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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:39 am

Limited edition, apparently. For those who don't quite want to spring for a Laguiole. No connection to the company, other than my buying a white bone...

https://agrussell.com/knife/A-G-Russell-Pipe-Knife--RUS-CP24SWB#

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:44 am

Pretty slick alright!
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:51 am

A G Russell makes a fine knife and the pipe knives are no exception. It's an extremely well crafted pipe knife for under $65.00!! †
Richard Burley enjoy your new pipe knife, it will outlive both of us, it's that well made.



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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:04 pm

That's a nice looking knife!
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:07 pm

Richard, that's a really nice score and a much better price than the French ones. Enjoy it, I'm sure it'll out last all of us lol.



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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:11 pm

Those are nice but, still out of reach for my tightwad pocket book. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:03 am

Nice alright. Russell doesn't put their name on anything shoddy. If it was me, I'd get the stag. Ten bucks difference...way more traditional appeal, etc. IMHO.

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:48 am

Cartaphilus wrote:
Those are nice but, still out of reach for my tightwad pocket book. Wink

This is probably closer to the limit of your knife budget Ron †Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:17 am

Yes it is sir,................if it comes free with the meal.
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:50 am

Blackhorse wrote:
Nice alright. Russell doesn't put their name on anything shoddy. If it was me, I'd get the stag. Ten bucks difference...way more traditional appeal, etc. IMHO.

Yeah, my second choice. Decided I don't really like stag unless it's the kind with deep ridges, or whatever they're called. Kind of like a deep blast versus a shallow blast on a pipe. Just a personal pref., etc.
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:37 am

That is stunning. I'm drooling..
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:27 am

It's quite nice, though it won't do anything a much cheaper Rodgers, et al., won't do. Great size, slightly smaller than expected. One thing, besides the price, I noticed on the Laguiole that puts me off is the slightly s-shape of the poker tool, or whatever it's called. How is that supposed to work if you need it for the shank? I have a regular Laguiole knife and am not that impressed with certain design features--though it sure is pretty.

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:25 am

That's well worth the price!! Like you stated it makes no sense of the slight " S " shape of the poker tool on the Laguiole pipe knife. A pipe buddy owns the Laguiole pipe knife and it's made well but personally I did notice I could not properly get the poker thru the shank all the way on my Canadian Long shank pipes. Enjoy yours for many years..... cheers cheers cheers



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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:36 pm

Hmmm ... "Made In China".

Does that mean they'll be on ebay next month for ten bucks with shipping included?
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:10 am

Cold Smoke wrote:
Hmmm ... "Made In China".

Does that mean they'll be on ebay next month for ten bucks with shipping included?
Surprised

Like Marble's? One could hope, I suppose, but I doubt it. Russell has had many, if not most, of their house brand knives made in China for decades.
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:25 am

What Richard Burley said.....^^^^^



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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:49 pm

I bought a stainless Rodgers pipe knife and to be honest, I'm kind of so-so on it.
The blade is excellent but the tamper is a little small footprint wise and I find it unsatisfactory in use.
Back to looking at the Russell ...
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:14 pm

Cold Smoke wrote:
I bought a stainless Rodgers pipe knife and to be honest, I'm kind of so-so on it.
The blade is excellent but the tamper is a little small footprint wise and I find it unsatisfactory in use.
Back to looking at the Russell ...

They're exactly the same size and shape. The tamper, I mean. I just juxtaposed them. Weird shape, but I think that is to facilitate carrying. What you might want is one like P&C gave away for free with orders several years ago. Decent quality, and the tamper is like a small coin, not quite dime size. About the size of a .45 shell casing. I may have an extra, but I'd need to search for it. PM me if interested.
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:31 pm

Richard Burley wrote:
Cold Smoke wrote:
Hmmm ... "Made In China".

Does that mean they'll be on ebay next month for ten bucks with shipping included?
Surprised

Like Marble's? One could hope, I suppose, but I doubt it. Russell has had many, if not most, of their house brand knives made in China for decades.

Nooooo! It will be advertised as antique pieces @ $200 each
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Tue May 09, 2017 9:45 pm

Well, even though I love my Sheffield, and I've got a handful of nice tampers, and I'm quite smitten with the tools I got for free from Cup of Joes (4 of em) lately, as soon as I saw those Russells, BANG! I ordered a bone handled one, perfect consumer chimp response. Oh well, as Popeye summed it up, I yam what I yam.
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:32 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Limited edition, apparently. For those who don't quite want to spring for a Laguiole. No connection to the company, other than my buying a white bone...

https://agrussell.com/knife/A-G-Russell-Pipe-Knife--RUS-CP24SWB#

How do you like your AG Russell pipe knife, Richard?
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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:09 pm

Re Chinese manufacture...a great many very fine folding knives are made in China. Their worth is really dependent on design, materials specs and quality control. I own a number of excellent Chinese folders and appreciate their value and their function. There are good ones and ones that are not so good. †Plus Iím a long term customer of AG Russell (20 years plus) and have NEVER been disappointed in a purchase. So...good pick. (pun not intended)

Re the curve on that pick thing you guys donít like...itís curved so that it fits the contour of the handle when folded in...right? I know you guys know that, but the comments like ďwhat did they do that forĒ made me wonder.

Lastly (I promise) - even though I have made more than a hundred tampers over the years (I used to sell Ďem on the Mars and Pipeworks and Wilke sites) from all kinds of materials - I have gone to the dogs, I rarely carry anything nice any more. In fact, in the two or three outdoor places where I typically smoke I have secreted a couple of big nails so that I know thereís always a usable tool handy. Iím such a low life. †lol

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PostSubject: Re: A.G. Russell Pipe Knife   Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:37 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Lastly (I promise) - even though I have made more than a hundred tampers over the years (I used to sell Ďem on the Mars and Pipeworks and Wilke sites) from all kinds of materials - I have gone to the dogs, I rarely carry anything nice any more. In fact, in the two or three outdoor places where I typically smoke I have secreted a couple of big nails so that I know thereís always a usable tool handy. Iím such a low life. †lol
First, thanks for commenting on Chinese made stuff. It's good to hear testimonials on the whatnot that is made well. Second, yep. Roofing nails. Hit with the file and then buffing wheel for a moment or two. BAM! Tampers. Though, the last time I was at Ace hardware, I found that the roofing nails are only a dime or two less than the old school $1 tampers. Thirdly, I used to collect nice tampers. I'm someone who sweats small stuff, or at least I used to be. I've tried to remedy that, and where I've failed, I've eliminated all together. "You can't eat it if you don't buy it" type of thing.
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