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

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by Hondo.3, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. Hondo.3

    Hondo.3

    Oct 28, 2005
    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?

    TC
     
  2. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    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.
     
  3. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Randall Model #10-3...sized to be something he could get an early start with. :D
     
  4. TrailingPoint

    TrailingPoint

    22
    Jul 27, 2010
    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.
     
  5. DTHN2LGS

    DTHN2LGS

    67
    Jun 9, 2011
    A new Model 27 Miniature maybe?
     
  6. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    Winner! :D
     
  7. Hondo.3

    Hondo.3

    Oct 28, 2005
    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...
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  8. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    12-8 Big Bear Bowie. There is quite simply no cooler knife. Unless it's the 12-9/14/25 or the...
    :D
     
  9. Hondo.3

    Hondo.3

    Oct 28, 2005
    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?

    TC
     
  10. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2001
    A few... :D

    Photo 149.jpg
     
  11. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Shel, that is disgustingly beautiful. I believe I have just found my dream knife.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. ron_m80

    ron_m80 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 1, 2009
    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.
     
  13. MVF

    MVF Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    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.
     
  14. ron_m80

    ron_m80 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 1, 2009
    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.
     
  15. ron_m80

    ron_m80 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 1, 2009
    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.
     
  16. Hondo.3

    Hondo.3

    Oct 28, 2005
    That is pretty sweet.
     
  17. protourist

    protourist Sailin' a reach before a followin' sea. Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    No kidding.:D

    Shel, I see five options. Am I right?
     
  18. Tinplater

    Tinplater

    11
    Mar 2, 2012
    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.
     
  19. J.Manuel

    J.Manuel

    131
    Feb 24, 2012
    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 -
     
  20. clk

    clk Gold Member Gold Member

    236
    Sep 29, 2006
    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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