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Old 11-25-2016, 07:14 AM
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Great Stories and Pictures loving them totally.
I also use Randalls knife.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:44 AM
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Old 12-13-2016, 08:29 AM
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I used one to stab somebody to death in Panama in 1978. Does that count?
Two times had to kill the wounded boar in hunting,
not to waste ammunition. I did not touch people,
from one seeing of such a knife thugs becoming
are very polite and calm.
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Old 12-25-2016, 06:06 PM
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Last night (Christmas Eve) we had a dinner where I carved the ham with a Randall #12 Confederate Bowie. I did that just so I could say that I have used a Randall knife, although not in the way that Bo Randall would have envisioned.
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Old 12-25-2016, 07:53 PM
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although not in the way that Bo Randall would have envisioned.
I don't think Bo would have minded a bit. He just knew first hand how much effort went into building the knives and felt it should not be wasted. I use one or more pretty often. The steak knives are the most used, but even that requires you be smart and not have a hard cutting surface. All that does is roll the edge over. Its misuse and often leads to complaints that a knife won't hold an edge.
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Old 12-26-2016, 11:43 AM
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Last night (Christmas Eve) we had a dinner where I carved the ham with a Randall #12 Confederate Bowie. I did that just so I could say that I have used a Randall knife, although not in the way that Bo Randall would have envisioned.
That is an awesome idea! After reading your post, I thought I would break out my Model 12-9 "Sportsman's Bowie" and use it to carve the Prime rib that we had for Christmas dinner last night:



It made short work of the task!

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Old 12-26-2016, 12:06 PM
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I forgot==gave the wife a Randall Carving set for X-mas a couple of years ago==she uses it for the Thanksgiving turkey and the New Years prime rib!
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:50 AM
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A friend gave me this 1960s Randall 1-6" that he used to use heavily. He had blackened the blade with naval jelly, but I polished it off with a rag and Flitz. Unfortunately, the sheath was lost somewhere before I got the knife.


I had this 1-7" delivered in 2010 and have carried it camping a few times. The handle is a little on the thin side for me. The compass in the pommel has already lost its water while stored in the box...oh well.



I gave a Model 6-9" carving set to my best friend for his wedding a few years ago, and he uses it extensively.

I have a Model 15 that was due to be delivered in May, but when I talked to them before I deployed they said it will be delayed until September. I'm hoping it is of more practical dimensions than my 1-7". Assuming it is, it will probably accompany me on future deployments.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:05 PM
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rhm0351, I wonder if you got your #15?

I made a modification, more precisely my friend
who had golden (or steel) hands, made a small re-grind.
Now the knife has a finer grinding and cuts like a laser!

For everyday use I took 2 more small folding knives and waiting
news from the store - deadline is approaching for receiving
the model is 10-3 with rosewood

I apologize for the bad picture. I did not have light,
so the lighting was from 2 flashlights aimed at the ceiling

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:02 PM
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Glad to see this thread still alive and well. Just yesterday I picked off another Randalll. It was up at the OGCA show. There was a nice early 3-7 over on a chair beside the guy. Long experience has taught me the best stuff generally doesn't show up on the tables, but instead under them or behind the guys. I asked about it and it sure looked good. Its been well used and the Roughy sheath looks like more use than even the blade. But it wanted to come home with me. Someone did a poor job of cleaning up the blade, but didn't do much damage to my way of thinking. 7" blades are probably too long for serious business. But they look cool, which is important for the knifes future work as a safe queen. Its got a well worn stag handle from back when they tapered it drastically at the front. I'm not sure what that was supposed to accomplish, but it did provide a surface to practice their polishing skills.

I'm thinking about making a display using a belt. I'd like to get one cut for someone really fat and hanging it from the mantle, side to side. Probably 84" or so. then just installing all the knives or all my nasty old Heiser holsters. As long as I don't go overboard with a fire, it would be nice to look at.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:54 PM
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Hey Dick, how about a family photo?
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:19 AM
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rhm0351, I wonder if you got your #15?
Not yet. Scheduled to arrive next month.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:51 PM
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Having sold a few lately I know if you use one you lose quite a bit on value.
This is why I haven't owned one and never will. Just too many other quality pieces out there that do the same job just as well.

As with anything in life though, there are different grades and values to fit everyone's tastes. So I have no doubt there are many happy Randall knife owners/users.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:09 PM
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I've been thinking of getting one now that I'm back in the combat arms business. In my USMC days I had an Ontario KA-BAR like everyone else, but wearing Army green some might frown on me carrying a Marine Corps blade.

The lead time listed on the website is FIVE YEARS so the gray market seems the only option.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:14 PM
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I've been thinking of getting one now that I'm back in the combat arms business. In my USMC days I had an Ontario KA-BAR like everyone else, but wearing Army green some might frown on me carrying a Marine Corps blade.

The lead time listed on the website is FIVE YEARS so the gray market seems the only option.
Check out Ka-Bar"s Extreme fighting/utility knife ..... a modern take on the Marine Blade!
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:02 PM
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This is why I haven't owned one and never will. Just too many other quality pieces out there that do the same job just as well.

As with anything in life though, there are different grades and values to fit everyone's tastes. So I have no doubt there are many happy Randall knife owners/users.
If you or anyone worries about the loss of value by a little use, the simple answer is to buy one already used and let that owner absorb the loss of value. I actually search for them where some fool tried to sharpen half way up the blade. I'll gladly pay half as much.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:53 PM
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I bet I have had more likes from this thread than any other
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:18 PM
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New 10-3 with Drop Point blade direct from Gary Clinton, ~7 months expectation



Life is too short and can quickly break off,
so I'll use it, I do not care about the loss of value
If we start from pure pragmatism, then I would have had enough
in my whole life a one Mora knife #1 or #2, as used Cody Lundin,
or one 5-6 inch Old Hickory from Ontario.

Ka-bar is a wonderful knife, I have a pair - one safe queen,
the other is used to the fullest.
Someday a general photo will be made.

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I have a 10" Old Hickory butcher knife. That thing gets crazy sharp. My grandmother had one she used for most of her life. It had been sharpened so often the center part of the blade was recessed about half way back. But it was still razor sharp after a few passes across a stone. I'll never use mine that much but I use it a lot. I have much more expensive knives that are supposed to be the cat's meow but I prefer my "Granny knife" which is what I call it. The thing sharpens really fast and gets really, really sharp.
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This one gets used EVERY day. It is my constant companion inside the gates.
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