Randall - remove name etch

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by Daren Morgan, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Daren Morgan

    Daren Morgan Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    Will Randall remove a name etch? I understand the name etch reduces the value. I have a couple with my name etched on by Randall
  2. foxdoublegunner


    Aug 20, 2010
    I always viewed an etched name as part of the history of the blade. I am not personally put off by it but I generally use my knives.
  3. clk


    Sep 29, 2006
    Daren RMK will remove the etch. You need to contact them and then send them the knife. Names never bothered me, but to each their own.
  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Personally, I wouldn't purchase a knife with another person's name/initials - or anything else that people have - etched on it. If it was small & unobtrusive, I might consider it... at a significant price reduction. (It may bear mentioning that I've also passed on knives that appeal to me because I don't like the maker's mark. To me, that stuff matters. Heck, I've been given knives with MY name on them, and wouldn't use them)
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  5. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    I hardly give a rip if a Randall Knife is name etched. Not only was it one of top chosen options they offered for many years, it indicates to me the personal value and respect that the previous owner gave to it, but it doesn't effect functionality. Removing names, IMO, both devalues the knife and is an expensive effort in futility. Besides, having a ground out divot where a name used to be is no more attractive. If a person feels that strongly about it, they should just avoid purchasing knives that aren't so engraved...
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  6. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    The first Randall I ever saw and handled. Had two names engraved. The original owner and his dates of service in Vietnam. He gave it to my friend to take to the Gulf war. With the instructions to use it without worrying about damaging or loosing it. But if it came back home my friend had to give it back.

    The original owner sent it to Randall to have my friends name and dates of service engraved under his. Then presented it back to my friend.

    It’s priceless and the names didn’t hurt the value one bit.
  7. Daren Morgan

    Daren Morgan Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    Thank you for all the responses. Think i will. leave my name on them, who knows i might be famous someday
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  8. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    That is awesome! So incredibly classy and distinguished. :thumbsup:
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  9. regisGTB/4


    Mar 26, 2020
    please post photo,,
  10. regisGTB/4


    Mar 26, 2020
    PLEASE post photo,,thanks
  11. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Sorry it’s not mine, and it belongs to an acquaintance I lost touch with a long time ago.
  12. Ray1911


    Apr 18, 2020
    I agree 100%. I would just leave the name on. It is part of the knife's history. Plus, you're gonna pay to ship out and back, then pay to remove the name, which will then make the knife look worse.
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