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    Blackjack Model 7: Are they worth the price?


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    I think they are worth more than the price. They are basically a custom made knife with probably the best production sheath going, using excellent steel (A2) and come with a terrific convex edge. I have a model 7 and a model 125, and love 'em both.
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    I agree with Jeff, now this isnt going to go down well, but ...I think they are just as good of a knife as the inspiration that they came from -the Randall.
    Randall guys will gut me for this, but the Blackjacks are such a well made knife and just as well made as a Randall, I have owned several blackjacks and a couple of Randalls, the Effingham blades seem to be a lot more desirable and will always command the better price.
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    I have an EFFINGHAM #7...It is the most perfectly balanced knife i have and a joy to use..It also gets VERY sharp and holds it..........FES




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    They are well priced in my view and no five year wait. The 1-7 is a nice piece if you prefer a fighter style but the 125 is way more practical if you want it for camping, hunting etc.

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    I have an Aurora bushcraft knife from bark river. A blackjack Model 13 on my list this year. You really can't go wrong w/ a knife made by BRKT. BRKT's A2 steel takes a great edge and holds it well.

    Mark

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    I can't find any information on the Model 7. Is it a discontinued knife, or are you talking about the 1-7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
    I think they are worth more than the price. They are basically a custom made knife with probably the best production sheath going, using excellent steel (A2) and come with a terrific convex edge. I have a model 7 and a model 125, and love 'em both.
    I agree. I really like fixed blades made by bark river.

    Quote Originally Posted by Campbellclanman View Post
    I agree with Jeff, now this isnt going to go down well, but ...I think they are just as good of a knife as the inspiration that they came from -the Randall.
    Randall guys will gut me for this, but the Blackjacks are such a well made knife and just as well made as a Randall, I have owned several blackjacks and a couple of Randalls, the Effingham blades seem to be a lot more desirable and will always command the better price.
    Duncan,

    Not going to gut you for it, but I will say having both I have always been partial to Randall overall. Something about the little touches Radnall does and how the knives turn out.

    Quote Originally Posted by festerfromnzed View Post
    I have an EFFINGHAM #7...It is the most perfectly balanced knife i have and a joy to use..It also gets VERY sharp and holds it..........FES



    Thats how I feel about my Randall


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    Quote Originally Posted by kamagong View Post
    I can't find any information on the Model 7. Is it a discontinued knife, or are you talking about the 1-7?

    - Christian
    Yes...the model 1-7.........................................FES

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    I had one of these a number of years ago, and let it get away from me. I'm in the process of trying to get another of the old Effingham 1-7's to replace it. Having owned and used both one of these and a Randall Model 1, I will say it's just as good.

    Ron

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    Question- the Blackjack EFFINGHAM #7's are marked ' carbon steel' on the blade whereas other[ later ?] 1-7's are marked 'A-2 tool steel'.
    What is the practical difference here with respect to the blade ? Is there a practical reason to seek out one over the other ?

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    The Effingham blades were made from 1095. Current ones are made from A-2. Both good steels, I wouldn't turn my nose up at either one.

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    I thought I had seen some in O1 at some time past, but could be mistaken. The A2 is great.
    -- Jeff

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    I have three Blackjack Classics now (new production, A2 steel) - the Model 7 (aka 1-7) in stacked leather, the Model 5 Commando in stacked leather, and a 125 in stag. I concur with black mamba - they are of excellent quality, as are the sheaths. It's amazing to me that these can be had for such a reasonable price. Oiling both the handle and the sheath with Neatsfoot oil makes them even better. Here's my Model 1-7:

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    i have a BJ14fg in green i just aquired. Best production sheath ive seen in 30 yrs!! Blade came sharp as a razor and w/ a little stropping--woah momma! I haven't had much of a chance 2 use it yet. I posted a thread under reviews and testing b4 i seen this one. Alotta people prefer the border patrol handle but I got the fg in homage to the 1st Randall 14 I ever saw at smkw in Tenn. They wanted $600.00. I didn't have the cash. I coulda had a R14fg by now, but it was always the $$$$.$$. Ergo Blackjack. I don't regret the purchase. I do regret waiting on the R14!

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    I had an Effingham 1-7 for years, it was beautiful. Quality, top notch. I sold it on ebay over a year ago and have regreted it from the moment the auction ended. You gotta do what you gotta do, but I'll have another some day.

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    I think they are a great value. I own 4 Randalls which I love and 6 Blackjacks. Now that I'm in my 50's I really don't feel like waiting 5 years for a new Randall and don't really want to pay huge mark ups but a new Blackjack can be found relatively easy.

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