Summary: this is a fabulous Randall model #18 crutch tip with an Orlando stamped tool steel blade, large brass guard, pinched tube handle, and 20/1 butt cap.
This knife was just rec'd back from the Randall shop, it had spots on the blade that needed to be removed. The shop did a beautiful job on the knife, no grinding required. The blade is 7-3/8" long, back of the blade shop etched with the original owner's name. (Jack Gordon) Large row of sawteeth on this one, the Orlando, FLA stamp is crisp and clean. The hollow handle is 4-5/16" long with rubber cap removed, the tang extends in to the handle about 1-1/2". All said and done, the knife looks brand new.
The riveted Johnson roughback sheath is in excellent condition, I picked a bit of verdigris from around the rivets. There is very little in the way of knife storage marks at the throat, at worst you'll find a few handling marks on the front and a bit of verdigris around the rivets on the back side. The original stone still with the sheath, it's an unused yellow print Combination Crystolon.
9 photos for review – as shown, a new Randall Knives carry case is included. This is a totally cool and very collectible knife, a great one to tuck away in your collection. These Crutch Tip's date back to the mid-60's, not sure exactly when this one was made but mid to late 60's is a very safe bet. The photos tell the story, it's a fabulous knife / sheath combination. Check it out... thanks and good luck.