J. Russell Inlaid Cutlery
For sale is this nice matching set of five knives and six forks, made by John Russell between 1870-1890. He founded the nation's first cutlery factory in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1834. John Russell named his factory The Green River Works, as it was located on the Green River. The dark walnut handles are nicely inlaid with pewter. All pieces are in very good solid condition with no separation. The forks are 7 3/8" long and the knives are 9" long. The knife blades and fork tynes are made of steel. Included is a 8" x 10" block print of John Russell's manufacturing plant on the Green River, along with a display case and brief history.