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A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack

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Item #: RUS-IJ13S

$165.00

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  • Item #: RUS-IJ13S $165.00
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  • Item #: RUS-IJ13SWB $145.00
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A.G. designed this Swayback Jack with a Wharncliffe blade a number of years ago, and he and Phil Gibbs together worked out the engineering. Several months ago, we reached out to one of the manufacturers in Maniago, Italy who has been making traditional folders to see if they would be interested in making this knife. They enthustastically agreed and have sent us a couple of rounds of samples. We are extremely well pleased with the workmanship and have run a test on our life cycle tester at 200,000 openings. Passed with flying colors with no negative effect on the pivot or backspring.

It is a slip joint with no locking mechanism and no half-stop. You might find interesting an article in Blade magazine, which we contributed to, about the reasons for a half stop and A.G.'s opinion about that feature. Here is a link to the Blade Magazine half stop article.

The 2-7⁄8" Wharncliffe blade is M390 stainless at 59-61 Rc. For this first production, the handle scales are Stag, Smooth White Bone, and Desert Ironwood from our warehouse. Measures 3-5⁄8" closed. Weighs only 2.8 to 2.9 oz., depending on the handle material. Made in Maniago, Italy.

Option A

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack Stag

Item #: RUS-IJ13S $165.00
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Option B

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack Smooth White Bone

Item #: RUS-IJ13SWB $145.00
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Option C

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack Desert Ironwood

Item #: RUS-IJ13DI $165.00
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Option A

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack Stag

  • Type
    Folder
  • Blade
    Wharncliffe
  • Blade Length
    2-7/8"
  • Finish
    Mirror Polish
  • Blade Steel
    M390
  • Rockwell
    59-61
  • Lock
    Slip Joint
  • Bolsters
    Nickel Silver
  • Liners
    Nickel Silver
  • Handle
    Stag
  • Closed Length
    3-5/8"
  • Weight
    2.9 oz.
  • Origin
    Italy

Option B

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack Smooth White Bone

  • Handle
    Smooth White Bone

Option C

A.G. Russell Wharncliffe Swayback Jack Desert Ironwood

  • Handle
    Desert Ironwood

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.

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