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Randall Model 4 Skinner – Desert Ironwood

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Item #: RA-M4DI45N


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In September of 1939, W.D. Randall began stamping his knives with the same mark you see on them today. Being a fine knifemaker, a great businessman, and a master in the art of self-promotion helped W. D. Randall to become the best-known maker of handmade knives in the world.

The Model 4 Skinner has a 4-1/2" upswept skinning blade of 3/16" O-1 tool steel at 55-56 Rc. Handle is Desert Ironwood, with a nickel silver hilt and black and aluminum spacers. The blade has lots of belly for skinning game, in fact more than most of their other skinners. Measures 8-7⁄8"  overall. Weighs 4.5 oz. Wrist thong. Leather sheath. This is still one of Randall's most popular models.

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 10 to 12 months. If ordered directly from Randall the wait is currently about 5 years.


  • Type
  • Blade
    Upswept Skinner
  • Blade Length
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Hilt Guard
    Nickel Silver
  • Handle
    Desert Ironwood
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    4.5 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.

$ 595.00