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Samuel Bell
04-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Here is a "chute" knife i just finished for a forum member. The blade is forged 5160 triple quenched and triple tempered. it has a 416 ss guard pin and thong hole tube with a black canvas micarta handle. let me know what ya'll think of it.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/tacmedic45/035-3.jpg

Samuel Bell
04-02-2010, 06:50 PM
sorry for the crappy pic i will try to get better ones tommorow. the blade has a really nice 600grit hand rubbed finish.

hannism
04-02-2010, 07:43 PM
Wow, I think that's damn sexy.

edged1
04-02-2010, 09:38 PM
Looks great. Love the look!

jcart
04-03-2010, 06:56 AM
Well, I sure like the looks of it.:)

Ragsbo
04-03-2010, 02:20 PM
Looks good; why do you call it a chute knife?

Samuel Bell
04-03-2010, 05:14 PM
It is my rendition of the Bob Loveless Chute knife. the basic premise behind the knife is that it was designed by one of Bob's customers who was a black ops type guy and wanted a knife that coulb be used to cut both directions if you were hung up in a tree. I have always thought that it was one of the best designs for a combat knife that i had ever seen. Here is a link for what the original design looked like.
http://knifepurveyor.com/bob_loveless_custom_knife_micarta_riverside_chute_ knife_133.aspx


http://www.knifelegends.com/Lovett%20Combat%20Chute.html

http://www.classicgunsandknives.com/proddetail.php?prod=102390

Chuck Brick
04-03-2010, 05:42 PM
When I read "Chute Knife" I thought of that switch-blade, safety-orange-handled, Boy Scout-looking thing with the line-cutter blade. :o
I like this one much more!

(BTW, I always wondered why the "other" blade - the line-cutter - wasn't spring-loaded instead of the Boy Scout blade? Anyone jumping into a "situation" will have better knives handier, but if an arm or hand is injured they may not be able to implement the actually useful appliance to self-rescue :confused:. Also, that would make them no longer illegal in most places. Can anyone explain the "Why" to me? I've been curious for years -no, decades. Thanks.)

Stay safe,

Chuck Brick.