KNIFE, RANDALL, KIT, MODEL #1, 1974

FOR THE RANDALL KNIFE COLLECTOR. VERY RARE ITEM. RANDALL MODEL #1KNIFE KIT IN ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX. KIT RECEIVED BY ORIGINAL OWNER ON 1JANUARY 1974 FROM THE ORLANDO, FLORIDA FACTORY. KIT INCLUDES UNOPENED HANDLE, SPACERS IN ORIGINAL ENVELOPE, CROSSGUARD, RANDALL STAMPED BLADE, CAP AND NUT. CONDITION OF KIT IS EXCELLENT. CONDITION OF BOX IS WORN WITH SURFACE STAINING EXPECTED OF A 30+ YEAR OLD ATTIC FIND. ALSO INCLUDED IS A REPRINT OF A NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 1967 GUN WORLD ARTICLE ON RANDALL KNIVES. KIT WAS PURCHASED FROM A VIET NAM SPECIAL FORCES MEDIC WHO PASSED AWAY RECENTLY. NO ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO ASSEMBLE THE KNIFE. I SHIP US POSTAL PRIORITY AND INSURANCE WILL BE REQUIRED.
RATHER THAN ANSWER EACH QUESTION, I'VE ELECTED TO DO AN UPDATE. THE HANDLE PAPER WRAP HAS A "W" WRITTEN ON TWO SIDES IN RED PENCIL. ONE LETTER IS UNDER THE CELLOPHANE TAPE, THE OTHER IN THE OPEN. I DIDN'T NOTICE THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE THE MARKINGS/TAPE HAVE FADED. I TFORE ASSUME THE HANDLE IS WOOD. THE BLADE IS DEEP STAMPED "RANDALL MADE" , "ORLANDO, FLA." IN TWO LINES, INSIDE THE UPTURNED SCIMITARS. IN FRONT OF THE RANDALL STAMP IS LIGHTLY STAMPED OR ETCHED "KIT" AS DONE IN THE LAST OF THE 70'S KITS. T ARE NO SINGLE OR DOUBLE "S"s ANYW ON THE BLADE. T IS NO SOLINGEN MARK ON THE BLADE. THE BLADE IS FINISHED AND SHARPENED AS IS THE FALSE EDGE. THE
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