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#205639 - 11/17/23 11:26 AM Re: This Old Randall * [Re: 505Gibbs]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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The Model #9, Pro Thrower 1st appeared in the Randall catalog in it's 1948 publication. It is shaped differently than your example, being a more "slender" handle. Newer versions are more bulbous.
Bo had a couple made for his own personal practice, hobby, etc...in the late 1930's (38 or 39) according to Gaddis' book. Although I cannot (& I don't know if "anybody" can) "exact date" your example. my best "educated" (?) guess would be mid to late 1950's, considering your photos, etc.
Hope this helps...and "welcome aboard"!
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#205640 - 11/17/23 01:59 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
Macdone Offline
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Thank you, sir. I appreciate the information and look forward to being part of of the community!

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#205641 - 11/17/23 05:08 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Macdone]
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Here is a comparison of the 1948 knife (top) and today's knife (bottom).


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#205642 - 11/17/23 05:23 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Holzinger258]
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...and I found this one on the web--described as:
'Model 9-9 "Pro-Thrower" - 60s - One Off? by Randall Made Knives'
This one looks a little more like the one shown by Macdone, above.


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#205644 - 11/18/23 06:57 AM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Holzinger258]
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I have said it before but this group is a treasure trove of information for sure. Y’all ALWAYS impress me!
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#205645 - 11/18/23 07:43 AM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Shoot870p]
Macdone Offline
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Many thanks to the group. There certainly is a wealth of knowledge here. I'm a little late to the game, having just started collecting Randalls, but better late than never I guess. I look forward to contributing whatever I can to the community. Cheers!

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#205646 - 11/18/23 08:06 AM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Macdone]
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Welcome Aboard! I've been at a dozen or so years and the more I learn..... the more I realize.... There's a lot more to learn!! Enjoy the ride!!!!
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#205666 - 11/21/23 07:06 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Holzinger258]
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that one is in a Moore sheath, so earlier. The newer version appears to be made of flat stock, a completely different knife than vintage.
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