Fixed blade Green River Works, J. Russell

Up for auction is a J.Russell & Co. fixed blade hunting/butcher knife. I have spent quite a few hours researching this knife going thru the history of Russell and the Green River Works. Famous for his Russell Barlow pocket knife, he also built the mountain man knife in the 1800's which is also a piece of history. With this particular knife I was getting now until I found a fellow ebay'r selling a page out of a 1885 catalog advertising J. Russell hunting knives. That page had this exact knife on it and was under hunting /butcher knives available in 3 different lengths. The handle is described as Coca and the blade exactly as this knife. I then found that J. Russell had reproduced the Barlow in 1974 and only reproduction knives use the infamous Green River Works logo. Russell merged with Harrington in 1936 and still today produces kitchen cutlery. It is my opinion that Harrington Russell had reproduced this 1885 knife in the 70's. I'm not a knife expert and would appreciate anyone with any info to email me.

Back to the knife, I acquired this knife from an estate(see seller's other items) and it has never been used, carried or sharpened and I would call it Mint. It measures 10.5 overall and the handle is 4.375. Any questions feel free to email, thanks for looking and good luck.

You must be 18 or older to purchase
... read more