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Old 11-04-2005, 05:29 PM
pswife pswife is offline
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Handle Materials

Hi All,

Ok, lets all think and share here.

What Handle material do you have or have seen that stands out to you on a RMK?

Any type of material.

What is your opinion of handle material that just made a RMK stand out?

What handle material deterred the beauty of the knife?

I've got one in our safe!!!!!

Yep, I was spontaneous! Which is really hard to believe if you really know me. I am a very analytical person and have to really think on something before go on buying something.

Ryan came to me last April at the Tulsa show while I, of course, was maning the tables. And told me of this knife and it took me 5 minutes and looked at him and said get it! But of course, the roll was turned, he just didn't know! I said if you don't get up and walk down there and buy then I will! I saw the value, one thing I did tell him though was if we buy it then it is NEVER to be sold!! And guess what it's his most treasured Randall.

Can anyone guess what it is?

I have many that I find that deterr from the beauty of a RMK.

Have fun guys and gals!

Mary - pswife
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Old 11-04-2005, 06:43 PM
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tomthbomb tomthbomb is offline
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In order of preference:

1. leather
2. stag
3. white micatra
4. black micarta
5. green micatra

Can't afford ivory.
Haven't seen a wood grip that melts my butter but I haven't seen a mesquite grip yet. That might do it.

As for your question, I don't have a clue.

Tom Welch
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NRA & TSRA Life Member
Deep East Texas Life Resident (so far)

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Old 11-04-2005, 07:40 PM
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Moosehead Moosehead is offline
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Hi Mary!

Good to see your post.

My favourite handle materials are stag, followed by various types of wood, including Ironwood, Ebony, Bocote, Spalted Maple, Rosewood to mention some. :cool:

I also really like the #25 style handle in these types of materials, which is available on a limited number of RMK models.

Like Tom, I'm not all that into Ivory.

I can appreciate different coloured micarta, but I prefer the natural materials.

Now to answer your question as to what is Ryan's "most treasured Randall"...

I'm afraid I haven't the foggiest... How about a little hint.



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Old 11-04-2005, 09:18 PM
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Only a few have been made.

We'll post a pic tomorrow.
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:58 PM
Seussbrother Seussbrother is offline
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Well Mary and Ryan. I think you have me buffaloed! I reckon the rareness eliminates leather, stag, micarta and even my beloved ivory. How about horn or hog tusk which would be really curved and could look really cool on the right knife. Well, I don't guess there is a wrong RMK huh? I can't wait to see it!

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Old 11-05-2005, 07:01 AM
silverknife silverknife is offline
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Ivory-Whale tooth, fossil walrus, elephant, mammoth, just can't get enough of the stuff. I'm very picky about the fossil walrus and only have 6 which I have culled over the years. The trouble with fossil walrus is that you can start out with a knock-your-socks off piece and by the time it's been shaped and polished, the colors that made you buy it in the first place are gone.

I love the look and feel of elephant and mammoth ivory. A highly figured piece of elephant ivory is a piece of nature's art.

A piece of elephant ivory with a scrimshaw by Rick Bowles is fine art at it's best. I can look at it for hours and often do. The man is a genius whose work should be displayed in the Metropolitan, and the Louvre. In fact, there is no doubt in my mind that one day it will. As a wildlife artist his work is second to none. favorite handle material is Ivory scrimshawed by Rick Bowles.

Did Ryan snag a 50 year Commemorative?

Regards, Doug
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