Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Value of Abused Randall Knife?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Posts
    100

    Value of Abused Randall Knife?


    ADVERTISEMENT
    I have the opportunity to buy an abused Randall knife off a local forum.

    Any idea of what a fair price is? No sheath, and these are the best pics I'm likely to get....










  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Posts
    100
    Also, any idea what Randall would charge to clean up & sharpen the blade?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Santa Cruz, California
    Posts
    3,810
    About ten or fifteen years ago I sent one back for re-finishing. It was a newer knife that had been badly scratched up on a sharpening stone. The cost was very reasonable. If I recall correctly, it was less than a tenth of the price of a new knife. It came back looking like new. However, I don't know their current policy or pricing.

    DD

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    17,137
    Frank R

    ... Still looking for a vorpal blade.
    (op cit Lewis Carroll)

    List of BF Dealer Members

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cayuga Lake
    Posts
    17,425
    If you would like your thread moved to the randall forum, report it so that a mod can move it. Do not repost a duplicate topic please.
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Posts
    100
    Quote Originally Posted by Karda View Post
    If you would like your thread moved to the randall forum, report it so that a mod can move it. Do not repost a duplicate topic please.
    Reported.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    'Under the bridge...'
    Posts
    10,135
    AR, I sent two knives back for refinishing last month and it ran about $50 per knife including shipping both ways and $35 for a replacement sheath - no guarantee they'll do the work until the knife is in their hands, but both of mine came back looking new. They were, however, in better condition than the one you've shown. I'd offer the seller $150 or so.

    26ABSTDBM.jpg5_6BA80s.jpg

    Hope that helps...

    -S
    #14 in RyanW's 2014 GAW' Randall Knives www.bluestarknives.com

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Posts
    100
    Thanks. He says it looks better in person, but we'll see.

    I'm debating cleaning it up myself and keeping it as a user, or sending it back to RMK. I'll probably make that call once I'm home from AFG in three weeks or so.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    SEUS
    Posts
    110
    they charge something like $35 for a restore at the shop, not including the shipping of approx $15 (for breakdown of actual cost) about 6-8wks turn-around.....something that heavily pitted may not clean up but will still look better than it does now.....i would not buy it because it would always bug me if it didn't clean up well....depends on how much you wish to gamble....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    'Under the bridge...'
    Posts
    10,135
    mtngunr - see my post above...
    #14 in RyanW's 2014 GAW' Randall Knives www.bluestarknives.com

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Chamblee, GA
    Posts
    100
    I guess mine was a more extreme case - it was $95 shipped to clean it up. I think that had to regrind it, but it came out much better. There's some grind marks on the blade, and some pitting near the guard, but overall a much better knife.










  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    'Under the bridge...'
    Posts
    10,135
    Nice!
    #14 in RyanW's 2014 GAW' Randall Knives www.bluestarknives.com

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    One Particular Harbour...
    Posts
    27,114
    Quote Originally Posted by Melvin-Purvis View Post
    Nice!
    Really nice. Well worth the money.
    Rest in peace Bill. I wish I could have done more. You are sorely missed.

    #331 In Ryan W's 2014 GAW

  14. #14
    Wow, that cleaned up great. Nice knife!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •