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Ta2bill 11-03-2018 06:35 PM

RARE Bo Randall Miniature Knives
 
These are two original Bo Randall (NOT Gary) Miniature knives.

There are only 19 documented miniature knives that were made by Bo Randall prior to 1960. These are outlined in the Gaddis book. The first one he made was during WWII to be worn as a lapel pin on his own sports coat. 3 more were made in the later part of the 1940's for one customer in Missouri. The last original miniature knives that Bo himself made were completed in the late 1950's and sent to a company in Ohio to have them encased in Lucite and made into paperweights for exclusive authorized dealers or customers of the time.

Whenever you hear collectors speaking about miniature Randall knives, they are talking about the ones made between 1965 to the 1970's by Gary Randall, not these rare knives made by Bo Randall.

Out of the 15 of these made, 3 are in the museum, and I own 2 more. Lets find the remaining 10 of them!

https://i.imgur.com/mB5cHlcl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dEd1A55l.jpg

jeepster 11-03-2018 08:58 PM

Cool stuff.

Moosehead 11-04-2018 08:32 AM

Hi Bill!

Thanks for posting these two rarities.

These miniatures make a fine addition to your already spectacular collection. :101

I took a look around but I'm afraid I don't have any of the remaining ten...

Cheers!

David

Ta2bill 11-04-2018 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moosehead (Post 497711)
Hi Bill!

Thanks for posting these two rarities.

These miniatures make a fine addition to your already spectacular collection. :101

I took a look around but I'm afraid I don't have any of the remaining ten...

Cheers!

David



Better luck looking at the next gun show near you! lol

samg 11-07-2018 10:18 PM

Funny stuff Bill. I don't think Canadians are allowed gun shows, are they?:D
I saw that one on eBay Bill. Good get! If it would only have been an Astro....
I scored a nice early mod 23 the other day, stag with 7 spacers, placing in in probably 1972 production. I caught it just 1 hour after it was listed. I will post photos when in hand.
Great score Bill, love all the rare early stuff.
Sam

Ramaset87 11-19-2021 08:38 PM

I have one of these currently up for bids on eBay. It was for Abercrombie and Fitch. Covered in lucite. Please feel free to take a look.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RANDALL-MAD...-127632-2357-0

Moosehead 11-23-2021 01:18 PM

To my old eyes it looks like the same person hand wrote the "RANDALL MADE KNIVES - ORANDO, FLA." under the knife. So I'm guessing that this is one of the missing ten miniatures that were made by Bo Randall which the original poster of this thread, Ta2bill referred to.

It would appear Bo crafted these blades for various RMK dealers.

Hopefully others with more information will help out.

Cheers!

David

Moosehead 11-24-2021 10:01 AM

Well folks, it looks like someone really wanted Ramaset87''s mini Bear Bowie. It attracted 12 bidders and a late sniper picked it up for a mere US $3,800. (BTW, that's about $4800. in Canadian funds!) :eek:

Cheers!

David

jeepster 11-27-2021 10:41 PM

Long way from the $250.00 I gave Mr. York for it many years ago. I then sold it to Rhett for $1700.00. From there I have no idea what was paid until this auction. Yes these were made by Bo and yes that is Bos hand writing. Neat pieces of Randall history.
Ronnie

crutchtip 12-11-2021 11:26 AM

The mini's Bill references as being made by GTR, are not actually made by GTR. He made the ones on the board hanging in the museum, and possibly a few more, but the majority were made in the shop by employees. I will have to find out if there was someone specific assigned that task, and I have my ideas.

Nevertheless, minis from this period, this second group behind the early Bo made examples, we refer to as GTR miniatures.


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