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#206004 - 01/27/24 01:18 PM New to Randall forum and knives
Tonyfdx Offline
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Registered: 12/05/23
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Randall

Hello everyone,
I’m new to the forum and also new to the world of Randall knives..I have been a collector of folding knives up until my first Randall acquisition a couple of months ago..Im completely new to collecting fixed blades (Randall’s) and may have some questions or seek some advice from the forum..I aguired this model 8 from a local knife show a couple of months ago..I have a few questions .



1..the stag on one knife has reddish streaks in it,is it red stag,sambar stag or amber stag?

2. The blade stamp on one of my knives is missing the A in FLA just stamped Randall made..Orlando,FL. IS THIS OKAY?

These may be silly questions,but at 63 and disabled ,I don’t have a lot of disposable income and like to keep my knives in nice condition…

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#206005 - 01/27/24 01:29 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Tonyfdx]
Neale_Jenkinson Online
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Registered: 09/15/05
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The FL and FLA stamps are both fine,no worries there,no picture to see with reference to the handle.
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#206006 - 01/27/24 01:32 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Tonyfdx]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
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Loc: Central Florida
Photos would help..."but":
* Sambar stag (although those critters have many...many variations in color, texture, etc.0 is the sole stag used at the shop. The shop also makes some Sambar stag "premium" by dying it.
* Fl. or Fla. are both kosher as the shop has several stamps which were ordered (& lettered) differently. Back in the good ol' days, prior to the USPS going to a "2-digit" abbreviation for our 50 states, "all" RMK blade stamps were FLA...no more.
Hope this helps. Learn to post photos. WELCOME ABOARD!
Stay Sharp,
Capt. Chris
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#206007 - 01/27/24 02:15 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
Tonyfdx Offline
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Thanks guys ,for the info…is their any books you can recommend on Randall knives? Oh I also would like some info…is it ok to use Fritz polish on the blades and Rennasance wax on stag..I like to keep my knives in pristine condition..will this effect the value…I know it sounds silly,just trying to protect my investment…

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#206008 - 01/27/24 02:25 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Tonyfdx]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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Loc: Central Florida
Both those products are fine. I prefer Puma metal polish but often use Flitz as well. As for "books"? One is best:
" RANDALL MADE KNIVES
The History Of The Man The Blades"
By Bob Gaddis...none better,
Capt. Chris
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#206009 - 01/27/24 05:36 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
Windsor Offline
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Registered: 08/12/15
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Loc: Texas!
Some good info in this thread: http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=20012#Post20012

FWIW, the above thread is still "active" so if you have a question, post up.

Also all of the links in this second post are good reads and picture show: http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=40328#Post40328
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#206011 - 01/27/24 06:24 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Windsor]
Billy Poyner Offline
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Registered: 08/25/11
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Loc: Mississippi
Welcome to the forum and to Randall knife collecting.
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#206012 - 01/27/24 07:28 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Billy Poyner]
CrazyCajun Offline
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Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 2040
Loc: Central Florida
Welcome aboard! There is a boat load of knowledge here and a lot of good people! I predict that there will be a few more Randall's in your collection soon!!!!!!!
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#206016 - 01/29/24 02:03 PM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: CrazyCajun]
Tonyfdx Offline
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Thanks guys, for all the information…And yes ,your right ,my collection is up to three now and my wallet is feeling it big time…but hey ,you only live once..wish I would of started collecting Randall’s earlier..I’m 62 but I guess it’s never too late!


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#206022 - 01/31/24 01:48 AM Re: New to Randall forum and knives [Re: Tonyfdx]
RUTROW Offline
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Registered: 10/20/20
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Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: Tonyfdx
Thanks guys, for all the information…And yes ,your right ,my collection is up to three now and my wallet is feeling it big time…but hey ,you only live once..wish I would of started collecting Randall’s earlier..I’m 62 but I guess it’s never too late!

Welcome !!!
you have space in that case for a few more knives.
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