Ten dollars from each Arkansas Veterans knife sold by A.G. Russell Knives will go toward an emergency fund for military veterans who are students at the University of Arkansas.
The mid-lock Arkansas Veterans Folder is based on what BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member A.G. Russell stated is the most popular knife he’s ever designed—the K-93 “one-hand knife.” A.G. reduced the handle length from the K-93’s 4 inches to 3. The blade pattern is what A.G. calls “general purpose” with a one-hand opening hole, and the steel is the same 8Cr13MoV stainless that appears on the company’s regular catalog knives that sell in the $45 to $95 range. Blade length: 2.5 inches.
The handle material remains the same—molded fiberglass re-enforced nylon. The handle color is the U of A’s school colors—cardinal red, with the center of the Arkansas flag inlaid in the grip’s front side. The knife does not have a pocket clip. The words “Arkansas Veteran” are etched on the blade’s obverse side. A.G. Russell Knives’ price: $19.95.
The project adds to A.G. Russell Knives’ history of supporting the U.S. military. Its “War On Troop Boredom” sent over 20,000 care packages containing books, magazines, tools and other useful items to units in Iraq and Afghanistan—and also garnered A.G. and Goldie Russell the BLADE Magazine 2004 Publisher’s Award for their efforts.
In fact, it was the War On Troop Boredom program that led A.G. and Goldie to be invited to sit on a board for the Veterans Resource and Information Center (VRIC) at U of A. The VRIC did not have an emergency fund to help its military vet students facing economic woes. Enter A.G. and Goldie and the Arkansas Veterans Folder.