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Old 02-07-2006, 07:42 PM
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Cool Buxton Fighter - Oh Yeah!

Hello all you Randall nuts, especially those of you who like the "fighters"!

I'm all excited because I recently received my custom ordered Buxton Fighter from, authorized RMK dealer Wayne Buxton of the Lone Star state.

This is one impressive, heavy duty knife, which looks and feels like it could bring you lots of comfort and assurance when strapped on your hip.

I ordered a #14 style oblong hilt and a single finger grip handle for mine, instead of the standard #1 style and Border Patrol. For me this combination gives the knife a definitely solid appearance, with a great feel in the hand. To dress it up, I also ordered a classy looking black sheath to match the colour of the handle. The end result is what I'd call this the Darth Vader of Randalls.

This particular "dealer special" was designed by Wayne Buxton in the early 1990's, and the first ones were delivered exactly twelve years ago. The knife is similar to the original #14 designed by Bo Randall in 1954, and features the same exposed tang at the end of the handle, which one can imagine might be useful in certain situations. The standard stainless steel blade is six and a half inches long, and features a distinct "Bowie" style clip point. The knife balances perfectly on my forefinger, and so feels much lighter than its actual heavy mass.

Each knife has been given a serial number since the inception of this model, which has become increasingly popular in the last few years. Over five hundred have now been crafted by the talented folks at RMK.










You can reach Wayne Buxton, who loves to talk about Randalls at the Silver Dollar Gun and Pawn Shop, telephone: 972-272-7215.

Cheers!

Mooshead
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:18 PM
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Congrats Moose!
looks like a real winner to me. Love the extended tang, the simple fighter lines to it, and the size.
An easy carry with serious capability.

Looks like you have been getting fighter fever with your new 14, and now the Buxton!
Congrats!
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Old 02-07-2006, 08:37 PM
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Moosehead,

Nice Knife! Recently I have picked up the Randall craze, mostly the outdoorsman knives, but the fighters are starting to grow on me. Great Pics! It's always great to see different set ups to get the mind going.

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Old 02-07-2006, 09:34 PM
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Moosehead! Nice one! BF518? I think that I may know who has #519. Green micarta border patrol handle. BF520, are you out there?


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Old 02-07-2006, 09:42 PM
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Excellent score there, Moosie. I had one with a FFG handle and wasn't fond of it so I sold it. I think I could warm up to one configured like yours. It's a real beauty.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:02 AM
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Excellent score there, Moosie. I had one with a FFG handle and wasn't fond of it so I sold it. I think I could warm up to one configured like yours. It's a real beauty.
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:56 AM
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Four Finger Grip.
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:05 AM
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Beautiful!

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Old 02-08-2006, 09:29 AM
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Moose!
You scoundrel! Posting stunning shots of a gorgeous knife, then having the audacity to include the dealer's contact information in the post.
Now I'm itching to order one. I'll have to yank the phone off the wall to protect myself.

Randall fever strikes again....
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:06 AM
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Lady and gentlemen, thanks very much for your comments!

Marc and Chris, the "fighters" are certainly another realm of Randalls, and have an appeal all their own.

Gary, that's a way cool coincidence having consecutive serial numbers. I like your "traditional" BF with the green Micarta. This makes a good mate for your "Guardian" little brother, and qualifies you as one dangerous dude. (By the way, I assume Cheyenne Renee will not be trying out your new Buxton anytime soon.)

Byrdguy, I'm not very partial to the FFG look either on any model, although I can tolerate it on the "classic" #14.

Martha, I'm glad you like the knife, and I apologize for making it so easy for you to give in to your temptations.

Folks, I forgot to mention that I waited 14 months for delivery for my special order, but I believe the time frame is still a lot less for a standard BF.


Cheers!

David

P.S As a "dealer special", the Buxton Fighter can only be ordered from authorized RMK dealer Wayne Buxton.


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Old 02-09-2006, 03:51 PM
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Moosehorn,

One of my favorite Randalls! The blade shape and extended tang make that knife.

Well done!

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Does anyone know and can tell me how the handle is attached? I see no pins.


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Old 02-14-2006, 01:20 PM
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Moose,
Nice Buxton you have there. I really like the look of that NS #14 Heavy Hilt. It is also different with the Single Finger Grip. In my opinion, the Buxton Fighter has the most pratical blade length of any of the "Full Tang" Blades.


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Old 02-14-2006, 05:34 PM
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Hammer..... I believe they are epoxied, same as all the full tang Randalls.
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Mitchell,
You are correct, Mitchell. Epoxied, "but" (there is always a but) no wrist thong grommet, which does give it a very secure binding at the butt end. I have never had an epoxied handle come off, however. It is probably more than secure enough. Best, Captain Chris Stanaback


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