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A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback

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Item #: AGLB-CW13BB

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While the beam tension spring is in no way unusual, the balance of this remarkable lockback is as far from usual as can be!

Begin with what looks like a long pull nail mark. The mark is much wider and deeper than usual and there is one on each side of the blade. The top of each nail mark is sharp to easily grip the skin of the thumb for the best one-hand opening device being used today on an unobtrusive gentleman's pocketknife.

This 3-13/16" Wharncliffe handle is seldom made as a lockback because there is not enough room for a lock at the butt of the knife. A lock is possible in our design because we have buried the end of the spring into the back of the lock bar. The 3-1/8" blade is 1/8" 8Cr13MoV heat treated to 57-59 Rc., and is so wide that it required a trench in the front of the lock bar for the heel of the blade. The Wharncliffe blade comes to the correct needle-point and is absolutely true to Lord Wharncliffe's design.

The liners, bolsters, caps, shields and pins are 410 stainless. The ambidextrous one-hand opening folder is available in four handle materials; Black G-10, Smooth White Bone, Brown Jigged Bone, and India Stag. Measures 3-13/16" closed. Weighs only 2.9 to 3.0 oz. depending on the handle material. Made in China.

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A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback Jigged Bone

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A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback White Bone

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A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback Black G-10

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A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback India Stag

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Option A

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback Jigged Bone

  • Type
    Folder
  • Blade
    Wharncliffe
  • Blade Length
    3-1/8"
  • Blade Steel
    8Cr13MoV
  • Rockwell
    57-59
  • Lock
    Lockback
  • Bolsters
    Stainless
  • Liners
    Stainless
  • Handle
    Brown Jigged Bone
  • Closed Length
    3-13/16"
  • Weight
    3.0 oz.
  • Origin
    China

Option B

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback White Bone

  • Handle
    White Bone
  • Weight
    3.0 oz.

Option C

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback Black G-10

  • Handle
    G-10
  • Weight
    2.9 oz.

Option D

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback India Stag

  • Handle
    India Stag
  • Weight
    3.0 oz.

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.

Received my A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Lockback a couple of weeks ago and this is one beautiful beefy blade! I've long been a Wharncliffe blade fan and the fit, finish, and balance in hand are amazing. The long nail pull mark is a nice idea, but I've not mastered the one-hand opening yet - maybe that will change with use. I usually go out of my way to avoid knives made in China, but Mr. A.G. is always so enthusiastic about this maker and now I understand why. Now if only y'all would bring back the locking medium Barlow, my collection would be complete! Rating 10/10! Terry H. Canton, GA
The new Locking Wharncliffe is beautiful. I have waited and hoped for a locking wharncliffe for quite a while. As with other knives from your supplier in China, (I now have three), fit and finish are excellent. The steel is excellent; straightforward to sharpen and keeps an edge well. I believe that your AG Russell-branded knives from your Chinese supplier are the equal of any folding knife brand in, say, the under $200 cost range, and better than many. Thank you again for the new locking wharncliffe. It is a great knife.
Changes: Perhaps a bit larger handle design
Rating: 10/10
I also have the locking medium Barlow, and between the two, I believe you already have the best EDC pocket knives I can imagine.
Lawrence, W. Houston, TX
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