Saturday, January 2, 2010

A.G. RUSSELL STING BOOT KNIFE

I don't collect knifes, but I have always wanted one of these.
It's a vintage A.G. Russell "Sting" boot knife from the 1970's.

A.G. Russell of one of the first "Custom" knife makers of the 60's. When I was younger I read a book series called "The Survivalist" by Jerry Ahern and the main character carried one in his waist band and I've always wanted one..... now I have one.
This one was used, but I didn't want a brand new one anyway... I like to use or wear the stuff I own and getting it used was not only better, but cheaper.

They also made a fiberglass version of this knife called the "CIA Letter Opener"... no metal but quite sharp and useful.

The sheath is original to the knife as far as I know.

Monday, December 28, 2009

AERO LEATHER CLOTHING HALF-BELT JACKET

today it's my beloved Aero Leather Clothing Half-Belt.I bought this about 8 years ago or so to replace an Aero Highwayman I sold to a guy in France. If he's reading this, let me know with some pics!... (brown FQHH size 44)
I ordered this one from Ken at Aero with some left over mid-weight Horse Hide. Heavier than the 3oz A2 type but not quite as heavy as front quarter.
I've abused it over the years with happy results. Many rainstorms and scrapes.
Custom size 44 with extra in the sleeve. One thing I hate is sleeves that ride up when I drive.
Parts of the jacket have some nice graining going on...Since it was some one-off hide and custom, they put their Thunder Bay label in it. I think the Half-Belt is my favorite style of leather jacket. The sunglasses are my rockglas, jeans LVC 33's and cap from the Hat People (all shown earlier on my blog)

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SALE... EMAIL ME.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

CHEAP 1960 - 1970 AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Cheap 60's-70's Aviators.
I found this pair at a local thrift for a $1.50. Had to get them. They're cool in a cheap sunglasses way.

Plastic lenses and wire no-name frames.

They look awesome on and visually they're not too bad.

and if I sit on them accidentally.. no big deal.

Plus I feel I see the world as Elvis did.... Nothing like orange/red lens to see the world in... it's how a vintage gear guy sees it!