A.G. Russell passes

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby Naperville » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:23 pm

I'm on A.G's email and mailing list. They have some neat products. He loved what he was doing while alive, so my hat is off to him.
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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby tvenuto » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:40 pm

A long and accomplished life, something to celebrate for sure. Onto the next adventure. Godspeed.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby Halfneck » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:53 pm

He was an icon in doing what he enjoyed - a life well lived and a death to be mourned. Rest in peace.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby dogrunner » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:14 pm

I always enjoyed getting his catalog back in the day. And I think my first one-hand opening knife was from that catalog! He made a mark, for sure.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby Username827 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:24 pm

Deepest sympathies

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby JacksonKnives » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:40 pm

You don't have to hear many personal stories in the knife biz before that name starts coming up over and over. Truly a pillar of the community.
[Hat off, pour out a glass]

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby SteveMidwest » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:11 am

Thank you Sal, for letting us know.
A sad day, to be sure. A giant in the industry, and a fantastic human being.

Russell’s obituary says up until October 10, he was still working at his office designing knives and talking with customers.

“Saturdays were especially important to him. He would spend most of his hours that the store was open on that day, talking to customers. He especially enjoyed the little ones.”

On October 12, 2018, A.G. Russell III exchanged his earthly life for eternal peace with his Lord Jesus Christ.

During what was supposed to be a routine angiogram to check for blockage in a coronary artery, A G. Russell’s heart gave out and he left this world.

While his physical presence will no longer be here, the force that was A.G. Russell will always be with us, the A.G. Russell Knives staff members, friends and the knife community around the world.

Visitation and funeral service information is available at http://www.westfieldchapel.com/…/Russel ... etails.php This site will be updated as more information is available.

-Goldie Russell

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby supracor » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:15 am

Rest in peace.

I have heard the name of A. G. Russell many times, but I never understood who he was precisely

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:16 am

sorry for your loss, sal and others. although i didn't know him personally, he is responsible for my first fixed blade and bowie knife. my dad gave me the knife, so i have always and will always cherish it. i'm glad i could be a part of the story of such a prolific figure in the knife community.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby flash900 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:21 am

I interviewed him several times. He was an honest and forthright gentleman. He will be missed.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby buferoe » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:40 am

R.I.P., A.G Russel, you will be missed........😞

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby Larry_Mott » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:31 am

I have read that the white Micarta and SS Jess Horns were "A.G. Russell specials" Someone here who can verify/clarify?

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby AlexRus » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:18 am

Rest In Peace

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby ThePeacent » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:00 am

a Legend in our community.
God bless his soul and family

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby curlyhairedboy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:35 am

He made a big mark in the knife world. What a legend!
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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby JD Spydo » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:57 am

I never met him personally but I e-mailed him two occasions about obscure makes of knives and he always got back to me. I always enjoyed visiting the A. G. Russell booth at the BLADE Show and other knife shows. I never ever heard one negative word about A. G. Russell. R. I. P.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby KP » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:23 am

My sincere condolences to the family.

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby RamZar » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:55 pm


A.G. Russell Funeral Arrangements:

http://www.westfieldchapel.com/book-of- ... etails.php

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Re: A.G. Russell passes

Postby GarageBoy » Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:35 pm

Oh no, a true legend in this small world

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