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Username Post: Help ID Large AG Russell Dagger        (Topic#939318)
mplsatty
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06-13-14 15:17.19 - Post#2605466    





Hello, all! About 20 years ago, a girlfriend bought me an AG Russell dagger that looks a bit like a Gerber MKII but is also quite different. She picked it up at a gun shop on consignment. It's about 12" long, double edged with double serrations, rubberized grip. I'll try to attach a photo.

I'd appreciate any help on this one -- I don't plan to sell it, just want to know more about it for purposes of sentiment & curiosity. Thanks in advance for your help!



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brianWE
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06-13-14 15:39.47 - Post#2605467    


    In response to mplsatty

No idea...but the blade reminds me of my old Kershaw Amphibian. Just scaled up.

And the handle looks like something Blackjack might have come up with.


Looking forward to real information!
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lvk
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06-16-14 08:01.24 - Post#2605737    


    In response to brianWE

Hello,
it is a nice dagger, that you show! Has it got a flat, lightly hollow grind on the back of the blade and the front is like a triangular?
I assume you have an "Iron Eagle" Fighting Dagger, made in Seki/Japan. In Germany sold in the year 2001/2002 by HALLER MESSER, it was made from steel 440. It reminds a little bit at a BlackJack "Tartan Dirk", but only a little bit and only on the first view.
Best regards
lvk


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lvk
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06-16-14 08:15.21 - Post#2605740    


    In response to lvk

Excuse me, I saw it too late, that there is a fuller in the middle of the blade. There is another "Iron Eagle" Tactical Fighter in the same catalog showing your blade, but the bolster and handle of the first Fighter. I think it is a variation of this fine, but not too expensive cutlery.



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mplsatty
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06-19-14 12:01.56 - Post#2606040    


    In response to brianWE

Thanks brian! Definitely hoping we'll get a positive ID here soon. Guessing there might be a bit of lag time due to BLADE, but hopefully there will be more AG fans on soon (maybe AG himself?)... Take care, man!
 
mplsatty
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06-19-14 12:07.48 - Post#2606041    


    In response to lvk

lvk, thanks for coming up with these photos! Yes, the 2nd photo is close, but mine is actually stamped A.G. Russell. With your photo I can only assume A.G. contracted the knife out to the same maker in your photo, which is pretty good to know, very much narrows it down. I'm not thinking I have any massive collector score here, I'm just more curious about it than anything.

It was the first time a woman bought me a knife -- & a good knife at that, she really went out on a limb with that purchase (she had to do the research even to know to look at that gun store, & gun stores are not her place -- then to drop a bit of serious cash -- at least serious for a college student), Yeah, I cherish it a bit more because of all of this.
 
A. G. Russell
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07-01-14 03:20.25 - Post#2607137    


    In response to mplsatty

Made those in Japan many years ago, no idea what the blade steel was, probably AUS8
 
mplsatty
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07-06-14 04:23.27 - Post#2607566    


    In response to A. G. Russell

Mr. Russell -- thanks for the response! Sounds like it may have been a relatively short run model.

It's got a feature I think is really cool -- there's a divot in the ricasso, a slight circular depression machined in, perfectly placed for the thumb if holding it in a loose grip for quick transitions between stabbing & slashing.

Unfortunately the photos I don't show this feature, I'll have to take more photos at some point.

Take care, & thanks again!
 


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