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Old 09-28-2016, 11:36 AM
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Hi Jack!

Those are two great acquisitions!

You are definitely the king of Delrin!

Unfortunately Google Maps cannot find out where Delrin is located ("We could not find Delrin")... But you're still the king...

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Old 09-30-2016, 02:51 AM
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That Delrin handled Model #19 is pretty sweet Jack. Sure got my attention. I'll keep an eye out for Delrin handled RMK's for you. Nice collection so far, and from I've read here, some great historical research and enthusiasm too. It's been a good read.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:04 AM
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:25 PM
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Hi Sheldon!

Welcome back!

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Old 10-12-2016, 04:20 PM
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I am going to add single pictures of Delrin-handled RMKs by add-editing this post unless something extraordinary comes along. This is to reduce the length of the line. This knife (below) shows that unique RMK knives can have a counterpoint (heh heh). My m1-6 with Delrin and sawteeth acquired from Ron Mathews has a younger brother out there… but without fingergrips.

From Hunt: Randall Military Models; p. 51. Model 1-6 From Peter Cuervo Collection. Knife dated to 1970 by Hunt.



The next is a picture that is in Wickersham: Randall Knives – A Reference Book, p. 85. This is a m7-4.5 with 5-spacers that may already have been shown by 505Gibbs - aka Mike. For now I'll treat this as a new entry 7-4.5 similar to Mike's. (Welcome back to this site Sheldon ... I look forward to your commentary and experience. This site has an impressive group of senior occasional commentators.)



"Upon further review..." I've decided Mike's knife is the same one that was featured in Sheldon's book based on sheath anomalies and similar bottom thick red spacer. So I've modified the summary to reflect this in the interest of historical accuracy.

Added, 10-25-2016: I'm adding more Delrin-handled RMK knives I found searching the net. The first is what seems to be a 12-9 picture by Marty Dunning. I know nothing about this knife and with those spacers it is possible that it is another, later material. But some Bowies early '70s did have similar looking spacers. And Marty was apparently ay member of the RKS and is an experienced collector from what I've found. His picture caption declared it Delrin, it looks like Delrin, so for now we will treat it as such until additional pictures of this knife can be found.



Here is another picture gleaned off of the internet of a familiar friend, the escutcheon plate m2-7 (now confirmed length), and a pinned butt 2-5 posted on another site by Marty Dunning. The 2-5 with the pinned butt is a new entry and will move the chains. The pinned butt also makes it possible to date this knife to 1972.



The next knife was sold on E-bay last year (2015) It is an obviously heavily used, 12-6 seven spacer. No other details are available.



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Old 10-13-2016, 07:25 AM
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Wow Jack! I've been through Bob's 2nd book several times and that 1-6 never registered in my brain for future referral. I would have bet the house that the one I sold you was the one and only made. I owe you a beer as a retro-active discount. You just have to come to the bay area to collect.
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:30 AM
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Ron, I too had overlooked that page in Hunt for some reason. It just didn't register. But, no need for rebate... I've already gotten the full value of the price from toying with it for hours on end while watching football, etc. Perfect size for armchair air-fencing or checking blade hone on hairs. Of course I could be a little... strange ... too.

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Old 10-14-2016, 08:15 AM
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Jack,

I confess I fondled the knife a bit before I sent it out to you. It's just one of those knives that begs you to play with it.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:46 PM
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I am manipulating the posts by cutting and pasting the summary to keep it as the last post. This post then is the new information.

Marty Dunning forwarded pictures of his nice collection of Delrin knives. In this collection there seems to be one that is a new entry thus will change the summary. It is what looks to be a little bear 12-6 with escutcheon plate. Also of note is that the 12-9 has an etched logo and the 2-7 and 2-5 both have separate "S." Also interesting is the 2-5 has a type 1 stamp, pre 1966, but has only 5 spacers AND has a pinned pommel... which I thought was only used briefly in 1972. A mysterious conjunction of features to say the least. In my eyes though, the star is the 2-7 with escutcheon plate... always catches my eye. All in all a very nice group.










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Old 10-19-2016, 08:49 PM
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Wow I love that Mod. 19.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:19 PM
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When new Delrin-handled RMKs are found, I edit this post to update and reflect the new information, including adding the new knife to the pictorial summary. I cut and paste so that this summary is the last post and new info is put into earlier slots.

Summary: There have been 34 different Delrin-handled Randall knives featured in this discussion (though many have multiple pictures): five model 1s; six model 2s; three model 3s; one model 6; three model 7s; one model 8; eleven model 12s (various types); two model 13s, one model 19, and one altered blade (?) unknown model.

There are also lots of pictures of other knives etc. that were part of the Delrin discussion and/or derivative subjects (including escutcheon plate dating and model 3 sheath anomalies), etc. But as to the primary subject, this line probably has the largest collection of pictures, dating, and data, about Delrin handled Randall knives ever assembled in one spot.

Here is a Cliff-notes pictorial summary of the Delrin-handled knives pictured thus far in this line.












I wonder how many Delrin RMKs were made in total?

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Old 12-02-2016, 10:29 AM
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Bill forwarded some pictures of a late '60s model 2-5 with Delrin handle that he just acquired. It is a knife not previously featured in this line and looks to be in great condition with some interesting features, especially the lugged, thick, hilt. I like the way the handle is slim near the hilt and smoothly transitions visually to the blade. Nice.








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Old 12-02-2016, 01:55 PM
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Thank you for posting these for me Jack. They were too large for me to post myself.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:20 PM
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The Delrin handle in natural lighting appears to take on an "opalescence" to it!
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Old 01-09-2017, 06:17 PM
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Here is another one for Jack to purchase! I'm going to pass on this one!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-RARE-R...AOSwo4pYc%7E-K
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