An A. G. Russell™ Exclusive
Santa Fe Stoneworks has taken a standard two-blade Senator pen knife (a Camillus Cutlery original made in U.S.A. in 2000) and, using exotic stones and minerals, has created handles that were inspired by military ribbons - in this case the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Service ribbon. Both have 1-7/8" and a 1-1/2" pen blades of 440B stainless steel at 57-59 Rc., nickel silver bolsters and brass liners. Measures 3-1/4" closed and weighs 1.3 oz. Knives are made in the U.S.A. There will be a limit of no more than 200 knives between the two styles.
Purple Heart Ribbon
This ribbon is awarded to military personnel who are "wounded or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces." Established by George Washington, the Purple Heart is the oldest award still given to members of the U. S. Military. The ribbon has white borders and a purple center. The handle scales for the knife are created using Sugalite and Mother-of-Pearl with nickel silver spacers, both on the reverse and obverse sides of the knife.
Vietnam Service Ribbon
This ribbon was presented to members of the armed services who served during the Vietnam War in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia or Thailand. The Ribbon has green side borders with a yellow background and three vertical red stripes in the center. On this knife, the effect is created by using Malachite, red Coral and yellow Jasper with nickel silver spacers, both on the reverse and obverse sides of the knife.