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    A Randall for my soon-to-be-born son


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    We are having a boy. He is due at the end of August. I've been thinking I would like to order a Randall for him. I'd like to get him a practical medium-sized blade, something special to give him when he's ready. What do you suggest?

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    What do you enjoy doing? What will you be teaching him? Hunting? fishing? Woodcraft?
    My first thought is the 8-4 with the old style blade but that's what I would want.
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    Randall Model #10-3...sized to be something he could get an early start with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo.3 View Post
    practical medium-sized blade, something special
    That's a good description of a Model 26 Pathfinder with a Model 25 style handle. It's a four inch drop point blade from 3/16" stock, very practical. The Model 25 handle is the 'something special.'

    While you're at it, have the shop etch his name on the blade.

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    A new Model 27 Miniature maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTHN2LGS View Post
    A new Model 27 Miniature maybe?
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    I'll be taking him camping, hiking, canoeing, x-country skiing, and fishing. We might do some bird hunting too. I did have my eye on the Model 26 Pathfinder.

    From a collecting/heirloom perspective, I thought a Model 1 or a bowie might be a good choice. Perhaps I should have posed my question like this, "If your dad had pre-ordered a Randall for you in the year that you were born, what would you wanted him to order for you?"


    One of the things on my mind is that I am a volunteer fire fighter. I thought he might like a fire fighter model...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo.3 View Post
    I'll be taking him camping, hiking, canoeing, x-country skiing, and fishing. We might do some bird hunting too. I did have my eye on the Model 26 Pathfinder.

    From a collecting/heirloom perspective, I thought a Model 1 or a bowie might be a good choice. Perhaps I should have posed my question like this, "If your dad had pre-ordered a Randall for you in the year that you were born, what would you wanted him to order for you?"


    One of the things on my mind is that I am a
    12-8 Big Bear Bowie. There is quite simply no cooler knife. Unless it's the 12-9/14/25 or the...
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    I've got to say that the 12-8 Big Bear Bowie speaks to me, and is the kind of thing that I would have loved to have gotten from my dad when I was a teenager.

    I ordered a catalogue two years ago, but never heard back. I faxed in my catalogue request again this morning. I think I need to take a closer look at the available options. Suggestions?

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    Shel, that is disgustingly beautiful. I believe I have just found my dream knife.
    Rest in peace Bill. I wish I could have done more. You are sorely missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protourist View Post
    Shel, that is disgustingly beautiful. I believe I have just found my dream knife.
    Oh yeah it's disgusting alright, he was totally ashamed to post that up.

    If there is ever a fist fight over your knives Shel, let me know, I will contend.
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    I suppose a lot has to do with whether you want him to use it, or collect it. I think the Model 26 gets my vote. The Bowies and bigger knives are definitely cool, but I think a user first and then, if he appreciates it as more than just a tool, get him one of the bigger classics.

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    I agree with MVF. I w0ould probably go with the one that most closely matches Bo's original knife the Model #27 in either the model 25 handle (nice but...) or a beautiful piece of crown stag with a 13 spacer arrangement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by protourist View Post
    Shel, that is disgustingly beautiful. I believe I have just found my dream knife.
    Could you imagine the face on the poor fool that made the mistake of stepping to the grandpa with the hunting knife, and then seeing that devils tail hanging off the end of it after bringing it to the ready?

    Sexy blade, and even better with that antler on it. nice options.
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    That is pretty sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron_m80 View Post
    Could you imagine the face on the poor fool that made the mistake of stepping to the grandpa with the hunting knife, and then seeing that devils tail hanging off the end of it after bringing it to the ready?

    Sexy blade, and even better with that antler on it. nice options.
    No kidding.

    Shel, I see five options. Am I right?
    Rest in peace Bill. I wish I could have done more. You are sorely missed.

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    I'd either go with a model 3-6 or a model 5-6. Something he can grow into. I own several Randalls but I have one that I want passed down, it's a model 1-7 that I waited a year for back when the wait was short, it's super special to me.

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    Personally I would got thru a dealer that sells at catalog prices . Most waiting list is much shorter than RMK . According to the dealer you chose that could be a year or two . Five years is to long for me to wait on any knife by any maker -

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    I agree with Jerry, go through a dealer. I was at the Blade Show. There were at least four RMK dealers there as well. When asked the specific question about wait time, the four dealers had between 6 and 9 months. Can't go wrong with that IMO.
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