A. G. Russell One Hand Knife
Made in Italy with N690CO Blade Steel
In 2008, twenty years after it was first introduced, we re-introduced the A.G. Russell One Hand Knife™, our single best selling model after the A. G. Russell Sting™, with blades of CPM-154 at 59-61 Rc. and ZDP-189 at 64-66 Rc. These were made in the U. S. A. and were just as popular as the original made all through the 1990s. Unfortunately, the knives are so difficult to make that we are unable to produce more in the U. S.
We have worked with one of the top manufacturers in Maniago, Italy for a couple of years to produce this knife again. After a great deal of effort to find the best manufacturing processes for this particular knife, they have developed a production routine that produces a well made knife with only a small percentage of rejects.
The first to be offered is a variation of the original version that we introduced in 1987 with a solid stainless steel handle and no handle scales. The blade steel in the new knife is Bohler N690 stainless at 58-60 Rc. The handle, which is machined from a solid piece of stainless spring steel, works in conjunction with the blade to create an unusual locking system. This locking system, and the location of a thumb stud on both sides of the blade, allows the knife to be closed or opened one handed using either the right or left hand. That's why we call it the One Hand Knife™. While the knife measures only 3-7/8" closed, there is a full 3-1/8" of blade from the front of the handle to the tip of the blade and it measures nearly 7/8" wide at the kick - as much blade as we could possibly put into this size handle. Weighs approximately 3.1 oz. Made in Maniago, Italy.