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Old 01-18-2018, 09:26 PM
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Early Fighters return home

Ok, so this is a bit different, but my wife and I are visiting family in Ft Myers Florida. Anytime we come down from North Carolina, we stop by the Randall shop and Museum in Orlando and visit. As usual Scott Maynard greeted me at the counter and we had a nice visit. I showed him a couple of my old fighters, and he introduced me to Aaron, a Randall employee who was interested in seeing the old fighters as well.
I also visited the Museum and Michael Randall was, as usual a great guide and answered all my questions. A visit to the shop is always a great time, and if you are lucky, you might even hear a story or two...or three. Thanks Scott.

While in Orlando, I went to visit the area on lake Concord where Bo Randall had his home and knife shop till 1960 or so. I took my 2 old fighters out of their zippered bags, propped them up on an old Bald Cypress tree that may have been in the vicinity of Bo's old shop, and took a few pics.







Can't help but think some of the soot from Bo's old forge passed thru the branches of this old bald Cypress.



Ok, back to reality, while at the museum, Michael Randall pointed out an early Randall, one of the earliest.



Other great knives



Some miniatures



Early Hunter



As always, a great visit to Randall Made knives, where you are always welcome.

Regards, Sam
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:36 PM
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Always a great experience there! Scott, Aaron and Michael are always courteous hosts. And I see new and interesting knives each time I walk through the museum.

Two beautiful old knives Sam! Congrats!

I wish I knew you were there, I would have drove over and bought you lunch!

TB
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:41 PM
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Thanks for sharing !!
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:53 AM
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Thanks Bill and Sligo.
Bill, Everytime I go thru Orlando, it has been a short visit on the way to Tampa or ft Myers. I think next time I will spend the day in Orlando and spend more time in the museum. You are right, there is so much to see in the museum. You are also right that everyone is welcoming and always happy to engage you in conversation. Picked up a hat, Tervis Tumbler, and a bottle of oil that will last me a good 1000 years :-)
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Great post,Sam!

Thanks for giving us this "hands on" piece of Randall history.

The only thing that puzzles me is... was Scott really so nice, or is that fake news?

Cheers!

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Old 01-19-2018, 11:18 PM
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The only thing that puzzles me is... was Scott really so nice, or is that fake news?

David


He's not as bad as the character he portrays on TV!
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