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#39653 - 04/06/08 07:11 AM Knife Of The Week Model 26 ***
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Thanks to all who have participated thus far.

The Model 26 first came about in 1989. In 1994 it was first offered with the Model 25 handle. It has a 4" drop point blade of 3/16" stock. It's a great skinning knife and my personal favorite. I think it makes just about the perfect knife to carry for all kinds of game.

Lady and gentlemen, may we please see some Model 26s?

Kevin
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#39654 - 04/06/08 07:23 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: vklough46]
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Here are some Model 26s. From top to bottom:
Model 25 handle with stag, this knife is always with me
Model 25 handle with shop-supplied birdseye maple
Model 25 handle with polished stag
Model 25 handle with water buffalo and rounded butt cap
water buffalo handle



Stag and brass handle with rounded butt cap
antique gold Micarta with rounded butt cap
Model 25 handle with ironwood and rounded butt cap
maroon Micarta with rounded butt cap

As you have probably deduced, 26s are my favorite Randall knife model, much to the chagrin of my friend Chief.
Kevin
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#39655 - 04/06/08 08:09 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: vklough46]
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Man, Kevin, I guess you DO like Model 26's. Those are beautiful. The stag on those knives is magnificent and the black buffalo horn against the nickel silver is definately a crowd pleaser.

I only have two. This one exquisitely scrimshawed by Rick Bowles and engraved by David Perdue, and another one also beautifully scrimshawed by Rick:





The name of the boat is "Randall Maid" and if you look closely you can see Rick peeking out the door of the shack wearing his ever-present Atlanta Braves cap.

The subject of this #26 with my .999% fine silver hardware is a frilled lizzard, native to the Australin outback and the very famous "Ayers Rock" found in north west Australia. I regret that I did not get a chance to see it first hand on my last trip but I won't get too busy to see it on my next one.

By the way Kevin, thank you for undertaking this "knife of the week" project. It really gives us all a chance to see some very outstanding examples of the Randall craftsmanship and to show off our own treasured Randalls.

Regards, Doug
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#39656 - 04/06/08 10:25 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: silverknife]
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Kevin, those knives are stupendous. If they where mine I would have to display ALL of them on my belt at the same time to dazzle the ladies.
Doug, you seemingly have a never ending supply of Mr. Bowles top notch work being showcased and if you keep on doing this before long his backlog will be as long as the shop.


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#39657 - 04/06/08 11:42 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: JesseEgnew]
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Nice ones guys... mine are not near as ornate as the example that Doug shared, but are model 26's nonetheless. Here are the ones that I have...
~dale


1st one has a standard handle, nickel guard/wrist thong, and has been scrimmed by Gary Harbour. This was the first scrimshawed knife I aquired. The backdrop is an asort. of fish (most of which were caught by by neighbor-luckiest fisherman I ever met ) while ice fishing this winter.



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#39658 - 04/06/08 11:44 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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#2 has the "25 style handle" with brass option... The backdrop is my favorite old flannel jacket (holes and all ) on the tail gate of my old work truck.



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#39659 - 04/06/08 11:47 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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#3 has a SS blade, nickel guard and butt cap with an elephant ivory center in the 25 style handle. It's sitting on a carved display stand made from Bubinga.



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#39660 - 04/06/08 11:50 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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#4 is the same as above but has an elephant scrimmed on the handle by Hutch, and also has an elephant skin sheath. This one is sitting on a carved stand made from African Wenge.



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#39661 - 04/06/08 11:58 AM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: Cabinet_Man]
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Dale,
Nice knives and beautiful photos, as always!!!!
Tony
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#39662 - 04/06/08 01:57 PM Re: Knife Of The Week Model 26 [Re: TonyLaPetri]
MARK Offline
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Beautiful knives and great photos! I have a 26 with the 25 handle on order. Thanks for sharing your 26's!
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