Bertram, the maker of the original Hen & Rooster knives, was founded in 1865. Their knives quickly became the finest knives made in Solingen, Germany. In fact, the knives made between 1865 and 1980 in the tiny factory with 14 employees when I purchased the company, remain the finest traditional, production, pocketknives that I know of. The blades are better ground, better finished, and the insides of the knives are so clean they appear to have been mirror polished inside as well as outside.
273IR Ivory Rucarta $375.00
273CR Coral Rucarta $295.00
The Eagle, Al Mar's® largest classic folder, was reintroduced in 2007. There is the original fully flat ground Classic blade with a nail nick as well as the new Talon blade with a deep top swedge and dual thumbstuds.
AMK-1005BM Black Micarta $145.00
AMK-1005C Cocobolo $145.00
The original A. G. Russell™ SeaMaster™ has a 3-1/4" flat ground blade of ATS-34 high carbon stainless at 59-61 Rc. with serrations on the front half of the blade instead of the back half and an anodized Titanium Handle. Both the blade and the marlin spike are coated with a special coating composed of both Titanium and Aluminum. This is a very tough coating, with a hardness of 80 Rc. and great rust resistance. To build a knife with these over the top materials made the knife rather expensive.
AGSA-118SSF Front Serrated $175.00
AGSA-118SP Plain $175.00
The inspiration for Bear and Son Cutlery's Custom Heritage Series was a photograph of Ken Griffey's (owner of Bear Cutlery) grandfather holding an old Robeson knife. Ken decided to reproduce some of those old knives his Grandfather owned and loved.