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#25692 - 09/25/07 01:36 PM Re: This Old Randall * [Re: Holzinger258]
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micarta negro

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#25693 - 09/25/07 02:44 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: crutchtip]
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Damn Joe... that's one killer 14! I'll bet'cha there weren't to many cut down tang 14s back in the 1960s.
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#25694 - 09/25/07 02:52 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Rick_Bowles]
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CDT wasn't offered until the mid-70's if I am not mistaken, a full decade after this knife was made. Teeth are not and never have been available on a CDT. Definitely a unique piece.

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#25695 - 09/25/07 03:25 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: crutchtip]
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Joe,

A knife like that should have been featured in Hunt's 1st book! Too late now
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#25696 - 09/25/07 03:31 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: BoBlade]
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I don't have it in front of me at the moment, but is the knife in Sheldon's book? If so, what page?
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#25697 - 09/25/07 05:18 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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Dale, nooo, I wish it had been...but as Ron alluded to, it 'was' in Bob Hunt's first book...

As to CDT's - from 'Randall Knives - A Reference Book':

From page #85: 'The mid to late 1960's was a noted period of model experimentation at the Randall Shop, including the production of a few 'Cut-Down Tang' (CDT) Model #14 styled knives, roughly 20 years before their catalog introduction...'

From page #127: 'Probably the biggest product development news coming out of the Randall Shop during the early 1980's was the introduction of a design modification that has had a tremendous impact on both the shop, and Randall knife enthusiasts. Since its development sometime around 1984, the introduction of the Cut-Down Tang variant of the Model #14 & #15 knives has gone on to become a huge success for the shop...'

From page #128: 'Although not officially cataloged until 1988, Model #14 and #15 'Cut-Down Tang' (CDT) knives were available through the authorized Randall dealer network in 1985. These new models were soon available in the entire range of hilt and handle combinations previously the domain of Model #1 styled knives, resulting in a completely new avenue of collector interest...

From page #136: Model #14 & #15 'Cut-Down Tang' or CDT knife variants, likely one of the worst kept secrets in Randall history, were first cataloged in 1988; but, as previously mentioned, had actually been available through the authorized Randall dealer network for several years prior to official introduction...

There's more info there, but I think you guys get the idea...

Nice knife Joe, real nice!
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#25698 - 09/25/07 06:29 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: Sheldon_Wickersham]
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I don't recall seening another CDT from the 60's other than the one in Hunt's third book with that one surfacing only in the last few years as part of a long time collection featured in a section of the book.

The next closest one I distinctly remember is a mid/late 70's model 14, Separate "S", lugged hilt, JRB, three thick two thin spacers, scalloped butt (IIRC), and salmon stone.



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#25699 - 09/25/07 06:33 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: crutchtip]
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Can you imagine someone who found out about Randall last week, reading Crutchtips' post?

Either he'll get totally hooked and want to learn more, or he'll throw his hands up and start collecting Chris Reeve Knives.

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#25700 - 09/26/07 04:35 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: 7033grip]
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Confederate, LH black Moore sheath, very uncommon leather concave handle, large duraluming butt, and brassback.




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#25701 - 09/26/07 05:35 PM Re: This Old Randall [Re: crutchtip]
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Daaaaaaayum !!!!!! Thanks for posting these Joe.

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