Randall made knives, Orlando

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Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by Blownaway540 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:47 am

For those not familiar w/ Randall knives,google them. They have a knife museum @4557 South Orange Blossom Tr., Orlando 32839. They make likely the best knives in the world, many models, from hunting,fishing, throwing etc... They made survival knives for the men in vietnam and went to the moon w/the astronauts. To go to their business is a trip to the 1940s/50s. The museum has likely over 1000 knives. Very interesting, real good people. If you order from them there is a 4 1/2 year waiting list, they have a dealer who can get you one in about 2 years I think. There is a high end sporting goods store on Park ave in Winter Park that carries some, but about $100.00 - $200.00 more than waiting. They do not decrease in value if you use them. My Mom bought my Dad one in around 1960 for $27.00. I now have several, nothing cuts a gators spinal cord like a randall. I have no personal or financial interest in them, just it is a really cool place to visit. and wanted to share this.
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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by Tony480 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:02 am

There are quite a few dealers around. Pats pawn and gun is a dealer and have 20 or so in stock. And yes they are awsome quality knives. They range anywhere from $400-2,000+++

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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by cowboy » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:11 am

I'm gonna go check it out one of these days when I get a chance. :thumbup:

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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by Tony480 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:37 am

:thumbleft: those are some Damn nice knives as well.

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Post by rudee116 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:13 am

WOW! Just went to their website and they have a 4 year waiting list!!! I've been looking for a good American made knife for a while.
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Post by jinotown » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:16 am

Another great custom knife maker is Lowell Cobb in Ormond Beach. IMO, his quality is every bit as good as the Randall's but 1/3 the price. He uses 440C stainless instead of O1 tool steel. I like that I can use it on gators and not have to worry about oiling right away. The Randall's are a sure hit in the collector market and a great investment.
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Post by Tony480 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:31 am

rudee116 wrote:WOW! Just went to their website and they have a 4 year waiting list!!! I've been looking for a good American made knife for a while.
They have dealers that have knives in stock.

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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by rudee116 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:37 am

Tony480 wrote:
rudee116 wrote:WOW! Just went to their website and they have a 4 year waiting list!!! I've been looking for a good American made knife for a while.
They have dealers that have knives in stock.
Yeah but if I'm gonna spend that much on a knife, I'd like to get it customized just how I want.
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Post by mdelaney » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:58 am

Once a year you can go get in line and purchase knives at the OBT location. I think it's in March sometime. My dad goes over the day before and sits in line for it.

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Post by airboatfever » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:00 pm

My Dad passed in 1982, we buried him with his Randall, skinner, antler handle. I dont own one currently, would love to have one tho. RIP pop
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Post by cntry141iq » Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:34 pm

Y'all can get hold of anvil .. on here he makes a few knives as well ... people come to see him from all over the world ...
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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by gladesman » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:34 pm

Hard 2 beat a carbon steel Case 4 1/8 trapper.

Bought a small Randall (model 26 Pathfinder) years ago for rectal reaming of deer and hogs. Mr Randall agreed as I showed him what the Randall had to equal before I bought the knife from them. My Randall also had a small compass in the butt of the handle.

It worked fine until I slightly (gently) bumped the blade into a gimble on a down stroke as I was beginning to skin an upside down deer. I was surprised and disappointed that the cutting edge got dented. Then one cloudy day in a very dense swamp I went to look at the compass and saw it had fell out. Luckily I had a couple more cheapies with me. They don't weigh much.

Well that did it and I returned it. Mr Randall understood and admitted it was hard to beat the Case 4 1/8 Trapper. Truth be known though Case has scaled down the 4 1/8 Trapper as of a couple of years ago. They shaved a little bit of steel off here and there to where I noticed the weight difference when comparing my own old one to a new one a friend of mine bought.

All kiddin' aside Randall knives and sheaths are works of Art.

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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by nomad41 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:14 pm

Like country stated anvil one of our own makes custom knives which are top of the line. Heres his web site too.
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Post by barhopper » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:05 pm

I've had a Randall for over 25 years. Can't say how many deer it has skinned. I saw the same knife in a gun store last year and it was almost $500 and I was shocked. It's the best knife I own.

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Post by LIL Maddog » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:56 pm

cntry141iq wrote:Y'all can get hold of anvil .. on here he makes a few knives as well ... people come to see him from all over the world ...
I have one of anvil's knives, and it's the nicest knife i own. Absolutely love the attention to detail and how well it's made.
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Re: Randall made knives, Orlando

Post by swampjunky » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:54 pm

I just looked them up on eBay. They have quite a few there. I'm not sure if the prices are fair or not. Looks like very good knives.

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