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PostSubject: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:20 pm

Was going thru a box of stuff that I'd stashed away years ago and found my trusty old Randall 6 " #3 Hunter I got back around '69. Carried and used it all thru 'Nam and for several years after when I went hunting. In the box was the reciept for what I paid back then, $125.00! Found their website and that same knife is $480 today !! Twisted Evil They were always justifiably proud of their knives but they are REALLY proud today! Twisted Evil
Any folk out there have and use a Randall knife? Inquiring minds would love to know Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:44 pm

There are SO many knives out there that are derivatives of yours. I have a very early Bark River made of CPM154 that is pretty cool...but it’s not a carried in Nam Randall.

And since you carried it while in Nam...that should put it into a whole nuther level re collector value. You should go to a specialist site and check or if you have access to any military collectors in your neck of the woods try that route. Some models (I have a Randall ,leather handle 5” dagger that was given to me by a friend - it’s a treasure and someday it will go to my son) are worth thousands. Just sayin’.

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Note: This thread might be moved to the Field and Stream section by Admin. as a more appropriate section. No problem or issues...just lettin’ you know.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:48 pm

A request for pics from both of you, please.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:55 pm

For non-Randall guys...


The Model 3 Hunter




The Model 2 Fighting Stiletto


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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:56 am

Thanks for posting the pics Blackhorse. Mine is not as shinny anymore but no rust but the carbon steel it was made from then has darkened with use and time. And the leather handle has sort of swollen with use. I was a hospital corpsman and since it held a razor edge I was able to do some field type of surgery as needed with it back then. Since it was a well designed and made tool, I'd hate to let it go to a "collector" rather a user ! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:58 am

monbla256 wrote:
Thanks for posting the pics Blackhorse. Mine is not as shinny anymore but no rust but the carbon steel it was made from then has darkened with use and time. And the leather handle has sort of swollen with use. I was a hospital corpsman and since it held a razor edge I was able to do some field type of surgery as needed with it back then. Since it was a well designed and made tool, I'd hate to let it go to a "collector" rather a user ! Twisted Evil

I remember you writing about your tour before, I think. Marine Corps...right? I was there in 70-71 in Xi An and Can Tho with the 11th US Cavalry as a Spec 5 Medical Corpsman. We maybe had a beer at some point.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:16 am

Note: I did a refurb a while back on mine to bring its rough and darkened condition closer to “normal”. I’ll see if I can get a photo later today. I think it’s only fair that guys making wild claims to having this or that cool item should be able to show it upon request.

Note: Since the stone pouch had been removed so the sheath would hang up on some specific gear the owner had to wear...I also had a new sheath made for it by Harry Savage at the following link. I could have had the pouch re-attached, I have it, but wanted to leave the leather in ‘as is’ condition.

http://www.savagesheaths.com/

It is a dead on accurate reproduction of the Randall sheath, down to the stone, and I rate the guy and the item as 10 out of 10. He does accurate copies of a large number of military and historical sheaths. Not artistic...but perfect.

Edit: took a couple of photos of my Stiletto, with a few items for scale...

...see below...





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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:38 pm

That's a beautiful refurb job you did on yours!! Mine doesn't look near as nice ! Can't remember why, but over the years I got a different sheath made without the hilt strap or stone pocket. This sheath fits close and further up on the handle to hold the knife in. I went home in April of 1970. I remember all the dudes who were in the Army got plane tickets home, but the damn Marine Corps were cheap B******s and gave me a bus ticket home when I got stateside !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:58 pm

monbla256 wrote:
. I went home in April of 1970. I remember all the dudes who were in the Army got plane tickets home, but the damn Marine Corps were cheap B******s and gave me a bus ticket home when I got stateside !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


OMG. I thought for a second there you were saying the Corps gave you a bus ticket home from Nam!  THAT wouldn’t have been cheap. Laughing


Note:  Classic story. I was released a couple of weeks early from Nam and they sent me through the “going home center” in just two days. There was no time for messages to go home to alert anyone. So I go into SanFrancisco and try to call home from there...no answer. I run to catch my flight home to Portland. Call home...no answer. Take a taxi to our place, knock on the door and strangers answer the Bell. My mom had sold the place a month before, something she had been planning for a long time, and had just moved out the week before. No time for letters to get to me overseas and new phones being installed and set up still. Nice. Some family friends came and got me and took me over to her “new” place...laughing the whole time. I was less than amused. Funny now, not so much then. Wouldn’t be last time a woman tried to lose me!

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:33 pm

Absolutely beautiful pieces of equipment. All the more valuable because of their use. Glad to see them getting the love they deserve.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:21 pm

[quote="Blackhorse"]
monbla256 wrote:
. I went home in April of 1970. I remember all the dudes who were in the Army got plane tickets home, but the damn Marine Corps were cheap B******s and gave me a bus ticket home when I got stateside !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil


OMG. I thought for a second there you were saying the Corps gave you a bus ticket home from Nam!  THAT wouldn’t have been cheap. Laughing


Note:  Classic story. I was released a couple of weeks early from Nam and they sent me through the “going home center” in just two days. There was no time for messages to go home to alert anyone. So I go into SanFrancisco and try to call home from there...no answer. I run to catch my flight home to Portland. Call home...no answer. Take a taxi to our place, knock on the door and strangers answer the Bell. My mom had sold the place a month before, something she had been planning for a long time, and had just moved out the week before. No time for letters to get to me overseas and new phones being installed and set up still. Nice. Some family friends came and got me and took me over to her “new” place...laughing the whole time. I was less than amused. Funny now, not so much then.  Wouldn’t be last time a woman tried to lose me![/quote ]



Helluva homecoming for sure !! My father was working the day I got to the bus stop on the hgwy. for my home. Family only had one car so my mother couldn't get me and I got off the bus at noon so I just picked up my duffel and walked the 4 mi to my house !
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:36 pm

Heck. Four miles isn’t much for a Marine fresh home from Nam.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:54 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Heck. Four miles isn’t much for a Marine fresh home from Nam.

Yeah your right. Hell I walked over half of Cambodia! Ooops as tricky Dick said, we weren't in Cambodia ! Twisted Evil Remember I was a NAVY Hospital Corpsman ATTACHED to the Marines!! They just trained killers, not wimpy folks who saved lives !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:57 pm

I was lucky. I joined the 11th Armored Cavalry right after they got BACK from Cambodia. Dodged another one.

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PostSubject: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:02 pm

Good to see you still have that fighting stiletto. I knew it was going to a good home. Been a while, it still looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:15 am

My Old Style #8 Trout & Bird...

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:23 am

Ooohhhhhhh! I just love the small Randall patterns. They are arguably the more useful designs of all. Yours is really sweet.

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 pm

I have 3. First I ever got is the Alaskan Skinner, great for skinning and caping, second a Trout & Bird with compass and last a Chef Knife. Photos are from bottom up.
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Scrimshaw work on the Alaskan Skinner by me back in 1982.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:59 pm

Sweet!

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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:11 am

Guy Clark wrote a song "Randall Knife" as a eulogy to his father. It does a good job of capturing some of the value that old knives can hold.
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PostSubject: Re: Any Randall knife folks out there?   Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:30 pm

I have a 6" Model 5. I've owned it for ten or twelve years.


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