Photos and Knife Porn

There’s no knife-porn like Randall knife-porn

If you want a think-piece on the wonders that are Randall Knives, I will leave you with Mike LaPorte’s excellent post – Randall Knives: Confessions of an Addict. My piece tonight is going to be strictly knife porn. After all, it isn’t every day I get access to a dozen beautiful examples that I can hold and admire up-close.

I had lunch today with two of the people I have met through Ethan Becker. I mentioned Mike Crenshaw in association in my post about the Smoky Mountain Gun Collectors Association. The other gentleman was Alex Oglesby, an armorer and salesman at SIA Firearms (Security Investment Appraisal), a high-end guns store catering to military collectors and historic firearms enthusiasts, as well as providing armory and appraisal services, as well as stocking a huge selection of modern weaponry as well.

Their store is actually an old bank, and in a side room which likely used to be the office of a loan officer is their “museum room”. It houses among other things an entire wall of M1 Carbines, with examples of all of the various companies that produced this venerable weapon.

But it was the case of Randall Knives that really caught my eye on this my second visit to the store.

I am not the best photographer, especially with an iPhone, so I didn’t really do these amazing knives justice.

I had only ever been able to handle a couple of Randalls in my life. There is an extensive display at BLADE Show, but they are strictly hands-off.

As I said, I don’t have anything profound to share, I just wanted to share this sublime experience.

Obviously it isn’t in the same league as the Randalls, but this was the first time I had seen one of the new Ruger/CRKT knives. Still cool.

Apropos of nothing at all, SIA is also a dealer for Kim Breed. These two Damascus blades of Kim’s were from the owner’s personal collection and were mounted to the wall of his office.


I hope you enjoyed these, thank you for indulging me.

If you are ever in Knoxville, be sure to stop by SIA Firearms. You won’t be sorry.

 

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