Randall knife dating
Some of the knives pictured here no longer reside in my collection, but remain posted for your reference. This exact knife is pictured on page 79 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book.. The handle is cast steel with "BC 41" molded into it. WWII Knuckle Knife, made in New Zealand and marked "SMITHS" on the brass handle. At first glance I'm sure you thought it was a Carlson Marine Raider "Gung Ho" knife. The double edge blade is 6 3/4" long and marked "I Cut My Way / William Rodgers / Sheffield / England". The sheath, which is original to the knife, is marked "Made in / Sheffield, Eng." in the belt loop area.. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Buck" at the ricasso. Also shown is the green wax paper that the entire knife and sheath was wrapped in for shipping.. The knife is 5 1/2" long closed and has three blades. WWII or Post War Fighting Knife made by William Rdgers. It has the gray plastic USN MK2 scabbard with the green wax paper at the throat and the "Care Tag". It is an experimental non-sparking knife made for working with explosives. This beautiful sight has never been used or carried.Sure to make a proud addition to any collection or a true top of the line fillet knife. This exact knife is pictured in Cole Book 1 page 80.. The handle is alum, brass, fiber, bakelite and copper. The sheath is original and marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the back. The handle is walnut with finger grooves and a US stamp in an oval.
Over the years, Herman Heiser Co in Denver made the first sheaths then it went to Johnson's which was just north of Orlando. Floyd Byrd in Orlando used to work for Randall making knives and makes a copy of the old Johnson's riveted sheath if you can locate him. I oil it about every two years and that's all i ever do to them. Their sheaths are top quality the same as the Randall knives.Rare Vintage Randall Made Knife "Genuine Stag Fillet Knife". Satin finished high carbon steel drop point fillet blade stamped "RANDALL MADE ORLANDO, FL". High quality vintage fillet knife by Randall Made Knives, this knife is one of only six fillet knives with stag handles ever made by Randall.