Show us your Randalls

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by mamun1024, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Heck one more. :)[​IMG]
     
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  2. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

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    Nov 26, 2004
    My meager collection...
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  3. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Very nice, nothing at all wrong with that collection. :D
     
  4. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Very nice @BlackAgnes ! My favorite of that group is 4 down on the right side.

    At first I thought it was a model 1, but with no finger choil on the top? Must be a model 5? With double silver guard, epic stag and silver butt plate. Optional washers too. Very cool looking.
     
  5. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

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    Nov 26, 2004
    eveled--

    It's a Model 14 CDT with a Number 1 guard and fitted buttcap, special bowie grind, too. I recently bought it from Rick Bowles.
    Thanks, Tim
     
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  6. Ray1911

    Ray1911

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    Apr 18, 2020
    Very nice model 3 you got there! I ordered one from the CPT. Should be here in a few months. Its a 3-7" stainless with NS hilt with metal spacers and leather with a crow's head buttcap. I can't wait!
     
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  7. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    There are some nice oldies in there too, BlackAgnes. Nice collection. Or, maybe I should say it's a nice start... :)
     
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  8. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

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    Nov 26, 2004
    Melvin-Purvis-- Most of these I ordered in the seventies--fully optioned with left-hand finger grooves and double guards. The small Model 2 on the left was my first Randall, about 40 years ago, I think. The Model 16 Special Fighter was left unsold at a Randall yearly cleanup sale, so I bought it and another from them. The Copper Companion I bought from Chris Stanaback a while back--very attractive knife along with the Model 27 Copper Mini obtained at a gun show.
    This is a mysterious Randall I bought recently-- It was a rusty mess and the handle was rough as well. I hand-polished the blade and removed the handle. I then silver-soldered the guard on (doesn't look like a Randall guard!) and reassembled it, re-shaping reshaping the handle to a more oval configuration. The logo seems etched rather than stamped. Any clue as to what this is?
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    Thanks!

    Tim
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  9. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Nope, not without seeing it in person.
     
  10. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

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    Nov 26, 2004
    OK. Thanks anyway!
    Best, Tim
     
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  11. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    It looks funny with the thumb notches and the upper guard. I think I’d bob the top guard off.

    You did a nice job on the silver solder and the handle.
     
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  12. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

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    Nov 26, 2004
    Eveled-- Yeah, the top notches would seem to indicate it was originally shipped with a standard guard. I think a bunch of work was done on this knife before I got it. At first I thought it may have been a "Kit" knife, but isn't so marked as they usually are. The pictures exaggerate the sanding striations; in person it looks very nice, actually. I wonder what inspired the previous owner to re-guard and re-handle it. Since the logo appears etched rather than stamped, I am thinking it is an older model--but no clue as to which model it is. Anyone care to chime in on its origin?

    Tim
     
  13. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 3, 2009
    That knife looks suspicious to me. Lots of things look off - at the very least it's been re-handled with new fittings, but someone went to a lot of work to make it look factory.
     
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  14. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

    8
    Nov 26, 2004
    AR-- I thought of that, but the guard is nothing like any Randall I've seen, the handle was really well-constructed, and for what I paid for it, I kinda doubt that someone made the effort to fake it as a Randall, but--who knows? It may remain a mystery, and that's fine too! Makes our hobby interesting, n'est-ce pas?
    Best,
    Tim
     
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  15. BlackAgnes

    BlackAgnes

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    Nov 26, 2004
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    I thought some of y'all might like to see my Model 14, which I carried and used on various deployments. I recall that in the 100% humidity in the Colombian jungle, the blade rusted red every day, and I spent down time rubbing it off with machine gun oil (all I had). Recently, I found this old Buzz Sawyer cartoon panel which shows the exact knife, so I decided to hang them both up so that I could enjoy seeing them!
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    Tim
     
  16. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
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  17. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Sorry for the double post.

    Blade seems finicky tonight.
     
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  18. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Sorry for the triple post!!!
     

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