A.G. Russell has been deeply involved
in the knife industry for over forty years.
A.G. was the first member of the Knife
Digest Cutlery Hall of Fame, was a
founding member of the Knifemakers'
Guild, founded The Knife Collectors Club™,
started the first knife mail order business,
and produced the first commemorative
pocket knife. In 1968, he founded the first
"after market" for knives, the A.G. Russell
List of Knives for Immediate Delivery. His
mailing list was used to found the first
two knife magazines, Knife World and The
American Blade, now Blade. In the early
1970s, he arranged the first collaboration
between a knifemaker and knife manufacturer.
He designed and produced the
first liner-less pocket knife with all-plastic
handles in 1970. In 1975, he designed a
unique boot knife he called the Sting, a
small knife intended for hunting and personal
defense. In 1987, he introduced the
A.G. Russell™ One Hand Knife™ which was
one of the first production knives to use a
blade thumb stud for one-hand opening.