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#32105 - 12/09/07 08:34 AM Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! **
vklough46 Offline
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Thanks to all who have posted thus far. This week we will be looking at the Model 10, now called the Model 10 Salt Fisherman and Household Utility. It's a great knife for fishermen.

From Randall Made Knives: The History of the Man and the Blades pp. 118-119

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The Salt Fisherman and Household Utility made its appearance in the 1948 catalog and was the first standard model Randall made without a forged blade. It was made by what is called the stock-removal process, i.e., hand-ground from a piece of flat steel.... The postwar lineup of new knives had been lacking a replacement for the old one-piece, stainless steel fish knife, or Fish and Bar if there was a bottle opener ground into the back. Florida's many saltwater anglers liked the idea of a rustproof knife in their tackle box.

...Like all Randall designs, this knife had to be able to accomplish the intended tasks while holding up well under severe use. This included the handle as well as the blade. Leather doesn't last well when constantly soaked in saltwater, and for this knife, the handle should be two slabs riveted to a full-width tang. The grip also had to be as slip-proof as possible, even when held in wet, slimy hands. The final answer was to rivet duralumin pieces to the tang, grind them to shape, and then sandblast only the handle.

This left a rough, nonslip surface, which has worked fine ever since. Even modern dishwashers can't hurt this handle a bit. Just when the design jelled and became a standard isn't known, but the St. Petersburg man's fillet knife was shipped to him on 11 May 1948. With a shorter blade this became an excellent bait cutter and all-around tackle box knife. To answer both demands, the 1948 catalog listed it as available with either a 5- or 7-inch blade.





Lady and gentlemen may we please see some Model 10's.
Thank you,
Kevin #5109
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#32106 - 12/09/07 08:58 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: vklough46]
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#32107 - 12/09/07 09:39 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Rhett Stidham]
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A couple current model 10's...




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#32108 - 12/09/07 09:40 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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#32109 - 12/09/07 10:25 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Rhett Stidham]
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Here's a little older one, just got it after Thanks Giving, too late to hit the bird but xmas is coming...this is my first 10-7, I actually would've liked a new one but this one already had some scratches, use and didn't cost that much more, therefore also a guarantee it would stay in the kitchen and not end up in the safe. Can't say how many times I've bought a new Randall over the years with the intention of using it and never did, I'm sure I'm not alone out there. The blade is thicker and not flimsey like it may first appear(hope no one at the shop reads this), I still have new ones on order and wouldn't want them to mysteriously disappear, but when you think 1/8 inch, it even sounds so thin, my mistake, a very solid knife, I can only thank my ignorance for not checking them out sooner.

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#32110 - 12/09/07 10:28 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: RKS3500]
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Flip side...


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#32111 - 12/09/07 10:45 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: vklough46]
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Here's my #10-3".
Older style blade and cool sheath.
I acquired it from a fellow member...
Hey tune, I'm taking good care of it!
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#32112 - 12/09/07 11:16 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Here is my 10-3 stag!


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#32113 - 12/09/07 12:13 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Burnie]
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Rob, It'll be fun to use it at the table. Here's hoping you get many years of carving out of it.

Tony, What a great idea! I like those little fish.

Burnie, Where in the world did you find one in stag? Stoddard's was finding out if I could order one like that when things went south and no orders were submitted.

All are nice pics in my opinion...
~dale
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#32114 - 12/09/07 12:36 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 10!!!!!!!!!! [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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Dale I can't give up my source, but he has had the knife for a year or more! I finally talked him out of it. Maybe you'll own it next when I'm through playing with it. Later Burnie
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