A.G. Russell One-Hand Knife with Damasteel
Item #: K87C-17DS
Under 100 Available.
Beginning in 2000, we produced an A. G. Russell™ One-Hand™ Knife with a Cowry Stainless Damascus blade. The blades were made for us in Japan and we assembled the knives here. We sold those through 2004 when the man who was assembling them had an accident that kept him from working. The remainder of the blades remained on the shelves in our warehouse until 2007 when Phil Gibbs came to work with us as our engineer. He finished assembling those knives which we completely sold out of by 2011.
Until now, we have been unable to have this knife made with any kind of a damascus blade. With manufacturing in Italy, we are able once again to offer a damascus blade – this time with Ladder Pattern Damasteel at 60-62 Rc. Damasteel is a top quality patterned steel produced in Sweden. It is not inexpensive, but the quality is top notch.
We worked with one of the top manufacturers in Maniago, Italy for a couple of years to produce this knife again. After a great deal of effort to find the best manufacturing processes for this particular knife, they have developed a production routine that produces a well made knife with only a small percentage of rejects.
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" of 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.
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.