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Old 07-27-2017, 09:04 AM
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This line has been restored. Curse photobucket and all the scam - ransom holding - people associated with that site.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:23 AM
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Well done Jack!

Here's what happens next.

The attack on the Bucket Brigade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLvGnro4Cgw

Can any of you folks spot Jack in the crowd?

And Jack, please don't forget the "Magic Randall"!

Thanks!

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Old 07-27-2017, 10:44 AM
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Well done Sir!
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:21 PM
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This Display was made for an authorized dealer in 1971-1972. The knives were pulled from the then current production over a 6 month period and assembled for the display.
It is inspired by the Randall catalog fold out in the 19th printing as well as the next few printings
All Stainless Blades have separate S and the handles that were ivory in the catalog are Delrin on the Display. The 2-5, 6-9 Carving Set, 12-6, and the 13-12 are Delrin.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:40 PM
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How fantastic would it be to own that board today?!?
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Old 08-06-2017, 03:01 PM
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Perry Miller included this comment in his authentication,
"It is, by far, the most interesting and unique Randall item that I've authenticated to date."
His authentication fills a Binder, with the original correspondence and invoice.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:09 PM
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That is solid historical information David, thanks. What knife was Mr. Miller talking about... filling a binder?

The good thing is that I think we may have pictures of all of these Delrin handled knives and they are included in our catalog already ... possibly excepting the m13 which seems to have a thicker guard than the one in our catalog.

What a good group. Thanks for adding...
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Delrin Carving Set

Here is a set that I don't believe have been added to this catalog yet Jack.


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Old 08-07-2017, 12:01 AM
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They are beautiful.... but check post #7 first page. I didn't add the fork and hone because they aren't knives.. but...

I've been looking at the collage posted by David. The 13-12 hasn't been posted in this line, and the 2-5 probably has not been. I thought the 2-5 might be the same knife as post 47, page 5.. but think the spacer at the hilt is fluted, not red-white. The carver looks pretty close to the set you posted.. and the 12-6 looks identical to one posted earlier, post #67 and other places - with etched logo - ....later bought by Mike.

I'll probably add the 13 and 2 soon with a note where the pictures came from. Wish I had a high-res picture to blow up. Thanks.

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Old 08-10-2017, 09:17 AM
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That is solid historical information David, thanks. What knife was Mr. Miller talking about... filling a binder?

The good thing is that I think we may have pictures of all of these Delrin handled knives and they are included in our catalog already ... possibly excepting the m13 which seems to have a thicker guard than the one in our catalog.

What a good group. Thanks for adding...
That is a single display in a wood case that also was made by RMK for the dealer. It was on the wall of a sporting goods store and buyers could see the actual knives in the catalog fold-out page. The authentication Perry Miller did includes each knife, the display, and the history. He spent time at the shop discussing it, a couple of days with me, and a couple of weeks confirming the history.
It lived for a while at the National Knife Museum and while it was there, the original invoices and correspondence were donated to provide provenance. I have displayed it a couple of times at the BLADE Show, and people like to get their pictures with it.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:58 AM
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That is impressive stuff. Could you take a hi-res picture of the four Delrin handled knives?...perhaps send them to me or post them in this Delrin line? If so I could add them to the catalog on page 8. If not, I'll see what can be done with the current picture. Thanks for this information... it is good to know.
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Model 7

Here is a 1960's Model 7-5" Fisherman / Hunter with a Model 6 blade grind. Separate "S" "KIT" blade, Nickel-Silver hilt, seven spacers, Delrin handle with a Ward Gay shape with right hand finger grooves and wrist thong hole. Mint condition correct 7-5" Johnson rough back sheath with yellow ink printed combination grit stone. Another interesting option, although it does not show up in the photos, is the original owner's name etched on the "KIT" blade.

















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Awesome knife Bill.
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Bill, that is awesome. I don't know when the knife was made but the blade stamp with the separate "S" is 100 percent type 1, meaning the blade was forged before 1966. The dating of blade stamp change is pretty much proven now. And the seven spacers at the hilt - a la Randall shop? Usually kit blades do not copy shop format. Cool

PS someone did a superb job on those finger grooves. Apparently Delrin is not easy to work in detail, probably because of a low melting point making it difficult to use belts, sanders to finish. Whoever did this was skilled and probably used hand polishing.

One other note. In case anyone thinks it is easy to install a one-piece handle, think again. The escutcheon plate on a bowie I own fell off and I had a look inside the Ebony wood handle. It is a piece of machinery. Wish I had photographed it before epoxying it back in place. What this means is that whoever installed this handle knew what he was doing.

NOTE: catalog on page 8 updated as of this post: 39 total Delrin knives pictured in this line.

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