We introduced the A. G. Russell™ Medium Gunstock Lockback in January of 2011. Customer response has been very positive, but many tell us they would like one in a smaller size. We have reworked the design a little to produce this great knife in a NEW, pocketable size.
Just like the larger version, the lock is designed with a space saving coil spring, which I prefer because it will hold up longer, giving more life to the knife. It also makes the action smoother; therefore, the knife is easier to open and close. A stop pin keeps the blade from ever meeting the back spring/locking bar, allowing more room for a wider blade than you usually find in a handle of this width. One of my pet peeves is the way the inside surfaces of most production knives are finished. Take a look inside this one and you will find the finish comparable to the high quality, high price semi-production knives being made today. This is a remarkable knife and will give you many years of pleasure and service.
Measures 3-5/8" closed and is available in three handle materials: premium Cocobolo from our own storeroom, a really good looking black Rucarta™ and a bright, bright yellow Delrin® that will make your knife really easy to locate. The 2-7/8" flat ground, clip point blade is 8Cr13MoV at 57-58 Rc. and measures 1/8" thick and 13/16" wide. We have placed a deep notch on each side of the blade so the thumb can be used to swing the blade open with one hand - either hand. The liners, bolsters, caps and bomb shield are all 400 series stainless steel. Includes a handsome, braided, brown leather thong for lifting the knife from the pocket. Made in China.
The 2-7⁄8" swedged flat ground clip point blade. Measures 3-5/8" closed. Weighs 3.0 oz.