For Sale
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Hi folks,
The daughter of the Marine who carried this in Korea has asked me to sell it for her. I have no idea exactly 'how many' of the Smithsonian Bowies were carried in Korea but this could possibly be the only one for these reasons:
* The Iron Mistress didn't come out until 1952
* It took a bit of time before Bo even forged one of them!
* The Korean War was over, end of 1952
* Moore sheath with lucite snaps were made for a small period of time
* Brazed lugs on the hilt!
* Brass tang but!
* 'HOW' many Marines (or others, for that matter) would have ordered a 3+ pound knife for
a duty weapon?
OK: I have a photo of this fine, brave young man, in country, holding his Thompson. All of the above but at a bargain price should make this big...bad...boy an attractive treasure for the serious collector! The Korean War is...BY FAR...the hardest theatre of battle in which to find a Randall Made Knife, purposely built and made for it's fighting military! Here's why:
* A good many servicemen who fought the war used hunting/camping styled knives (Per Bob Gaddis)
* Many soldiers, sailors and Marines who fought were W.W. II veterans who used RMKs from that theatre of war!
I hope you can appreciate what it is being offered here. I'll give it a couple of days and if it should not sell,,,'BAM'!: Off to The Captain's 'STASH'!
Stay sharp, Capt. Chris

* Randall Model #12-11 inch
* The SMITHSONIAN BOWIE Model!
* Hand forged carbon steel blade
* O1 Swedish tool steel used
* 11 inch blade length
* Extra heavy 3/8 inch blade stock
* A Bowie-shaped blade
* Top edge is sharp!
* Modeled after the 'IRON MISTRESS' of WB movie fame (1952)
* Heavy (brazed) brass lugged double hilt
* Wide 5 spacer pattern
* Leather handle
* Commando-shaped handle
* Duramin butt cap
* Brass butt cap nut
* Clarence Moore sheath!
* Lucite Randall snap!
* Ordered in 1952 and served in Korea!
* NUFF SAID!
$1075.00: Thanks Vic...It's SOLD
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
Randall Korean War Smitty!
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