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A. G. Russell Boxcar Jack

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Item #: RUS-CJ33BK


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  • Item #: RUS-CJ33BK $89.95
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Because it was such a handy tool during the Great Depression, a knife of this design was carried by the men who traveled around the country looking for a way to make a living. They were called hobos and thus this style knife became known as a Hobo Knife. Since that time, the name has been trademarked by W.R. Case and Sons. We named ours Boxcar Jack because the primary mode of transportation for the hobos was freight trains.

It is not easy to get the two parts to fit together well. After a lot of searching and back and forth with prototypes, we found a factory in China which could produce the two parts and came up with a different method of fitting the two parts together, meeting our requirements. The blade steel is 8Cr13MoV at 57-59 Rc. with a satin finish. The knife blade measures 3-1⁄4" and the fork 3". The bolsters, liners and shield are stainless steel. Measures 3-3⁄4" closed. Weighs about 3.5 oz. depending on the handle material. Made in China.



Option A

A. G. Russell Boxcar Jack Revised Black G-10

Item #: RUS-CJ33BK $89.95

Option B

A. G. Russell Boxcar Jack Revised Green G-10

Item #: RUS-CJ33GR $94.95
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Option C

A. G. Russell Boxcar Jack Revised Smooth Brown Bone

Item #: RUS-CJ33SBB $99.95
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Option A

A. G. Russell Boxcar Jack Revised Black G-10

  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip - Fork
  • Blade Length
    3-1/4" - 3"
  • Finish
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
    Slip Joint
  • Bolsters
  • Liners
  • Pattern
  • Handle
    Black G-10
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    3.7 oz.
  • Origin

Option C

A. G. Russell Boxcar Jack Revised Smooth Brown Bone

  • Handle
    Smooth Brown Bone

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.

I don't usually initiate reviews on my own, but I am so impressed with the quality of my new Boxcar Jack knife that I had to say something. Please make sure your customers know that just because something is made overseas, it doesn't mean that the quality has to be compromised. This is a very well made knife, fit and finish are excellent; a really solid piece. I think this knife showcases what the Chinese factories are capable of producing.  It's not often that I purchase a knife that exceeds my expectations. Thank you for your attention to detail, and keeping the bar set high. Peter E. Ridgefield, CT