Randall Knives Sources
Anyone know of a stocking dealer or reseller for Randal's?
Are Randall's all they are cracked up to be or just over-priced and hyped?
Randalls are a great knife both as users and collectors.
Theses days it seems like Ebay is the best bet for getting your hands on one.
You might call randall and ask what dealers have been getting knives.
A.G. Russell's stocks them. You pay about $50.00 more per knife but you get it right away instead of a several year wait. Well worth the extra $50!
Last I heard, you could order from Randall directly- probably cheaper.
Cheaper, yes, but they have a MULTI-YEAR wait (as in 3 or 4 years). That is too long. Apparently their entire production is prepurchased and they are being sold for spot market prices as if they were a commodity.
I carried,and used daily,a Model 14 back in the mid to late eighties.The knife saw hard use and never let me down,when I finally made it home I sold it and have regretted it ever since.These days I use a Cold Steel Military Classic R1,its every bit the knife my Randall was but it would be nice to be able to wrap my hand around the grip of my old Model 14.
I own a #1, and previously owned a # 5. They are excellent knives. Both of my blades were made from tool steel, not stainless. And a tip, call Randall and ask if any of your interested styles are available, sometimes they are! I called one day, asked for a # 1, and got it a week later, and customized to my specs! Just lucky they were making runs of # 1s that week! So try Randall first, and enjoy your adventures with your Randall Made Knife!
This thread opened up some old wounds and triggered alot of ,almost forgotten,memories.I just placed my order for a new Randall Model 14,hopefully,it won't take the whole 50 months!
I ordered mine from Tom Clinton.He has an 18 month wait, but they are catolog price.
But it was still an 18 month wait - 1 1/2 years.
Ozark Knife and Gun is a Master Dealer for Randall Made Knives.
Many, many models in stock, give 'em a ring. Ask for Dan, he's the greatest.
Ozark Knife & Gun
3165 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, 65807
Since you are in California, try Nordic Knives
. They are in Salvang, right in the middle of that tourist trap. I ordered one from them before, and have two on order since last year. They will be ready in September and November.
Originally Posted By Javak:
Since you are in California, try Nordic Knives. They are in Salvang, right in the middle of that tourist trap. I ordered one from them before, and have two on order since last year. They will be ready in September and November.
I checked their web site and contacted them via email. They have NOTHING IN STOCK. They are quoting 1 1 /2 year wait (fall 2006 delivery).
This is NOT what I was after in creating this thread. I am after sources of supply who have them IN STOCK.
Having gotten that out of my system, I will say they have some very nice knives in stock, just no Randall Mades.
The Randall Knife Company has priority delivery for Active Duty Military Personell,12 weeks!I ordered one for my Son-In-Law using his Military ID,he'll be surprised when he gets home for his two week leave from Iraq.
I just got in 3 knives from the Randall shop. It took 44 months, and I wasn't real thrilled with the quality. I have 4 other randalls of different ages, and they seem nicer than the new ones. Better polish on the blades and stuff. I do think that randall is coasting on a reputation, but they do make some nice knives. Like an above poster, I sold a M14 after Desert 1, because I had a 16 SF, and I couldn't see having two knives so much alike. Big mistake. I've never put my hand around another knife that fit my hand so well. My dad gave me the 16SF, so it stays, but I never should have sold the M14!!
Yep, thought so.
I find that I have gone back to that Nordic Knives site several times now. They have some awesome stuff. They even have several chipped stone knives (obsidian, etc.). The stuff that catches my eye is pretty fancy stuff - maple burls, bone handles, etc. They certainly look good. I wonder how reliable the construction is, how hard the edge and how tough the steel. It would be a nice stop when I next get up to Solvang.
Anyone know any of the custom knife makers on the Nordic Knives web site - good or bad?
What model are you looking for? I am liquidating an elderly friends estate, and found 10 older Randalls in there. JohnO has already claimed the Model 14 & 15, but I have 8 other models that I could hook you up with.
I'm after any of the smaller bladed Randalls, something with a blade of approximately 3-6" length. I'm after a nice-looking knife but don't want it so fancy I'm afraid to use it. Randalls have that nice mix of functionality and craftsmanship.
Jeep has a couple that you would be interested in seeing,all have stag handles with various blade types and lengths.
Try www.spaceportcutlery.com. Last time I checked thay had several used Randalls
I have four grand sons, and three Model 14s...I need one more. I was lucky and had a buddy who was a Randall dealer, so was able to get the three at a VERY good price. The last, however, is still in limbo as my buddy is no longer a dealer.
Hopefully, they will appreciate these knives one of these days!