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Although he was horrified at the use to which it was being put, Randall admired the knife so much that he decided to make himself one like it. After this happened several times in succession, Randall thought that it might be a good idea to produce these handcrafted works of art on a regular basis. In doing so, he quite probably also founded the entire benchmade knife business as we know it today. The deluge of publicity began in 1943, with a newspaper item that syndicated press affiliation spread across the country and into foreign lands where American GIs read it. Knives and bayonets were especially effective in the Ranger attack on Axis positions at El Guettar in North Africa, and during the long Allied march up the boot of Italy.
The fledgling companys war effort flourished, and before long, many Randall knives were in the hands of troops on all fronts. One correspondent told Bo Randall that his Model 1 fighting knife played a significant role in his being credited with 384 enemy dead!
All Randall knives listed as "In Stock" on our site are ready for immediate delivery.
Each model has been thoroughly field-tested and has proven to be properly shaped and designed for its particular use.I also have a section on this site of knives for sale.My handle on e Bay and all of the knife forums is "tunefin K".Randall knives are 100% hand made and no two are exactly alike.
Demand is so great for all models that there is typically a wait of a few years to deliver a new knife ordered from Randall.
was vacationing at his family cabin on Walloon Lake, in Michigan. Hughes began writing routinely about knives by other makers. Until this happened in the late 1960s, knife articles were limited to very occasional pieces in gun magazines and mens journals.