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01-15-2007, 12:58 AM
Hello Mr Johnson,

I have read thru the History of the Chute knife thread from your forum from a few years ago and unfortunatly there are no longer any photos.

Is there a way to restore that thread or is it gone?

I am interested because of a recent purchase, and orders I am waiting for. The Chute knife has become one of my favorite styles.

Thanks in advance.


01-15-2007, 09:39 AM

Thanks for your interest, Don.
As far as I am aware, there is not a way to restore those photos. You might go to my web site and peruse the pictures of 'Chute Knives shown there on the "Double Edge" link, toward the bottom of the page:

Perhaps someone can advise us on restoring photos to the thread you mention. We had some very nice ones shown.

Thanks for showing us that nice Lile "Chute!

01-15-2007, 01:21 PM
Thank you Mr. Johnson,

Those are excellent.

Maybe some others can post photos of their Chute knives for those of us who have just discovered their beauty.

01-21-2007, 12:46 PM
Here is picture of my chute knife

01-21-2007, 04:19 PM
Very Nice Bernie, I like the handle.

Who is the maker?

01-22-2007, 03:23 AM
Here is one of Mine. Mike

01-22-2007, 03:25 AM
Here is a better Pic. It is from the Lovett-Loveless Connection.

dave Stifle
01-22-2007, 10:30 AM
Hi All,

I have a question on chute knives. I recently made one, got the grind just right, but for some reason I didn't get the whole blade- handle porportions right, So, on a 4.5 inch blade, what is the handle lenght that would look right? sounds like a simple question, and it probably is a simple thing, but I just wasn't happy with the way mine looked. (I put a 4.5 inch handle on it, and it seemed too short).


01-22-2007, 11:10 AM
On my pattern, the length is 4 3/4" from the front of the guard to the end of the butt of the handle. This knife has a bit longer-than-normal-handle, for this blade size, on purpose. It needs to be easy to hold and hang on to.

dave Stifle
01-22-2007, 11:19 AM
Thanks Steve,

The longer than normal handle makes sense. What do you think about putting a single guard on a chute knife? I like to be able to rest my thumb on the spine for better control of the blade. I've seen a few chute knives with the single guard, and while it looks a little odd at first, if you are used to the traditional chute design, it seems to be a sound design.


01-22-2007, 12:59 PM
The single guard presents no problem in my mind. I made a single guarded Wilderness model, that is somewhat along the same line, that looked great to me. To each his own:
I kyped this photo from Bernie's post on the USN, hope that's OK!

01-24-2007, 05:44 AM
It lookds great Steve! Bernies one lucky gal!

01-24-2007, 12:31 PM
Thanks, Mike. That is a "knice knife." (In my HUMBLE opinion!)
Do those measurements for the 'Chute handle length jive with your?

01-26-2007, 02:30 AM
Here is a much better picture (taken by my buddy...Mitch Lum) of the chute and the single guard wilderness. Both knives are pleasure to my eyes