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Customer Testimonials

One hand opening folder. Stainless steel handle. I've inherited it from my father years ago, and your catalog does not seem to have a specific model number. It's only described as one handed folder (K87).
It's a great knife of great design, and a nice sleek fit. The only problem I've had with it, is that it's flat stainless steel handles have let it slip out of my pocket a few times unintentionally. But in slipping out of my pocket, I have an example of how well made the knife is and how good the quality of materials are. I lost the knife one time in the laundry, and there was also a magnet that fell out of my pocket too.  In the washing machine drum, the knife was held by the magnet on the inner edge for one entire year, being washed load after load after load. I thought I had lost it forever. Then one day in repairing the washing machine, I found the knife attached to the magnet on the inside lip where I couldn't see it. A Year's worth of washing, left no mark, or rust, or anything to damage the knife. All it needed was a little oil and it's the same as before. I think my father bought it maybe, 30 years ago.  It just goes to show, there's nothing like American made quality.

Glenn T. San Jose, CA

I got the Ti-Fist. I have modified mine a little bit. I wanted to be able to pierce better if needed. It's an excellent knife made with good materials. Best regards from France.

Jean O. France

I got the Stone river ceramic blade and sandalwood scales, SRG-AG2SW. When received, the very tip of the blade, only half a millimeter or less, had already chipped off. I more or less expected this to happen soon, just not that soon. However, the blade, new, isn't even as sharp as the cheapest steel blade I ever bought. The old Swiss Army knife blade that I sharpen on the back of my dinner plate performs better. That's a poor recommendation for the offered professional sharpening service. Finally, there's a shallow gouge in one of the scales that eluded polishing. (See the photo.) I've purchased a "cosmetic second" from you folks that's not as bad, considering that that one will probably be easier to touch up. I'm rating this knife as high as "fair" only because I like its design, and I still think I can correct the blade. I might be wrong. I would consider dropping this manufacturer.
Rating: 5/10

Marcus B. Austin, TX

AG Russell Large Folding Hunter - This is a large and sturdy, good looking knife. I bought four of them. Two delrin and two cocobolo. If you could make them with a stag handle, I'd buy Four more. Make it available with stag handle scales. Even at twice the price, I'm still a buyer.
Rating: 10/10

Jonathan F. Quarryville , PA

Timely shipping and the use of USPS
Faster delivery time using priority mail and much better pricing
Thank you

Frank K. Grants Pass, OR

After eyeing up the selection for quite some time I saw the Rancher Lockback and ordered almost immediately. I  picked it in the mail today and I’m extremely pleased with the fit and finish. It opens and closes smoothly and snaps satisfyingly open. The lock engages and disengages smoothly and there is little blade play when open. The bone is quite nice in hand and there are no unpleasant edges or burrs on the liners  or pins. I love the sodbuster pattern and the smart design features of this particular knife, such as the nail nick and stop pin, are excellent additions. This knife will certainly be spending quite a lot of time in pocket. Rating 9/10

Nick C. Enfield, NH

CRKT knives are perfect..!!!!

Brad B. Stephenville, TX

I wanted to tell you thanks for putting some affordable knives in your catalog. You are the most credible and decent retailer! I love to get your catalogs. I actually can't afford
to buy a knife every month, but I love doing business with you. You don't sell that crazy Nazi replica stuff like (you know who). I have the greatest respect & loyalty. Thank you very much!
PS: My wife Ann enjoys your catalogs, too. Respectfully, Robert K.

Robert K. Gasport, NY

The A.G. Russell Wharncliffe lockback has Beautiful fit and finish, no play in the blade or locking mechanism.  I like the way this knife feels in hand and really find it hard to believe the quality for the asking price! Rating 10/10

John D. Nassau, NY

Boker Arbolito Stag Bowie. I liked the unique "serpentine" design of the bowie knife blade and I'm a big fan of almost anything with a stag handle. You don't make a big enough deal about the fantastic sheath that comes with this knife, it's actually a huge selling point all on it's own.
Rating: 10 / 10

Jonathan F. Quarryville , PA

Talked to your Customer Service twice, they are a pleasure to deal with. Really liked they called to verify order for an expensive item.

Mark V. Hannibal, MO

Just wanted to pass along a message that your Customer Service Rep. was  very, very helpful and a pleasure to work with. Also, I would like to pass along my impression of the K93 Featherlite. This is a truly wonderful knife. I have had it for a few days now and am very impressed. I believe it represents a terrific value and will surely serve me well for years to come. Finally, I would like to say that one of the reasons I purchased this knife was the fact that A.G. Russell sent 11,000 to our troops overseas. Any company that is willing to support our armed forces can have my money any day. Keep up the great work. You have a customer for life.

Joseph P. Naples, FL

I got the A.G. Russell Cowboy. Impressed straight out of the box. Great finish, feel and size and weight. Fits in pocket comfortably and sharp. Fantastic value for money. Rating: 10/10

Leon O. Elsternwick, ZZ AUS

I have always gravitated to traditional slip joint knives. Having hundred of variations of locks and deployment styles I still can’t kick the ‘old fashioned ‘ feeling that comes with a quality slip joint. When I opened the box and held it in my hand I just didn’t feel that the video I watched before the order did this knife the correct amount of justice. This is an ample knife in hand and the thing that I absolutely love is the ability it pinch the blade open with either hand... and there isn’t much blade showing when it’s closed. There are no half stops but what I noticed is the blade will not snap shut until about 80 percent closed. This is a great safety plus and how ya did it I don’t know unless this is a mistake and I own the only one... but I’m definitely happy. The wharncliff blade is the perfect size for all utility tasks. I don’t ever care about steel type as I feel most knives will outlast the owner with even the most modest of care. It’s a knife not a screw driver or chisel... different tools. This is a flawless and beautiful knife for under a hundred bucks... yup you can pay a lot more for a lot less... believe me I know. I have my eye on a few more A.G. Russell knives. This one will be in my pocket for quite a while. Thanks for a quality and affordable product. Rated 10/10

Teddy F. Hopatcong, NJ

In the latest version of the A.G. Russell Knife catalog (Spring 2019) I was very happy to read that A.G.’s new designs will continue to be released into the near future. I’ve loved A.G. Russell knives for decades, from the first Sting that I used to skin small game in Africa as a boy to the latest knife I purchased, the Wharncliffe Lockback. I have one humble request as you bring these new designs to fruition: I’m left handed, and there are very few left handed knives on the market today for southpaw knife enthusiasts. A.G. once spoke to me in the shop about this and he assured me that many of his new designs would accommodate left handed carriers, and then he showed me the prototype for the Folding Gents Hunter (which I later bought once it was released!) I just ask that you keep us lefties in mind as you move forward with his designs. I’m loving the look of the new Sodbuster with the reversible pocket clip. Thanks for all you do to take exceptional care of your customers!

Cory C. Poteau, OK

Congratulations on the design and manufacture of the Black Dragon.  I have been looking for a long time for a folder (EDC) that had a hunting, fighting, work size blade that did not weigh too much.  A lot to ask of a blade of this size.  But, you did it.  It is thin but strong. Disappears in the pocket but does not crowd it.  This is a serious blade in a serious package at a price point that is terrific. Rating: 10/10.

Moses S. Carthage, NC

Just letting you know several years ago I purchased one of AG's original handmade knives.  For reasons I cannot explain, I have just dressed our 12th deer, fully, and the knife still shaves hair off my arm. My wife and kids are amazed and it's now the talk of when will the knife finally lose some edge.  AG was in a zone when he ground this knife.  I am sure he is grinding knives for all of God's angels in Heaven now.  He was truly gifted.  I own Lile and Dozier knives as well.  This one just continues to amaze.  Vint Valley Ranch, Llano, Texas.... All the best, Rick

Richard V. Dallas, TX

Very, very friendly and personal service. Kendra went way beyond the norm and actually sent me a photo of several Kershaw Leeks from which to choose. For purchases of this nature, that kind of customer service will win return sales. Thank you Kendra. I thank you AG Russell.

Scott W. Urbandale, IA

Among the many A. G. Russell knives and products I have purchased over the years I still have the first knife I purchased. It is a Morseth folder with cocobolo scales that I bought from A, J, himself at the SHOT show in Houston Texas in 1986. I understand that that knife with the cocobolo is somewhat rare. I'm still like a kid getting a present whenever the catalog arrives, My sincere condolences to Goldie and all of the Russell family. Don R.

Donald R. Houston, TX

I've been a fan of AG Russell knives for quite a few years now.  I'm a deer and turkey hunter.  I'm kind of a knife collector, but I accumulate good quality working knives, not super high end custom stuff.  One of my favorite knives was the original AGR deer hunter.  ATS 34 I think, but I could be wrong.  I sharpened it too much on a diamond stone and changed the blade shape.  I liked it so much I got one of the D2 and VG10 models when they came out.  This year the personal hunter in D2 and professional hunter in D2 caught my eye, and I got one of each.  Beautiful knives.   I've been blessed this year and have killed three deer.  Each time, I reached for my VG10 deer hunter.  Man I love that knife.  It keeps an edge and has a great shape.  I had a buddy ask me what I thought of those 2 new D2 knives I got this year, and I couldn't answer.  I also used the VG10 to skin a couple deer for friends.  Great knife.  I called customer service last year about something or another, and while I was at it asked them if you would ever bring back the AGR VG10 deer hunter, and they said you might.  I haven't seen them yet, but if you ever do I'd like three.  One for a spare for me, one for a dear friend, and one for a friend who just turned 79 and might not get to hunt much anymore.  I'll be watching.  Thanks for making such a fine line of products. And I really enjoy the knife sharpening videos on your website.

James R. Norfolk, VA