Let me give You a little information that you might use in the future so you don't imply someone like A.G. is Misrepresenting Something.
Bob Loveless was a Friend to many of us. Just as A.G. Said - He would come to Visit and Even Stay in Our Homes.
On many Occasions he would take Pad and Pencil and design something for some of us. He didn't do that because he thought we were cute or fuzzy - he did that Because one of Bob's Biggest Wishes in life was that a bunch of us would make knives of his Design that the average man could afford and use because it was pretty obvious that his hand made knives were all going to collectors.
When A.G. Says this - You need to believe him - A.G. does not need to make stuff up.
Bob did the Same for me. I still have the Drawings - Just like A.G. Does.
These Were Loveless designs - Because Bob Designed them.
They were not supposed to Bear his Logo and we were not Supposed to Buy them from him - he Freely Gave them to us.
We Certainly had and still have the right to tell folks that he designed it for us.
So Far - I have Released Two versions of his Drop Hunter from his Drawings and the Version of a fixed blade City Knife he gave me. None of them have his logo or give him or his estate anything. They were not Supposed to.
Bob Put on his Big Boy Pants every day and had no problem asking for a royalty when he wanted one.
He also understood the Word GIVE. When he Gave us Something - that meant he GAVE it to us.
I don't want to speak for A.G. but in the last 35 years I have never known A.G. to Speak One word that was not True.
You also need to understand that this is a very small Industry. We all know each other. Bob did this for a lot of People.
It appears that you might have jumped to the Wrong Conclusion.
I hope this helps Clarify all of this for You.