RL1 is a homage, a tribute to this giant in the knife maker guild and if there is one thing I have strived for on this knife, it is simplicity in the design. This, too, was a detail that Loveless cherished and which was his hallmark. I had the pleasure of having a chat with him in the late 1990s and it turned out, among other things, that he had noticed the F1 knife introduced a few years earlier on the world market. I asked him for his opinion on the knife and he liked what he had seen, he said. To my surprise, he told me that he was happy to draw his inspiration from Scandinavian knives, he said he liked the simple, clean, almost Spartan lines of these knives.
- Overall Length: 6.49" (165mm)
- Blade Length: 2.75" (70mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3mm)
- Blade Steel: Elmax
- Handle Material: Elforyn
- Weight: 2.57oz
- Country of Origin: Japan