4 1/8” Johnson Dirk, SS fittings, ATS-34 blade steel, with gold inlaid engraving by Julie Warenski-Erickson. $4500


Classic Hunter, SS fittings, ATS-34 blade steel, gold inlaid engraved by Julie Warenski-Erickson. $5750


Including some personal connections and made in 1971-72, this 4” Loveless Utility Model hunter, N.S. fittings, but featuring SS screws and thong tube, green linen Micarta® and pre-154-CM steel that Bob was using when I arrived in Lawndale, back in 1971. It was owned by a friend of mine who taught at the Survival School at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, while I lived there. He visited the Loveless shop and ordered it from Bob and me.  This is an “Early Loveless-Johnson!”  It has been used, which the wear on the sheath can attest to. It even has his initials on the choil:  “SBM.” He used it as he taught at the school and it accompanied it’s owner on many hunts in Washington.  There is light pitting on the blade, but it is in very good condition. $6000


This has been a very well received instructional video that shows how I make a Loveless-style Sub-hilt Fighter.  It covers everything from scribing the pattern out on a piece of 154-CM/ATS-34 to sharpening the blade upon completion.  The video lasts 3 hours and 48 minutes and I'm pleased to be able to offer it to those who might be interested in how I go about making this type of knife - be it knifemaker, collector, purveyor or whomever would like to see how things are done in the Johnson shop.  

You can order the video from the following locations:

Jantz Supply

Knife and Gun Finishing Supplies

Sheffield Knifemaker's Supply

Texas Knifemaker's Supply

USA Knifemaker Supply


Thanks for your interest,
Steven R. Johnson
PO Box 5
Manti UT 84642 USA



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