Vintage Morseth (A.G. Russell, Bob Dozier) Custom Handmade Hunting Knife




Offered for sale is a Morseth fixed-blade hunting knife, hand-made in USA, probably ca. 1970s.  Harry Morseth was a pioneer in American custom knifemaking, and was known for making his blades from laminated steel imported from Norway.  This laminated steel has a hardened center layer to hold an edge, and two outer layers of more resilient steel to prevent the blade from fracturing if bent.  Around 1970, A.G. Russell took over the Morseth knifemaking operations, and hired Bob Dozier (a highly accomplished knifemaker in his own right) to make the Morseth knives.  This knife features a laminated steel drop-point blade, a nickel silver single hilt, and a very nice 3-piece stag horn handle.  The blade is 3-1/2″ long and 3/16″ thick at the hilt.  Overall length is 7-7/8″.  The blade is tang stamped Morseth.  The knife is in excellent condition overall, showing signs of occasional use and carry.  The blade shows evidence of minor pitting, and appears to be 99% intact.  The handle is in excellent condition, with no visible cracks or chips.  The fit and finish is superb.  The knife includes a left-handed leather sheath, which shows signs of carry.  This knife is very well made, and will provide many years of service with proper care.  Or, it would be right at home in a collection of custom knives.  You can own this very high quality handmade knife from a very highly regarded maker, for $499.99.