Randall A. G. Russell Special Finger Grooved Ivorite Handle
Back in the 1990s, I designed a hunting knife for Randall to make just for A. G. Russell™ customers. We made the knife with a 4" blade, a 4-1⁄2" blade and a 5" blade. Most that we had made were with stag handles. We also produced a few with Maple Burl, Leather, and Desert Ironwood. In 2012, Randall made one hundred with a 4-1⁄2" blade of O-1 and a plain Ivorite handle. I really like the look of a finger grooved handle, and Randall does those so well. We have asked them to make a limited number with a 4-1⁄2" O-1 blade at 56-57 Rc. with a finger grooved Ivorite handle. Ivorite is Randall's proprietary off-white phenolic handle material.
The 4-1⁄2" blade of O-1 tool steel measures 1-3⁄8" wide at the widest point and 3⁄16" thick. It is both hollow ground and convex ground in a very complex design to give you real slicing ability. The nickel silver guard and nickel silver and red spacers wonderfully compliment the Ivorite handle. All knives have the words "A. G. Russell Special" above the Randall stamp on the back of the sheath. Measures 9-1⁄4" from tip to butt and weighs 7.0 oz. Includes a black model A leather sheath. Handmade in the U.S.A.