As most of you know, part of the enjoyment of collecting military knives is in the sharing of information with your fellow collectors. If you have been in the hobby for any length of time you are also aware that interests change and collections evolve. Some of the knives pictured here no longer reside in my collection, but remain posted for your reference. Click on thumbnail image of knife for a larger view. It is shown with the original sheath. Both the knife and sheath are unmarked.. Seven Inch Recon made by Japan Sword and so marked on the ricasso.
All About Pocket Knives
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The Olsen Knife Company is a classic American knife making brand. The designs were unique, with the fixed hunters having an upward swoop and prominent yet thin finger guards. A contemporary to other period knifemaking companies such as Buck, Moran, and Randall, Olsen is considered one of the better -known knives from the ss. Their fixed blade hunters were very popular and can still be found across the nation at knife and gun shows.
Olsen also made the models and folders in the USA. Schrade also made knives for the Olsen brand, with many standard pocket knife designs like you would see from Schrade during the s. In the s Olsen also began producing their knives in Solingen, Germany and continued to do so for about a decade. Around , the main exporter of knives in Seki, japan approached Olsen and offered to manufacture their designs in Seki for much less cost than it was to make them in the United States.
The two agreed and Olsen began manufacturing knives in Japan. The quality was excellent since they were made by Seizo Imai, who also made knives for Parker, Frost, Lakota, Condor, and more. From our connection in Japan we learned that Olsen made Japan production knives from to
News can confirm. The former couple shares two daughters together. The two were married in , but separated in and then again in
WWII Randall Model 1 Springfield Fighter. The knife has a 7 1/2″ carbon blade that is marked “Randall Made The box has no date.
For a number of years, this was the online home for the Randall Knife Society. Content is from the site’s archived pages offering just a glimpse of what this site offered its members and visitors. The Society is for people who love Randall knives. But even if you just like keeping up with what’s going on in the knife world, the Society newsletter is for you. Each quarterly newsletter is 10 pages and you receive 4 each year. They keep you up to date on what’s happening at the Randall Shop.
Randall Knife Museum
Dating can seem like a war zone. There are billions of articles outlining the ways you can offend your date, from ordering the wrong foods to letting your nervous habits make a terrible first impression. Order a salad, and you seem either self-conscious or high-maintenance, especially if you order the dressing on the side gasp!
The amount of online content devoted exclusively to eating in public, while simultaneously trying to attract a mate is daunting at best.
Next to the factory where all Randall knives are handmade sits a new museum in the family’s renovated home, filled to the hilt with one of the largest collections.
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The Stamping and Etching of Stainless Randall Blades
But it should be noted that most of our dealers submit orders consistently every year, so they will receive knives on a regular basis. Unfortunately, we do not have knives available from stock. Demand is generally so great for all models that we normally have many years of pre-orders. Randall knife order limit is one knife every three months per household.
There seems to be some information on dating these knifes online but More and more I find myself looking and purchasing Randall Made.
No one is saying football led Randall Woodfield down his dark path—but did it perhaps deter him from it, at least for a while? E ven as crime scenes go, this one was sensationally gruesome. Shari Hull, age 20, lay splayed naked on the floor, blood pooling near her matted hair, brain matter seeping from her skull and spackling the carpet. She was surrounded by her discarded clothes. Gradually her moans and her deep, labored breathing diminished until her body was drained of life.
He was strikingly handsome, maybe six feet tall, blessed with a torrent of thick, curly brown hair and eyes to match. He was wearing jeans and a leather jacket. Corralling Hull with one hand and holding a gun in the other, he walked her down a hall. Soon he saw another cleaner, year-old Lisa Garcia. The assailant took both women into a back room and ordered them to the floor. After sexually assaulting them, he shot them each in the back of the head.
This, it would later be revealed, was generally in keeping with his M.
An American Knife Company Remembered: Olsen OK Howard City, Michigan
In the line dedicated to Model 1 APFK, I noted a certain knife was dated later than its accompanying sheath based on the stamp on the blade. I later posted the proof and research data elsewhere on line for personal reasons. Now I’d like to share it here because I’ve become confident enough that I find myself using the information.
This “forge-date” does not indicate when the blades were finished into knives, sheathed and sold, only when they were hot stamped with the Randall Made, Orlando, FLA trademark.
Dating old Randall blades by blade stamp Randall Knives Forum. only when they were hot stamped with the Randall Made, Orlando, FLA.
Moose here are the pics of your fine knife Last edited by Jacknola; at PM. For the record here, this is a post from RMK shop steward. They were not countersunk at all. We left a flat or “shelf” if you will,on the end of the coolie caps which we then used a flat adjustable wrench to tighten them down as the caps were epoxied on. I was taught this by Jimmy Garrett, who was a member of the original shop off of Lake Ivanhoe.
In the late 80’s to early 90’s we went to a strictly countersunk nut on all knives, including the coolie caps on all handles except the leathers. A pure cosmetic decision, although the epoxies that seeped through the countersunk ends surely helped to secure the buttcaps when we would grind off the exposed hexagon nuts, leaving the crest of the nuts to hold together the handles.
They have flanged butts, but still exhibit the hexagon nuts with apparent brazed solder lines under the nuts to aid in holding the handles together. I will try and post a pic of the end caps later. And to clarify, we completely rounded off the hex nuts to make them fit the rounded coolie caps.
It may have run into , but it was not done this way much beyond a six month duration, and that may even be generous. The low “S” stamp ran after that for a year or so, and probably into The separate “S” stamp ran from that time through and into Note that while productions dates are pretty clear, you could still receive a blade stamped in an earlier version but made into a complete knife at a later time. This would happen most often on less popular models that may have had some earlier stainless forgings sitting in a bin to be retrieved for use at a later time.
Of course this instance is somewhat of an anomaly.
Dating a knife to the year of manufacture is a challenge. writings of Robert L. Gaddis, Randall Historian and author of Randall Made Knives, The History.
He began, like many later custom knife makers, by making a knife by hand for his own use. As an avid outdoorsman, Bo put serious effort in to the design and fabrication of his knives, which he strove to make both simple and elegant. Before long, local demand for his knives developed and he was selling his hand made knives at his father-in-law’s clothing store in Orlando, Florida. For Bo Randall, knife making was still an avocation; his real job was managing the family citrus groves.
However, the onset of the Second World War changed Bo’s little business forever. He described it thusly:. When his friends saw it, they placed orders, their friends placed orders, my knives were used in combat, a reporter wrote a story and. With demand so strong, it was tempting to develop mass production methods. Randall Made has been blessed with management continuity. Bill Platts joined Randall in January and stayed for 35 years, most of that time as Shop Manager, before retiring.
Bo died in and control passed to his son Gary, who had been slowly taking responsibility for daily operations. Gary is an American Bladesmith Society member. Today, Gary’s sons Jason and Michael are the third generation of Randall knife makers actively involved in the family business and Randall Made is the biggest name in hand made knives. Randall knives are not mass produced and all Randall knives are made to order.