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Old 04-23-2018, 10:56 PM
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Joe is correct, all of them were delivered from Germany with their familiar "Humpback" grind. That Model 18 has been ground accordingly for what it is.

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Old 04-24-2018, 07:04 AM
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Here are two photos of Solingen blades. The first is obviously a Model 18 with sawteeth, and the second is a Model 14 with teeth. They both started out with the same blade grind, but obviously totally different appearances. Although the 18 is a much cleaner look, I prefer the 14 with the original hump intact.

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Old 04-24-2018, 01:06 PM
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Love the bottom #14 knife. Thx for posting. And also thanks for the info. Dan
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:14 PM
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:47 PM
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Graduates of USMA (West Point) Class of 1964 included good friends, LT George Jacunski and LT Edward Corcoran who later married LT Jacunski’s sister… I grew up in the same Florida town as the Jacunskis and knew the family well.

According to the account I was given, in the Fall, 1965, Lt. Jacunski’s father bought two Randall Solingen knives and gave them to the two LTs as Christmas presents. Both men were deployed to Vietnam at the end of 1965 and served through 1966. Here is a picture of Lt. Jacunski from a newspaper article.

And here is LT Corcoran in country and also detailed pictures of his knife. Note the inscription done in country. The knife is interesting because of the documentation. But in addition, because the provenance is exact, this is an important knife for Vietnam era. The documentation means large rivet “C” sheaths were being made in mid-1965. We know that small rivet sheaths were in use by mid-1966, so this knife helps narrow the window for the change in sheath manufacture. The knife is also cool because of the in-country photo. I’m trying to get photos of COL Jacunski’s knife as well… and will add them if I do.

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Old 01-31-2019, 04:15 PM
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:18 PM
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That is an outstanding photo of Lt Corcoran with the Randall! Great find
I also have a large harness rivet split back with my 2 Astros. The Brown Micarta was pretty much used up by 1965 I think. Not the provenance you have on the 14. We know that Johnson changed over from brown button to the baby dot snaps in late 62-early 63 I have heard, so this 14 is another example that falls in line.
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:27 PM
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:03 AM
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It is necessary to mention the fact connected to it first.
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:28 PM
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I recently acquired a Model 14 Solingen blade but it doesn’t have a hump. I was hoping someone could help shed some light on it.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:40 AM
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I already shed light about it on KTF. The answer is still the same, it appears to have been ground down. The whole blade has grind marks that seem to be from a wheel or perhaps belt sander.
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