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Old 02-06-2020, 07:25 PM
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You guys are starting to sound like the old Highlander. There can be only one!
Only one way to settle it.
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Old 02-07-2020, 05:28 PM
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Indeed. We must have The Gathering! I'll post something tomorrow.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:27 PM
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Choose your weapon!

My first acquired and latest Randalls
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Old 02-07-2020, 09:59 PM
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My first acquired and latest Randalls
Notice he said Latest, not Last.

I'd say you needed an interdiction for this addiction, but all that would turn into would be pouring over options to see what your next order would be. And perhaps a few other guys putting in orders and making deposits to Randall.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:16 PM
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You are correct.

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Notice he said Latest, not Last.

I'd say you needed an interdiction for this addiction, but all that would turn into would be pouring over options to see what your next order would be. And perhaps a few other guys putting in orders and making deposits to Randall.
I have three or four more of them in the works. Inclusive of a chef's knife. That should be interesting. I think that will likely do me. Although It would be cool to have a spare confederate Bowie.
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:56 AM
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Behold - The Gathering!

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Old 02-08-2020, 11:06 AM
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I like the Astro and the Arkansas toothpick.

Those two I have not ordered. Kind of wish that I had. But I am not going to lose a lot of sleep over it. Like that Smithsonian though. I keep mine on the coffee table in the living room. Everybody that sits down there just has to pick it up, take it out of the sheath and stare at it in disbelief.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:33 PM
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I keep the Smithsonian Bowie and the Arkansas Toothpick in the same display case. That's to accommodate any guests who might want to engage in a Sturdevant match.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:33 PM
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I'm surprised that the PC Stormtroopers haven't declared war on RMK over the "Confederate Bowie"!

I guess those kind of people don't think they (or anyone else for that matter) need knives in the civilized world and don't even know it exists...
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I'm surprised that the PC Stormtroopers haven't declared war on RMK over the "Confederate Bowie"!

I guess those kind of people don't think they (or anyone else for that matter) need knives in the civilized world and don't even know it exists...
If they knew it existed I'm pretty sure they'd freak out. Don't think it would have much effect on Randall's business though.
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Old 02-08-2020, 08:03 PM
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If they knew it existed I'm pretty sure they'd freak out. Don't think it would have much effect on Randall's business though.
Well, except for the new orders causing about a 10 year waiting list that is...

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Old 02-08-2020, 08:07 PM
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True and hilarious. Almost choked on my brownie...
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Old 02-08-2020, 09:29 PM
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I do try to see the humor in the misbehavior of the politically correct set. It is challenging sometimes but well worth the effort!

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Old 02-11-2020, 11:52 AM
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Nice! I've always been drawn to the Raymond Thorpe.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:19 PM
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The Raymond Thorpes are in a class of their own.

But my favorite is actually the confederate Bowie. It and it's "smaller" cousin the nine inch Sportsman's Bowie. They just have a more traditional look that I like.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:18 PM
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All y'all are a bad influence on me. Every time one of these threads starts on the RMK's I go look at the waiting list, the AG Russel catalog, then look at some of the Dozier knives because D2 is better than O-1 in many ways and I know I'm never going to choke up the money for a Loveless...

Yeah, the RMK's are very well made-undoubtedly the pinnacle of the large hand made knife makers in the US. And yes, I'm not above being a bit of a knife snob-I avoid the substandard made in the PRC knives like people fleeing from Corona Virus because they are actually that much less than even a mundane Buck 110!

And that Buck never, ever let me down...yeah, it was a bit tough to put an edge on and doesn't hold it as well as some of the newer steels but that was 30 years ago.

And I'd love to have a Confederate Bowie, mostly for the Un-PCness of it but I can't bring myself to drop that kind of coin on something made from O-1 (and some people claim that the steel in Buck knives is mundane!) that I would be using in the garden...it would be like driving a 2 Million Dollar Duesenberg the way I drive my 1994 Mustang-top down drifting in the corners with Judas Priest blaring from the speakers!

If I were to put a CD player and amp in the Duesenberg that is...

I just can't spring that much for one...

A Dozier Personal, maybe...but that's just a fixed blade knife that does exactly what my D2 Mini-Grip does now!

I guess I'm being too practical but for the Zombie Apocalypse I've got an old Woodsman's Pal and my Dad's old Navy MkII knife...
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:50 PM
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ope135, I love all of your Randalls. I think I see a Model 17, a Model 1, a Model 14, a Model 15, some big bowies and an Arkansas Toothpick. Plus, the miniatures, if my perspective is correct in calling them miniatures. I have 8 Randalls myself. I visited AG Russell a couple of weeks ago. They had probably 12-15 Randalls there, ready for immediate sale. I bought a Chris Reeve large Sebenza instead, because I've always wanted one. However, yesterday I just sold an expensive FLIR thermal scope, so maybe I'll call Russell's and grab one of those Randalls.
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Old 02-12-2020, 05:45 PM
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bradsvette - the small knives are a Randall-made miniature Model 14 attack and a Salt Fisherman 3" blade (so it's not actually a miniature). The quality of these small Randall's is equal to their larger knives.

The Bowie's are, of course, the Raymond Thorpe, a Smithsonian, and a Bear Bowie.
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Old 02-13-2020, 09:08 PM
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I got my first Thorpe off the internet a long time ago--back when AOL was still a thing, as the kids say. I liked it so much I saved up my lunch money and ordered a Faisal set from Tom Clinton--juvenile female elephant ivory and all. He told me that he knew of maybe a dozen sets like mine,I still have them and take them out once in a while, mostly to check the handles and oil the blades.
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Old 02-24-2020, 02:28 PM
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A few of my knives. The three Randalls are the model 2, 14, and 12.

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Old 02-25-2020, 06:24 AM
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I am pretty pumped about it. It also has a specially ordered feature in this case being a lugged hilt which is not standard for the model #2.
Super nice
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