no. 1 original brass knife
no. 1 original brass knife
no 1 original brass knife with personalization stamp
no 1 original brass knife with personalization stamp
no 1 original brass knife with product stamp
no 1 original brass knife with product stamp
no 1 original brass knife
no 1 original brass knife with leather sheath

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. I received this as gift from my Dad with my name engraved on it. I love slipping it in my pocket and use it almost every day. It is really the perfect size and well crafted. You can tell that a lot of care is put into each product. Would definitely recommend as a gift or for yourself… Go on now… You or someone you love deserves it!

    carybrown (verified owner)

  2. I wanted a new small knife for my everyday carry and came across the No. 1 Original Brass. It is a great little knife. It is well made, sturdy, and should last a lifetime. It is evident by the packaging and contents that the Colonel cares about his customers.

    timothyp.wagner (verified owner)

  3. This little knife arrived to me today and it is exactly what I hoped it would be! It is small, handy and looks to be well built. As a former Marine, I love brass, however polishing brass still gives me shivers. Happily all my brass these days are developing a beautiful patina and this knife will as well. Thank you so much for the care and pride you take in your work!

    rduval357 (verified owner)

  4. A very nice rugged little (and may I dare say cute) pocket knife. Something special about brass! Its small size and flat profile makes it possible to carry or place almost anywhere. The sheath, canvas bag and moonpie are all added bonuses!

    sgtusmc (verified owner)

  5. No. 1 Original Brass Pocket Knife is a beautiful work of art.

    carlos41 (verified owner)

  6. The Original Brass No. 1 is NUMBER 1!! A beautifully made, small pocket knife.

    eburgjr (verified owner)

  7. My husband was given this knife 6 years ago for his 30th birthday by his Uncle and Aunt. He carries it everyday and loves the classic time piece. It is small and easy to carry daily. The brass has held up well (no discoloration/tarnishing yet) and the blade remains very sharp.
    We decided to order another knife for our cousins 40th birthday as it will hopefully become the same sentimental time piece for him. We plan on ordering these knives for our family members when they have big milestone birthdays…a tradition has begun.
    The knives are undoubtedly well made and the packaging is beautiful, a gift worth giving. Another reason we love this knife, is what the company seems to stand for- American made quality goods, and stellar customer service.
    Thank you for being apart of our family tradition!

    vkoch10 (verified owner)

  8. I had a knife given to my son by my dad in 2007. The bone came off of one side. I sent it in for repair and was told it could not be repaired. Col littleton sent a BRAND NEW knife that was engraved exactly like my dad had it done. He got it in 2007 and passed away in 2009. This was so sentimental and they sent a new knife at NO CHARGE! WOW WHAT UNBELIEVABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE. You now have a new lifetime customer


  9. I am in absolute awe. Not only did my order arrive in 2 days, but it was packaged so beautifully. It was heavier than I had thought, not knowing that there were a few more surprises added. This knife was purchased for my fiance, who is a pocket knife collector. Not only has the perfect knives for EDC, but rare pieces for keepsakes. We try and only purchase made in the USA. Being just minutes from a huge Knife retailer, it’s easy to just stop in and grab a new knife, but this one is perfect. I also had his initials put on it, thinking he could hand it down to his oldest son in the future. He loved it. High quality. Locally made for us….. we are in Sevierville, TN. Also, not too familiar with the Town of Lynnville, but familiar with Giles County, we are planning a trip to site see when things calm down. Looks perfect. I love the horseshoe coaster my purchase came with. May have to buy 3 more for a set. The mini moon pie was a nice touch. All in all I am very pleased. I was happy with his reaction, he’s so knife picky. He loved it. Loved the leather case for it. Explained to me what that was for. Wear in your pocket and loose change won’t clink around it. Perfect knife for dress pants. He works in local law enforcement, so it’s perfect for his uniform pocket. Love it. Thank you so much for the little extras, the quick shipment and the nice email prior to arrival.

    jessicasavarese (verified owner)

  10. 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!


  11. 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)

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

    camerontgoodman (verified owner)

  13. 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)

  14. 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)

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

    chiefkeeler (verified owner)

  16. 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)

  17. 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.


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

    dontbothertoemail (verified owner)

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


  20. 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.


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

    hart013 (verified owner)

  22. 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!!


  23. Three words.

    I love it.


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


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

    rgoodwin68 (verified owner)

  26. 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.


  27. 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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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.

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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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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.