These are Loveless-Style Fasteners. They were originally introduced by knife making legend, Bob Loveless, and are used for affixing knife handles. Loveless-Style Fasteners are a 3-piece design and include (2) threaded heads and (1) threaded screw. With this design, you will create a step hole in each side of your handle material that is slightly larger than the shank of the threaded screw. The three-part assembly allows for you to pass the threaded screw precisely through your knife tang hole and handle material, allowing the larger radius of the Loveless-Style fastener heads to create pinch points on both sides of the handle material, where it can then be tightened down using the screw slot to a secure hold. Once the threaded heads have been tightened, the screw head can be removed and the assembly can be sanded to a flush finish with the handle surface. This will result in a very attractive final surface that resembles a bull’s-eye. Using different materials for both screw and heads will further the contrast of the effect. When used with epoxy and/or thread-locker adhesive, they will create a permanent handle bond.
Head Material = Brass
Head Diameter = .250 in. (ea.)
Head Length = .200 in. (ea.)
Screw Material = Stainless Steel
Thread Diameter = .135 in.
Thread = US 6-32
Threaded Screw Length = 1.15 in. (Under Head)
Overall Length (max) = (1.15 in)
Driver = Slot
Sold As: (10) Loveless-Style Fastener Sets = (10) Threaded Screws + (20) Threaded Nuts