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A. G. Russell Sandbox Series

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As my concept for the Sandbox series was developing, I was looking for a superior high-carbon steel that would hold an edge extremely well and be tough enough for what troops might put it through. In our search for this superior steel, we were presented with the opportunity to acquire a batch of special steel developed by Dan Maragni, the very talented knife-maker/metallurgist. We worked with Dan to develop a special heat treatment for our use. We even re-built salt bath vessels and quench tanks to accommodate the precision hardening of this steel to give us the best possible toughness and edge retention. Our designation for the steel with this special heat-treat is DM-1. The blade coating is Chromium Carbonitride, better known as Diamond Like Coating or DLC, which is even harder than the steel itself at almost 90 Rc. The hardness of the steel is 58-59 Rc. Because DM-1 is a non-stainless steel, the sharpened edge will be subject to rust so we have coated it with our RustFree™ to protect it. You should wipe the knife down after a day of use and re-coat it with a rust prohibitive like RustFree™ (RF125 . . 1.25 oz. . . $7.95).

The handle scales are CNC machined green Rucarta™. Phil Gibbs and I developed the Omni-Directional pattern for the grooves in the handle material to double the positive grip. With this shape and surface, a guard became irrelevant. We included it for appearance. The holes in the ricasso provide a way for the knife to be secured to a pole or limb for use as a spear or pole arm. We have created a small storage cavity in the handle by cutting an opening through the tang and milling a small hollow in the back side of each handle scale. It measures 1-7⁄8" x 5⁄8" and just over 1⁄4" deep. Carry a 1⁄8" Allen wrench tucked in the pocket on the front of the sheath to access small emergency items you might store there. While some of the processes to create our Sandbox series are completed outside, the final grind, marking, assembly and sharpening is done in our shop here in Rogers, Arkansas. The American Made Ballistic Nylon sheath is made with a Kydex® liner for safety, a pouch on the front will hold a large folding knife, and it is M.O.L.L.E. compatible.

Learn more about DM-1 High Carbon Non-Stainless Steel in this article.

Click here for the Tactical Life Sandbox Series Review.

 

Option A

A. G. Russell Sandbox Bowie

The blade measures 8" from tip to guard, is 2-1/8" at the widest point and 3/16" thick. I think of this as an extreme Camp Knife, the kind of knife I would like for my USM grandson to have if he were deployed. Measures 13-1/4" overall. Weighs 12.8 oz.

Item #: RU-U712BKOD $295.00
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Option B

A. G. Russell Sandbox Camp Knife

The Sandbox Camp Knife is the third in a planned set of four very different Combat knives intended for use in hand to hand encounters anywhere in the World, but named for our present engagement in the Middle East.

With a 7" x 1-1⁄2" drop point blade and measuring 12-3⁄8" overall, this knife is a sensible balance between the Sandbox Bowie and the shorter 5" Sandbox Hunter/Utility. Weighs 9.0 oz. and works well as a general Camp or Combat Knife.

Item #: RU-U7BKOD $265.00
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Option C

A. G. Russell Sandbox Hunter/Utility

The blade measures 5-1/4" from tip to guard, 1-9/16" at the widest point and just over 1/8" thick. Measurers 10-5/8" overall. Weighs 8.0 oz. The knife and sheath are both made in the U.S.A.

Item #: RU-U513BKOD $225.00
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Option A

A. G. Russell Sandbox Bowie

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Bowie
  • Blade Length
    8"
  • Finish
    Chromium Carbonitride
  • Blade Steel
    DM-1
  • Rockwell
    58-59
  • Handle
    Green Rucarta™
  • Tang
    Full
  • Overall Length
    13-1/4″
  • Weight
    12.8 oz.
  • Sheath
    Ballistic Nylon
  • Origin
    USA

Option B

A. G. Russell Sandbox Camp Knife

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
    7"
  • Overall Length
    12-3/8"
  • Weight
    9.0 oz.
  • Sheath
    Ballistic Nylon

Option C

A. G. Russell Sandbox Hunter/Utility

  • Type
    Fixed
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
    5-1/2″
  • Blade Steel
    DM-1
  • Rockwell
    58-59
  • Handle
    Green Rucarta
  • Tang
    Full Tang
  • Overall Length
    10-5/8″
  • Weight
    8.0 oz.
  • Sheath
    Nylon
  • Origin
    USA

A.G. Russell Shopmade

Our Shopmade® program makes maximum use of our assets. Our knowledge of who can do the best job of waterjet cutting, heat treat, wire electro-discharge machining, and rough grind all allows the greatest productivity from our rarest asset, the time of our expert knifemaker(s). When our shop has done the finish blade grind by hand, put the handles in place, shaped them and sharpened the blade and the knife has gone through our quality control, then we can be sure that you have the very best knife we can provide you for the money you are spending with us.

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