The Cutting Edge® evolved from A. G. Russell's List of Knives for Immediate Delivery, the first ever consignment service for knives. Beginning in 1968, we published simple black and white offers of mostly handmade knives that we purchased at the many gun and knife shows we participated in.
These simple offers worked because most of you who love knives do not have the time to travel to knife shows and would rather spend your money on the knife rather than an airplane ticket and a hotel room. In 1990, those printed offers were expanded and we introduced a printed catalog, The Cutting Edge® with full color covers and many more knives. We continued to mail these catalogs monthly until sometime in 2003 when we lost the staff that we had trained and found that the cost of producing eleven to twelve mailings per year was prohibitive.
We have continued this "After Market" business of selling previously owned collectible and handmade knives using the internet at cuttingedge.com. In August 2009, we began to once again mail the printed version of The Cutting Edge®. For the past several years, we have printed and mailed 6 books, in January, March, May, July, September and November. Each book contains between 200 and 250 mostly handmade knives, some from makers who are no longer with us like Buster Warenski, Bob Loveless, G.W. Stone, Cooper Knives and Jimmy Lile, or by current makers such as Randall Knives, Steve Voorhis, Dennis Riley, Keith Murr, Koji Hara, William Henry and many, many others.
An Annual Subscription assures that you will receive all books produced during the following 12 months. It is not yet clear how many books we will print in 2015, but it will be no fewer than 6.
If you prefer to receive an e-mail notification that a PDF of the book is posted, fill out the form at cuttingedge.com/subscribe. Just fill out that form and press the submit button. You will receive an e-mail each time we mail a printed book with a link to a downloadable PDF of that book.
cuttingedge.com® is our website related to The Cutting Edge®. On this site, we list knives of a lower value than what we can afford to put in a printed catalog, which costs a lot to mail. We add new knives to this site on the Wednesday closest to the 1st of each month and adjust prices down about 10% on the Wednesday nearest the 15th of each month.
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