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Pelallito
07-23-2012, 06:51 PM
Hello Steve,
I have been a lurker here over the years admiring all of the knives shown here and learning from all of the posts.
I decided to bother you because I just started an off the cuff version of the boot knife.
The material is 1" by 1/8" O1.
At the moment it is about 9 1/2" long. I think that is way too long.
Could you give me the proper dimensions, so that I can correct my project.
Any information from anyone would be helpful.
Thanks.
Fred

Steve
07-23-2012, 07:07 PM
Cool, Fred. Happy to hear that you are making a boot. Which "Boot Knife are you referring to?" The "Loveless Boot," or the "Johnson Dirk?" Email your addy & I can send patterns, if I have what you need.

Pelallito
07-24-2012, 09:14 AM
Steve,
When I asked the question, I did not know that the boot knife and the New York special were the same knife! Lol
I will send you my address and I would appreciate both patterns, if that is not being too greedy.
Thank you,
Fred

Steve
07-24-2012, 10:40 AM
They are not the same knife. There is the Loveless 4.5" Boot, the NY Special, about a 3" blade and my Dirk which is about 4 1/4" long.
I'll send you all three patterns. You can see all three in my web site photos, which I just emailed to you.
Best of luck in your endeavors. Steve

Pelallito
07-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Steve,
Thank you for the explanation about the models.
On Dentons B Loveless site, I downloaded a PDF photo from an old catalog that had all of his
knives. It is pretty hard to make out details from that.
I am bothering you a lot today, but do you still have a photo of the knife you identified as
a Wee Wilderness? I wanted to see that if possible
Thank you again for your help!
Fred

Steve
07-24-2012, 04:02 PM
That Wee WI was just done once, I don't recall many details. I can email you a photo, however.
I'm sure the blade was about 4.5" - 5" long, just a smaller version of the full-sized knife. Probably really close to the size of a 'Chute knife.

Pelallito
07-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Steve,
I would like to see it if possible.
I can't get it to open in the thread that you mentioned it.
Thanks again.
Fred

Pelallito
08-01-2012, 08:58 AM
Steve,
Thanks for the tracings. I will make templets today.
I sent an email also.
Thanks again,
Fred

Steve
08-01-2012, 11:41 AM
Glad they arrived OK, Fred. Hope you have fun with the boot knives.

Pelallito
08-03-2012, 11:22 AM
Steve,
I will post photos of my projects. My problem now, is which one first. Lol

Thanks again.
Fred

Steve
08-06-2012, 11:21 AM
I'll be looking for the photos. Good luck, you sound like you're doing fine.