By all appearances, Kressler could have created it yesterday. A classy and sophisticated piece which is definitely a collector's item!
The now-classic Drop Point Hunter design was pioneered by Bob Loveless and has inspired many makers to create similar pieces. Dietmar has furthered the vision and is arguably the foremost maker of integral knives made to Bob's patterns.
This knife is integral, with all steel formed from a single billet of RWL-34 stainless steel. It is meticulously and beautifully finished! The blade and guard are satin finished. The full tang is polished. The blade features Kressler's mark on the left side in a football pattern: D.F. Kressler/Munchen. The handle is formed from premium sambar stag. Three stainless steel tubes move through the handle. The last one is set with a leather lanyard. The fit and finish here is excellent!
The knife is accompanied by a brown leather sheath.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days