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Randall Made Knives found in garage, rusty, but with sheath and sharpening stone...

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by Liquidmice, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Liquidmice

    Liquidmice

    5
    May 26, 2012
    In my second cool find this week, I uncovered this Randall in my garage. Must have been my dad's. No idea as to the age. What do you think? Is this thing a candidate for refinishing? Anyone know anything about "Randall Made Knives" out of Orlando?

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  2. Padad24al

    Padad24al Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2008
    Just google them my friend. You will find tons...
    Nice Find!
     
  3. Battleground knives

    Battleground knives

    6
    Dec 27, 2011
    I'm gonna cry seeing it rusty:(
     
  4. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    You would have had better luck if you'd posted this in the Randall forum here.

    A nice 11-5. I'd leave it alone. There's undoubtedly a lot of history there.
     
  5. Wildog007

    Wildog007

    671
    Apr 24, 2010
    Randall?? Never heard of them. I'll give you $10.00 for it...... Just kidding. A great find and well worth restoring.
     
  6. Piper Maru

    Piper Maru Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    You keep finding some great knives, congrats.
     
  7. Bowman1911

    Bowman1911

    Dec 12, 2010
    Damn shame a Randall was left to get in that shape...
     
  8. Liquidmice

    Liquidmice

    5
    May 26, 2012
    I posted this in the general forum space. Someone there pointed out the fact that there is a Randall Collector forum. Uh, duh. Newbie, you know. Anyway, can I get some advise on this knife? What should I do with it? Send it to Randall for refinishing? Or is it too far gone? Pics here:

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/961090
     
  9. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    It's not really that bad, just use it and enjoy, the rust will come off.

    Oil the blade....
     
  10. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    Exactly.
     
  11. Charlie Mike

    Charlie Mike Sober since 1-7-14 (still a Paranoid Nutjob) Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 1, 2000
    I could refurb it for you.
     
  12. Samael

    Samael

    Sep 30, 2007
    No. If you do decide to have it refurbished, send it to Randall in Orlando. They'll do it right.
     
  13. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Yea, I'm not sure he wants it waved or turned into a push dagger. ;)
     
  14. Ankerson

    Ankerson Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Agreed that is the best answer. :)
     
  15. DNA strand

    DNA strand

    40
    Jul 19, 2010
    Send it in to Randall knives, when you buy a Randall you buy their great service and care. I'm sure they will take care of you.

    If you don't know what you have found then let me put it to you this way. If I ordered one of those today it would cost over $300 and I wouldn't get it for 5 years.
     
  16. Goosey

    Goosey

    Mar 19, 2012
    :D This post made my day
     
  17. protourist

    protourist [P] irate Member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    If it were mine, I would oil it up with mineral oil, get it good and sharp, rub a little Obenauf's into the leather and use it. It looks like a fantastic knife to my eyes.
    If you do want to have it reconditioned, definitely take Samael's advice and send it to Randall.

    If you do have it cleaned, you will be removing all of it's history. Personally, I wouldn't. You can never make it new again.
    Great find. I'm glad you found it before it got bad.
     
  18. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    It's a late '60's knife that needs nothing more than a few micro-fiber cloths, a little Flitz, a toothbrush, and even less mineral oil. Do Not refurbish it! Anything other than a little 'wax on, wax off' will completely screw up the originality. As posted here elsewhere, you can't make it new again, so don't even try...
     
  19. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
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    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012
  20. ron_m80

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

    Mar 1, 2009
    What do you think of that knife you have found there Liquidmice?
     

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