Saw this in an antique store today

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Saw this in an antique store today

Postby glennbad » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:14 pm

I saw this Randall today in a case at an antique store. No, I didn't buy it, I was a few bucks short, LOL. I just thought I would share it, as I was amused by the size of it. I assume it's legit, but I wouldn't really know if it wasn't. Neat conversation piece though... :shock:



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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby carrmillus » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:18 pm

....probably costs as much as a tap-dancing elephant!!!....... :shock: ........

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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby Captain O » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:43 pm

carrmillus wrote:....probably costs as much as a tap-dancing elephant!!!....... :shock: ........


And about as useful. The only person that would take that into the field is either someone that doesn't know knives, or is rich beyond belief.

I see that as a museum piece... nothing more.
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby knife7knut » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:50 pm

If I am not mistaken that knife(or it's twin)along with a similar Arkansas Toothpick was made for a Randall Knife dealer(Dick Van Sickle)in San Angelo Texas. Supposedly he was the largest purveyor of Randall knives at the time(late 1960's or early 70's).I think that handle is "Pachyderm Canine Projection" which may make it difficult to sell.
EDIT: That price really isn't out of line for that model Randall;I'm surprised it is still there.
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby jmh58 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:58 pm

carrmillus wrote:....probably costs as much as a tap-dancing elephant!!!....... :shock: ........


tommy.. That's funny!! :lol: :lol: I needed that laugh!!!! ::tu:: John :D
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby kamagong » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:15 pm

Captain O wrote:And about as useful.


What does usefulness have to do with anything? This site is populated by collectors, folks with more knives than they can use up in a thousand years.

I like her, I think she's a beaut.

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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:16 pm

In the 1980 Randall catalog, the Model 12 Raymond Thorpe Bowie cost $230. Translated to todays dollars that equals $679.96
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby Captain O » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:35 pm

kamagong wrote:
Captain O wrote:And about as useful.


What does usefulness have to do with anything? This site is populated by collectors, folks with more knives than they can use up in a thousand years.

I like her, I think she's a beaut.


I apologize. When you get to my age and beyond, one doesn't collect too much. Utility trumps collectibility every time. (I can't take it with me and I have no one to whom I can pass it on).
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby tongueriver » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:45 pm

kamagong wrote: What does usefulness have to do with anything? This site is populated by collectors, folks with more knives than they can use up in a thousand years.

That is certainly true for me.
always interested pre-war Schrade CutCo knives & always have dozens others eclectic mix to trade/sell

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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby jmh58 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:45 pm

Imagine bringing that out to cut your steak at the local steak house!!! ::tounge:: :lol:

I do like it for what it is!!! KOOL!!! 8) John :D
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby Colonel26 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:36 pm

I think it's cool as heck! Useful? I guess it depends on what you're doing with it. But useful and need are at best secondary considerations.
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby Tsar Bomba » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:05 am

Not a big fan of monster (10"+ blade) Bowies, overall, but I am interested in that DeLeon fighting knife that seems to be away from its sheath in that photo... :mrgreen:
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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby gwelker62 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:43 am

Captain O wrote:
kamagong wrote:
Captain O wrote:And about as useful.


What does usefulness have to do with anything? This site is populated by collectors, folks with more knives than they can use up in a thousand years.

I like her, I think she's a beaut.


I apologize. When you get to my age and beyond, one doesn't collect too much. Utility trumps collectibility every time. (I can't take it with me and I have no one to whom I can pass it on).


I'm just the opposite. In my younger years owning a knife was all about utility and didn't have more than a dozen or so at any given time. Now that I'm older I want to collect them for the appreciation of their beauty, craftsmanship, and history. May not be able to take em with me when I pass, but they can go to someone else who appreciates em like I do.

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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby KnifeSlinger#81 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:13 am

tongueriver wrote:
kamagong wrote: What does usefulness have to do with anything? This site is populated by collectors, folks with more knives than they can use up in a thousand years.

That is certainly true for me.


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Re: Saw this in an antique store today

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:37 am

I would like to hear from a dedicated Randall collector. All never used older Randalls are valuable and certain ones highly so. In general the large Randalls are some of the most collectible (i.e. most expensive). It is possible that the value is 2-3x the $1575 asking price.
If someone here is a BF member you could post the picture in the Randall Collectors forum and see how excited the Randall boyz get.
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