SUPERB, FULLY ORIGINAL, RANDALL SPRINGFIELD 1943/44 FIGHTING KNIFE For Sale
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SUPERB, FULLY ORIGINAL, RANDALL SPRINGFIELD 1943/44 FIGHTING KNIFE:
SUPERB, FULLY ORIGINAL and PERHAPS FINEST, RANDALL 1943/44 FIGHTING KNIFE
Fixed blade knife lovers and collectors; Offered today is perhaps the finest Springfield Randall extant, a single production model limited to the early 1940’s.Randall collectors will recognize the rarity of this example and its originality.Production estimates are varied, but most suggest a limited production of 1200 for the Springfieldmodel.
(C. Houston Price; Official PriceGuide to Collector knives, 14thEdition, lists a production estimate at 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 in1943 and 1944. The Randall Model 1 became one of the favored fighting knives of WWII and continues to be one of their most popular. It has been copied by most handmade knifemakers at some point in their career, and sometimes by knife manufacturers as well.”
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The drop point blade is clean, sharp and fully original measuring 7 7/8” with atight, stacked leather grip accompanied by a fresh original lanyard.The blade offers the RANDALL MADE SPFLD MASS impression on its left side - cleaning lines are visible on the blade, further authenticating its untouched originality.
The knife is accompanied with a beautifully original, stiff and tight, scabbard and original, crisp, sharpening stone. Please note the freshness and originality of this scabbard and stone, it cannot be surpassed!
Knife lovers: This is a complete, fully original, and superb, Randall Model I package. As a second owner, I am pleased to offer it to a new caretaker and, upon request, the original owner history (my grandfather) to its future knife was a part of the estate of Norval Grigg, my grandfather.
Norval was born in 1905 and passed in 1997, he was a lifetime resident of Seattle and a Boeing employee from 1931 to his retirement in 1977.
Early in his life, Norval Grigg enjoyed, and was deeply involved with mountaineering – this was the pastime of he and is best friends, and where he met my grandmother, Edna Turner.Norval was also very interested in photography and owned a significant number of important Leica cameras, no more so than Leica I Luxus #34814. Norval was a true connoisseur of the finest quality products and equipment. He states just that is his comment to author Malcom Bates in the Cascade Voices publication, Chapter 3. Norval had several camp knives including a Scagel, but this Randall knife was purchased later in his life, with likely little intention of camping with it.
Norval Grigg is listed within the following publications:
THE MOUNTAINEERS, A HISTORY
Published by the Mountaineers, Jim Kjeldsen First edition 1998
Please see pages 32, 39, 40 & 50, referencing both Norval Grigg and my grandmother Edna Turner and her first husband, Gil Erickson.
MONTE CRISTO AREA, A COMPLETE OUTDOOR GUIDE
Northwest Press Copyright 1977 by Harry M. Majors and Richard C. McCollum (Author signed copy)
Norval Grigg references are within pages 9, 97, 147, 155, 159, 160, 161, 168,175.
THREE FINGERS, THE MOUNTAIN, THE MEN AND THE LOOKOUT
Copyright by Malcom S. Bates 1987 (Author signed copy).
Norval Grigg is acknowledged to be in the team of three to first ascend ThreeFingers.
Norval Grigg references are within pages 101, 103, 105, 106.
CASCADE VOICES, CONVERSATIONS WITH WASHINGTONMOUNTAINEERS
Copyright by Malcom S. Bates, 1992 (Author signed copy)
Norval Grigg has his own dedicated Chapter #3, pages 10-13. Norval is also listed on pages 19a. Edna Turneris incorrectly noted as Edna Grigg page 19c, as the marriage still years away.
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