Jim Cooper Captures

Going through the collection of photos Jim Cooper has sent me over the last few months, I would have to say there appears to be major movement toward copying classic Bob Loveless combat styles. Bob was certainly the master of designing deadly serious modern fighting blades. Bowie knives, on the other hand, will never go out of style with buyers of handmade cutlery. And then there are the survival blades some fear they will need for real in the very near future. Our September collection offers something for all of these lovers of sharp things.

Understated Perfection: Todd Rexford has the knack for designing tactical folders that have everything they need to be practical without any extra useless bells and whistles. The “Injection” offers a 3.75-inch blade of Chad Nichols Damascus on a titanium handle inlayed with mokuti handle rods for classy looks. The maker can be contacted at rexfordknives.com.

WHEELER’S FIGHTING BOWIE: Nick Wheeler’s fighting Bowie offers a 7.5-inch blade of “W-2 steel” on a handle of very non-traditional for an ABS smith black G-10. He can be contacted at 140 Studebaker Rd., Dept. TK, Castle Rock, WA 98611; 360-749-5564; merckman99@yahoo.com.

Dagger Loveless Would Have Loved: Charles Vestal’s Loveless style dagger sports a 4.75-inch blade of CPM 154CM stainless on a handle of bark mammoth ivory. Vestal can be contacted at 26662 Shortsville Rd., Dept. TK, Abingdon, VA 24210; 276-492-3262; vestalknives.com.

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