Summary: one of just a couple made back in the 1980’s, this is a Randall Push Dagger with a stainless blade, nickel collar, black spacer and “cue ball” (see comments below) ivory handle. From the collection of the late Tom Clinton, the other push dagger made allegedly resides in the Randall Museum. Condition is unused with original edges, the handle is perfect without checks or cracks. A bit of light tarnish on the nickel collar, this will clean up quickly if so desired. Overall length: just a hair over 6”.
The sheath is an unmarked roughback boot knife sheath made by Johnson. Complete with leather tab and rubber retainer ring, the sheath is excellent+++ or better condition with just a few light handling marks / scuffs on the front.
7 photos for review – as shown, an old style black RMK carry case is included. I originally questioned whether this was indeed ivory and openly stated doubt, all my questions were answered in a forum thread about this knife / dagger by members of the forum and Randall shop staff. As I stated in the forum thread... “I stand corrected!” Rare is an understatement, check it out. Thanks and good luck.
Jeff McCartney here at the shop says he remembers making that and another in the museum from an ivory cue ball that Bo Randall gave him to tinker with in the early 80's...
Jeff says they were from a box of old Ivory cue balls that Bo use to put spikes in and throw at the trees on the property here at RMK...
(And I witnessed this first hand in 83-84! It took a crowbar to pry them out of the tree!!)
Todays cue balls are made from the same material that Cap is using in the Westmoreland knives-Elforyn