I think it's the same for Loveless a Family thingtongueriver wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:31 pmI don't know a thing about Loveless knives. Nothing. But after R.H. Ruana died, his son-in-law and then his grandchildren made exact copies of his knives. And they are better done. They don't sell for as much. Some folk know the difference and some don't, but most do because the dollar amount is up there for any of them enough to justify research, which is easily done. The same goes for Randall Made knives. Bo has been gone awhile, but his knives are still being made and are mostly better. Are there research media available for Loveless knives?
Don't forget that although Bo Randall was a great knifemaker many of the knives that came from his shop were made by other people. The same with John Ek who during WWII employed more than 150 people(many of them with disabilities)making knives with his name attached.
Yes, the new stamp should say "Loveless Knives" and not "R.W. Loveless Maker" regardless of logo.
A guy would have to one dumb sob to pay a lot for a knife that he knows nothing about. Not similar to Dozier knives at all. I dont find it confusing at all. Yes, that is what I payed for my drop point, but what it is worth does not translate to a dollar amount for me, I enjoy carrying and using it, as I do all my fine knives and never plan to sell any of them. A near identical drop point can NOT be purchased like mine, mine was hand made by Bob with lignum vitae, very hard to find anymore. If anyone has any questions, they should contact John Denton in the above post. He is one of the most knowledgeable people still alive that knows the complete history of Loveless knives and can easily identify a fake.kootenay joe wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:31 pmThanks. So similar to Dozier knives. But with Loveless knives made by Bob Loveless the values are so high that i think the potential confusion is a serious issue. There are people with plenty of money who are not that knife knowledgeable who might 'get a really good deal on a Loveless knife' and think they are buying a knife made by Bob Loveless.
Kris, your Loveless Hunter is worth about $5,000, correct ?
A near identical knife can be bought on the Loveless website for under $2,000. I can see unscrupulous individuals buying them for under $2,000 and listing on ebay as "Loveless Knife" for $5,000 (to include shipping) . Buyer might not realize what he actually bought until years later.