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A. G. Russell Gentleman's Pen Knife

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There are many people who like a large folding knife, but there are still a very large number of my customers who want a small, unobtrusive, even elegant knife that they can carry in their pocket.  I really like a large knife in the appropriate application, and I design a lot of them, especially with Phil Gibbs here doing the engineering on my designs.  He is a huge influence in that regard.  He likes REALLY large knives.  I doubt that he ever carries what could be called a pocketknife.

This pen knife measures only 3" closed. The 1-3⁄4" spearpoint and the 1-1⁄4" pen blades are 8Cr13MoV at 57-59 Rc., a Chinese stainless steel that we have used extensively since we began making knives in China.  Our customers have told us that blades of that steel, using our heat treat, hold an edge really well and that it is easy to restore the edge when that becomes necessary.  Bolsters and liners are stainless steel. Weighs 1.3 oz.  Made in China.


  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point - Pen
  • Blade Length
    1-3/4" - 1-1/4"
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
    Slip Joint
  • Bolsters
  • Handle
    India Stag
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    1.3 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.

A.G. Russell Gentlemen’s Pen Knife - Build quality and fit and finish WAY better than anything I’ve seen from Case in recent years. Snap and walk and talk is great. Very well engineered. Stag is scale is flat with a bit of color. The other is convex and smooth, almost like whale bone. Happy to have snagged two copies! This knife would be beautiful in stabilized blue oak! Rating: 9/10 Robert G. Township of Washington , NJ
$ 64.95