Count me in with Marcel and Jos, but what is it? A chute with a hunter guard or a hunter with a clip? I've always loved the chute design, with the exception of the upturned tip. This straight-tipped blade with the normal chute double guard just might be my Holy Grail chute prototype.
Thanks for showing, Dave, and setting my rusty wheels aturning.
Great knives: the sands of time of Loveless designs made by the very best artisans just never run out.
Dave, I know I'm always going to floored when I see your "Sat." posts... No exceptions here, they are wonderful pieces.. I was glad to see you mention Thad, I agree he is doing some great work... Best, Rich
(How about an "off topic" guitar post once in awhile ?)
The stag is clearly a Chute but I'd think perhaps the second one would be more hunter with clip. Sometimes makers can get pearl that can be sculpted. I have a Kressler that has a sculpted pearl handle.
I have never seen a JY knife in person but have seen TB knives and would certainly hope that JY is much better than TB for his price difference as I was not impressed with TB knives before or after the recent Blade show.