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Randall Knives

Post by xring » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:36 pm

Anyone know anything about these knives. Are they worth a 58 month wait?
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by Okie » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:26 am

I've heard of being back logged... but that's ridiculous. :roll: Order a knife now so you can have it by Christmas... 2015! :eek:
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by xring » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:27 pm

Kind of what I was thinking.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by Charlie Sometimes » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:29 pm

If you want name recognition, then it is.
In my personal opinion, it's not worth the wait or expense.
They are made of the same stuff 10,000 other makers use, and the only thing different is skill level, and collector value because of name recognition.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by xring » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:11 pm

I've been looking for "the" knife that I would want to carry on every hunt. A knife my son would be proud of when it came time to hand it down. I really like the looks of there knives especially the model 3 hunter in the Outdoorsman knives or the Model 27 trailblazer in the hunting knives. Anyone know of some other sights I can look at to find similar stuff without the wait?
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Post by jcporter@work » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:30 am

I would suggest that you go to as many gun/knife shows as possible and meet some of your local makers and see what they have to offer. Having a knife you like and being able to meet the maker and add your thoughts to the final product will also make the knife more special when it is handed down.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by Charlie Sometimes » Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:24 am

Local makers are a good source- and that keeps the money in the "local" community, too.
Like JC said, gunshows are good place to find local makers and good deals.

I found a deal that I could not pass up once at a gun show-
A fella was selling a bunch of stuff he didn't need, and in the mix was a nice custom knife.
I picked it up and looked at it- a Rade Hawkins, and he proceded to tell me "high dollar custom knife", etc.
Now I didn't know who that was, and still really don't (he has a web site, I think).
But the knife was heavy, very solid and well built (didn't look as if it had been used much), but the sheath was trashed, from poor storage, I guess.
From him, I bought a XXX beaver hat (like the one shovelbuck wears in his avatar), and that knife for $90! :applaud:
He wanted to get rid of everything badly- didn't want to take the stuff back home, I guess, or maybe because of a divorce, he didn't say.
I have thought about contacting Rade Hawkins to see if I could find out anything about when the knife was made, etc., but really don't care- it's a nice knife, and I have used it hunting a few times. Just need a better sheath for it now!

Keep watching, you might find the deal of your life at a gun show! :D
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by WillAdams » Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:05 pm

A.G.Russell has some Randall knives in their catalog w/ much shorter wait.

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Re: Randall Knives

Post by xring » Tue Jan 04, 2011 11:23 pm

I'll be darn. They sure do. Thanks WA.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by White Falcon » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:40 pm

NO !

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Re: Randall Knives

Post by xring » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:35 am

No?
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by Bawana Bowman » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:52 am

You can always find Randall knives listed on Ebay if your willing to pay the price for not having to wait for a custom made one. I bought 4 from Randall in the early 80's. Longest wait I had then was 21 months, shortest was 17. I think the wait is worth it, if you will remember you ordered it after all that time. And if you won't be to old to use it after that long of a wait. That's my problem now, would love to order a model 11 and a model 28, but buy the time I receive them it would be just about time to pass them on to my Son or Grandsons. So I just keep looking for one I like and can get without the wait.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by anygma85 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:07 am

Randall, is an American manufacturer specializing in custom handcrafted knives founded by Walter Doane "Bo" Randall, Jr. The factory and showroom is located in Orlando, Florida. Randall offers 28 models of knives for different applications, each customizable at the factory based on customer specification.[3] Randall hand forges nearly all models of knives instead of factory stamping,[4] one of few manufacturers to do so. Randall uses a 17-step process for making knives, which usually takes over 8 hours to complete.[5] The waiting list for obtaining a Randall from the factory is typically five years.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by Jim Stutesman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:58 pm

I've owned a Randall Model #18 since the early 60's, I've carried
it all through Vietnam, was a life saver, and still carry it. they are
expensive but well worth it, you can buy a bunch of knifes in your
life time or have one, that will never let you down, Its up to you.

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Re: Randall Knives

Post by Bladepeek » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:45 pm

I'm a knife maker and you wouldn't think I'd spend much money on someone else's knife, but I bought one (only 36 month wait back then) and have another on order that should come in in another 18 months.
Do I need one? Heck no. Will I use it? probably not. My two sons will each inherit one, though, and I just felt anyone who really likes knives ought to have a Randal. Scagel, Randal and a couple others put handmade knives on the map and got all the other current big-name makers started. Just wish I'd bought a Bill Moran when we lived about 8 miles from his shop.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by FullDraw » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:13 am

There are some excellent knife makers on this site. I think I would read some of the older threads, look at some of their knives, pick a couple of the ones I like and contact them. If they don't have what you want, I'm sure the could make what you want in a short while.
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Re: Randall Knives

Post by 71flh » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:01 am

I had a Randall Model 1 that my Dad bought for me prior to my deployment to Nam in 1970, I had it for years until it was stolen from my house. I coveted that knife, about 10 years ago my wife ordered me a Model 14 Attack that took 5 years to get. Once I had it in my hand, it was if I was never without it. I have since bought two more Randell knives, one from a knife show and another when I visited their factory. I love them all. I also have two Dawson made knives, one from Barry and one from Lynn. They are both beautiful, and I love them as well. My last knife is a Victor Smith made knife, Victor measured my hand and made a beautiful, custom knife that fits my hand like a glove, and I really love this knife and carry it every day. So your question is a Randall Made Knife worth the wait and the price, for me, absolutely. Are there other knives that will do what do the same thing, absolutely. It is all about what you want, and how you feel about it.

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Re: Randall Knives

Post by 71flh » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:17 am

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