Welcome to A.G. Russell Knives
Welcome to A.G. Russell Knives! My name is A.G. Russell III, and I founded this company over 50 years ago. My wife Goldie is the president of this company, and together the both of us are deeply involved in the knife community in the U.S.A.
Our goal is to provide you with quality knives for a reasonable price. And I mean quality. All our knives are inspected right here at our headquarters in Rogers, Arkansas. Our brands are A.G. Russell, Cattaraugus, A.G. Russell Shopmade Morseth, as well as our newest brand, the War Eagle Blades.
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From Our Customers
“A.G. Russell Funny Folder - This is the third one of these I have owned over the past few decades. I seem to be able to keep one for about ten years before I lose it. I love the design of this knife! It is extremely practical, occupies little space in my pocket, holds an edge for a really long time. Unfortunately, this new one from China has such sharp edges on parts of the handle that it will wear through my pocket in no time. I will have to smooth those out somehow to carry it. I would rate it a "10" if it were not for this problem. Changes: I would pay $10 more if you had it made somewhere other than China. Please hide the word "China" somewhere else so I don't have to see it every time I use my knife. The outer handle is missing one final step in the finishing process: all edges need to be slightly smoothed to keep from wearing holes in my pocket. I will include a photo showing how the sharp handle edges can scrape up fingernail shavings. Rating: 8/10 ”
“ Folding Cook Knife II - I've enjoyed this knife a great deal. The construction is excellent, as is the design in most respects. I particularly like the thin blade and the very solid locking mechanism, with absolutely no play or wiggle. The belt clip makes this knife special--it's what attracted me to the knife in the first place and I probably would not have made the purchase if the knife had not been equipped with it. So far, I do like the steel which takes a good edge quickly. Changes: The knife is heavy, and in particular handle-heavy. I'd prefer the balance closer to the center but stll, I would not give up the knife's stoutness to accomplish this. The blade resists opening: very stiff, even after lubing. I've used the knife daily and this hasn't improved much. I will say, I'd rather have a stiff blade than a wobbly one, but I've had cheaper knives that had better action. My real concern, though, has been the thumbhole, which proves to be too small and too far back to leverage the blade open efficiently. I finally took this knife in my shop and enlarged/slightly reshaped the hole about 2mm and that made all the difference in the world. Please take another look at this thumbhole and consider making it slightly larger and farther from the base of the blade. Rating: 8/10 ”
“The New Version powerball #32--sandalwood //carbon fiber/D2--- I have many knives; some of the very best. My #32--- without doubt,this Russell knife is the finest assisted-opening knife, offered by anyone;anywhere. It is my EDC along with a compact .45 ACP. The 32 is so trustworthy and fast that while I use it for mundane tasks, I consider it, the 32, as my last resort. We are averaging a murder per night, quite near to me, but all over Davenport. Because of my notable legal career, I am well-known among the criminal community and my last car had 2 9mm bullet holes-I guess they could not lead when firing.. I am writing to suggest that the 32 be built as a 6 (nch bladed urban defensive weapon. I can carry my 32 everywhere, even though I have a Randall #1 Fighter and the serial numbered Gerber combat knives and many more. Though you offer a range of personal defense knives, carrying some is too obvious and many of the "flipper" knives cannot compare to my perfect #32--well, not so perfect being 2+inches too short bladed. The D2 is a perfect choice even if Dozier did not do the tempering. I can cut piles of cardboard and then bring it back to Wicked Sharp on a mounted leather , diamond infused strop; just 3-4 gentle strokes.. ! please consider this and pass it on to your engineers. I care for you Goldie deeply and still think of A. G. daily as I use a knife from you two. I hope I have earned your respect. Adding another 2+ inches to the large version will make it an ideal urban survival knife ) the added momentum would not make it unwieldy, but more powerful when desperate defense is required. With loyalty, affection and best regards, "Mike" T.
Rating: 10/10 ”