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Old February 20, 2014, 01:10 AM   #1
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Now THATS a knife

A set of old Randells #1
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Old February 20, 2014, 02:38 AM   #2
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Couldn't resist.


Great looking set of knives though.
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Old February 20, 2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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set of old Randells #1
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Old February 20, 2014, 11:36 AM   #4
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Man, nice pair of classic Randalls. Looks like some honest wear on them too.
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Old February 20, 2014, 12:08 PM   #5
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Those and some of the other Randall's are where my interest in fixed blades started.
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Old February 20, 2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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They were originally bought as a pair and taken to Asia. I believe they did see action. When I first saw these I thought they were made of aluminum because of how light they were. They are steel. There is nothing like the feel of a Randell. Maybe others can attest to this as well.
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Old February 20, 2014, 03:27 PM   #7
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This is a handmade jungle machete fashioned by local tribesman. It was made from a leaf spring of a jeep from the same period and source. It was a package deal with the Randells. This saw action as well.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:13 PM   #8
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Nice looking enep.
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Old February 20, 2014, 04:53 PM   #9
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The owner at the time was in his late 70's. The machete was on his night bed stand and was his main home defense weapon. I thought at the time it was strange since he owned and knew how to use a pistol. So I asked him why he preferred the machete over a pistol. The answer floored me "I just do not want to disturb my neighbors". I paused for sometime waiting for the serious look to melt into a smile. He was serious!

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Old February 20, 2014, 04:54 PM   #10
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That's a perfectly reasonable answer coming from someone that is very comfortable using an enep.
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Old February 24, 2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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Great set of knives.
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Old February 27, 2014, 05:51 PM   #12
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I absolutely LOVE the wear!

Nice pair ya got there!
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Old March 8, 2014, 11:22 PM   #13
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What does Blue Sapphire rings, Randall #1 and CIA all have to do with each other? I saw a post trying to link these 3 things together. Is there an old story in that?

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Old March 9, 2014, 11:01 AM   #14
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What does Blue Sapphire rings, Randells #1 and CIA all have to do with each other? I saw a post trying to link these 3 things together. Is there an old story in that?

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I dunno about blue sapphire rings or the CIA but the classics you wanted to line up back in the day when I graduated from The SF Qualification Course were; a rolex, star sapphire ring and most any - but particularly - a Randall fighter or "attack" 18.

I opted out for years and went with the PX Seiko Dive watch, SOG fighter (the old SOGs) and a puzzle ring from Jordan.

Later, the original triad was picked up and I still have 'em.
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Old March 9, 2014, 11:16 AM   #15
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Correct name is spelled Randall.
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I have the Star Sapphire and the Rolex but I do not understand the significance to this knife. Is this a SF thing?
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Old March 9, 2014, 02:56 PM   #17
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Is this a SF thing?

Used to be, anyway . At least they got 'divorce papers' in the list at the link.

And it was star sapphire ring... at least when I heard it.
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Old March 9, 2014, 03:14 PM   #18
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The Rolex. It was personalized in a way and I have covered that up. The Rolex is real down to the original receipt it was bought with and the offer letter from Rolex to buy it back when it was personalized. The ring has too much personalization on it and just too hard to show without it. I never realized they might all be related in some way.
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Old March 10, 2014, 09:48 AM   #19
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Old March 12, 2014, 06:28 PM   #20
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I never got this knife though.
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:04 PM   #21
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Same island and time as the last photo, I believe. Notice the hat.
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:26 PM   #22
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The crystal on that Rolex looks mighty scratched up. I thought Rolex had super scratch resistant crystals.
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Old March 12, 2014, 08:38 PM   #23
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I do not know. Do they claim it will out last 60+ yrs of hard use? It still holds time though.
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Old March 13, 2014, 05:11 PM   #24
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These knives were purchased some time in the late 40's. I can not find any markings on the sheaths although I have been told I should. He told me that he called someone in Fla. and explained that he was going on a Buffalo hunting in Asia soon and needed a good set of knives to do a final kill if he wounded one by mistake. He received them in a few weeks there after. Kind a bazaar story but he was smiling while saying it. In any case it is not too smart to tell someone they are full of it at that age with Alzheimer who happen to be holding two of these knives ... :-)

I had fun showing it and will try to post his picture when I can figure it out. He has long since passed away. An unusual time capture in a knife and a few other things.
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Old March 13, 2014, 08:44 PM   #25
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Great. Story.
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