The randall knife forums a place where everybody is welcome to join in on the discussion of randall made knives you are not logged in i think exact dating, without a receipt from the shop directly, is difficult i think these knives show up in the window of late 70's - mid 80's yours is probably towards the end of the era. Randall / mark 1 trench knife theater knife - posted in edged weapons: i know us soldiers during wwii were ingenious in making personalized theater knives however in the knife network forum under randall knives their is topic for dating randall knives by blade stamp. That the randall knife has a “universal” appeal will not be debated with the readers of this article, and many will recognize the wide range of specialized interest that surrounds the score of models and types that randall made knives have innovatively produced over the past 60 years. Randall knives | randall made custom bowie knives randall made knives are some of the most sought-after collectibles among true knife buffs the company is renowned for producing some of the highest-quality hand-made knives in the world. For over 75 years, randall knives have been the best-known handmade knives in the world no two randall made™ knives are exactly alike, for no jigs or.
Non-catalog models randall made knives™ offers numerous models not shown in the catalogue for sale these specialty knives can be ordered just like the catalog knives please review the knives below to see if they meet your needs. The randall logo that is stamped on the ricasso is small in size the knife is fitted with a double nickel silver hilt which is an option, first offered in ’48 the handle has a stack of seven spacers separating the hilt from the handle. Hunting knives and tools at knifecenter it’s easy to decide that you need a good hunting knife or hunting tool to take along with you for your next trip, but it’s hard to know which one is the best choice when you have so many incredible knife brands, knife blade types, and other options.
Randall made knives story » steeped in a rich blade making tradition, the randall story is presented here through the words of bo randall, our founder, as well as a timeline outlining major events in the life of our business view history. American made knives ~ since 1938 we are a family owned business that has been hand-crafting knives in the same location for 80 years, with an emphasis on quality over quantity. If folding knives and pocket knives were developed as tools, fixed-blade knives began their history squarely as weaponscrude stone blades were carried by neolithic hunters who, we might guess, were anxious to subdue their prey before being preyed upon themselves. The type of sheath is a key factor in dating old randall knives, and several suppliers have been used over the years the best known are johnson (1960s and ‘70s) and heiser, a formerly famous holster maker in denver.
The randall knife information collection cd is a must for any knife collector the cd provides an excellent and quick tool for the identification and dating of randall made knives as well as information on the sheaths and related background. The sheath has 1-7 stamped on it along with randall made knives, orlando florida and of course the knife has its stamp on it as well we would really appreciate it if someone could tell us approx when this knife was made as well as identifying it, as in model . Hi,i really enjoyed your posts and find your research interestingthis particularly so because i very nearly purchased the very same knife from ebay,but procrastinated and in the meantime bought a couple of smithsonian's. Find best value and selection for your randall knife quick guide id age knives sheaths search on ebay world's leading marketplace. Find great deals on ebay for randall knives sheath shop with confidence.
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I inherited a randall knife, like the one in the e-bay offering # 6532052026, but, the handle looks like the one on the knife on# 7156063831 the sheith is rough back, also like the one in 7156063831, without any provision for a stone. Dating randall knife sheaths, how to date a randall knife, how to date a randall knife sheath, how to date randall knives randall knives sheath snaps, randall replacement sheath, randall sheaths, what does it cost for a new randall knife replacement sheath click on a term to search for related topics moderator tools: show printable. Rhett asked me to write an article about dating randall made knives this was brought to fruition due to one of the topics discussed during the randall knife society meeting at the blade show in atlanta this year.