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Old 12-13-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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How many Randall owners out there? I only have four...a standard Model 1, two #14s (one standard w/stnls blade, one CDT w/blk micarta & brass #1 style hilt) and a #11 Alaskan Skinner w/stnls blade. I have had many more over the years but have narrowed my collection down to these four...all users.
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:16 AM   #2
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Randalls?

I have several and another on the way. I have used them for close to over 30 years and enjoy using them for the purposes for which they were designed. What a beautiful, well made tool.
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Old 12-15-2004, 04:10 AM   #3
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Aren't we required to have at least a couple? I have about 5 these days. One of the first things I did when I moved here was to go see their shop in Orlando, and of course had to buy a trout and bird they had available. Don't get much use these days, but they look great in the display cases too!

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Old 09-16-2005, 02:55 PM   #4
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I have one that was made in 1969. I sent a diagram of the knife I wanted to use for personal protection to Bo and they agreed to make it. I had to wait six months before receiving it since requests from grunts in 'Nam received priority. Its been with me ever since even though I been offered 10X what I paid for it. I've seen a lot of blade collections and my Randall would have to rank as a museum piece.
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Old 09-17-2005, 06:53 AM   #5
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I only have one. It has been with me for over 30 years and seen much use and abuse. I got it from the Randell shop while I was at Ft. Polk. I called the shop and talked with Bo telling him what I wanted. He said he had one on hand that had a couple of options on it and the person who had ordered it had put a lot down and it was over 30 days past the time he was to have picked it up. The good part is Bo sold the knife to me for what was stilled owed on it. Great knife, a great price and a great man. Model 14
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Old 09-30-2005, 07:17 PM   #6
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I have a # 14 and a #18 that I use. Purchased them almost 30 years ago. Two of the best knives that I own.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:17 PM   #7
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My love of Randall knives and Rolex watches dates to 1961.

I own several Randall's, some a 12-8" and a 1-7" 30 years old and some newer such as a couple of 14's a 1-8",2-8" and 15. My love of Randall knives and Rolex watches goes back to my Army days in the early 60's when I was taught by the older professional soldiers that you should buy the best equipment that you could afford since your life depended on it. They carried Randall made knives, FN, Colt, S&W and Ruger firearms, they also wore Rolex watches if they could aquire and/or afford them and being a wise young trooper, so did I.
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Old 12-07-2005, 01:50 PM   #8
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I've bought and sold over 30 Randall knives over the last 15 years but I actually carried only three for my Army service (a Model 16, a Model 14, and a Model 1), each built to my own needs.

I have carried a Model #25-6 while hunting deer and elk in Idaho.

I gave my two sons and two sons-in-law each a Randall (my two sons have the #16 and #14 I carried in the Army).

Come to think of it, I don't have one for myself right now! I guess I better order one!
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Old 06-30-2007, 03:56 AM   #9
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count me in

I have a few. Interesting knives with an amazing history behind them. People either understand why you spent the $ they cost or they don't. Just don't show a good one to the wife, had to order her one.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:15 PM   #10
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Re: Randalls

I have owned many over the years none have I loved enough to hang onto. I do have one that I will never sell. Though it has nothing to do with it being a Randall. I have a Model 18 that my grandma bought from Bo at his shop. She gave it to my uncle when he was in Nam. He gave it to me when I was in the First Gulf war. I also carried it in Somalia. Anyways nothing against Randall's, just a lot of better makers out there today. Depending on the use I tend to lean to Phil Hartsfield for a fighting knife, Charlie May and Sean O'Hare for hunting knives. I do collect Schuyler Lovestrand knives. I only own three right now but, buy everyone I find for sale which is a tough task to find. Of course no collection would be complete without one Bob Loveless and I own one Double Nude lady riverside. Oh this is how you justify the prices to your wives. My mom asked me "Allen why do you spend so much money on all those double barrel shotguns of yours?" I replied "Mom why do you spend all that money on the shoes that are so uncomfortable to wear?" She replied "enough said"
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:51 PM   #11
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Re: Randalls

Well,enough time has passed since my last post that I have ordered and received a Randall for myself. It's a Model 16 with a double nickel silver Model #1 style hilt, no sawteeth, a green micarta border patrol shaped handle, a wrist thong, and a black Model "C" style sheath, all from Greg Gutcher (Randall's current sheath maker). I would have gladly carried this during my Army career (19761999) along with the other Randalls I carried. Now my sons and sons-in-law each have a Randall (I am working on giving each an M1 Garand and an AR15 also).
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:56 PM   #12
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Re: Randalls

Pictures! Pictures! Does no one in this thread own a digicam?
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:23 PM   #13
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:42 AM   #14
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Re: Randalls

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Pictures! Pictures! Does no one in this thread own a digicam?
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Both have shop supplied green micarta handles. The Model #5 is from a few years ago (canvas micarta) and the #16 is the current linen green micarta. Big difference in appearance but both are good.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:25 AM   #15
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