A.G. Russell’s Ceramic Sharpener – $29.95 (Fourth item on the page.)
“Just keep the knife straight up and down and as if scraping a decal off of the surface of the rod, draw the knife down, one side of the V and then the other. This will quickly give you a razor like edge. I use this device daily and think there is no better way for most people to sharpen their knives.”
The quote above is from A. G. Russell himself, and I can bear witness that this sharpener sits in his office, easily at hand. When my mom was visiting she mentioned that she had bought a cheap sharpening set from target, the description of which sent little shivers down my spine. I hated the idea that she might ruin the good knives that she so recently bought, so I made sure that she picked up one of these sets.
Once we got home I made use of my mom’s sharpener on our kitchen knives as well as my trusty Swiss Army knife. It is a quick system that can be followed by anyone for amazing results.
I can’t wait to buy it in a couple of weeks.
FeatherLite One Hand Knife (K-93C) – $34.95
While I love my Swiss Army knife, there are times when I would prefer to carry a lighter blade, or feel it is important to have the added safety of a locking blade. So, I’ve done my best to pay attention to A. G.’s recommendations to people and the customer feedback on several knife forums and decided that this is an ideal knife that fits the bill.
It helps that this is the blade that A. G. tends to carry with him on a daily basis – and he has a choice of hundreds of models to choose from!
A. G. Russell Hocho – $64.95
Just the thing to make everyone drool at the next Wild Game Dinner – not to mention general barbecuing. The Hocho is a folding cook’s knife, so it is always at hand when you need to slice and dice your food.
Poker Set – $139.95
I’ve wanted clay poker chips for a long time. The sound of proper chips hitting each other makes the game all the more enjoyable. Sadly, it is likely to be a while before I get to play a few solid hours of poker with good friends. Hopefully I will have replaced the cheap plastic chips (at least half of which were left at my house by Kevin years ago).