Vintage 4 Blade JOHN RUSSELL Green River Works Carbon Paring Knife USA
Vintage Large Toughened Paring Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, Pewter Bolster, & Wood Handle Made by. John Russell Cutlery Company was founded by John Russell in 1832 in. Their knives manufactured with the finest steel earned a good reputation for quality. In 1840s, John Russell introduced the legendary "Green River Works Knife" and it became an instant success. Its design and quality was overwhelmingly accepted by American consumers. Between 1840 and 1860 it is estimated that 60,000 dozen Green River knives were sent west to emigrants, buffalo hunters, Indians, miners and settlers. This knife has the blade hand forged from the early carbon steel and tempered to achieve greater toughness providing the long-lasting keen edge cut-ability. The two-piece wood handle is triple pinned over the full tang and. And single bolstered to good fitting for durability, strength, & balance. JOHN RUSSELL Green River Works --- ca. Late 19th Century - Early 20th Century. Maintenance Suggestion: Hand wash only in warm water after using, especially if used on foods that have acidic sauce/liquid. After washing it, wipe the blade and handle completely dry. None of the material may be copied or republished.