Harry Morseth began making knives by hand around 1925 using A-2 tool steel that he shaped, ground and heat-treated himself. Shortly after World War II he made a trip to his father's native Norway and bought a thousand rough ground, laminated blades. Harry finish ground those blades and turned them into handmade knives. Those blades were heat-treated to 60+ Rc. and they held an edge to such a remarkable degree that Harry was able to build a reputation that kept he and his wife (she laced the sheaths) busy until their deaths in old age. Knives made using the Morseth® Laminated Steel, including those made in the A. G. Russell™ shop, sell in the secondary market today at high prices. They are still in demand.

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Morseth® 154-CM Model 2 Michigan Sportsman

Morseth® 154-CM Model 2 Michigan Sportsman

The Morseth® Michigan Sportsman was always one of the most popular models in the Morseth® line. During the 1970s through the 1990s, we made this knife with several different handle materials including, Ebony, Coral Rucarta™, Stag, Two-Piece Stag, Leather and Stag and with White Micarta®, but never with Desert Ironwood.

M2-154-DI $345.00

Morseth 154-CM Model 6 Hunter's Bowie

Morseth 154-CM Model 6 Hunter's Bowie

The umThunzi wood we are using for the handle on this Morseth Hunter's Bowie came to us from South Africa. It is from a tree common to the coastal area from the Cape Peninsula to northern Zululand.

M6-154-WSUM $445.00

Morseth® Model 6 Hunter's Bowie

Morseth® Model 6 Hunter's Bowie

The Morseth® knives continue to be handmade in our shop using all possible modern techniques, such as outside water jet to cut the blades instead of band sawing, CNC grinders to rough grind the blades, and EDM to precisely fit the guards instead of hand filing - cutting belt costs and our knifemaker's time. These cost savings help keep the retail prices reasonable.

M6-154-MES $445.00

Morseth® 154-CM Model 2 Michigan Sportsman

Morseth® 154-CM Model 2 Michigan Sportsman

We are in the process of finishing 50 Morseth® Model 2s. We have dug into our stash of India Stag purchased in the 1990s for pieces of a quality and size that will fit this knife. The quantity on hand will limit how many knives we produce.

M2-154-SCR $395.00

Morseth® 154-CM Model 15 Nesmuk

Morseth® 154-CM Model 15 Nesmuk

As we promised in the KCC mailing in November 2012, we are in the process of finishing 50 of the Morseth® 154-CM Nesmuk with a stag handle. We have dug back into our stash of India Stag, purchased during the 1990s, for pieces that will fit this little knife.

M15-154-SCR $365.00