charles horton survival

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I have owned a #3 for 10 years originally issued to me in the military. I have used it constantly through my career including a tour to Afghanistan and other countries and provinces. I have just bought a #3 for my son who just recently joined the military and I KNOW it will serve him as well as it has served me over the years as mine is still my all around go to knife
Date of Posting: 06 December 2018
Posted By: Jeff graves
Kentville ns
I made a trip up to Pictou, NS in July 2018 solely to make it to Grohmann knives. it was a 24 hour drive from Muncie, Indiana, but well worth it. Pictou is a wonderful place to visit and grohmann knives is a great little shop. I had been wanting a grohmann knife for a while but waited until i could buy one in person. I have been an outdoors-man and knife user for the past 25 years, and have a pile of knives that I have shifted through over the years as my tastes have changed. I picked out (in advance) a Grohmann #1 in Carbon steel with black micarta handles. I am now of the opinion that this is the perfect knife. i have carried it while hiking several times, and now use is as my every day carry knife. i took the leather loop off the sheath and it disappears in my pocket. For a full sized knife, it is very light and lively. The unconventional handle is perfect for my hand (size large) and the alignment with the blade makes if perfect for the kitchen and camp cooking. It is not a sharpened pry-bar, as many knives are now, but a purpose-built cutting tool. I can't think of a knife that would meet my needs better. Thanks Grohmann!
Date of Posting: 06 November 2018
Posted By: Carl Smith
Muncie, Indiana USA
My first knife as a young man was a gift from my parents. It was a D.H. Russel number 1. I grew to be as Canadian as any young man could be. I studied Forestry at UNB, hunted, fished and was Queen Scout. I became a Nova Scotia Guides Hunting and Fishing Associate member for 25 plus years now. I also became one of Canada’s best Lumberjack’s and Ironjack. I was able to be the Nova Scotia Hunting and Fishing Guides Association Champion Guide in 2014. A very revered and traditional title. Only one brand of knife that ever gets on my belt. Yours. I was also lucky enough to have been taught by the Professer that helped provide the wood for your handles, Dr. Mark Schneider. Great man. I have not purchased a new knife in years. I have been collecting them. My Uncles and a couple of close friends had and used your knives. I was proud to accept them as gifts before they passed away. One knife, my favourite has the dates of my Uncles Births and Deaths on the blade. While they maybe knives to most, they are prized possessions to me. That knife was a gift to my Uncle from a World War 2 veteran, a sniper. Lessons I learned and wisdom I got can’t be measured. When I Captained our National Team in Lumberjack Sports to competition at the NS Guides meet, I always carried that one knife with me. Much like my crooked knife, important part of a Guides kit. That knife was and is a part of my life and a part of Nova Scotia’s Life. Guides of the Northwoods they use to call us. Just last weekend I dressed a deer for my Father. 77 years old, 51 year cancer survivor and heart surgeries and it goes on. First time he ever said I’m too old and too tired to do this. Would you do it for me? Of course I did. Guess what knife I used??? I would love to formally come up some day and see your place and meet all of you. See the place but even more take a break or over lunch just chew the fat as they say. Thanks for the memories and more to come.
Date of Posting: 02 November 2018
Posted By: Darren Casey
Sackville, NS
Hi to be totally honest. I'd never even heard of your knives until recently. I found a rusted out one during a run to the local land fill. With low expections of a found rusty knife I grabbed it. I'm teaching myself metalwork/smithing. I thought it a good learning tool nothing more. I got grinding and in 20 minutes i had uncovered a perfectly functional knife. Ya it's uglier than factory. But it cut thin paper like air. If you wish a testamonial from the owner of the most abused and functioning knife you've produced this is it! I'm simply shock at its ability given its state when found. The best Christmas gift I could have gotten!
Please! All of you have a happy holidays!
Date of Posting: 20 December 2017
Posted By: Jim
British Columbia
i was reading an article online and it mentioned a grohmann number 1, I ordered one before deer season, I have since dressed 8 animals with it and can say that it is by far the best knife I have owned for this task. Thanks fir such a nice product.
Date of Posting: 04 December 2017
Posted By: Chris
"I just wanted to pass along my short story about my Russell Belt Knife that I made at the 1981 Canadian Scout Jamboree. The blade still has the faint CJ 81 Alberta stamp on it. This knife has been a part of my hunting belt for some 36 years now and holds an edge well with a couple regular swipes across a sharpener. I have processed many many animals with this knife and while I have other newer knives I always put this one back on my belt. Thanks for the good product and memories."
Date of Posting: 07 November 2017
Posted By: Mike Daigle
Cranbrook B.C.
Stopped in to the store on my way to catch the ferry to PEI yesterday and inquired about sharpening my 15 year old #1. I didn't have much time and was told that the wait time was usually 1 hour and that things were busy but that they would see what they could do. I had my knife back and sharpened to perfection in about 10 minutes with a cost of less that $3. Thanks Grohmann - customer servicer does not get any better than this.
Date of Posting: 02 June 2017
Posted By: Dale
Hello Grohmann Knives. Just received a Russell belt knife and it is beautiful in it's simplicity and functional design! More than that, I got a very enlightening education about many aspects of blade craft by reading everything on your great website. I'm sure that I will own a few more of your creations as time goes by.
Date of Posting: 25 December 2016
Posted By: George Magenta
Edgewood, NM 87015
My Father bought me a Russell for my 20th Birthday in 1990, it was the #4 with my name engraved on it. Have it still, never let me down, handles nice, leather thong on the handle is long gone. Sheath is holding up quite nicely and have purchased the 101 since. Back for another one this time it's the 100. Thanks for the GREAT quality over the years never changing and staying in CANADA it's important to us.
Date of Posting: 14 December 2016
Posted By: Robert Kok
Otta, Ontario
Me and my friend Johnny where coming back from my hunting trip
Up by whistler from bear hunting trip. On the way back from our hunting trip thier was an accident infront of us a very bad one. The two cars collided with each other one roled over and the one was badly crumpled
We where the first on the scene and as I am hunter I all ways have my original Grohmann knife on me while hunting. I used it to cut threw the seat belts and as a pry bar it is was not designed for that kind of use but it cut three belt and helped me free the people trapped in the vehicle.The knife is the best tool I could ask for and it is nice to be underrated it is a wonderful tool that help me deal with a difficult situation. The fact that I still have this knife is a testimony to its functionality and operation as a knife.
Date of Posting: 24 November 2016
Posted By: Malthe
Canada Bc
Just wanted to let you know that I am still using my father's D.H.Russell knife that was issued to him by the CF sometime in the 60's. I am 50 years old this year and have been carrying that knife hunting every year since I was 14, the only thing that has ever happened to it is the rawhide hand loop is of course gone hard and has broken a couple of times, I am loathe to replace it as it is the original and I stupidly managed to chip the blade tip while hunting one day, a friend of mine was able to repair and sharpen it so well you would never know it was damaged, he was that impressed with the knife he now owns 2.
anyway thank-you for a fine product glad to see they are still available.
Date of Posting: 20 November 2016
Posted By: Perry
Fort McMurray
This year for our 53rd anniversary my wife asked what gift I would like and I told her a Grohmann pocket knife. Well, she delivered perfectly by giving me a Mini Lockback and I could not be more pleased. It is by far the best made knife I have ever owned. The fit and finish is superb (no gaps anywhere, no blade wobble, the blade centers perfectly, ect.) and the materials you use are the best. And, on top of all that, it's just plain good looking. Thank you for making great knives at reasonable prices. That's a combination hard to find these days.
Date of Posting: 10 November 2016
Posted By: Rodney Smith
Vancouver, WA - USA
Had one in the Cdn Military in the 70's. Still have it somewhere. Many Many times that jump knife came in handy for all kinds of small tasks. Highly recommended.
Date of Posting: 03 November 2016
Posted By: George Falconer
Edmonton Alberta
I was returning home from a small game hunt with my two young sons, when a large bull moose popped out in a cut over. We were in our hunting area, and I had my license and moose rifle in the truck with us me, so after some pressure from the little guys, we decided to take him. He went down after two shots, and it was cold enough that I thought I could leave him until I could return in the morning with proper cleaning gear and some help. We walked the 400 yards up into the cutover to make certain he was finished, and I realised that my second shot had hit low enough in the vitals that the stomach might be punctured, and I had to clean this animal up immediately. The only blade I had with me was my Grohmann number 4 survival which was purchased a few weeks before and hadn't even been touched yet. The knife made very short work of the first part of the process, but we needed to cut through the breastbone of the animal to remove the entrails, which was far larger than I realised. It was 14 points but ended up weighing close to 900 lbs, by far my biggest animal to date. My ten year old picked up a decent piece of granite and I used it as a hammer to pound the blade through two feet of moose bone. I cringed every time I struck, knowing I was damaging my beautiful new knife, but the meat couldn't survive until morning and I was left with no alternative. After it was finished, due to the position of the animal, I had to remove the bottom half to get them away from any contamination from the punctured stomach, so we used the rock and knife to then cut through the backbone. When we finally got home that night, I pulled out the knife to examine the damage. After cleaning off the blood and residual hair, I was stunned to see that the knife looked as though it had just come out of the box. No marks, no chips or deformations in the blade, and still sharp enough that I used it the next day to skin the animal without having to sharpen it. I have owned many hunting knives in my life, but none has stood up to this kind of punishment, and the fact that it is Canadian made only makes me happier. I will be a customer for life.
Date of Posting: 13 October 2016
Posted By: andrew coleman
Hello Grohmann Knives
I want to thank-you for two things, my new knife and helping me find my Uncle Clem. I bought my first Grohmann knife in 1998 it was a Fillet Knife #RF800S with a rosewood handle. I had my name engraved on it.. I use it every time I go fishing and today it looks great . I went to New Glasgow for a visit in the beginning of Sept 2016. I came to Pictou to visit my Uncle Clements “Clem” Guthro a second world war vet. I had not seen him for many years. I saw the Grohmann knives store where I bought my fillet knife many years before and stopped in. The lovely lady at the counter helped us to find where he was and I had a wonderful visit (Thank-you so much for your help) we didn't know where he was, you told us where the homes were and looked up their phone numbers. We found Uncle Clem and he told me a little about our family and being in Germany during the war. I learned about his travels all over the world. No matter where he went he always loved coming home and living in Nova Scotia. He said "they take very good care of me here" in the vets ward where he is. While I was in the store I also bought a #3 regular Boat knife carbon steel with a micarta handle which is my second knife from Grohmann I love it. I look forward to using it. Thank-you
Date of Posting: 10 October 2016
Posted By: Vincent Guthro
Carleton Place Ont.
i have a no3 that was my grand fathers at least 40 years ago,it is an amazing knife, with the original sheath even.so when i saw you guys were up and running still. i bought a couple of your seconds another no3 military issue and the outdoor knife that was specally built for some outfit.this was a test to see if the quality was as good.well guess what i still havent figured out why they are classed as seconds.the materials and the workmanship are incredible and i cant find anything wrong with these knives at all.and one of the coolest things was i got my nickname engraved on them both .no way they will go missing now with timebomb engraved on the blade.so now that you guys have passed my test i'm only buying number ones from now on,you guys make me proud to be nova scotian again
Date of Posting: 17 September 2016
Posted By: tim ryerson
leader saskatchewan
I have been to your store several times. On 1 occasion I did the factory tour, which was a great learning experience.
I always pick up a few knives on my visits as the quality of your products is the best I have used.
I came across a store in Michigan ( Mackinaw City ) where they carry your knives, I picked up a few there as I was familiar with the quality.
I am looking forward to my return to your store !
Ross Mannen
Date of Posting: 02 September 2016
Dear Grohmann Knives,
I have recently returned home from a short trip to Nova Scotia where I purchased one of your original design knives. Having used various knives over the years and being a keen hiker/camper, I thought that it would be prudent to let you know that your knife is one of the very best I have ever used. It is extremely comfortable when using for long periods of time, keeps a great edge and for want of a better description, is a 'cracking' knife to use (may I add that I am Scottish and that cracking means very good in the Scots language!) I hope to return to Canada again in the near future where I will most definitely purchase another knife from your range. Grohmann knives are definitely unusual looking compared to most others, but they leave most others far behind.With your permission I'd like to make mention of your knives in the book that I am currently writing which is a follow up to a book I had published in 2012. Please keep up the good work and may I wish you all the best.Regards, good luck & keep on the sunnyside,Johnny Gauld/Caledonian Cowboy
Date of Posting: 06 May 2016
Posted By: Johnny Gauld
My husband and I use to go to Pictou every year. Love the scenery but our yearly stop was the Grohmann store! I can not begin to tell you how much we love Grohmann knives! We use to butcher our own deer and never had to resharpen any of the Grohmann knives.
I just bought a few 2nds for our Florida home and love the 2nds as well.
I kept trying to get onto your custom knife site but the site did not seem to work. My husband is a folding knife collector and I would love to surprise him mwith one of your Collector's knives that are shown in your Outdoor Catalogue.
Date of Posting: 16 April 2016
Posted By: Ethel Fentzlaff
In the last five years I have bought seven Grohmanns,
Kitchen, Fillet, and Hunting....
Quality is always high and they handle any job you put to them.
I can skin out an elk without sharpening my Grohmann....not many people can say that...
My $.02....if you don't buy a Grohmann...you are flat out wasting money.....

Greg Price South Dakota
Date of Posting: 04 March 2016
Posted By: Greg Price
South Daakota
I have been looking for kitchen knives and was almost ready to purchase some German knives at a very good price. I decided to check out the locally make knives - those made in Nova Scotia - first. It was an easy sell. Within 30 min. I had purchased 4 forged Grohmann knives. I couldn't be happier. They feel good in my hand, make cutting easy and look beautiful. My husband purchased a hunting knife many years ago and he continues to enjoy using it. Keep up the good work!
Date of Posting: 17 December 2015
Posted By: Cathy Byham
Recently visited the local Cabela's outlet in Winnipeg and was happy to see Grohmann knives having a spot in their showcase. It's nice to be able to drive down to see and feel before purchasing.
Bought the trout and bird and I just love it. Great knife. Going back for the #1 this week.
Date of Posting: 09 December 2015
Posted By: Henri Lagarde
Ste Rose du Lac, Mb
purchased one of your knife few years ago moose knife and I tan hides traditionally using brains and smoking use knife for scraping works awesome love it as well as skinning moose best knife ever owned
Date of Posting: 29 November 2015
Posted By: shawn baker
Canadian Ola! I received my R2S trout and bird on last day 23 and that I was able to see when I got was that was faced with a knife amazing!! Still not used it but I am sure that I will be very well surprised.comfort!! Thank you very much!!!!!

Ola canadenses!recebi minha rs2trout e bird no ultimo dia 23 e o que pude ver quando a peguei foi que estava diante de uma faca incrivel!!Ainda nao a usei porem estou certo que serei muito bem surpreendido.parabens!thank you very much!!!!!
Date of Posting: 28 November 2015
Posted By: Vagner Correa
I just purchased a Grohmann knife last Friday (R100S). i was out hunting on Saturday and harvested an animal. I pulled out my new knife and dressed and skinned my animal with ease, what a fantastic purchase I'm so excited to try it out for the second time!! Thank you for the excellent craftsmanship, quality, and balanced knife. It is very comfortable to use. Love it!
Date of Posting: 25 November 2015
Posted By: Ryan Wagner
I just received a model 1 yesterday. In a word, WOW!! The knife and sheath are perfect. I should have bought one many years ago.No problem, I now have one, might just get another. Thank you.
Date of Posting: 25 November 2015
Posted By: Wayne Dengler
I read your write up in the Report on Business (Globe & Mail) today. I bought an Original 4" blade in Ottawa in 1958. I have used it ever since and prize it's quality and ability to perform to perform its work. Thanks to you and Dean Russell. It is stamped Russell Belt Knife Canada
Date of Posting: 31 October 2015
Posted By: Ian
Elora ON
just ordered a Deer and Moose knife With an xtra resin wood handle for this fall. cant wait to get it!
Date of Posting: 26 September 2015
Posted By: alexander smith
It's nice to see Canadian companies.
Date of Posting: 10 August 2015
Posted By: Rob Watson
My first reaction was - WOW -what a knife! The Russell folding knife is just the best!
Thanks, Neil
Date of Posting: 24 June 2015
Posted By: Neil Smith
Toronto, ON
Thank you for the beautiful knives. I am all equipped for some hunting and fishing now!! As a long time waiter I have seen a lot of kitchen knives and this forged 6" filet will stand with the best and well above most. Truly a gem. The deep woods hunter is gorgeous and fits my hand very well. The blade angle sets up perfect for skinning and she is sturdy. The brass works very well with the wood tone and adds a touch of class. The graceful line of the blade and the handle is extremely well thought out and executed. This high quality item shows in the details and the notching in the back of the blade to support the thumb is crisp and well spaced.

Thanks for the world class and truly Canadian blades. Respectfully, GGS
Date of Posting: 15 June 2015
Posted By: Gordon G Sopczak
Hi, I visited your factory on a summer holiday to Nova Scotia a number of years ago. I'm an engineer and just by looking at examples of your knives, I could see the quality, the care, the proper tempering. I came home to Scottsdale, AZ and ordered two kitchen knives from one of your dealers. When I received them, I had to clear out the junk I had been using. I ended up buying over $1000 worth of the finest knives on earth which serve me well every day. Your knives maintain an edge! They are perfectly balanced! In short, they are the perfect kitchen knives. I have others including the folding pocket knife which I never let anyone else use. You do excellent work and it was high time that I reached out to express my appreciation. Just for the record, they are not as good as German or Swiss, they are far, far better. I have had friends ask about my knives and just taking one in hand has often provoked the comment, Man, I'm using junk at my house.. then I tell them where to buy.
Date of Posting: 25 April 2015
Posted By: John Crabtree
Scottsdale, AZ (US)
I have used both folding and kitchen knives from your fine company for something like 15 years now. They are second to none. I am quite knowledgeable about knives and have written extensively about them. Your slimline folder is a favorite EDC (Every Day Carry) for me.
Date of Posting: 19 April 2015
Posted By: Mac Overton
I used to play chess with Mike Babinec Sr. I still play today. He used to pick me up and take me to the chess club he liked to play at in New Glasgow. I played many years with him. I still play today actually. He was always nice and we enjoyed many good games. I remember standing by the road and that big old car would stop and pick me up. Thanks Mike!
~ he is very dearly missed, thank you for your post
Date of Posting: 11 April 2015
Posted By: Matthew Pratt
Hello, my mother, Ann Ruffo (maiden name) has owned a Grohmann knife for years. It is marked "Russell Belt Knife Canada Rd - 1958". She was a hunting & fishing guide, in her younger years, in Metagama, ON. Canada. It is located on the Spanish River along the Canadian Pacific Railway line. She was a guide to many Canadian & American tourists who stayed in the many cabins scattered along the river. She had her photo posted in the Toronto Star & The New York Times, along with her story. She is wearing the knife on her belt. She has now passed away but I still have her knife & will always treasure it. She loved that knife. In 2014 I submitted a story to Reader's Digest, along with photos, about her adventurous life as a guide. It was published in the "Our Canada" Aug./Sept.2014 edition. The sheath that came with her knife is a dark brown color. When viewing your web site, I only see sheaths that are light colored. Do you still make the dark ones ? Thank you & I hope you enjoyed my comments. Regards Joan McGoldrick
Date of Posting: 23 March 2015
Posted By: Joan McGoldrick
I purchased the heavy duty forged 8 inch chef knife several months ago. It is a phenomenal knife, weight, balance, and edge ...supreme! It has the best knife I have ever used...it' all in the weight, edge thickness and steel quality. GREAT KNIFE. I might add, that one of the best features of the heavy duty chef knife is the thicker wedge edge of the blade that reduces food sticking when slicing. Rand Muir
Date of Posting: 09 March 2015
Posted By: Randall Muir
Had a Russell belt knife I got back in the early 80s at a yard sale. The home owners wife was using it to dig in the garden. I had read a article in Field & Stream I think a few months before and it had a Russell in it so I knew what it was. I offered the guy a dollar for it and just like that it was mine. I field dressed my first deer with it. It skinned countless foxes, coyotes, bobcats, and everything else up to and including elk. It got stolen 2 years ago and I didn't think they were made anymore.
Glad to see they are and I will be buying one as soon as I can. It will never replace the memories of my first one, but hopefully they are still made like my first, indestructible and you couldn't dull the edge except with a rock. Keep up the tradition. Norm
Date of Posting: 25 February 2015
Posted By: Norman Egolf
Just wanted to say that I purchased the 6" utility knife (forged) and have only owned it about a week but my wife absolutely loves using it! Thanks for a quality knife at a reasonable price. Regards...D.Totten
Date of Posting: 24 February 2015
Posted By: Dave Totten
I picked up a sibling for my #3 Stainless steel jump knife. For finesse work, my Grohmann will continue to be my go-to knife.
Date of Posting: 15 November 2014
Posted By: Paul Neem
I just want to say that I have never found a knife that I have liked better then a Grohmann. I am from western New York and at the age of 23 I have had the chance to take over 37 white tail deer and my large skinner has never let me down and I always buy one or more of your knives when I come back to Pictou to see family . So thank you for making a knife that has never let me down from the hard woods of New York to the Canadian Arctic thank you
Date of Posting: 24 October 2014
Posted By: Graham Langille
New York, NY
Beautiful knife. Thank you! From Clearwater, Fl.
Date of Posting: 09 June 2014
Posted By: Armando Tavares
Clearwater, FL
While in the Air Force I managed to acquire a few of the Russell belt knives, as issued to our air crews. I retired in 1990 and still have the originals. I've skinned many deer and have passed on the extra knives to my wife, daughter, and son. They love them and still use them when outdoors. Quality Knife - Quality Company. Thanks, RB
Date of Posting: 29 April 2014
Posted By: Rick Benson
My nephew has the folder. It's strong and tough and I'm very impressed with its edge holding ability! It's a great knife!
Date of Posting: 05 January 2014
Posted By: Fred Schultz
A number of years ago I arrived at army sniper school and to my dismay found that I had forgotten my field knife. I always carry a kit bag with me and inside was my Grohmann number 1. I received much ribbing from the other students about my (butter knife) until I handed it to them. Just a few minutes in the hand converted everyone who handled it. Still have that knife, skinned a deer a couple of nights ago.
Date of Posting: 02 December 2013
Posted By: Ron Bennett
Wouldn't go hunting without one. They maintain a great sharp edge for a long time before requiring sharpening.
Date of Posting: 24 November 2013
Posted By: Phil Perrin
I am really pleased with the quality of your knives. I'm very happy with the way they fit in your hand so nice and smooth, can't wait to go hunting.
Date of Posting: 21 November 2013
Posted By: Donnie MCCARTHY
I visited Pictou in August 2013 of this year. I bought two of your knives and have been telling all my friends about your quality knives. You are a really special enterprise and I wish you all the sharpest best! Thank you Andreas Hamer
Date of Posting: 26 October 2013
Posted By: Andreas Hamer
I own a #1 and two #3's, one of which is a Canadian Rangers Special edition. I have carried a #3 since I joined the army in 1981. I owned most every tactical knife out there but always come back to the Russell blade. Sheer simplicity of it's design make it a survival tool and a combat weapon. And because I am from Pictou as well, LOL.
Date of Posting: 12 September 2013
Posted By: Dan Fraser
All the knives made by Grohmann are beautifully handcrafted and worth every dollar. If you are going to be in or near Pictou, Nova Scotia you really should stop in for a visit. Take the free tour if possible, I wasn't able to myself, but wish I did. True Canadian pride built into every knife. Thank you for making an astounding product!
Date of Posting: 22 August 2013
Posted By: Sean P. Carson
I own your 300s Russell Lockblade and of all the many knives I own, it is, without question,
the best. The mere act of opening and closing this knife is a joy as it clicks precisely from position to position. How you are able to make a knife of this quality at such a modest price, amazes me. I wish you continued success. You certainly deserve it. Yours truly, Jerry Roebuck
Date of Posting: 08 July 2013
Posted By: Jerry Roebuck
Have owned several knives that cost much more but never owned one that felt as good or natural in the hand as yours. They are works of art
Date of Posting: 19 June 2013
Posted By: Bill Morgan
Greetings from Dallas, Texas.
I have purchased four of your knives and use two of them throughout the year. My favorites are the No.1 in carbon steel and the No.4. Both with stag handles. I find the design of these knives matched by a manufacturing process that produces a top shelf product. I bought a No.1 in stainless steel as a gift. One of your Canadian Navy 100 year anniversary knives rounds out my collection. Thank you for your quality products.
Date of Posting: 27 May 2013
Posted By: Richard Edgecomb
Dallas, TX
Had my Russell Original since 1967 (I think it was) has been used for everything from simple camping and canoe trips to gutting of small and large game. Always holds it edge and is a treasured piece of my outdoor gear. On site to find a new sheath the belt loop finally gave way and can't find a machine small enough to stitch it back on. Also own several of the pocket knives. Bravo well done.
Date of Posting: 27 May 2013
Posted By: Andy Wilson
I have been using Grohmann Knives exclusively for 35 years. I still have the first one I got as a wedding gift 35 years ago - still in use today. These knives should be in wider circulation. I have bought many over the years as gifts and always visit the store when I am in Pictou to fill up orders from friends.
Date of Posting: 21 May 2013
Posted By: Pat King
I don't have any of your knives yet, but plan to do a motorcycle trip down "home" this August. Will definately be stopping in to buy some of your knives. Its great to see Canadian craftsmanship such as your products! Cheers, Rick in Manitoba (former Bluenoser)
Date of Posting: 09 March 2013
Posted By: Rick
I was issued my jump knife back in 1975, when I joined the Canadian Airborne Regiment. I still have my knife (one of my most valued possessions). It has been sharpened so much that the nice curve of the blade has been somewhat straightened. A great tool!
Date of Posting: 26 November 2012
Posted By: Andy Fortin
Dear sirs, I have several of your fine blades and had once owned one of the issue Airbourne Regiment jump knives ( lost =( ) Just wanted to say please continue the good work - we Canadians make good products and your fine company is an excellent example.
Once again - thanks for a great product. pw
Date of Posting: 19 November 2012
Posted By: Paul Weston
I own 2 Grohmann knives. #1 belt knife and a boat knife. Best ever. Thank you.
Date of Posting: 13 October 2012
Posted By: Ron Dumeah
Picked a Grohmann knife out of a lot of knives recently, picked it for balance and feel, gave it to my father and after both using it went back and bought one for myself. The best knife to use, thank you
Date of Posting: 09 July 2012
Posted By: Brendan Turner
Hi, I purchased my first knife from your factory in Pictou in 1984, while I was working in Prince Edward Island. I finally gave the knife to a dear friend and missed it very much. I was delighted to be able to purchase a replacement via the internet. Mr Peter Steele
Date of Posting: 27 May 2012
Posted By: Peter Steele
Hi, I purchased my first knife from your factory in Pictou in 1984, while I was working in Prince Edward Island. I finally gave the knife to a dear friend and missed it very much. I was delighted to be able to purchase a replacement via the internet. Mr Peter Steele
Date of Posting: 27 May 2012
Posted By: Peter Steele
I've used my Canadian Army style knife for years. Whether I'm chasing game, cutting firewood or sitting around the campfire with my family, I always have my knife at my side. It's certainly been put to the test because I use it on everything. With a quick sharpen, it's always ready for more abuse. I call it "old dependable". Worth every cent. Bill Mercer
Date of Posting: 02 March 2012
Posted By: Bill Mercer
Good Day, as my Father and Uncle had your knives as part of their fishing and hunting gear over the years,...as a kid, I took part on many of their adventures,...it just brings back many wonderful memories of the time I spent with them,...I would fish with them but most times had fun hacking down long limbs from trees and making forts, I would get to skin and help in quartering some of the game,...they would let me dress some of the fish/game,...the knives were durable, efficient and in the right hands were a natural extension of the hand. Dad always reminded me of how sharp the blades were and made sure they were! He had pride in keeping the knives clean and maintained them,...the ritual he followed, the stories and memories,...and as of the last year I now have inherited them and will continue to keep them clean and sharp! Ah memories,...the outdoors, campfires , hunting, especially family and the Grohmann knife.
Date of Posting: 27 February 2012
Posted By: Stanley Stuhec
My first introduction to your fine knives was when I was issued my first one my first day on board the HMCS Terranova. I was always impressed with how well it kept its edge, no matter how I abused it. Later the next year I participated in the Lobster Carnival in Pictou with the rest of my ships company, where I met the most wonderful people from your community. In all my time in the navy and ever since there is only one knife I still carry, it is that No.3 Grohmann DH
Russell blade with Canada stamped on it, that I have carried, and it is the one I may give to my son or grandson, if they can ever get it away from me.....Thanks for the best knife I have ever carried. Cory O'Donnell
Date of Posting: 13 January 2012
Posted By: Cory O'Donnell
I have bragged about my kitchen knives that I received for a wedding gift 6 years ago to so many people I lost count. To this day, my set of 6 is still the sharpest knives in my kitchen. Eventually, every knife in my drawer will be Grohmann. Very proud this is a Maritime company.
Date of Posting: 12 November 2011
Posted By: Kyle Schmidt
Thank you for the great product and hospitality. My Boy Scout troop from Bethlehem CT, USA all bought knives from your store while on our trip. Our Scoutmaster Blair Albrecht has had his knife for almost 50 years!
Date of Posting: 04 November 2011
Posted By: Will Mosher
Hello Babinec Family, I was lucky enough to get in touch with Norman when he was involved with the Town of Pictou website. We exchanged a number of emails and it was great to catch up after so many years. I was so very saddened to hear of his passing, we had been friends since we were 7 years old. I stop by the store everytime I visit Pictou, I hope to see one of you next time I'm there.Kindest Personal Regards,Scott McDowell
Date of Posting: 03 November 2011
Posted By: Scott McDowell
Great knives, I picked up 3 more in Mackinaw City MI.
Date of Posting: 27 September 2011
I think your knives are fantastic. I work at a knife shop and love selling these to people. The niche history and quality in the metal and wood handles make them one of my favourite.
Date of Posting: 26 June 2011
Posted By: Samuel
Just received my #4 model with guthook on rosewood from your 'seconds' inventory: I couldn't be more impressed! I'm confused as to why it is a second. I have inspected it very closely and it seems perfect. Anyway, not only is it the perfect knife for my kit, but its also beautiful and worth showing off (as completely opposed to the old beater I replaced with it): I will certainly be a repeat customer. Thanks again for the great customer service, Kris
Date of Posting: 26 May 2011
Posted By: Kris
Comments=My Russell BELT Knife was given to me (new) in about 1965 by a close friend. It is marked Rd-1958 on one side, with the Russell BELT KNIFE Canada on the opposite side of the blade. Beautifully molded sheath and the finest steel I have ever come across. I have
always carried it with me on camping and fishing trips. Though I have about 20 pounds of pocket and belt knives in my collection, this is unquestionably the best knife I own. No matter the value, this is the one I use whenever I'm in the woods.I'm tempted to buy a new model and put my old friend safely away, but somehow it just wouldn't be the same.
Thanks for making a great product.
Date of Posting: 25 May 2011
Posted By: Ron Pulliam
I have recently received a couple of your seconds. In the folder I was able to see the very tiny crack in the micarta handle but played hell trying to find anything wrong with the Ulu. This alone tells me about your high standards for quality. Now I'm looking forward to when a R380S gets kicked off the line! Thank you all very much, Charlie
Date of Posting: 14 April 2011
Posted By: Charlie Romaine
I have had nothing but good things to say about your outdoor knives. I am planning on purchasing your kitchen knives, just to see how good they are. Right!! Ha Ha I am sure they are top notch. Thank you
Date of Posting: 27 March 2011
Posted By: Jim Wilson
I started collecting Grohmann outdoor knives a few years ago. Some I use in the kitchen, some in the field, and some remain NIB. I have multiple versions of most outdoor models, but cannot find information helping me identify manufacturing date, as certain things have changed over the years (tang stampings, lanyard hole, rivet material, handle thickness). I hope someday Grohmann will search their archives and make available a book for collectors
Date of Posting: 25 March 2011
Posted By: Neslie McKnocknish
I have the Boat Canadian Army knife, and have use it for hunting each and every year for the past 36 years. It has preformed flawlessly on all the Deer, Elk and Moose. It is the only knife I carry. My son started hunting five years ago. He uses the Original Design. It to has preformed flawlessly on all the Deer he has taken, and like myself it is the only knife he carries. Great knife, great product.
Date of Posting: 08 March 2011
Posted By: Nigel Whittington
Bought my R100SD Large Skinner roughly 30 years ago while serving in the RCN. Picked it up for a belt knife while aboard ship, plus for skinning moose back home in northern Ontario. I have always gotten great comments from fellow hunters and friends alike. It still serves me well after all these years and is the best knife that I have ever bought. Thank you for your very excellent product. Mike Mc
Date of Posting: 27 February 2011
Posted By: Mike McRoberts
Dear Manufacturers: I am a avid hunter and have used your Grohmann #100 skinning knife for over 25 years. I have skinned out many a Moose, Deer, and Bear with this knife and have never been so impressed with a product. Your knives are durable, dependable, fine looking, and in all accounts a very superior product on the market. Don't get me wrong l have tried other products out there, but have always come back to your product the( tried and true). Also if l may add, l am a retired military veteran of 30 years in the Canadian Forces. Anyone who has spent any time in the Airborne knows your Russell knives as it was and l believe still is the unofficial knife of that unit and of the Armed Forces. Peoples lives depended on your product functioning properly from paratroopers, mountain climbers, to personnel Rappelling off towers, mountain cliffs or
out of helicopters. The Russel knife to me has proven itself over and over again as a must have knife!! This product is strong and very dependable. It's hardened steel blade, if sharpened properly holds a great edge. Thank you for such a wonderful knife!! These are my personal opinions and not those of the Canadian Forces.
Date of Posting: 24 February 2011
Posted By: Bob Greenwood
I have two of these knives, the Boat Knife and the number 4. The keep an edge well. The #4 is my go-too hunting knife, an excellent skinner and camp knife. The boat knife is my summertime knife for camping. I might add the skinner to my collection although the #4, which I think is your best blade, does it all
Date of Posting: 15 February 2011
Posted By: Tom Donaghy
i love your knives
Date of Posting: 14 February 2011
Posted By: Rene Rensonnet
I have owned a # 4 survival knife since 1967. It has cleaned countless deer elk and moose cut down small trees and went through a snow blower that chewed up the sheath. No damage was done to the handle
or blade just a few small nicks. Also I inherited my fathers #1 original that he bought right from you in
the early sixty's and it is also used year round. They both are easy to sharpen and go every where I go when I am out of doors fishing hunting or camping. The greatest out door knifes I'll ever own!
Date of Posting: 16 January 2011
Posted By: D. Hale
Hi I was given your Deer & Moose knife #R108S as a gift for X-mas. I used it the next day deer hunting, great knife. Could not ask for anything better. Alan
Date of Posting: 29 December 2010
Posted By: Alan Gent
Hi everyone....Just a quick response...I bought my 4th Grohmann Knife...One for myself and gave three different ones for my son in Edmonton...best Christmas gift I could give him....Take Care Dennis
Date of Posting: 03 December 2010
Posted By: Dennis Frost
As of the past year I was lucky enough to acquire a Grohmann mini skinner. I have watched my son skin a deer with his and to say it was amazing is a under statement! I along with 3 other friends purchased this knife and all of are extremely pleased with its performance! It makes one proud that it is made in Canada! In the future I will be purchasing more of your products as I am impressed with the quality shown. Thanks for making a knife that one can be proud of! Dennis O'Donnell
Date of Posting: 27 November 2010
Posted By: Dennis O'Donnell
As a tour bus driver from Saskatchewan back in the early 90's I was lucky enough to be early for the ferry and convinced my tour director to try and get a factory tour for the people on my bus. I had heard about your company and as an avid outdoors person I wanted to see your products. Needless to say I was impressed with the way the employees welcomed us on short notice and gave us a tour of the facilities which concluded with a number of people making purchases including myself. I bought a #100 D H Russell skinning knife and several kitchen knives and I have been extremely pleased with the quality and longevity of the products. Since I am unable to enjoy the outdoors anymore I have passed on the my skinning knife to my older son who is thrilled to have it and when my younger son became interested in hunting I purchased the same knife for him. Thank for the quality and I sincerely hope you will continue to produce these knives for a long time to come. Dan
Date of Posting: 23 November 2010
Posted By: Daniel Charpentier
I am very impressed with what I have heard about your knives. I live in Alberta but am originally from Nova Scotia. I will be purchasing these knives in the very near future.
Date of Posting: 20 November 2010
Posted By: Dottie Randall
Alberta, Canada
Great knives, get a few each time I visit "Home"
Date of Posting: 28 September 2010
Posted By: Marie Bruce Carman
I have admired your product for years. Recently while vacationing in Nova Scotia I had the privilege of touring the Bluenose II while it was docked in Halifax harbour. While talking to the crew members I noticed they were all wearing the Russell yachtsmen boating knife equipped with the marlin spike and appropriate sheath. The young
woman crewman I was chatting with was using hers while working on splicing and whipping a rope. I then went on to purchase my own knife at a yachting shop in Lunenburg. I am looking forward to using my belt knife for many years. Thank you for offering such a fine product! Sincerely, Stanley Hanna
Date of Posting: 18 September 2010
Posted By: Stanley Hanna
Love your knives and the prices seem reasonable. Would love to see some with hamon lines.
Date of Posting: 21 August 2010
Posted By: Boone, Marcus BECVAMC
Fantastic knives . . . I have wanted one for the almost twenty years, I have a collection of other knives, several sgian dubhs and have finally gotten a D.H Russell #R300S Lockblade w/sheath yesterday. The weight and the handing is excellent . . . please, keep up the great work!
Date of Posting: 28 June 2010
Posted By: Stuart Rogers
Vermont, USA
I own 2 Grohmann knives which are the #1, and a #4. I bought the # 4 first, and field tested it. I was very impressed at how well it performed skinning, and how well it retained its edge. On my next trip to Canada I picked up a #1, and have been carrying it for a year or so now. The #1 is the best knife bar none that i have ever had. The size, blade, and handle is what makes this knife. The #4 is the runner up but i prefer the #1 over the #4 because of its size. I will be recommending this knife to all of my friends down here in Texas. I wish Everyone at Grohmann the best, Thanks for making a great product. This kind of quality is very hard to find these days. Best Regards
Date of Posting: 28 June 2010
Posted By: Tommy Allen
Texas, USA
I discovered my first Russell Belt Knife at an estate sale and bought it for five dollars about ten years ago. I think it was a #2. Some time after that my home was broken into and it was stolen. I sure was relieved to find the company was still in business and promptly replaced it with a #1. I've spent my entire life (I'm 51) in the back country and the knife is one of the best pieces of gear I've ever had. I only wish I'd found your knives sooner and I hope you never go out of business. Some body needs to point out to the Canadian government what a mistake they're making by not buying your knives any more. Maybe us Americans should consider buying your knives for our military boys too!
Date of Posting: 18 May 2010
Posted By: Rick Bloom
I got my first Grohmann knife for a wedding present in August 2009 and immediately fell in love with them! I got a Grohmann bread knife for Christmas along with one of your knife blocks. It was the best wedding and Christmas present ever! I hope to always have a Grohmann knife in my kitchen!
Date of Posting: 09 January 2010
Posted By: Amy
I purchased an Original Design D.H. Russell belt knife back in 1958. I love it and it is one of my favorite knives as I have many. It has russel belt knife Canada stamped on one side and rd-1958 stamped on the other side. It's still in original leather case. This is one of the best I have ever had. The knife holds a good edge to this day. Thank you so very much and keep up the great work! Bill
Date of Posting: 19 December 2009
Posted By: Bill
Comment: I recently got back in to hunting after a 30+ year absence; I thought I might need a good knife, so purchased your survival knife. This fall I got my first deer ever; my knife made short work of the dressing and skinning,and sharpened up quickly and easily afterward. When I bought the knife, Grohmann staff were fiendly and helpful,(something I've noticed about all Nova Scotians.) Many thanks.
Date of Posting: 30 November 2009
Posted By: Ross Leslie
London Ontario
I own a couple of Grohmann's and I love them wouldn't trade them for anything. Wouldn't be caught in the bush without one EVER!!!! Thanks for a great product
Date of Posting: 24 November 2009
Posted By: Jason St. Michael
I have chosen Grohmann Knife as the only knife available through "The Sharp Shop Stratford" as I believe in the integrity of this small Canadian company. They also make a fine knife! I carry their 300S lockblade and LOVE IT! Thank you Grohmann Rob The Sharp Shop Stratford www.thesharpshop.ca
Date of Posting: 12 November 2009
Posted By: Rob Morrison
Love my # Original Design D.H. Russell belt knife! I really like to purchase the # Survival one.
I will be placing an order soon. Rob
Date of Posting: 07 November 2009
Posted By: Rob Duclos
Ich habe von meiner Frau ein Grohmann -Bootsmesser zum Geburtstag bekommen und bin begeistert. Nicht nur in der Anwendung ist es hervorragend. Auch das Material der Lederscheide verführt dazu es nicht mehr aus der Hand legen zu wollen.
Es bleibt nicht unser letztes Grohmannmesser!!
Viele Grüße aus Berlin (Germany)

(rough translation) My wife gave me a Grohmann-Outdoor knife and I love it. Not only to use it but also the material of the scabbard. It is the reason I wouldn't let it out of my hand. This is not our last Grohmann Knife.
Date of Posting: 25 October 2009
Posted By: Viele Grüße
Have had a Grohmann knife for hunting for over 30 years, it is the best. Now looking for one to give to my son-in-law who is now my hunting partner.
Date of Posting: 28 September 2009
Posted By: Don Behan
Many thanks for the very prompt delivery of my 2 new knives & the knife roll. My friends had the embroidery completed on it in time for our next catering job. My full kit of Grohmann Knives were put to work during prep for our 2,400 pc appetizer dinner. As always...they performed famously! Cheers, Richard Smoking Grill Cafe
Date of Posting: 27 August 2009
Posted By: Richard C. Pike
Anxiously awaiting my newly ordered kitchen chef's knife and fork. My sister and niece are driving up from Halifax to acquire them.
Date of Posting: 11 August 2009
Posted By: Jim Stobie
I bought a nice folding pocket knife at the Grohmann factory in 1984. The knife survived my teenage years & has been with me on countless adventures. In 2009, the knife is still beautiful & working very well. I am very happy to know y'all are still in business. Next time I'm looking for a knife, I'm buying a Grohmann. That could be a while since my current knife has lasted so long.
Date of Posting: 15 June 2009
Posted By: JP Lacy
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
My name is Phil Shane. I am the harbor master at Depoebay Oregon. I was recently salvaging an old navy life boat after cleaning the bilge of forty or so gal of oil and sludge, I found still in original leather case a Russell Belt line knife rd 1958 very cool old knife in great shape. I will add it to my collection of lures and antique reels as it is too old and cool to drop overboard.
Date of Posting: 06 May 2009
Posted By: Phil Shane
Oregon, USA
Great knives, from my wife's grandfather's homeland!
Date of Posting: 25 April 2009
Posted By: Tom Mirarchi
I purchased my first Grohmanns last year before hunting season - bought a standard skinner, and a short blade skinner. Honestly incredible knives. I was so impressed I am buying the kits to assemble them myself for my wedding party. I can't think of a better gift that will stand the test of time, and remain true for a lifetime.
I am a hunter and a big game guide, and my knives earn their keep. Grohmann will have a place on my belt or in my pack for the rest of my travels. You should buy one and see for yourself.
Date of Posting: 24 March 2009
Posted By: Lyle Freelend
Dear Sir ; I am sure I have one of the first D Russell 1 Knives Produced. It was given to me by a friend when I left Ontario In 1963 , from the west coast She skinned out Moose , Deer, Bear , Goat , Elk , filleted fish. And I even used it as a straight razor when out in the bush , after a good honing! And still using it today 2009 ! Where could you get a better knife today , Keep up the good work , And they will sell themself!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date of Posting: 22 March 2009
Posted By: Hank van Balkom
Hello, I felt obliged to acknowledge my experience with your knives. I purchased a couple of your factory seconds [knives sold with a flaw] over a year ago, as I had moved in with a couple roommates and was worried about them handling my more expensive [brands]. At first, I was a little disappointed as the handle of the chefs knife was a little loose and I thought that there just wasn't enough steel on the blade of the filleting knife. This was until a few months past and I started to realize something. Of all the knives I own, this is the toughest steel I have ever worked with. The knives take an edge quite well and they hold it better than I've ever seen. Alas, the filleting knife doesn't need more material, it will take 100 years of sharpening to waste that knife away.
I am very impressed with these knives, and I will definitely be looking through your selection the next time I am in need of more hardware.
Thanks a million!
Date of Posting: 22 March 2009
Posted By: James Haryett
Dear Grohmann knives, I bought my first Grohmann #4 last year while I was in Edmonton. I have owned many other brands and styles of knives over the years, but I have to say that this is one of the best I have ever had. The knife holds a good edge, and is built like a tank. I am very happy with my purchase. Keep up the good work! Best regards
Date of Posting: 17 March 2009
Posted By: Tommy Allen
Good day, I am an outdoor educator at the university level, and I encourage all my outdoor leadership students to purchase and carry a Grohmann knife in their leader's packs (which most do). The quality and durability of your knives is great and will last a person a lifetime if cared for. I have been carrying the Grohmann #1 with my outdoor gear since 1973 and it has serviced me very well. I now have several #1's, #3's, a #4 as well as several of your kitchen knives. I think it's a crime that our armed forces don't have this tool in their kits anymore, particularity in light of our asking them to go into combat. Shame on our government. Keep up the good work! SCOTT
Date of Posting: 03 February 2009
Posted By: Scott Hennigar
Hey there, I received one of your knives as a gift about a month ago...top quality, love the knife!
Date of Posting: 23 November 2008
Posted By: Scott Arseneault
Dear; Sir/Madam I was shocked today to learn that you are no longer the supplier of belt and boot knives to the Canadian Armed forces. As an ex service member who has used your products many times I can say that they are the best rope and line tool I have ever used. Now to learn that they have been replaced by cheap Asian knock-offs angers me . I pray that the good people of Pictou send Mr. Harper a message by sending the current minister of defense back to the potato farm. J. Dennis
Date of Posting: 18 September 2008
Posted By: Joe Dennis
I was born and raised in Pictou, and now live in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Family members from back home know I love to cook and have sent along several Grohmann knives as wedding presents. They look amazing, and the quality and craftsmanship are second to none. Thank you for making such great products.
Date of Posting: 17 September 2008
Posted By: Martin Hemmings
I am appalled that our Government would replace the Grohmann knives issued to soldiers with a cheap Chinese piece of crap. Is nothing sacred anymore? I had one of your knives issued to me in the 70s while serving as a member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. It was a nice piece of kit and went with me everywhere. You get what you pay for and your knives are worth every red cent and then some.
Date of Posting: 17 September 2008
Posted By: Bob Mac
Sorry to here that the Government is using a cheap knock off. I have had a DH Russell #3s for over 25 years now I love it. When you try to save money you lose what is Canada
Date of Posting: 16 September 2008
Posted By: Ross T Francis
Maquapit Lake, New Brunswick
I bought one of your #3 army knives with the flap sheath last September at the store.
Went hunting deer in Ontario in November with a group of older hunters (first time there for me) I killed 3 deer and hit a fourth which another member killed. The knife gutted and skinned all four deer. Everyone tried it and loved it so much so that one fellow bought himself one for christmas. After several years of no luck I feel the knife brought me luck thank you
Date of Posting: 17 August 2008
Posted By: Joe Johnson
I just had my home broken into and my Grohmann #2 trout and bird knife was stolen. I sure will miss it. I will probably order another one as soon as our insurance claim is processed.
Date of Posting: 13 August 2008
Posted By: Jim Woodruff
Hi from France. This morning I received your folding knife 300S which I purchased on ebay. I am like a young boy discovering a Xmas gift. This knife is amazingly well made and finished. Such a quality in the French town known for making knives, Thiers, would certainly cost at least 3 or 4 times more and maybe not so perfect. Congratulations. I am sure it is not the last Grohmann I purchase. Best regards. Pierre
Date of Posting: 12 August 2008
Posted By: Pierre ZANONE
Just wanted to drop a note and say thank you for such a great product. I own two #1's and survival knife, have also given #1's to my brothers and uncle for gifts. Will give each of my sons one of their own when they are old enough too. As well made as your knives are, my grandchildren will inherit mine. Thanks again
Date of Posting: 10 June 2008
Posted By: Cory Fisher
Rapid City, SD
I got a #104 Mini Skinner as a gift from my friends when I changed Jobs. It impressed me so much that I bought my Mother a Kitchen set for Christmas. My father was always complaining that he couldn't carve meat well but since he got those knives he loves to carve they are well crafted and beautiful knives. Thanks and I plan to purchase more of your knives in the future.
Date of Posting: 01 June 2008
Posted By: Gerald Leighfield
I got an odd couple of knives as a gift - they were brilliant so I decided recently to invest in a full set of kitchen knives - they are fantastic - best I have ever used and most importantly they keep the sharpness in the blade.
well worth buying a set - now I'm saving for a set of steak knives and I'm sure the quality shall be exceptional
Date of Posting: 26 May 2008
Posted By: Robert Campbell Myles
I just want to start by saying I can't believe that; { Craig Mader of Nova Scotia } wanted to know where he could find a Grohmann knife dealer !??, lol, Man ! you live in Nova Scotia & don't know that the Original store/factory is there in Pictou Nova Scotia. Wow, crazy. Anyways, I just want to say that my D.H. Russell model's #2 #3 #4 are thee best Knives I have ever owned. They are just so dang comfortable in my hand. So much knife and so little time, lol. Cheers. Dave Smith. British Columbia, Canada.
Date of Posting: 25 March 2008
Posted By: Dave Smith
British Columbia, Canada
Great knives. Have been using my boat knife for deer hunting&on my surf belt when beach and rock fishing for 25 years. Your loyal supporter in Australia. Greg.
Date of Posting: 16 February 2008
Posted By: Gregory Mitchell
They are beautiful knives. At this point I have four different ones for the hunting season. Purchased within the last year. Had several good comments on these knives from different hunters.
Date of Posting: 19 December 2007
Posted By: Leonard Parsons
I wish to thank you for the friend on my hip since 1958,when you won an award and I saw an ad and sent for one. Since then I have acquired a folder, a bird and fish, a Canadian Forces knife. We have hunted and fished in B.C. every year and the original one is still going strong. I am sorry that I don't use the others often but my friend gets the nod mostly. It still wows me with it's simple lines that work! Thanks for the most useful tool that I own! Bill.
Date of Posting: 25 November 2007
Posted By: William Monaghan
I was first issued my jump knife, in 1986.I used this knife in my Army duties here in Canada, when I transferred to the Air force, this knife "followed" me home. It was routinely used as my skinning knife for deer, many years in Alberta and Saskatchewan. My Father's recent passing left me with quite a few memorabilia, but the Grohmann belt knife he was issued in the Royal Canadian Navy is truly valued. These Grohmann knives were often under-rated especially by my younger peers. PS: The new issue "shroud" knife for downed aircrew and parachutists is a joke because it only serves one special use only. Unlike our useful and multi-purpose Grohmann belt knife.
Date of Posting: 25 November 2007
Posted By: Joe Vandorpe
I purchased a #100 and I must that the workmanship in this knife is perfect. It will be an honor to carry such a fine knife afield.
Date of Posting: 28 March 2007
Posted By: Fred
Just across the Border
I would like to tell you about my Belt knife - Found by a canadian conservation officer on a poached moose in 1999, this D.H. Russell Belt Knife was given to me by the officer in 2000. I took it to Europe where it served me and my girlfriend equally well in hunting. In 2003 the knife vanished on a trip to Letland and was dearly missed until today - when I thought about caping knives. The Russell came to mind, pinched my stomach about the loss and drove me, on a hunch, to again go through the camper we drove in 2003,which we had naturally searched earlier. -
The knife sat for four years wedged behind a closet and will now again accompany me on hunting chores here in Europe as well as big - game guiding in Alaska. Makes me very happy. Thank you, Carl
Date of Posting: 27 February 2007
Posted By: Carl Gremse
Hello, I bought the trout and Bird Model somewhere close to 20 years ago.I dressed many Deer, Trout and Rabbit with that Knife. This fall after gutting my Youngest Sons First Deer I lost it after Dark on the Drag out of the woods. I was heart Broken, That Knife was my Best Friend on Many, Many days Afield. It had so much sentimental value. I looked for days hoping it would turn up but it wasn't to be. I found your knife to be one of the easiest knifes to Sharpen and it stayed that way. I used it for Dressing, Skinning and Butchering all of the Deer that I took over that last 20 years. I only
wished at the time I bought it that I would have bought 2 because the store I bought it at no longer deals them. I live in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Can you direct me to a Dealer nearest me? I'm thinking on a Little Bigger one
this time. Thanks Craig
Date of Posting: 26 January 2007
Posted By: Craig Mader
Nova Scotia
this is not a common practice for us.....but I was so impressed with your knives I had to make a comment...........I secured 30 of your knives from an old importer who discovered them while cleaning out an old warehouse.........all new & approx 35 + years old.........having spent 15 years as a slaughterman I appreciated the design of these knives & purcased all the knives he had...the original...........& the trout & bird version...swedish hi carbon...& stainless Marked with an S inside a circle.....I remain with only 2 left.......which I kept aside for myself!! just as well!!
Date of Posting: 26 December 2006
Posted By: ROD & GUN CO. LTD
New Zealand
I have used an original #1 DH Russell belt knife since 1973. I
had bought this in Ontario during a fishing trip and it has been all
over the US on fishing/hunting trips since. It has served me faithfully
and is the most cherished piece of hunting gear that I own. It is the
most functional knife design imaginable for an outdoorsman.
Date of Posting: 27 October 2006
Posted By: Grant in Wisconsin
I've used your "jump knife" for many years. It was issued to me almost 20 years ago. From when I joined the EME Branch of the Canadian Army. EME is the fancy name for the guys who fix anything with a engine. I used it for hunting, fishing & camping. But I've had one of my gear bags stolen which had my knife in it. I would like to know who is selling your knives in the Edmonton AB. area. Keep up making a dam good product. And thank-you.

Thanks again

Gord Gray
Date of Posting: 05 July 2006
Posted By: Gord Gray
Hi, I was working in the Tug Ocean Foxtrot and I went to Pictou last summer(2005) to get a huge load of wood for Nfld (the barge almost capsized remember?)

I bought three knives from you and I am very Pleased with the quality of your products and even more they are canadian made fine knives. I am looking forward to get some more of your quality product.

Pier-Yves SF
Date of Posting: 22 April 2006
Posted By: Pier-Yves SF
A few years ago I attended sniper school. When I arrived I realized I had not packed my field knife. I did however have a Russell #1 in my kit bag. I received a lot of flak for my so called kitchen knife. My response to this kidding was to hand then the knife. The kidding stopped and was replaced with questions about how to purchase one. The Russell #1 worked without flaw clearing firing lanes, opening ammo boxes and any other chores that it was called to do. The only draw back was the shiny blade.
This same knife also went on a 14 month tour of Iraq in 2005 with me.
Date of Posting: 10 April 2006
Posted By: Ron Bennett
Have a Grohmann belt knife that I have had for many years handed down from my dad. It is completely worn out from sharpening but I still consider this knife not only as my favorite but the best. Someday I will buy a new one but would like to do it in person. This is a great product made here in our own province of Nova Scotia.
Date of Posting: 13 March 2006
Posted By: Chris Holmes
Nova Scotia
I always thought your knives were kind of funny looking. One day about five years ago I drove down the highway from our deer camp to a sporting goods store to kill some time on a rainy day. It was there that I actually handled a #1 for the first time and there that I fell in love with the way it felt and handled. Of course I bought it and haven't looked back since. Very unique and very versatile knife and I love the fact that they're made in Canada.
BTW, they don't seem so funny looking to me anymore!
Date of Posting: 13 September 2005
Posted By: Tim Mahn
We bought a set of knives back in 2001 while we were visiting from California and have been extremely happy with them. Thanks for putting out such a good product.
Date of Posting: 22 March 2005
Posted By: John McLellan
California, USA
I received a large skinner knife as a gift, and it is the best knife I have ever owned. The quality is excellent and no other knife compares to the workmanship, what else can I say it's just the best
Date of Posting: 19 February 2005
Posted By: Galen Eads
Interesting comments--I have owned one of your knives for --em? must be close to forty years. I have used it during every hunting season since, in the beautiful East Kootenays of British Columbia. I now live in Alaska and I would not think of going into the bush without it--not only that it reminds me of the Canadian Rockies-----the knife is a wonderful tool. ps I do not see a lot of vendors in Alaska---do they know what they are missing ???
Date of Posting: 14 February 2005
Posted By: Bob Chesham
Anchorage Alaska
I bought a Grohmann bread knife for my sister for Christmas. Well, it's quite a hit. She called me when she opened it and said, "Cool knife! I haven't even used it yet and I've cut myself!" (she was checking to see how sharp it was) Then I got a phone call when she used it and she was even more excited about what a wonderful knife it was. She had cut herself again but had managed not to bleed on the bread. Then her 21 year old son cut himself and the new rule was that only she was allowed to use the knife. I got an e-mail from my brother-in-law a couple of days later and at the end of it he said he was off to bandage his wife yet again and that I was not ever to send another knife to their house. Now the new rule in their house is that she never buys sliced bread, she wants to slice it all herself because it's so much fun. I talked to her on the weekend and all of her cuts had healed and there were no new ones so maybe she's caught on how to use the darn thing. 8-) Take care!
Date of Posting: 12 January 2005
Posted By: J.G.
Dartmouth, NS
The first time I saw a Grohmann blade I wondered why anyone would ever make such odd shaped knives. The moment I picked one up I had my answer. It's encouraging to see a knife designed for hunters by someone who really knows what works.

I now own two of these knives and consider them second to none. I can report that they are highly effective on elk and deer both. I have attempted to convince my wife that in the name of scientific experimentation it is crucial that I test them on moose and caribou. Hopefully that will happen soon.

I look forward to purchasing more Grohmann knives in the future and consider them to be not only a hunting tool, but a hunting heirloom as well. Thanks for making an outstanding knife!
Date of Posting: 17 December 2004
Posted By: C. Wilcox
I now have two Grohmann knives and I am looking forward to handing them down in my family as the years go on. The quality and craftsmanship of the knives are evident as soon as you hold them in your hand. I look forward to my next visit to Pictou.... I always enjoy seeing your new products and displays in the factory outlet!!
Date of Posting: 14 December 2004
Posted By: Scott
I just finished arranging an anniversary present of an X1 and X2 with matching multi-tone handles for me and my wife, Kathy. Working closely with Michelle via email, we sorted out all the details and I placed the order with her over the phone. This was one of the best purchase experiences I have had. All the communications were pleasant, helpful and enhanced our original ideas. Kathy and I could not be more pleased. What a terrific way to do business.
Date of Posting: 25 November 2004
Posted By: Steve & Kathy
New York, USA
I purchased a Russell Belt Knife in an America army base in Germany in 1967 it has the 1967 Canadian centennial crest in the wooden handle. I also have the military belt knife great knives
Date of Posting: 02 November 2004
Posted By: Mel Martin
Nova Scotia
Thanks for the quality and design!
Date of Posting: 13 October 2004
Posted By: M Grundy
I bought a Russell #1 23 years ago. It's a great knife for sensible use; not at all 'commando' and very functional. I lost mine on the trail across Corsica (GR20) this year. What a great opportunity to trade up to the #1 and #4 flat grind Stainless! Great work
Date of Posting: 20 September 2004
Posted By: Gary McMahon
United Kingdom
Very enjoyable site, my father & mother from River John & I were in for a tour in Sept., was very informative. Look forward to coming back again. Thank you David C Gass ps the new girl that was on at the time was very pleasant & courteous to us
Date of Posting: 09 September 2004
Posted By: David C Gass
Great site. learned lots. looking to get a knife for my grandfather
to replace the one he lost over side of boat. Had his (belt knife) for many
years and misses it. Looks like i will get one for myself as well.
Date of Posting: 26 July 2004
Posted By: Jarrod Richards
I was first introduced to Grohmann knives as a young man. A mentor of mine had a #4 carbon steel survival knife which caught my eye. It had been well used in the Canadian north for many years. Although the blade had been discolored with age and hard use, the knife maintained it's razor sharp edge and sculptured lines. I was fortunate enough to receive my very own #4 survival knife (in stainless) as a gift on my 18th birthday. Now, 17 years later it is still a favourite possession and a reliable tool. Over the years I have owned a number of Grohmann knives and am more than satisfied with the fit, finish and durability of your product. Most recently, I have purchased a lockblade hunter with turquoise handle. I am having the handle engraved with my Son's initials - something to pass down to future generations.
Date of Posting: 23 July 2004
Posted By: Stephen Murphy
Calgary, Canada
Thank you for such a wonderful general purpose knife. my wife bought your drop-point lockblade hunter 2 years ago and it has yet needed a sharpening. your product quality is second to none. it sure is nice to see there are companies still left that have old fashioned standards. keep up the great work.
Date of Posting: 19 July 2004
Posted By: Craig Sturgeon
I have used a Grohmann Knife for 23 years now , and it is still holding an excellent edge. Best outdoor knife i have had.
Date of Posting: 05 May 2004
Posted By: Chris Smithers
Just received my new Grohmann DHR - H300Stag Folder. What a GREAT Knife. Everyone who has seen the knife has said " WOW ", Look at that Beautiful Blade and Stag handle ! It came hair shaving sharp, right out of the box. Thanks for a GREAT Knife.

BMB 04-15-2004
Date of Posting: 15 April 2004
Posted By: Burton M. (Mike) Bakeman
I have owned the 380-1 for 5 years now. It has cleaned many whitetails to date. Best foldable knife that I have owned. Hello from central Ontario.
Date of Posting: 07 February 2004
Posted By: Robert Hoare
Ontario Canada
I recently was given a knife from a teacher who comes from Nova Scotia. This is a knife that I was looking for. Fits comfortably in my hand. Well crafted. Thank you.
Date of Posting: 06 January 2004
Posted By: Danny Kassi
Yukon, Canada
I gave my dad a Russell knife in 1960, he still has it and it's still used regularly and is in remarkable shape. I have tried to talk him out of that knife but he loves it so much he will not part with it. I own 2 Grohmann hunting knives and they are both wonderful knives. Could you please send me the names of any dealers on Vancouver Island.
Thank you for making such a great product!!
Date of Posting: 31 December 2003
Posted By: Deryle Turner
Beautiful knives - Great site. Have used many models over the years with great success in the field and kitchen
Date of Posting: 14 December 2003
Posted By: Brayden D
Just ran across your site through E-Bay, and thought I'd drop a line...Just to let you know I'm still using my Jump knife of 18 years now. It's being back and forth overseas with me and has never let me down. I've had to do some sewing on the sheath but that expected with the pace I've put it through. Thanks MadLineman sends VVV
Date of Posting: 28 November 2003
Posted By: Scotty H
I purchased ones of your knives at the factory when I was on vacation/holiday. I'm a hunter and fisherman by recreation. I know what a quality is, have you ever thought of surgical instruments? I love my knife and plan to add another one or two to my collection.
It is truly nice to see a reputable product and company endure. My next knife purchase will ONLY be a D.H. Russell/ Grohmann. When you find a quality product that you like you stick with it!
I also plan to buy a few for some of my friends in the states!

One very satisfied customer who had never heard of your product prior to my visit to the Great White North!!
Date of Posting: 11 November 2003
Posted By: Edward George
Beautiful knives , I've been collecting riggers and sailors for a lot of years .
Date of Posting: 03 November 2003
Posted By: Leonard Nunn
I have used a number of Grohmann knives in my short life (I'm only 13 years old) and a lot of others that won't take an edge or will loose it as easy, but I've had nothing but good luck with Grohmann's. My latest purchase was a survival knife (#4) with water buffalo handles it's the best knife I've ever used, and the best looking.
Date of Posting: 04 October 2003
Posted By: matt salsman
I am 50 years old this year and have had a R1S model since I was about 15 (give or take) and it has been a FANTASTIC tool and old friend . I have had a few other good knives, but have always been most happy with my original Grohmann .Thanks to the craftsmanship my grandson will get to have lots of years of use from it when I pass it on to him
Date of Posting: 15 May 2003
Posted By: Doug Johnson
B.C. Canada
you have beautiful handy work..
Date of Posting: 05 March 2003
Posted By: Michel Marceau
Montreal Canada
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