The Sowbelly pattern handle, like the Dogleg, is smaller at the blade end and somewhat serpentine in shape. I have taken the commonly accepted serpentine sowbelly and swollen the large end until it looks like a very pregnant sow. Notice the curve to the bolster, allowing a very natural line for the open blade. Also notice the huge Wharncliffe blade that appears to be too long to fit in the handle. The addition of a stop pin that keeps the blades from ever meeting the back spring, allows us to make blades that are wider than those in knives by other designers.
The manufacturing is remarkable, the best we can find anywhere in the world for this type of knife. An example of the fine workmanship is the finish on the inside of the knife which is comparable to the high quality, high price semi-production knives being made today. Before putting this knife into production, the prototypes were mechanically opened and closed over 300,000 times. I do not want my customers to ever have to put up with a broken spring.
This is a 4-1/4" closed two blade slipjoint folder with a 3/32" thick blades of 8Cr13MoV at 57-58 Rc. The clip blade is 3-3/8" long and 1" wide. The Wharncliffe blade is 3-1/2" long and 7/8" wide. Both are flat ground. The liners, bolster, caps and the federal shield are all 400 series stainless steel. Includes a handsome brown braided thong for lifting the knife from the pocket. If you wish to carry the knife on your belt, a Dozier designed belt pouch is available. Knife and leather pouch made in China.
What Sowbelly Buyers think
A.G. Russell™ Sowbelly Trapper with Cocobolo
We have supplied the premium Cocobolo for this knife from our own inventory. This handsome material has been the premium knife handle wood for over 200 years. Weighs 5.7 oz.
A.G. Russell™ Sowbelly Trapper with Brown Rucarta™
This brown Rucarta™ is quite a material. Materials such as Rucarta™ that are phenolic based, are the most durable handle materials available. Weighs 5.7 oz.
A.G. Russell™ Sowbelly Trapper with Yellow Delrin®
We spent a great deal of time working out the exact color shade of this VERY Yellow Delrin®, it is not only unique, the color is intense, your knife will be hard to lose. This knife weighs 5.7 oz.
A.G. Russell™ Leather Pouch for the Sowbelly Trapper
Quality brown leather pouch sized for A.G. Russell Sowbelly Trapper or other large wide folders. The outside dimension of the pouch is 4-3/8" x 3". The loop makes this work for a knife measuring from 4-1/4" to 4-1/2" closed.