The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by BWT » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:02 pm

Picked this one up this week!!
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by LongBlade » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:07 pm

Nice equal-end Russell jack Bill ::tu:: ::tu:: ....
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by BWT » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:09 pm

Thanks Lee!
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by Sharpnshinyknives » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:34 pm

BWT wrote:Picked this one up this week!!

Bill, love that one. I have a fondness for these Russell’s. I don’t have any this old. This motivates me to keep looking for them. That’s a beauty.
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by FRJ » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:59 pm

That's a great looking knife, Bill. ::tu::
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by BWT » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:30 pm

Thanks Joe it’s my first one with that tang stamp. Thanks Mark, I’m not really sure of its age? I have a straight line Russell jack and a Barlow with the straight line markings. Thanks for your comments.
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by gsmith7158 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:37 pm

Bill that's a great knife! ::tu:: I got an old ebony cattle knif with that same stamp. All three blades stamped. I'm not sure how to date these but I'm guessing they are pretty old, pre WWII anyway.
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by BWT » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:51 pm

Thanks Greg for the comments ::tu::
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by JohnR » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:25 pm

Picked up this 3 3/4" swayback jack. The Russell barlows are fairly common but I don't see many of the jacks, the bone looks like it was hand jigged.
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by Doc B » Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:53 pm

That's a good looking knife, JohnR! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by BWT » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:45 pm

Beautiful knife John ::tu:: ::tu:: Great find, beautiful bone and blades look good as well!!!
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by JohnR » Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:47 pm

Doc B wrote:That's a good looking knife, JohnR! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
Thank you, I've been trying to do some research on Russell tang stamps, definite information is hard to find on Russell tang stamps but I found a reference that states this tang stamp dates from 1874 to 1895, the knife has the appearance of being that old.

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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by danno50 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:36 am

Great looking knives, Bill and John!! ::tu:: ::tu:: The tang stamps appear to be the same on both of them.
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by BWT » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:14 pm

Thanks Dan, I had forgotten about posting on this thread, I was just responding to Johns post ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: The John Russell Co. Green River Works......

Post by 1967redrider » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:55 pm

Almost 2 years later, can't believe I'm just seeing this thread. Great looking knives guys! ::tu:: ::tu::
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