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A.G. Russell One Hand Knife with Carbon Fiber

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Item #: K87C-17CF


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with A.G.'s signature on blade

The K87 was introduced in 1987 with parts made in Japan and A.G. himself assembling the knives. When we were no longer able to get parts made in Japan, those knives were no longer available. A few years ago, we were able to get one production run made in the U.S.A. When that was no longer possible, we worked with one of the top manufacturers in Maniago, Italy for a couple of years to develop a manufacturing process that assures the consistent precision in the locking mechanism we require in this knife. After a great deal of effort, they developed a production routine that produces a well-made knife consistently.

For the most part, we have used natural materials for handle scales on these, but at the 2019 Blade Show we had the opportunity to consider using Carbon Fiber as one of the choices. We have just received those knives.

The blade steel is Bohler N690 stainless at 58-60 Rc. The handle, which is machined from a solid piece of stainless spring steel, works in conjunction with the blade to create an unusual locking system. This locking system, and the location of a thumb stud on both sides of the blade, allows the knife to be closed or opened one handed using either the right or left hand. That's why we call it the One Hand Knife™. While the knife measures only 3-7/8" closed, there is a full 3-1⁄8" blade from the front of the handle to the tip of the blade and it measures nearly 7/8" wide at the kick - as much blade as we could possibly put into this size handle. Weighs approximately 2.5 oz. Made in Maniago, Italy.

  • Type
  • Blade
    General Purpose
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
    One Hand
  • Handle
    Carbon Fiber
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    2.5 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.

$ 245.00