One of my customers sent me this scan showing a Joseph Rogers knife from around the same era. Darned if it isn't just about the exact same design as the Russell blade...from the book by Kreps called Camp and Trail Methods.
Monday, December 10, 2007
This is a real beauty. I picked it up at the Marlboro knife show last year. It's slim and the bone handles are gorgeous. I don't mind the small cracks or the fact that it has been sharpened so many times that the blade tip now sticks up past the liners. It's a sweet little folder and probably made right here locally before 1936.
Sorry I haven't had time to add much to this blog since I started it but here's a few more shots of the fixed blade...if anyone has pictures of Russell knives in their collections that they would like to share please email me and maybe I can add them to the Blog.