The chute knife is one the most recognizable designs in the world of custom cutlery. It seems that every knife maker tries their hand at the iconic pattern at least once in their career. Most of the time, their attempts don’t look at that different from the original Bob Loveless version but sometimes a maker uses the design as a jumping off point to really make it their own.
That is the case with this chute knife inspired piece from Vehement Knives. It may not look like a chute knife at first glance but careful inspection reveals the influence. The proportions are spot on. The false edge is there though with a different profile than the typical chute knife. The drop point blade shape and double guard are on full display. The handle shares the contoured front strap shape and turned down butt of a chute knife.
Vehement Knives’ version also has some large departures from the original chute knife pattern. It has a large finger choil for choking up above the guard. The spine of the knife as a half circle blade catch. It also lacks the bolsters that you would typically see on a chute knife.
The chute knife pattern design is both very graceful and very aggressive in appearance. It melds clean lines with bold aggression and, while this Vehement Knives Chute Knife is not a 1 to 1 copy, it certainly shares the same sentiments as the original.
This knife is a not part of Vehement Knives’ regular line up but they are considering adding it. Check out Vehement Knives.