RARE Late 1930’s Bo Randall Knife -w/Certificate -Old/Antique/Vtg -CollectionDetails
1 U.S. Vietnam Randall special order model 14 fighting knife available. This Vietnam Randall fighting knife would make a fine addition to any world militaria collection.
This model 14 is pretty interesting--one side of the handle is marked 'INDO-CHINA 1969-1971'. The reverse side of the handle has what is likely the same inscription written in one of the indigenous languages of the Indo-China region.
There are a couple of characteristics of this knife that suggest it could have been carried by an Air America flight crew member. First, instead of the handle being inscribed just 'Vietnam 1969-1971', it says Indo-China. The countries of Indo-China include Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. Air America operated covertly in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. A second knife characteristic is the special order feature on this model 14 of a serrated blade spine. These serrations were common among flight crew members for cutting through the aluminum fuselage in the event of being shot down.
This fighting knife measures 11 7/8" overall. The blade itself measures 7 3/8". This Randall has a riveted sheath. Also I am told that the tie-down holes in the guard are also non-standard. The stone was replaced with a magnesium fire starter stone.
This knife and sheath are in excellent condition.
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