Randall Model 1 Fighter with Stag
Item #: RA-M1S6
The Randall Model 1 Fighter was one of the first models produced in the Randall Shop in Orlando. A Model 1, made by Bo Randall, served as the prototype for the Springfield Randall that was manufactured by Northampton Cutlery Company near Springfield, Massachusetts in 1943 and 1944.
Since World War II, Randall knives have been the best-known handmade knives in the world and are still made in the family owned shop in Orlando in much the same way Bo made knives in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The business has been run by Bo's son Gary since 1970, and Gary's son Jason has been in the shop for the past several years.
Over the years, we have stocked several versions of the Model 1. First with O-1 steel and India Stag handle, then with O-1 and Maple Burl handle made exclusively for A. G. Russell™. That was followed by the same knife with a Stainless blade and Black Micarta® handle, then 0-1 and Desert Ironwood. Both the Stag and the Black Micarta® are currently available on our website.
The 6" blade is O-1 tool steel with a brass hilt. The overall length is 10-3/4". This is a great knife and has been copied by most handmade knifemakers at some point in their career, and sometimes by knife manufacturers as well. The Randall Model 1 is the original and well worth any difference in price or delivery time. Weighs approximately 8.6 oz. Includes a leather sheath.
Due to Randall's high volume of orders, if not on our shelves when you order, delivery of Randall knives ordered from A. G. Russell is currently taking 5 to 6 months. If ordered directly from Randall the wait is currently about 5 years.
Randall Made Knives
For over 75 years, Randall knives have been the best-known handmade knives in the world. No two Randall Made™ knives are exactly alike, for no jigs or patterns are used in their final construction. Large-scale commercial production with this kind of attention to detail is not feasible and that's why knives of this unique quality are not widely available.
Gary Randall, the present owner, took over from his father, W. D. "Bo" Randall, in the mid 1970's and the shop remains so busy that today it takes over five years to get a knife directly from them. We are one of the few authorized Randall dealers, and try to keep a stock of their knives. If we don't have the knife that you want in stock, we can usually have it for you within 6-7 months, because our orders with Randall are booked years in advance. For anyone wanting to order directly from Randall the price will be lower but the wait will be extremely long.
Your customer service was wonderful! The lady who took my order was very pleasant. I was surprised to hear a thump on my porch to find the knife had been delivered already. The knife is the Randall Model 1 Fighting Knife with a 6" blade and stag handle arrived in perfect condition. I have always wanted a Model 1, and to find it in the Cutting Edge catalog at a great price was amazing. I can't wait to see what I find in the next catalog. I was totally pleased with how I was treated in my dealings with your company. Thank you so much. Darrell S. Afton, TN