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Randall Model 20 Yukon Skinner with Thuya Wood

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Item #: RA-M20TW45


Order Details


We carry, and keep a quantity on hand of a lot of different Randall knives. While we have special ordered the Yukon Skinner for customers, until October 2016, we had not tried to keep an inventory of that model. In a mailing to Knife Collectors Club™ members at the end of October, we offered this knife in two different handle materials – leather and black Micarta®. Toward the end of last year, Randall announced that Thuya Wood would be available as a standard handle material. It seemed a natural choice for the Yukon Skinner.

The Yukon Skinner is an adaptation of Randall's Model 4 specially designed for big game purposes by Ward Gay, a famous Alaskan bush pilot. It has a 4-1⁄2" upswept skinner style blade of O-1 tool steel  (non-stainless) at 56-57 Rc. with notches on the top of the blade near the hilt for thumb placement. The handles are beautifully figured Thuya Wood with black, red and white spacers at the top with a brass hilt, and a green paracord lanyard. Measures 9-1⁄2" overall. Weighs 6.6 oz. Ships with a brown leather Model A sheath with a sharpening stone in the pouch and a matching green paracord loop. Handmade in Randall's shop in Orlando, Florida.

(7-2017) 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 7 to 8 months. If ordered directly from Randall the wait is currently about 5 years.

  • Type
  • Blade
    Upswept Skinner
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
  • Handle
    Thuya Wood
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    6.6 oz.
  • Sheath
  • Origin

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.