In the late 1950's, D.H. Russell, owner of a cutlery store in Toronto, designed The Original Canadian Belt Knife. Demand for this new design was so great that he brought an experienced cutler from Czechoslovakia to make the knives. Rudolf Grohmann, and his family came to Canada, founded Grohmann Knives, of Pictou, Nova Scotia, and have produced all of the D.H. Russell Belt Knives from the beginning.

D.H. Russell