James Sponaugle – Loveless Chute Knife – Mirror Polished


Item Condition: New
Source: From Maker 
Handle Material: Canvas Micarta
Blade Steel: CPM 154
Blade Length: 4  3/4″
OAL: 9  1/2
Sheath: Leather
Guard: Stainless Steel

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James Sponaugle

James Sponaugle is a Retired Tool and Die Maker.  I met James (who is also from Tennessee) at the BLADE show a few years ago and his work just blew me away. The Tool and Die profession involves critical tolerances and quality work is paramount with each project. James is well known for his attention to detail and his Loveless Reproductions are especially popular.  

Fort Henry Custom Knives is proud to be a Dealer for James Sponaugle

~ Just Received – Direct from the Maker ~ 

Due to the Mirror Polished Surfaces of this fine blade, it was very difficult for me to photograph – please excuse any Shading or Reflections in the pictures, the knife is impeccable in person. 

This is a Classic Loveless Chute Knife in Bob’s Preferred Material Configuration 

  • Crafted from .195 thick Crucible Particle Steel / CPM-154 
  • Custom Contoured Full Grip handle
  • Fully Tapered Tang, Red Liners and a Lined Thong Hole
  • Flawless Mirror Polished Blade
  • Long Forward Sharpened Swedge 
  • Mirror Polished Stainless Guard 
  • Impeccable Soldering job ~ appears to be one solid piece
  • Hand Made Leather Belt Sheath

The Blade has an Incredible Grind as well as a Gorgeous Mirror Polish – the Top Edge IS Sharpened 

No detail is out of place on this knife, even the Silver Solder of the Tang to the Blade (which most Makers do not even attempt any more) is flawless. 

Note the Deeply Contoured Handles and High Polished Double Guard.  James added Thin Red Liners as a subtle touch of color which help to accent the Green Canvas Micarta Scales ~ the Tang is Very Steeply Tapered to reduce the overall weight 

A direct Copy in Size an attributes that James has recreated from a Pattern he received from Bob Loveless many years ago – this is a faithful and honest reproduction. 

James also Hand Stitches every Leather Sheath that he makes for his knives.

I cannot say enough good things about James and and his work.  

This it the exact knife you will receive.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3 in
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