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#25672 - 09/21/07 12:39 PM This Old Randall *
BigJim Offline
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Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 1042
Morning All,
This thread is the brainchild of "Chief".Awhile back he asked for postings of older Randalls so we all could learn about them.
I hope we have alot of participation in these threads.
Please don't be afraid to post your thoughts or observations as this is for Learning,not to embarrass anyone.The big reason I'm doing this is so I can learn.
I'm looking forward to posting some of my knives,but I would encourage anyone with an oldie to let us see them..
With the excellent thread on options,I felt this would be a good time to start.
We'll try to find out vintage,options,special order & different things that make the knives unique.
I'll post pictures this AM,will try to post multiple pic's for the first time.
Thank You & I hope you like the thread & I hope we all learn alot about these Great Knives.
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!


Edited by BigJim (09/21/07 12:48 PM)

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#25673 - 09/21/07 12:45 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BigJim]
Holzinger258 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 1502
Loc: The Desert Southwest
How old, Jim? 25 years? 40 years? more?
-Steve

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#25674 - 09/21/07 12:56 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Holzinger258]
BigJim Offline
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Steve,
I like the real early knives & I feel these are the most difficult to see & handle.There is no set vintage as old is different to all of us.My idea is to just post the knife with no explanation & let it rip from there.
My best hope is that the participation will be strong & we all learn.I know you have some Great Oldies & would love to see them.Thanks...My personal opinion,The older the better...
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!


Edited by BigJim (09/21/07 12:59 PM)

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#25675 - 09/21/07 01:02 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BigJim]
BigJim Offline
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Hi All,
First post.
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!


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Edited by BigJim (09/21/07 01:12 PM)

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#25676 - 09/21/07 02:41 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BigJim]
Burnie Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 1384
Loc: Badin N.C.
Jim, I am in no way sure about any of this but, the knife looks newer late 80's maybe "metal spacers". Sheath looks like riveted JRB late 60's early 70's. JMO. Burnie
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#25677 - 09/21/07 02:49 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Burnie]
7033grip Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 5148
Loc: Winter Haven, Florida
Jim, call me crazy, but I think this might be the oldest knife I've seen with brass and black spacers. The sheath appears to be almost like a transition between Heiser and Maurice Johnson. Maybe it's a rare Stockman sheath.

Anyway, I'm going to guess 1962.

Dubie Baxter
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#25678 - 09/21/07 02:55 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: 7033grip]
BigJim Offline
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Burnie & Dubie,
Thanks for the input.Let's keep it going.
Dubie,there are many reasons to call you crazy,this isn't one of them
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
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#25679 - 09/21/07 04:45 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BigJim]
Sheldon_Wickersham Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 868
Loc: Montana
Jim, WOW!!!

Yes, that's a riveted 'Roughback' Maurice Johnson 'C' model sheath from the late 1960's, and is correct for the knife with exposed brass nut (no later than very/very early 1970's)... Awesome dude, awesome knife!

With a 'five count' & brass spacers, I wonder if the knife wasn't Shop rehandled at some point in the past? I kinda doubt it though, as the knife doesn't appear to have been cleaned...cool stuff Jim, cool stuff indeed...
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#25680 - 09/21/07 05:30 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BigJim]
Rick_Bowles Offline
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Registered: 09/18/05
Posts: 1965
Loc: Virginia Beach, VA
Jim,
It appears that the trademark is etched rather than stamped. This would lead me to believe that there was some anomaly with the blade or original RMK stamp.
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#25681 - 09/22/07 11:00 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BigJim]
Burnie Offline
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Registered: 04/22/07
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Loc: Badin N.C.
Jim this has gotten a little cold and there has been little input on this thread. Can you tell me what you know about the age of this knife? Thanks Burnie
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