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Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by frontier21, Mar 17, 2020.
I've seen them on older Randall fighters.
left-handed, supposedly going into a fight they wanted the sharp edge up so when they stabbed somebody they could pull the blade upwards.....just guessing
The knife in the OP is mine. It is a 1942 Randall fighter. The original design was intended to be held cutting edge up with the index finger wrapped in front of the hilt. Not that there are only three finger grip slots.
Up edge was a sometimes fighting style from the past that took advantage of the natural upstroke when pulling a knife back from a thrust.
It hasn't survived the test of time but that doesn't mean it wouldn't be useful to someone who specialized in it.