AG Russell Sting I & II

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kwackster
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AG Russell Sting I & II

Post by kwackster » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:02 pm

An AG Russell Sting I and a Sting II, both originals from 1977 and complete with sheaths in their original boxes.
These knives were bought by a Dutch collector in the manufacturing year, and both were never used or even sheathed and spent over 30 years in a closet.
They are as pristine as they were on the day they were made.

The Sting daggers were made by Anton Wingen Jr. in Solingen, Germany under their Othello brand, and were hot drop-forged from a single piece of 440C stainless steel.
The ones in the pictures were meant for the European market only, as they carry both the AG Russell name & the Othello head, while the US versions were marked with the AG Russell name only.

Although the knives are no longer in my collection, i can still share the pics i took of them back then.
You can click each pic 2 X for a bit more detail.

Sting I & II
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Sting I
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Sting II
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Vagabund
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Re: AG Russell Sting I & II

Post by Vagabund » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 am

Very nice and highly collectible.

Tendoncutter
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Re: AG Russell Sting I & II

Post by Tendoncutter » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:57 am

These are pretty slick

kwackster
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Re: AG Russell Sting I & II

Post by kwackster » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:01 pm

A recent find is this vintage AG Russell Sting II dagger with polished double hollow grind blade & inlayed Coral Rucarta handle panels.
Integral one-piece construction made by Solingen manufacturer Anton Wingen Jr. for AG.Russell USA, and the knife pictured is the European version with both logo's on the blade (the US version only has AG.Russell's logo)
The Sting II is the larger version of the earlier production Sting I

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Specs:

Overall length: 7.95 inch (20.2 cm)
Blade length: 3.74 inch (9.5 cm)
Maximum blade thickness (ricasso): 4.3 mm
Handle material: Coral Rucarta (burgundy red Micarta)
Sheath: Leather with clip
Weight (knife only): 142.0 grams
Weight (knife + sheath): 195.0 grams

Tom19176
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Re: AG Russell Sting I & II

Post by Tom19176 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:54 am

Nice Dagger

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Re: AG Russell Sting I & II

Post by whippersnapper » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:07 am

I agree...Nice!

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