GREEN RIVER - USA
Dexter-Russell Inc is the oldest and the largest manufacturer of professional cutlery in the USA. Located in River Street, Southbridge in the New England state of Massachusetts, it is the successor of the two oldest American cutlery manufacturers – Harrington Cutlery Co (since 1818) and the John Russell Cutlery Co (since 1834).
As popular today as they ever were, Green River trade knives with finest quality carbon steel blades are easily identified by their distinguishable shapes and beech-wood handles; some models still bear an original hand-written notation on a yellow paper tag that says (sic):
Australian Connection: Initially, Green River knives were supplied by an importer only to trade users across Australia. During the 1980’s, Green River knives were introduced to retail stores nationwide for general promotion by knife importers Matrose Agencies Pty Ltd (est. 1978), the parent company of AKC Mailorder.