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Value of Abused Randall Knife?

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by AR-Trvlr, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    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....

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  2. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    Also, any idea what Randall would charge to clean up & sharpen the blade?
     
  3. DJD

    DJD

    Jun 4, 2006
    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.

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  4. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  5. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    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.
     
  6. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    Reported.
     
  7. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    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.

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  8. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    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. mtngunr

    mtngunr

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    Apr 10, 2005
    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. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    mtngunr - see my post above... ;)
     
  11. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    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.

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  12. Melvin-Purvis

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

    Jan 14, 2001
    Nice!
     
  13. protourist

    protourist [P] irate Member Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Really nice. Well worth the money.:thumbup:
     
  14. machine26

    machine26

    Sep 3, 2009
    Wow, that cleaned up great. Nice knife! :thumbup:
     

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