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A.G. Russell Serpentine Stockman India Stag

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Item #: RUS-CS13S


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At one time the Serpentine Stockman, sometimes referred to as a sowbelly stockman, was as popular as the Premium Stockman. Today that is not the case, but it is still a favorite of mine and is again gaining in popularity. In my version, I have tried to stay as close to traditional as I could while designing the finest three blade stockman I could manage.
All three blades store snugly within the handle. The blades are positioned to never touch each other or the liners, eliminating the possibility of rub marks on the blades. The steel is our very popular 8Cr13MoV, heat-treated to 57-59 Rc. It takes a razor edge and can be re-sharpened easily on ceramic, diamonds, Aluminum-Oxide or Arkansas stones. The blades have been designed for comfortable use. The 2-7/8" clip blade is wide but lays low in the handle, the 2" sheepfoot is a bit shorter but does not leave the point exposed when the spey is being used, and the 1-1/2" spey blade is a shape found no where else. I call it the A. G. Russell Surgical Spey Blade. It is an outstanding blade for skinning or for cutting calves.

A Striker Pin at both ends prevents the edge on all three blades from striking the back spring, no matter how forcefully you close the knife. Made with the finest stainless steel bolsters, liners and inlay.

Made in the same tiny factory in China that makes the Lockback Folding Hunter on page 8. These knives are the best value in the world. If you do not agree, please return your purchase for a full and complete refund, including the return shipping when you mention this statement of my personal satisfaction guarantee.

Available in our special shade of Dupont's Yellow Delrin®, Smooth White Bone or India Stag. Measures 3-5/8" closed and weighs a little over 3.0 oz. depending on the handle material. Made in China.




  • Type
  • Blade
    Clip - Sheepsfoot - Spey
  • Blade Length
    2-7/8" - 2" - 1-1/2"
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Lock
    Slip Joint
  • Bolsters
  • Liners
  • Handle
    India Stag
  • Closed Length
  • Weight
    3.2 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.

The Serpentine Stockman is the best knife I have every owned. The Quality of workmanship is the best I have ever seen. You get what you pay for and more, which does not happen anymore. Mark U. Wichita, Kansas
Sometime in the 1970's I responded to an ad in The American Rifleman magazine and ordered a stag handled two blade congress pocket knife. I had never heard the name Hen & Rooster but went ahead and took a chance. I like to believe that was my first dealing with A.G. Russell. It was a beautifully made knife and I carried it for years. Recently I decided I needed a new knife and checked out the Russell site and found the perfect one to replace the aging friend I've been carrying. I am a user and not a collector so my purchases are few and far between but once again I took a chance and ordered the Serpentine Stockman. In many ways it reminds me of that old H&R. It is very well made. There are no gaps anywhere, the blades are tight and the Spey is shaped in a way that makes it somehow more usable. I like the extra touch of stop pins as well. One more thing it has in common with the H&R is that it is as clean and polished on the inside as the outside. Apparently a lot of thought and pride went into the designing and manufacturing of this knife as I am sure is true of all of your products. For those that hesitate pulling the trigger on a purchase because of it's origin I can only say that while China is on one side of the pocket blade of my stockman, the name A.G. Russell is on the other and that is far more important and good enough for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this lengthy ramble and I hope for you all a most happy and successful New Year. Rodney S. Ridgefield, WA
$ 84.95