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Russ Andrews’ knives offers “smooth transitions”

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I was introduced to Russ Andrews’ work at the 2008 Arkansas knife show. While only an ABS Journeyman Smith at the time, it was apparent to the keen observer that it was only a matter of time before Russ earned his Master Smith Stamp, which he did in 2008.

Russ Andrews, ABS Master Smith, forged Duplex Ladder Pattern Damascus for this Hawthorne 10 Bowie.

Perhaps the best way to describe any of you Russ’ knives is “smooth transitions.” That is to say, the design of the knife flows effortlessly from one design element to the next. The blade grind flows smoothly from the front of the guard to the tip of the blade. As your eyes move towards the handle, there is an almost seamless transition through the guard to the end of the handle, which has exceptional ergonomics. While I know it is not the case, Russ’ knife handles fit your hand so well that they appear to have been made for each of their new owners.

Russ Andrews forged Damascus Hawthorne 11 Bowie ABS Master Smith

Russ’ knives feature only quality materials. Most of his knives feature Damascus; however, he does use W-2 and 5160 carbon steels. His hardware features both Damascus and stainless steel. He prefers Ancient Ivory such as Mastodon, Walrus, or Stag for handles. Russ makes each of his leather sheaths. Many feature inlays, such as snake skin and alligator skin.

Russ has stopped taking orders from very few clients. I’m proud to count myself as one of those clients. Should you decide you want one of Russ’ exceptional knives. Please let me know.

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