Summary: a hard to find Merritt-made R.W. Loveless Knives "Chute Knife". This knife has a 4-1/2" double-edged stainless steel blade, stainless guard, red tang liners and black linen micarta slabs with stainless escutcheon plate and two piece stainless pins. This knife bears the coveted "double naked lady" blade etchings, it is unused with original blade edges and in perfect condition.
The sheath is original to the knife, brand new with the R.W. Loveless Knives stamping and signed by Jim Merritt. The sheath is "as new" and in new / near mint condition, a few small rubs but this way from the maker.
9 photos for review – as shown, a new black canvas carry case is included. Fit and finish is second to none – a fabulous blade grind on this knife and it feels absolutely wonderful in hand. I have a couple of these in stock, this black handled Chute and one with a green canvas micarta handle shown in the last two photos. Both of these knives are drop dead gorgeous, an unbeatable deal on each at $1k below shop cost. The perfect knife for collection / investment purposes, built in “meat on the bone”. Thanks and good luck.