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#35070 - 01/27/08 08:36 AM Knife Of The Week Model 16 **
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Thanks to all who have participated thus far. This week we'll be looking at some Model 16 Diver's. I know we have several members who are divers, and if they have a Randall Model 16 Diver's Knife, hopefully they will share pictures and stories with us.

From Randall Made Knives: The History of the Man and the Blades by Robert L. Gaddis, pp. 162-163

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The new year of 1958 ushered in another new style of Randall Made knife, the number 16 Diver's Knife. The first of these was made for a man who was as well known in writing circles as Bo was with knife aficionados, James Jones, the author of such best-seller action novels as From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, and The Thin Red Line.

Most of the correspondence with James Jones has yet to be found, but we do have the original shop sketch for the first hand-forged Model 16s....

The notations on the drawing of "Heaviest Possible Bevel-like Solingen Made" and "(Should be able to get 1 1/4" here, out of 1" stock--using care)" were Bo's instructions to the man who had to hand-forge these first blades. He wanted this new knife style to be able to withstand severe use, knowing well that a diver will put his knife to tasks it was never intended for. The reference to "like Solingen Made" when describing the bevel angle referred to those on the German-made blades for his lower priced Model 14 and 15 styles....

The handle shown in the shop drawing is a molded, green Tenite one for the then current Model 15, but the hilt is most unusual. We can only assume that the first few knives had this strange, foreshortened style of hilt with almost no lower extension. All later knives, including the one first pictured in the twelfth printing of the catalog, have a conventionally shaped lower extension, similar to those found on the Models 3 and 4..,.

The Diver's Knife first appeared in the twelfth printing of the Randall catalog. It was illustrated by a heavily retouched photo and described as "DIVER'S KNIFE--7" blade of 1/4" stainless steel stock. Top cutting edge sharpened. 3 7/8" green Tenite handle, same as on Models 14 and 15. (Other handles and extra features not available.) Designed especially for heavy duty saltwater use. Nickel silver hilt. Wrist thong included. Comes with special oil-tanned sheath (similar to Model B sheath) equipped with keeper thong, arm and leg thongs. (Wt. 14 oz.)"

...Micarta handles were advertised as an option starting in March 1965, but we have already noted earlier ones being ordered with such handles. By early 1967, the Micarta handle was standard. By the spring of 1967, the wax-impregnated sheath had become standard as well, and sawteeth on top of the blade were an option.




Lady and gentlemen, may we please see some Diver's Knives.
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#35071 - 01/27/08 08:55 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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This is a really cool Diver.

It has a maroon micarta Griffin handle, saw/no saw grind and a Johnson rough back..... love it!



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#35072 - 01/28/08 01:21 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: tunefink]
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Mitchell,
Thanks for the post.
It is a very cool diver.
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#35073 - 01/28/08 01:44 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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I got this Model 16 Diver last month, ordered through Tom Clinton in late 2006. It has a Single Finger Grip Black Micarta handle, Nickel Silver hilt, and two lines of engraving.





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#35074 - 01/28/08 08:49 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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"Lady and gentlemen, may we please see some Diver's Knives."

Kevin,

Here's my favorite...


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#35075 - 01/28/08 08:49 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: mileswelze]
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my favorite... photo 2


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#35076 - 01/28/08 09:05 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: mileswelze]
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Ken and Miles thank you for posting.
Why is this 16 your favorite Miles?
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#35077 - 01/28/08 09:22 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Kevin,

It's my favorite 16 because:

1. it's an early tenite diver and extremely rare
2. condition
3. condition
4. condition
5. condition

Easily near mint but for that line at the throat and one very faint 1/8" scratch on the logo side.


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#35078 - 01/28/08 09:32 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: mileswelze]
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Miles,
So it's in good condition????
Nice knife. Thanks again for posting.
Kevin
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#35079 - 01/29/08 05:06 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: mileswelze]
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Great knife Miles !!!
Just a question:
whay NO "S" stamp ?
No SS at that time ?
Or IS ss but...NO mention ?
Thanks again for posting it.
Best
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#35080 - 01/29/08 07:26 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Guido_Bitossi]
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I was wondering the same thing. It's even more rare without the stainless stamp.

A lot of #10's had the "S" left off.

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#35081 - 01/29/08 09:51 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Kevin "good condition?" great sense of humor, Miles that one is my favorite now also, beautiful!
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#35082 - 01/29/08 10:25 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: boardrider]
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Miles' Diver isn't that special. It only has:

1) Tenite handle
2) Extended tang
3) O-1 steel
4) No choil
5) N/S squared off guard
6) Unique Heiser sheath with no keeper strap
7) Original leather thongs
8) Near mint

What's the big deal?
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#35083 - 01/29/08 10:29 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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Yea really, so what big deal! Please more pictures of this very common knife that is in ratty shape. Please
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#35084 - 01/29/08 10:44 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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I don't think it is O-1 steel, but is actually stainless steel that is unmarked.
I believe tenite was used from mid-1950’s to mid-1960’s. The “SS” stamp was not used until around 1963, and a year or so later the “SS” was changed to a single “S”. Before that time, there was no marking when stainless was used. Here are two of these earliest stainless markings.
-Steve



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#35085 - 01/29/08 12:39 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Holzinger258]
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Hullo my Friend...
It looks like everybody like DIVERS only...



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#35086 - 01/29/08 12:43 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Guido_Bitossi]
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....but Mod.# 16 is "SPECIAL # 1 FIGHTER"....too !!!



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#35087 - 01/29/08 12:52 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Guido_Bitossi]
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Miles,
Doesn't get much better,Great Knife!
Pair of Vietnam Era 16's.
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#35088 - 01/29/08 05:39 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: mileswelze]
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Miles, after looking at your knife a few times, it appears to have a "Flat Grind". Is this possible? Don
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#35089 - 01/29/08 09:00 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Don't forget the pancakes.


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#35090 - 01/29/08 09:34 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Don_Hedrick]
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Don. I do not have the knife in front of me, but I do not think so. Don't quote me -- it's possible. Sheldon references a very similar knife on page 61 of his book and perhaps he can shed some light on the grind.

Rich: as usual... great pancake flipper!
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#35091 - 01/30/08 04:52 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: widmn]
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Rich,
thanks for posting my knife ( )
Just kidding
All the Best
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#35092 - 01/30/08 09:32 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Holzinger258]
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Quote:

I don't think it is O-1 steel, but is actually stainless steel that is unmarked.




This could be true, but I think I remember reading in the Gaddis book that the first Divers were O-1. Certainly, Miles' knife falls into that category.

Miles, how about dunking that Diver in some salt water overnight and see it rusts.

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#35093 - 01/30/08 11:26 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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Quote:

Quote:

I don't think it is O-1 steel, but is actually stainless steel that is unmarked.




This could be true, but I think I remember reading in the Gaddis book that the first Divers were O-1. Certainly, Miles' knife falls into that category.

Miles, how about dunking that Diver in some salt water overnight and see it rusts.






Stainless rusts too.
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#35094 - 01/31/08 10:57 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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Quote:

I think I remember reading in the Gaddis book that the first Divers were O-1. Certainly, Miles' knife falls into that category.



You're probably right, Tom. I just went back to the catalogs. Couldn't find the #16 in the 1959 catalog (even though the Wickersham timeline says it began in 1958), so I checked out the 1961 catalog, which mentions only stainless. Here's what it says:



Of course, like many Randall Made Knives, there were a lot of variations. Got to go back and re-read Gaddis--I still have a lot to learn!
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#35095 - 01/31/08 11:53 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Holzinger258]
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Hi Steve,

According to the Gaddis book on page 163, the first Divers were offered in O-1 as well as stainless. I'm certainly no expert. It could be an unmarked stainless blade like you said, which would make it even more rare.

Regardless, it's a gem!
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#35096 - 01/31/08 12:02 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Holzinger258]
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Quote:

so I checked out the 1961 catalog, which mentions only stainless. Here's what it says:






Steve,

After re-reading that catalog excerpt that you posted, at the bottom, it states that the Diver is available in tool steel as well.

Thanks for posting it!
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#35097 - 01/31/08 12:06 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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THANKS--and boy, am I dumb; I never looked at that part!
(Is it too late to trash my post before everybody reads it and knows I'm an idiot?
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#35098 - 01/31/08 12:11 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Holzinger258]
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Don't worry about it, Steve. I do that kind of stuff all the time on here. I don't want to be the only idiot!
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#35099 - 01/31/08 12:15 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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Don, I dunno if the blade is flat ground, though I kinda doubt it as RMK doesn’t make too many flat ground blades...but, Miles could prolly look at his face-on, from tip to hilt, and see if it is indeed flat, or if there is an ever so slight dip...

Steve, let me help ya out here. Gaddis wrote on page 162 ’13 May 1957, #16 Solingen Blade – James Jones – Marshall, Ill.’ On the next page he wrote of one being sent to Jones in March of 1958, followed by commentary about the fourth Model #16 being ordered in January of 1959. So, take your pick of dates

All, as to catalog introduction; the Diver’s knife was shown in the 12th catalog printing of early (February?) 1959 on page 12, available in stainless steel only – the 14th catalog of late 1960 showed availability of both steel types. See that part in the catalog page you posted about 'Swedish Steel'...that references O1 high-carbon tool-steel. (Doh, Tom beat me to it...lol)

So, carbon steel obviously became an option sometime between those two dates; just when is still up for debate. (although IIRC, it 'was' available in 1959)

The model #16 continued to be offered with a Carbon steel blade until just prior to the release of the 21st catalog in early 1971...so, through 1969 and possibly into 1970. As you already mentioned though; the stainless steel type indicator markings, whether stamped or etched, weren’t used until 1963. Tenite was all but discontinued by early 1965.

So, shootin' from the hip here - at the very least, carbon steel Model #16’s ordered between the latter half of 1960 and the middle of 1963 would, theoretically, be externally identical to their stainless steel brethren.

Hope that helps
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#35100 - 01/31/08 01:13 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Sheldon_Wickersham]
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Two of the questions in the back of my mind when attempting to date this particular diver:

1. When did RMK start manufacturing "choiled" divers? (this particular tenite diver has no choil - the diver in the catalog above seems to have one)

2. Sheath specs. Specifically, when were the over the guard keeper straps introduced on the sheaths? (vs. the earliest pancake types like this one that only had the rawhide lanyards to hold the handle) Also, how early were the sheaths manufactured with drain holes? (this particular sheath has no drain hole)

If 01 vs SS blades on these models are externally identical, perhaps we can look to the choil/no choil construction and sheath specs to more accurately date the package.

ps. let's see some more diver's!!!


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#35101 - 01/31/08 01:13 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Sheldon_Wickersham]
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Thanks, Tom and Sheldon.
Shel, it sure looks like you're the "keeper of the records" when it comes to RMK.
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#35102 - 01/31/08 01:27 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Holzinger258]
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Quote:

Shel, it sure looks like you're the "keeper of the records" when it comes to RMK.
-Steve




Yea, Sheldon, you need to write a book.
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#35103 - 01/31/08 02:20 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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What? Only one pancake? What kind of place are you running here? I'd like to speak to the manager, please.
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#35104 - 01/31/08 02:30 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
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Ha, you guys are waaay too kind

Seriously though; I'm just an enthusiast like you guys (well, maybe not as much as Steve)...with both feet planted firmly on the ground (Edna would likely say 'in cheek')...

Miles, the #16 BG shows on page 162 of 'Randall Made Knives: The History of the Man and the Blades' is said to have been the fourth Diver (a Tenite) made...it has a choil.

The Tenite diver used on the cover of our 3rd edition Randall Timeline has a choil; all the Tenite's handled Model #16's that I've seen in person or in books or websites have choils; all the catalog photos of Tenite #16's had choils (prolly the same photo, reused)...yours, and Bart's, shown on page 61 of our book are the only two I've seen without choils...

Yet, I'm a firm believer that when 'one Randall knife configuration is seen' there's usually more....when 'two are seen' there's just gotta be more. Not many Tenite diver's out there, and certainly fewer without choils, but there are a few anyway...

At to the keeper strap dealie; I think that was a Maurice Johnson idea in '61-'62...could be wrong of course about that, but the keeper strap 'was' being used by Johnson, by '63 for sure...
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#35105 - 02/02/08 07:50 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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I would like to thank everyone who has taken time to post and comment on this week's model.
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#35106 - 02/03/08 12:26 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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We would like to thank you for opening up the Knife Of The Week thread!

Thanks Kevin.
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#35107 - 03/12/08 09:20 AM A few shots of mine... [Re: vklough46]
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I guess... "used to" be mine.

Enjoy!

















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#35108 - 12/09/08 01:10 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: Sufler]
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Two Special Fighters and a Diver.



Another Diver and dive buddy.



Edited by David (12/09/08 01:11 PM)
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#35109 - 12/10/08 03:43 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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David,

Thank you for the great pictures. I went to your site and it is beautifully presented.

My compliments. You look like I imagined Dirk Pitt looking.

It that a Sea Dweller or Submariner in the lower picture? The watch band is novel for that watch.

Being the 'always have backup' person when my wife presented me with the Sea Dweller in 1980 I ordered an extra bracelet for it as I ran across a person who had wrecked his watch band on a hard dive & it took Shreve's 2 months to obtain another. It also took them 2 months to get me the backup. I still have it in original case. My original band has survived all my predation.

Best wishes and safe diving.


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#35110 - 12/10/08 05:31 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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David,
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#35111 - 12/21/08 05:27 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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My latest addition -- the ice diver:

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#35112 - 12/21/08 08:48 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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COOL!
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#35113 - 12/22/08 12:11 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Here it is with a little natural color, taken on the day that autumn turned to winter.

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#35114 - 12/26/08 03:23 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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My three 16s -- two Divers and a Special Fighter. I used to have four, but the black handled Diver is on its way to Orlando to be engraved with the name of a friend. I am giving it as a gift to a pioneer in diving, who already admires its craftsmanship. These knives eventually will be engraved with my name -- they're keepers!



Edited by David (12/26/08 03:23 PM)
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#35115 - 12/27/08 08:10 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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Nice RMK 16's David.
It's always good to see Randall Made Knives that are being used.
Thanks for sharing.

Kevin
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#35116 - 12/30/08 02:59 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: vklough46]
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Here is one of my RMK 16s in use last summer.



I am still searching for the right configuration to attach the knife to my gear for diving. The regular waxed sheath attaches nicely to a belt, but this BC has an integrated weight system and the jacket covers the knife if it is on its own belt. The waxed sheath does not work well as a leg sheath.

In this photo, the knife is in a Combat Master sheath which is attached to a D-ring. This is a decent placement. However, the keeper strap on this sheath is difficult to snap, especially with gloves on. A velcro keep would be better.

I am thinking about having a Kydex sheath made, or picking up an old pancake flipper to use for ankle placement, but they are hard to come by. Does anybody have any ideas?
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#35117 - 12/30/08 03:12 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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Ya gotta love this description of the Model 16 from the July 1964 issue of Skin Diver magazine:

"Thoroughbred with an edge."

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#35118 - 12/30/08 03:16 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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David,

Just a thought, but maybe give Greg Gutcher a call at Sullivans. They could most likely make you anything you want to your needs. I don't know anything abut diving but it looks like with the amount of gear you have in that photo, functional space is a problem. I believe Greg is taking orders now so give him a try.

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#35119 - 12/30/08 04:18 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: Warren_Polidori]
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Randall sells a nice blackhawk nylon sheath for the 16.
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#35120 - 12/31/08 10:24 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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Quote:

Ya gotta love this description of the Model 16 from the July 1964 issue of Skin Diver magazine:

"Thoroughbred with an edge."






David,

Thanks for the lead on the article. Here's the front cover...



You can Buy It Now on eBay for $12.99...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Skin-Diver-Magazine-...p3286.m20.l1116
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#35121 - 01/02/09 12:55 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TAH]
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Warren and Ben,

I have come to the conclusion that my entire scuba equipment configuration needs a rethink. I have acquired everything piecemeal over the past several years, and I have made the transition from mostly cold water to mostly warm water diving. I may just acquire two different sets of gear, one for cold and one for warm, rather than try to combine everything and compromise.

As for the knife, it is not so much a question of what to keep the knife in but how to attach it to me and how to securely operate the keeper with gloves on. I already have a Blackhawk sheath, but I don't like it. IMO, the Spec Ops sheath has a better configuration. Sullivan's may be an option for a special order, or an ankle sheath may work best. A forum member has graciously agreed to sell me a pancake flipper sheath, which I appreciate very much. I will just have to continue experimenting.

Now, let's see some more 16s!
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#35122 - 01/03/09 09:45 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Here is my new model 16, it came with the nylon Blackhawk sheath.

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#35123 - 01/05/09 09:30 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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I have come to the conclusion that my entire scuba equipment configuration needs a rethink....




I think you should go with all vintage equipment and the leather pancake sheath.



http://www.vintagescubasupply.com/index.html
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#35124 - 01/05/09 01:09 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TAH]
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Quote:

Quote:

I have come to the conclusion that my entire scuba equipment configuration needs a rethink....




I think you should go with all vintage equipment and the leather pancake sheath.






Me too! Thanks to Tunefink, I now have a new (old) Pancake Flipper sheath. Pictures will be posted soon.
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#35125 - 01/06/09 12:53 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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Here it is, my new (old) Pancake Flipper sheath for my Diver, with a little brother. Thanks again Tunefink!

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#35126 - 01/06/09 08:33 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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David,

Good looking sheaths. Do you plan on using either sheath in the water?

The Diver/Pancake has always been one of my favorite RMK offerings. I've always wondered how well the waxed leather would hold up especially in salt water. The closest my #16 gets to water is when I flush the toilet in the other room.
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#35127 - 01/06/09 12:41 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TAH]
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Yes, the old Randall sheath will definitely get wet. I would love to see this type of sheath offered again.

I sat down and compared my Flipper sheath to the waxed sheath that came with my latest 16, as well as my nylon Combat Master sheath to a Blackhawk sheath. Overall, the Flipper is my favorite, followed by the Combat Master. Both are very versatile.


Edited by David (01/06/09 12:45 PM)
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#35128 - 01/06/09 12:45 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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David,

Is it possible to have the sheath waxed [ not in the Agency sense ] by Gregg or find out how it is done? That would add longevity.


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#35129 - 01/06/09 01:28 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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Yes, the old Randall sheath will definitely get wet.




Good for you for enjoying the sheath as it was meant to be used. After a few dives, please give us a report on its performance and durability.
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#35130 - 01/06/09 03:18 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TAH]
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I will post some underwater shots ASAP. Let's see some more 16s!
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#35131 - 01/06/09 07:23 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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some ideas.....

I've been diving since 1970. I am an ex Navy diver, NAUI SCUBA instructor, and commercial diver since '74. I always place a dive knife on my chest, via a harness or vest. The make or size of knife is not important. I tried every option imaginable. I hated ankle carry and waste placement was always difficult to access.
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#35132 - 01/06/09 07:28 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: RKS3860]
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James, that is some straight stuff you just posted.

Post some more.

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#35133 - 01/06/09 10:04 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: 7033grip]
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#35134 - 01/06/09 10:24 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: crutchtip]
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Very cool old Randall. Is it stainless? Hard to see the stamp
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#35135 - 01/06/09 11:08 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: Leatherman]
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No stamp with the overwhelming majority of early #16's being stainless steel. It is unlikely you will encounter an early carbon steel #16. Very, very few were made. Think about it, why would you order a carbon dive knife?

Carbon was an "option" so to speak, with stainless being standard, albiet a bit more expensive.

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#35136 - 01/07/09 12:17 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: RKS3860]
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I agree with James that ankle placement can be difficult to access, but chest placement scares me. I don't need to accidentally pierce my drysuit.

This is a good configuration, almost like a leg holster for a handgun. I still need to play with it a little more to get it to my liking.





Edited by David (01/07/09 12:33 AM)
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#35137 - 01/07/09 12:31 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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This is one of my dive buddies. He's old school.



He spent a lot of time underwater training for a different environment.

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#35138 - 01/07/09 09:02 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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Your buddy needs a knife.

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#35139 - 01/07/09 09:24 AM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: TAH]
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Quote:

Quote:






Your buddy needs a knife.






You're right. I think I will loan him my Astro when we go diving again this spring. His friend Scott may be on that trip, so maybe he has a spare?

My dive buddy has a serious problem with things going missing (like a certain watch sent to the Smithsonian which never arrived, and canceled checks showing up at autograph auctions), so I don't blame him for carrying an old Tabata dive knife when he travels. But seriously, some traditions must be upheld!
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#35140 - 01/09/09 07:28 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: David]
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I worked under water so that's the difference.
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#35141 - 01/31/09 02:25 PM Re: A few shots of mine... [Re: RKS3860]
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Getting back on track. Here is a nice 1970s era Model 16. Note the unusual squared off hilt and Johnson Roughback sheath.



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#35142 - 01/31/09 05:06 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Here is a model 16, 68-72 MFG. seperate S, unlined thong. W/early sheath marked 16 without the W.


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#35143 - 06/07/09 11:11 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Here is my first #16 SP#1 that I got via a trade. Black Micarta Border Patrol Handle and Nickel Silver #1 Hilt.

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#35144 - 06/08/09 09:35 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: lunde]
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Nice Package Ken!!!
Cool photo too!
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#35145 - 06/08/09 11:30 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: lunde]
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Burnie and Ken.

Great knives.

Thanks for taking the time to post.

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#35146 - 06/09/09 10:21 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Here is another #16 SP#1 that arrived just yesterday:



Nickel Silver Hilt and Single Finger Grip Handle made out of Red/Blue Micarta.
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#35147 - 06/09/09 10:38 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: lunde]
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Ken,
I gotta tell ya ... I'm usually not crazy about some of the red micarta out there, but this is REALLY NICE!
Maybe its the blue in it, but I really like it, and the SFG looks great with it and the blade shape!!
Congats,
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#35148 - 06/09/09 02:56 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Well done Ken. We have the same tastes.



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#35149 - 06/09/09 03:43 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: David]
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David,

Nice. I saw that earlier in this thread, but I don't mind seeing it again. Is your SFG #16 SP#1 handle Red or Red/Blue Micarta?

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#35150 - 06/09/09 07:51 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Nice Package Ken!!!
Cool photo too!
Tony




Tony,

Did you just say Ken had a nice package??? hum

Anyway, Ken you did well with those two 16 SP1's. Forgive my Italian friend for a Freudian slip of the lip. You're on a roll let's see more knives!

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#35151 - 06/09/09 08:57 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Warren_Polidori]
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NO ... it wasn't the Italian Friend with a Freudian slip ...
it was the American of Italian decent from Westhampton NY with his mind in the gutter!
Father Tony
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#35152 - 06/09/09 10:27 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: lunde]
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David,

Nice. I saw that earlier in this thread, but I don't mind seeing it again. Is your SFG #16 SP#1 handle Red or Red/Blue Micarta?

-- Ken




Ken,

Its just red. I have to send it off to the shop for engraving soon. Enjoy yours.

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#35153 - 06/20/09 02:13 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Here's a better shot of my #16 SP#1:



And, my catalog-configuration #16:

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#35154 - 11/21/09 10:33 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: lunde]
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Here is another shot of my #16 SP#1 with Red/Blue Micarta Single Finger Grip handle:

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#35155 - 01/24/10 07:06 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Here is a nice picture of my #16 with the saw teeth, black micarta.

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#35156 - 01/25/10 12:22 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Peter_Kaufman]
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This may have been beaten to death, but is there any way to tell if an early #16 is carbon or stainless if it is unmarked? Bart RKS#132

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#35157 - 01/25/10 05:35 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: bart]
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Bart, Try running a magnet over it. Sticks = O1, No stick = SS
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#35158 - 01/25/10 05:39 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Skaptch]
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magnet will stick to both types of steel
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#35159 - 01/25/10 06:24 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: lunde]
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Quote:

Here is another #16 SP#1 that arrived just yesterday:



Nickel Silver Hilt and Single Finger Grip Handle made out of Red/Blue Micarta.






Ken--where did you get the Red/Blue Micarta.....that stuff looks great?

Thanks,

Doug
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#35160 - 01/25/10 07:12 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: bart]
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This may have been beaten to death, but is there any way to tell if an early #16 is carbon or stainless if it is unmarked? Bart RKS#132




Bart,

There is (only) one thing that I will give Crutchtip credit for, and that's his technique for distinguishing S/S from 01: Put a very small droplet of liquid bluing on an inconspicuous place (such as the underside of the choil). If it's S/S it will wipe right off. If it's 01 the bluing will take. Works like a charm!

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#35161 - 01/25/10 09:11 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: BoBlade]
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Thanks, I had forgotten, oldstimers , or CRS, not sure, Bart RKS#132

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#35162 - 01/25/10 10:07 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: bart]
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Does anyone know who bought the unmarked 16 black micarta that just ended on ebay? I'd like to see that one in person.
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#80870 - 09/15/10 01:06 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Kevin...

I'm adding my Model #16-7 'Special Fighter' to your 'Knife of the Week' thread. This is an eary 90's knife & sheath I recently aquired from SSJP.


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#80878 - 09/15/10 01:33 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Tanasie]
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Rex,
GREAT LOOKING MICARTA!
Tony
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#81003 - 09/17/10 08:52 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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How's this look? It was sold to me as a Model 14 SS Spearpoint/Sawtooth and looks identical in my Newbie Eyes to other model 16's here with NS Double Bolsters.
What's the difference and is it in effect, the same knife?
If it was sold as a Model 16..I'd still buy it, I like the design/style very much.


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#81004 - 09/17/10 09:08 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Drshame]
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They are very similar in shape, however, your's has a 7-1/2" blade....the 16 has a 7" blade. The 14 is a little wider as well.

Cool knife! Welcome to the forums!
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#81006 - 09/17/10 09:17 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: tunefink]
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Absolutely correct Mitchell. The waxed sheath is also different in 2 ways. The Model #14 has the "double stitching" verses single on a Model #16's. The hone pocket is not standard on a Diver's sheath. It gets "really" confusing when you order a Model #14 made up like this one...and waxed "no hone" sheath. The double stitching is still present but the entire package is quite close in look.
One more difference, not shown here is the fact that the #16 is available with the shop-supplied nylon sheath. Although I have had a few #14's slip into this nylon sheath, they are usually too long and almost always too wide. That's a great #14 you've got there and it will work just as well to dive with as the original "Diver's" knife. The same can be said for a Model #15-5 1/2"...Hope this helps.
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#81020 - 09/17/10 04:05 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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Mitchell/Capt. Chris:

"Newbie Help" is greatly appreciated.
My Model 14 Spearpoint came with an aftermarket, unmarked, basketweave leather sheath.
But it didn't fit in all the way and stood out about 1/2 an inch!
The sheath in my picture just came from Sullivans, which they had in-stock.
It fits like a glove.
And fits all the way in, as expected.

Again, help appreciated for overwhelmed newbie.

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#81021 - 09/17/10 04:08 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Drshame]
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THAT'S A KILLER 14!!!!
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#81694 - 10/02/10 08:39 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Here is a #16 "Diver" that was ordered for a Special Forces Diver...sweet knife!
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#81696 - 10/02/10 08:48 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Rob_Schoening]
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#16 "SF"...a cool set up on this one!
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#81705 - 10/03/10 06:59 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Rob_Schoening]
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A couple of real nice knives Rob. Definitely good to have when going into harm's way.
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#83483 - 12/06/10 01:25 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Oldvetnam1]
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Thanks to the good folks at Randall for getting this #16-SF to me so quickly so that it can be forwarded to a young Marine in Afganistan. I opened it long enough to take a couple of my "continue to be not so good pictures", securely repacked it along with some other things and forwarded it on to its new owner. Hope it helps to keep him and others safe.


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#83494 - 12/06/10 09:54 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Duke]
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Duke I will be keeping an eye open for that Marine toteing that fine weapon. I have only seen a couple RMK's this rotation. Last time I was here in the Stan they were all over the place.
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#84441 - 01/02/11 03:11 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: HALORANGER]
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another #16-SF that will head out to Afganistan this week. I'm still about 18 mos. away from the one that I've ordered for myself and can't wait. Man, these really feel outstanding and increadibly strong.

The WW1 helmet was worn by my grandpa who was the trigger man on a Browning, water cooled machinegun in the 314th Mach. Bat.
Seemed like an appropriate background.


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#84442 - 01/02/11 03:43 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Duke]
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#84444 - 01/02/11 04:46 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Edited by Leatherman (01/02/11 04:47 PM)
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#84447 - 01/02/11 07:23 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Leatherman]
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Those are a couple of great looking knives. They will definitely be a plus for those going into Harm's Way.
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#84449 - 01/02/11 07:38 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Oldvetnam1]
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Originally Posted By: Oldvetnam1
Those are a couple of great looking knives. They will definitely be a plus for those going into Harm's Way.


I agree, If there was a way to improve the classic Model #1 its to make it a full tang, add stainless and a sweet micarta handle!
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#84453 - 01/02/11 08:32 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Duke]
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Duke,
Nice #16 ... and excellent photo!
Ben,
Your 16 looks cool with the green micarta! Great looking leather sheath!!!!!!!
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#87586 - 04/12/11 03:38 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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This is my Model 16 that I got used at a local knife show back in the mid 80's. The sheath was pretty worn, so I replaced it with a nylon sheath from Eagle Industries:

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#88600 - 05/15/11 08:38 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: mic214]
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This is my first ordered knife, courtesy of Capt Chris. I really like this set up, and I hope to get out on, and in, the water with it. I grabbed the nylon sheath also, what a beast. The etching commemorates the order date of my first. Heck of a turnaround by Capt Chris, thanks!


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#88606 - 05/15/11 09:55 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: ChadHelpling]
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Orange you lucky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
...Seriously ... another great looking Randall!
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#88608 - 05/15/11 10:01 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: ChadHelpling]
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You get all of the great orange knives smile

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#97441 - 01/08/12 02:04 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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Piddeling around this morning....
Thought I would post up my 16.
It was given to me by Santa somewhere around 1963 or so.
I made THE mistake of sending it to the shop to remove all the stories.....They did a very good job!!
Wish I had not done it...this for those who consider such actions.
I guess that it would not be bad if the knife was not yours from the start...
:-)Rocky


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#97444 - 01/08/12 02:36 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: thevalueman]
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Still, Rocky ...
a beautiful Oldie But Goodie!
Black Tenite???
Tony
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#97449 - 01/08/12 03:51 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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I was going to say something about that...sure looks black in the photos, however it's as green as it gets.
:-)R
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#97459 - 01/08/12 07:14 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: thevalueman]
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Ok. Thanks!
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#97470 - 01/09/12 08:00 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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A really cool Randall!
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#99453 - 03/11/12 08:03 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
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I went to this thread to look at some 16's....
I am going to order one from the shop next week.
Where are all the 16's....must not be a very popular model.
:-)Rocky


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#99498 - 03/12/12 05:52 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Guido_Bitossi]
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Hope this is in the right forum...I have heard that Johnson stamped a "W" on his waxed sheaths that he made for the model #16, supposedly this was done staring in the early 1970s

I have a model #16 black micarta handle, brass lined thong hole with no "W" on the waxed sheath (the sheath is identicle to a Brown Micarta unlined thong hole version vietnam era #16 knife and Johnson waxed sheath that I also have)

My question is the lined thong hole would date the knife to later 70s at the earliest, right and I know that the knife and sheath have been a pair since new so what gives?

"Is this just first in last out" or am I missing something...Thanks in advance for any help I may recieve here.

By the way Rocky that is quite the nice Tennite!
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#99501 - 03/12/12 07:23 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: boardrider]
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#99538 - 03/14/12 10:55 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: DUH120]
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I know what you mean about not very popular, only 13 pages of discussion and photos...well, let me do my part, even if a rotten cell phone pic..
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#99564 - 03/14/12 09:01 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: alf]
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Alf,
Thanks....We may have to start a page for the most unpopular Randall!!!
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#99612 - 03/15/12 06:49 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: thevalueman]
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Rocky, there is already a page for that...it's called the Model 17, so naturally it is the one i will be getting next
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#99628 - 03/16/12 12:22 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: alf]
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Still nobody knows about the apperance of the "W" on the sheath that I asked about above?
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#99645 - 03/16/12 11:12 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: boardrider]
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you might try starting a new thread on that query as this is old old and people periodically just add to it
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#99794 - 03/21/12 12:08 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: boardrider]
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Griff...
I found this tidbit of info on 'W' waxed sheath's in Sheldon's book .


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#99822 - 03/21/12 08:16 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Tanasie]
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Rex, Thank you for that! I have Sheldons book and somehow missed that paragraph...That said ole "Melvin" is certainly correct the majority of the time and I will believe that information. THANKS AGAIN
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#103563 - 07/30/12 07:17 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: boardrider]
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just got these two in. my first Randall, after always being a Busse user, decided to get a number 14 and 16... Here are my new babies, but not my last... Lunde's 16 SF looks sweet smile




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#103564 - 07/30/12 07:29 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: FBUSMC]
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Not to shabby, nice start to a lifetime addiction.
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#103567 - 07/30/12 07:48 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Steven]
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Yep, you are in trouble now. Very nice "first" Randalls. PS, there are no "bad" Randalls.

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#103570 - 07/30/12 08:24 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: pappy19]
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FBUSMC
Welcome to a great brotherhood,
Like Pappy said there are no bad Randalls, if so they were not born that way!!!


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#103579 - 07/31/12 08:05 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Billy Poyner]
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WELCOME!
Great Start. I like the look of the green micarta on your 16.
Enjoy,
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#105032 - 10/02/12 02:45 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Model 16 SF. Nickel Hilt. Red Micarta.


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#105038 - 10/02/12 05:31 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Skeetdoc]
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#105047 - 10/02/12 11:22 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Skeetdoc]
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I'm a busse lover myself. Welcome to Randall knives!
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#105069 - 10/03/12 06:01 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Leatherman]
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Doug,

Your Model 16 SPF looks familiar.

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#105074 - 10/03/12 10:06 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: David]
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David:

Looks like the same batch of Red Micarta!
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#105435 - 10/22/12 10:31 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Skeetdoc]
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I absolutely love my 16 SPF. I used it on an expedition last year and it was perfect. It is one of my favorite RMKs.
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#106115 - 11/17/12 07:10 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: David]
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#106116 - 11/17/12 07:18 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Leatherman]
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First Randall I ever bought for myself was a Model #16 that I ordered thru Tom Clinton. Has my name on it so it is a keeper for life.

I have others that I use more but that model was still "My First Randall".

Always enjoy reading your posts, David.

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#106120 - 11/18/12 06:58 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Tom Vaught]
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First Randall I ever had was a #16 as well, given to me by Santa Clause christmas of 1966...maybe 1967...still have it.
:-)Rocky
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#106121 - 11/18/12 10:09 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: thevalueman]
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Fun knife facts:

The model 16 SP1 Fighter began as a dealer special offered by Doug Kenefick.

This one is stamped K 16. "Kenefick 16"



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#106124 - 11/18/12 02:26 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: tunefink]
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what year? I remember reading that it was available to those in the know years before it hit the catalog, mostly for soldiers.
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#106125 - 11/18/12 02:39 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Leatherman]
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I don't know the specific year, but I understand it was the late 70's.
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#106127 - 11/18/12 06:18 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: tunefink]
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Any idea of how many were made?? That's a beautiful example.
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#106128 - 11/18/12 06:50 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Byrdguy]
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Thanks Pat,

I am not sure how many were made...... I'm guessing a good many, but this is the only one I have had my hands on.

Cap....any thoughts?
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#106129 - 11/18/12 07:16 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: tunefink]
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I didn't think they were that early. The example you show looks more like mid 80's than 70's. Of course, you know what stone, etc. the collateral equipment was...I don't. I also don't think the numbers were quite large, as proof in fact by the small amount of them out there.
We haven't heard from "Crutch" on this. I "KNOW" how much he loves the sixteen special fighter!!
Best, Capt. Chris
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#106130 - 11/18/12 08:19 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
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The 16 sf is a tough knife, I've been beating on mine for the past week and it takes a lickin n keeps on tickin!
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#106132 - 11/18/12 09:01 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Leatherman]
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Originally Posted By: Leatherman
The 16 sf is a tough knife, I've been beating on mine for the past week and it takes a lickin n keeps on tickin!


As do all Randalls, those that are used, anyway!!
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#112910 - 08/25/13 03:58 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Byrdguy]
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Indestructible! wink

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#112926 - 08/25/13 09:50 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Ortega BVT]
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Stefano,

Great looking knife and photo. Well done! smile
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#112927 - 08/25/13 09:51 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Ortega BVT]
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OUTSTANDING!
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#112935 - 08/26/13 05:24 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
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Very nice, Stefano! I like both - your knife and the picture smile
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#112936 - 08/26/13 05:28 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
Daniele Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Mondolfo - Italy
wow!!
it has everything you could want from a diver's/combat knife...
and it's a beauty!!!
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#112937 - 08/26/13 05:34 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Daniele]
Daniele Offline
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Loc: Mondolfo - Italy
and also a beautiful photo!
I think I'll have to take lessons from you ... grin
best,
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#112945 - 08/26/13 03:46 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Daniele]
Ortega BVT Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 77
Loc: Switzerland
Thank you to everyone for the kind comments! smile
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#118648 - 05/10/14 05:25 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Ortega BVT]
Matthias Offline
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Registered: 09/28/11
Posts: 36
Loc: South Bavaria, Germany
My new Special Fighter:

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#118649 - 05/10/14 05:46 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Matthias]
TAH Offline
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Registered: 10/26/05
Posts: 1150
Loc: Indiana
Nice! That's just a great looking knife. First word that pops into my mind is SOLID.
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#120697 - 08/28/14 08:10 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TAH]
Matthias Offline
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Registered: 09/28/11
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Loc: South Bavaria, Germany
My next Special Fighter!

This one with extras: nickel silver hilt, border patrol handle and waxed c-style sheath.

Matt

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#120698 - 08/28/14 08:38 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Matthias]
TonyLaPetri Offline
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Registered: 10/05/05
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Loc: Glen Head NY
A Beauty!!!!!
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#120727 - 08/29/14 07:02 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
Litch Offline
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Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 874
Loc: Rhein/Main
Very nice, Matthias smile
I like the way the curves of the BPH continue to the choil and the cutout on the spine ...
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#120754 - 08/30/14 12:02 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Litch]
Duke Offline
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Registered: 08/21/09
Posts: 863
Loc: Southwest Virginia
A Real Beauty!
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#120756 - 08/30/14 09:08 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Duke]
crutchtip Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 1324
Low "S" with black waxed sheath in mint condition


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#120758 - 08/30/14 09:24 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: crutchtip]
Captain Chris Stanaback Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 7824
Loc: Central Florida
Great example Joe. It has "EVERYTHING" going for it! I've picked up a couple of rare/scarce examples over the past year. As soon as I'm done "mending" (broke my toe-fifth digit/sideways yesterday) I'll get some photos up.
Thanks, Capt. Chris
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#120761 - 08/30/14 11:31 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: crutchtip]
tunefink Offline
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Registered: 09/13/05
Posts: 2137
Loc: Bambalam
Nice piece Joe..... that is the first waxed black sheath I ever recall seeing.
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#120762 - 08/30/14 12:11 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Captain Chris Stanaback]
Byrdguy Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 849
Loc: FL Panhandle
Probably looks like a plum by now, Cap!! I've done that myself. I guess this means we won't be seeing you on dancing with the Stars, then?? Dang.
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#120763 - 08/30/14 12:13 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: tunefink]
Byrdguy Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
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Loc: FL Panhandle
Yeah, the Cap is right on that one, Joe. Everything about it is great. I just noticed the unlined thong hole with the leather thong. Sweet!
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#120767 - 08/30/14 07:29 PM Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: vklough46]
Ralf4011 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 70
Loc: Germany
My #16 Special Fighter bought in 1997


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#120788 - 09/01/14 05:40 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 16 [Re: Ralf4011]
Tom Vaught Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 353
Loc: Michigan
Sweet Ralf4011.

Really like the single finger groove micarta on that style of knife.

Tom V.
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