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All those who wantec an A.G. Russell giant lockback sunfish...

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by LX_Emergency, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    but couldn't get one because they were sold out....or the texas ranger version wasn't to their taste

    Hold on to your hats....because the company just posted this on facebook:

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  2. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    No one cares apparently....
     
  3. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    That's cute little knife. Are you getting one?
    The new AGR folders are first rate!
     
  4. Spinerazor

    Spinerazor

    510
    Mar 30, 2012
    i didn't know they existed! i want one now after seeing them!
     
  5. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire

    Nov 20, 2005
    Went to AG Russell website, couldn't find it. Where is it made?
     
  6. Arathol

    Arathol

    903
    Jan 1, 2003
    Little knife? I think not.

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  7. How much does it weigh?
     
  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire

    Nov 20, 2005
    I am a fan of the large sunfish pattern and very interested to learn a little more about it. It is definitely a knife you can gets your hands around and exert a fair amount of force when cutting.
     
  9. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    Not this one I think. Although the cocobolo version is tempting. I already have the 2010 Texas Ranger version. I think 1 of these beasts is more than enough.

    Also, they're hardly small....the spine of the blade is close to 1/4 inch thick.
    They're not on the website yet. This is a picture of a the prototypes I think. They're made in china as to keep the cost afforable. I suspect they'll cost around $70-75 for the cocobolo version and cheaper for the yellow delrin and black rucarta (rucarta is A.G.'s version of micarta) versions.

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    I haven't weighed mine....but I've heard 10 ounces quoted....so yeah....hardly small.

    And yes, it's an EXCELLENT hard working knife due to the thick blade it's very strong and sturdy to grip, the flat grind combined with the wide blade make it very slicey.

    Just a bit ....pocket heavy. I suggest getting the sheaths with them that will undoubtedly be offered.
     
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire

    Nov 20, 2005
    My concern is that I would be paying two-thirds the price of a GEC knife with what might be essentially the same steel used in such knives made by Rough Rider and Frost Cutlery ($10 > $15 knives). Guess you have to trust AG Russell....
     
  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007

    I have one of the inexpensive large sodbuster patterns by AG Russel. The fit and finish is far an above knives costing 3 times more. Everything smooth, polished, Zero gaps anywhere. A lovely knife.
     
  12. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    Yup. It'll be built in China but the quality will be great. I own our have owned about 5 knives coming from the same factory and the fit and finish is excellent on all of them.

    The steel might not be the latest and greatest but it can't be beat in value. Don't be mistaken, the 8Cr13Mov might not be 440C but it's a lot better than the 440a used on rough riders. From everything I've read about it it should be on par with 440B....which Randall uses.
     
  13. eNon

    eNon

    12
    Oct 6, 2011
    So in other words, it's like a tactical locking knife, wearing the cloths of a traditional. Kind of what it looks like to me. Just give it a thumb stud. This isn't meant to be derogatory. Just an observation. It's interesting.
     
  14. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    It doesn't need a thumbstud since the nailnick is deep enough to open the blade one handed.
     
  15. Lycosa

    Lycosa

    Aug 24, 2007
    Sorry... Big folder!
    It's a tad too heavy for this spider.
     
  16. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    Understandable. As a sidenote they just posted the following comment on facebook:

     
  17. Daniel Dorn

    Daniel Dorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 1999
    I've handled the Texas Ranger version a couple years ago, and it was quite a beast. I really liked the feel of it in the hand, but could not imagine actually carrying it around. I may have to pick up the dressed down version (or dressed up with Cocobolo) just to have around, as I do like the design. Just for more info, you can easily open these one-handed, as the action is very smooth, and gives a confidence-inspiring click when locking open.
     
  18. LX_Emergency

    LX_Emergency KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 28, 2007
    And here's the promotional video

    [video=youtube_share;1yMU-7FHkfw]http://youtu.be/1yMU-7FHkfw[/video]
     
  19. comoha

    comoha Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    Sorry, just cannot see the point of this folding shovel.
     
  20. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 6, 2000

    Get the GEC sunfish. Big knife in its own right but much lighter than this beast, and the blade is thin enough to be a great slicer.

    That said, these AG Russell knives are top quality.
     

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