Dating randall knives
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The scabbard has pistol belt hooks added and is marked "E. The original scabbard is marked on the belt loop "21C/N804 / RNZAF". WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "Gregory / Steel / Products" at the ricasso. The scabbard is original to the knife and is unmarked.
The early sheaths had buckles for their grip straps.. The double edge blade is 7 3/4" long and 1 1/2" wide. The scabbard is original and made by the Black Horse Leather Shop.
The underside of the guard is marked "06" and "M H" (the C is under the blade).
The handle is grooved leather with alum, black and red spacers.
Cole made aprox 300 of the warime 8 point knuckle knives. This exact knife is pictured on page 107 of Mike Silvey's WWII Book..
This exact knife is pictured in Cole Book 1 page 80..
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.
As most of you know, part of the enjoyment of collecting military knives is in the sharing of information with your fellow collectors. The blade is 7 3/4" long and marked "Bone / Lubbock, Tex." inside his trademark Dogbone mark at the ricasso. The sheath is unmarked, but no doubt made by Johnson (who made sheaths for Randall).
WWII Australian Commando Stiletto, marked "D^D / WE" at the ricasso on one side and "1 ^" on the other. This knife has an alloy type handle and a blue blade.
After 1968 the mark went to "Buck / USA", then to "Buck / 120 /USA".
The handle is alum, brass, fiber, bakelite and copper. The sheath is original and marked "M H Cole / Roebuck Works" on the back. The handle is walnut with finger grooves and a US stamp in an oval.
The blade is 7 3/16" long and in the style of an M3 blade but with a fuller. This knife was made in the late 50's or early 60's. The 8 point brass knuckles were left over WWII knucks and marked "M H Cole".
The knuckle bow is brass with 8 points and marked "M H Cole".