Russell knife steel

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mrwatch
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Russell knife steel

Postby mrwatch » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:15 pm

Hit the garage sales and flea market Friday. Picked up this old AG Russell knife steel cheap. The Varnish bad. Fixed ring. my computer notes-vintage AG Russell knife sharpening steel total length 20 1/2 inches steel 14 inches stamped Russell only. any idea on the age of it please? Thanks. note-others on the net have a four way guard and shorter.
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Gunsil
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Re: Russell knife steel

Postby Gunsil » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:55 pm

It's not AG Russell, it is Russell Cut Co. Hard to date they made them for years.

cody6268
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Re: Russell knife steel

Postby cody6268 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:30 am

I really like how that one is much finer (pretty much smooth), especially compared to the Victorinox branded Egginton steel I use.

mrwatch
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Re: Russell knife steel

Postby mrwatch » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:36 pm

cody6268 wrote:I really like how that one is much finer (pretty much smooth), especially compared to the Victorinox branded Egginton steel I use.


I know that model and some seem very course, also less abrasive, fairly smooth which this one is more for a quick touch up during use, and completely smooth. I have a orange handle Dick smooth which is used to straighten the rolled over edge while sharpening. Most of what I see in thrift stores seem like they would ruin a fine turkey carver in short order, and some in the antique malls look worn out and no name for real $$$. ::shrug::


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