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A.G. Russell 4" Sunfish Lockback

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Item #: RUS-CY23BLO


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  • Item #: RUS-CY23BLO $125.00
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  • Item #: RUS-CY23BK $94.95
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  • Item #: RUS-CY23SWB $99.95
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  • Item #: RUS-CY23BJB $99.95
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With Interrupted Lockbar Pivot System (ILPS™)

A.G. was fond of large folding Rope knives and was especially proud of the Sunfish Pattern he designed for the 2010 A.G. Russell™ Texas Ranger Knife. When A.G. mentioned to Goldie that he would like to do another Sunfish pattern pocketknife, sometimes referred to as an Elephant’s Toenail pocketknife, she requested a smaller one with a 4" handle. A.G. said, "Fine, but it has to have the same size blade as the original". With the help of Phil Gibbs, and over a month of work, they accomplished just what A.G. wanted, a Sunfish with a 4" handle and a 3-1⁄8" blade. This was accomplished with the development of the new A.G. Russell ™ ILPS™. (Interrupted Lockbar Pivot System.) ILPS™ allows the blade, when closed, to occupy space normally used by the lockbar pivot pin. ILPS™ uses two separated pins, one on each side of the lockbar; consequently the blade can be significantly wider than would otherwise be possible in the same width handle. The steel in the wide drop point blade is 8Cr13MoV at 57-59 Rc. The bolsters, liners and shield are stainless steel. Measures 4" closed. Weighs about 6.3 oz. depending on the handle material. Made in China.


A few Belt Pouch options:
Leather Snap option 5"
Leather Loop pouch
Black Cordura 5" Belt Pouch
The leather options will be a little tight, but will loosen up. Adding a lanyard to make pulling out of the pouch easier is suggested.

Option A

A.G. Russell 4" Sunfish Lockback Blue Stabilized Oak

The Blue Stabilized Oak will vary widely in color and pattern. It is a stabilized burl oak. Blues and reds are the most prominent colors, with some occasional yellow, dark purples, and natural wood coloring coming through.

Item #: RUS-CY23BLO $125.00
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Option B

A.G. Russell 4" Sunfish Lockback Black G-10

Item #: RUS-CY23BK $94.95
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A.G. Russell 4" Sunfish Lockback Smooth White Bone (not shown)

Item #: RUS-CY23SWB $99.95
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A.G. Russell 4" Sunfish Lockback Brown Jigged Bone (not shown)

Item #: RUS-CY23BJB $99.95
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Option A

A.G. Russell 4" Sunfish Lockback Blue Stabilized Oak

  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
  • Bolsters
  • Liners
  • Handle
    Blue Stabilized Oak
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    6.3 oz.
  • Origin

A.G. Russell Knives

From the age of nine I made homemade knives until I was about twenty-four when I began to make handmade knives, crude but no longer made at home. A few years later, I had met and learned from makers like R.W. Loveless and R. L. Dozier. I made knives until the mid 1970s. I don’t make handmade knives anymore, as my hands aren’t what they used to be. However, I do have very talented makers in the United States and Japan who make knives that I am proud to put my name on. I design pocketknives, one hand knives, lockbacks, and fixed blade knives and have them made to our standards. ~A.G. Russell III

A.G. Russell has been in the knives and whetstones business for over 50 years. A.G. Russell knives are well known for their quality. A.G. Russell knives tend to be more traditional in style and look, with modern advances in material and design to create excellent knives.

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