RWL-34 is named after the world famous knife maker Robert (Bob) W. Loveless. Bob Loveless designed, popularized, and invented many fashions, trends, and designs in knives. One of those was RWL-34. Bob Loveless enjoyed using the Japanese ATS-34 steel. Working with Pelle Billgren, founder of Damasteel, ATS-34 was improved using their unique powder metallurgy, creating an exceptionally high quality and high purity steel which was named RWL-34.