Randall Sheaths

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by John A. Larsen, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    I have the original Model 14 sheath I got with the knife in 1970, and a Bee's Waxed one I bought in 1985 when I went back to Okinawa/SE Asia. The are virtually the same except for one difference. To read the "Randall Made Knives Orlando Fl" on the 1970 sheath, you hold the sheath horizontal, with the tip of the sheath facing to the right. To read the same logo on the 1985 sheath, you again hold the sheath horizontal, but with the tip pointed to the left. Is there any significance to this? Thanks. John
     
  2. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    "Is there any significance to this?" Maker's prerogative...
     
  3. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    Good of an answer as any, thanks! John
     
  4. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    It’s probably just random. Flip the sheath over and stamp it. Or maybe they had a left handed guy doing the stamps for a while.

    If you’ve ever worked in a production job. Some things are critical, some things are not. Some things QC (quality control) care about and some things they don’t. If QC doesn’t care about a detail the guy on the line doesn’t either.
     
  5. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    In 1970 Maurice Johnson was the sole maker of leather sheaths for the Randall Shop; in 1985, his son, Johnny was working at Johnson Leather full time, and had, or was in the process of taking over operations there.
     
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