Most knife collectors & hard core users will agree that Randall fixed blade knives are among the best ever made. The company's factory is located in Orlando, Florida & was founded by Walter Doane "Bo" Randall, Jr. in 1937.
Mr. Randall made knives as a hobby at first, but the hobby soon evolved into a premier manufacturer of knives. In the 1970's, Bo's son Gary Randall took over from him. Gary has done an excellent job filling a big set of shoes.
Because of Randall's success & exceptional marketing, it takes over fours years to get a knife directly from them. Randall doesn't make a lot of knives per year & the wait is excruciating. Thankfully, there is a pretty good secondary market & they will show up for sale here for immediate delivery at AAPK on occasion.