Genuine Pre-Ban Ivory Randall Knives

***SOLD*** Model 1-5

$2500.00

***SOLD*** Model 1-5 Image
This "All-Purpose Fighting Knife" features an uncommon 5" carbon steel blade with "Billie H. Redburn" etched on the reverse. Redburn had been an armorer aboard U.S.S. Hornet and spoke with great pride about how, in the predawn hours of April 18, 1942, he had loaded the bombs on Jimmy Doolittle's B-25 in preparation for the first U.S. air raid on the Japanese home islands. The #1-5" has a brass double hilt, scalloped brass collar, center cut ivory handle with finger grips, brass name plate (blank), natural butt with white faced compass and wrist thong. Furnished with brown rough back, smooth button, JRB sheath.

***SOLD*** Model 1-5

$2500.00

***SOLD*** Model 1-5 Image
This "All-Purpose Fighting Knife" features an uncommon 5" carbon steel blade with "Billie H. Redburn" etched on the reverse. Redburn had been an armorer aboard U.S.S. Hornet and spoke with great pride about how, in the predawn hours of April 18, 1942, he had loaded the bombs on Jimmy Doolittle's B-25 in preparation for the first U.S. air raid on the Japanese home islands. The #1-5" has a brass double hilt, scalloped brass collar, center cut ivory handle with finger grips, brass name plate (blank), natural butt with white faced compass and wrist thong. Furnished with brown rough back, smooth button, JRB sheath.

All natural handle materials are subject to checking and/or cracking under extremes of temperature and humidity. As such natural materials are not guaranteed.

We make every effort to mitigate the chance of ivory cracking during shipment. Once the knife is shipped we no longer have any control over it. The customer may specify by which method the knife is shipped, Ground (UPS), Air (Priority Mail) or Overnight (USPS). Extra shipping charges may be incurred for expedited shipping. 

All the African Elephant ivory from which these Randall Made knife handles were crafted pre-dates the ivory ban of 1989. Additionally these knives, handled with pre-ban African Elephant ivory, qualify for the de minimis exemption of the current USFWS ivory restrictions and may be traded in interstate commerce. While these ivory Randall knives are completely legal it’s important to note there will be no more Elephant ivory handled Randalls crafted at the shop after July 6, 2016.