No. 1 Original Brass Knife



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No. 1 Original Brass Pocket Knife

The smallest pocket knife in our line (2 1/4″ long when closed) this lockback knife serves a multitude of purposes for those who like a smaller knife. Solid brass handles may be personalized with full name or initials.

Knife blades are made from .440 A stainless steel Rockwell hardened to 57R.

Includes No. 1 Knife Case

Total Size: 2.25″ Length

Made in USA.

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  1. Why I keep buying from the Colonel is the quality of product and excellent customer service. Having sold his goods at a store in Oxford over 20 years ago, I have always been a fan. My father had a Littleton knife for at least 20 years and one of the veneers recently came off and was lost. He was planning on giving it to my son, so I submitted a question to Colonel Littleton about a potential repair. To my surprise, Patty sent me a new knife at no cost to me! This type of customer service is what makes this company sustainable!


  2. Been looking for a while for a brass pocket knife to fit perfectly into edc wallet. Item perfect and shipped fast. Great customer service and communication. I am so happy I found your store!!!!!

    jmozo1412 (verified owner)

  3. This is the perfect pocket knife. Small yet effective. It comes with me wherever I go!

    camerontgoodman (verified owner)

  4. I just recently received my brass number one pocket knife and I am very pleased with it. It is just the right size for those small jobs where you don’t want to be carrying around a larger size knife. The engraving also looks really nice as well. Thanks!

    michaelwinterbottom1 (verified owner)

  5. A wonderful knife and great gift for friends and family. I received one as a retirement gift and have now bought one for a dear friend. Unbelievable service as I received my purchase at my door in less than 24 hours.

    teemon1951 (verified owner)

  6. Excellent knife! Excellent customer service and lightning fast shipping….VERY PLEASED!!

    chiefkeeler (verified owner)

  7. The No. 1 is the best pocket knife I’ve ever owned. The case is a perfect fit and very comfortable in the pocket. A Class knife!

    markraymd (verified owner)

  8. I bought three of these as gifts for Christmas and a no. 3 foxfire lockback. My dad has wanted one of these knives for a couple of years. I have had no complaints thus far. I may ask for one as a gift for myself. Very good quality.


  9. Great simple pocket knife..can’t wait for it to patina

    dontbothertoemail (verified owner)

  10. Very nice little knife, solidly constructuyred for its size. Take it to work every day


  11. I’ve given this knife as a congratulatory gift to several young men who achieved Eagle Scout designation. The engraved date makes this a perfect and practical momento.


  12. A truly well made knife that’s just the right size for everyday use.

    hart013 (verified owner)

  13. Excellent size pocket knife. You barely even know you’re caring it in you pocket until you have a use for it. Quality is what I’ve come to expect from y’all!!


  14. Three words.

    I love it.


  15. The No.1 goes in my pocket anytime I’m going into a place where something larger would offend. Good little piece of gear.


  16. Cool little knife! Great gift for a first knife for youngsters. I really like the one I gave as a gift!

    rgoodwin68 (verified owner)

  17. Used it for over a decade
    My good friend Teryal gave me this knife about 16 years ago. It’s been in my pocket every day since. Use it all the time, every time. Perfect.


  18. Timeless Tool
    This is the best little knife I’ve ever bought. It was exactly what I was looking for, easy to carry and the best quality around. This is a timeless tool that will stay with me for life. Thank you!


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Our Warranty

We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.

Our Leather

Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.

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Our Craftsmanship

I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.