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i found the below post by 'bruce' in the randall made section and i posted it in the general forum in a thread about striders.

just my opinion, but i dont understand why some members come here to complain and throw insults. i have never shown up in another manufactures forum and done this. i just stay out if i dont like the product or marketing or whatever.

not looking to pick fights here, so read it , or dont, but i would rather no one try to defend any position in disagreement with mine, cause i wont respond.

anyway, pay particular attention to the last paragraph, i believe it says it all.

How do you explain the mystique of Harley Davidson, the M1 Garand, or phonograph records? I've owned lots of knives in my years, some custom, some production, and carried them through 23 years of Army service. My favorite was the Randall #14 I carried for about seven years. I gave it to my son who is in college and an ROTC cadet. He wants to branch Infantry and go to Airborne School and Ranger School. Gee, I wonder where he'll end up in a couple of years! ...but at least he'll have a good blade on his web gear.

Are Randalls "state of the art"? Probably not. Their top of the line stainless steel is 440C. ...but they are forged while most other knives are made by stock removal. They are well made, the first one I got was a Model #16 set up more like a small Model #14 than a diver's knife. When I set it down hard on a table, the sound it made was like closing the door to a bank vault -- no hollow ring, no loose guards, just a solid thunk. All the 30 or so Randalls I've owned over the years have been the same.

They have a following, you can't define it, or stop it. You can only jump on board, or not, your choice. If you don't get it, or don't want one, move on. There are lots out there that are glad to have one or more in their stable -- me included.
 
Long live rat finkenstein!!!!!
 
Good assessment. Folks can either get on the bus if they want to ride it, or get off. I for one will be riding it...
 
I rib people about what knives, guns, and everything else they buy, but it is only ribbing.

There are designs I don't like, but that does not make them bad. There are designs that I do like, and that does not make them the greatest.

The question is not "What is the best?"

The question is "What is the best for what I want to do?"

There is no reason to be impolite to someone. My Momma would smack your teeth out if she heard that stuff. :D

On the other hand, I have never had a problem with CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM when delivered in a polite manner.

There are many who get bent out of shape over constructive criticism, and that is not right either.
 
I've been on a bus before. I like riding over the back wheels... and when the bus hits a big bump, wham right into the roof. Nothing like a little hang time:D
 
I rib people about what knives, guns, and everything else they buy, but it is only ribbing.

There are designs I don't like, but that does not make them bad. There are designs that I do like, and that does not make them the greatest.

The question is not "What is the best?"

The question is "What is the best for what I want to do?"

There is no reason to be impolite to someone. My Momma would smack your teeth out if she heard that stuff. :D

On the other hand, I have never had a problem with CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM when delivered in a polite manner.

There are many who get bent out of shape over constructive criticism, and that is not right either.

I think you're missing the point of this thread...

rat finkenstein is king!!!!!
 
Hey, what did I do?
















Hail to the king, baby.

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All hail our bus driver, rat finkenstein!!!!!
 
Duh what ??? Someone let me know what rat finkenstein has to do with this post ?? I'm out of the loop on this one:confused:
And who is that guy that looks like Bruce Cambell from "Brico County" in rat's[the king] post ?
 
I agree with the man. Is that off point?

If it is I'll need you to explain it to me. :confused:

Glad to hear you're on board. Now if you'd kindly have a seat, the rest of us would like to board the bus. It's kind of cramped in here. :D
 
Glad to hear you're on board. Now if you'd kindly have a seat, the rest of us would like to board the bus. It's kind of cramped in here. :D

the bus is short, but did everyone bring foam helmets? i have my mittens.
 
the bus is short, but did everyone bring foam helmets? i have my mittens.

I only have a giant foam finger. But our short little bus will be #1, so I'm bringing it.
 
Do we have any volunteers who would like to give the windows a good licking???
 
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