Triathlete custom JLLk1

Discussion in 'The Randall Made Knives Collector's Forum' started by etexas, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. etexas

    etexas Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 23, 2012
    My first attempt at re-handling a knife. Had this Triathlete for an EDC for over seven years. Wanted a full handle and decided to try and do it myself. Not having any experience it took me over a year to figure out how I wanted to do it. It took a lot of confidence or stupidity to cutup a $300 Randall. Hope you like it!

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  2. foxdoublegunner

    foxdoublegunner

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    Aug 20, 2010
    Etexas,
    That looks like a very respectable job. I like the figure in the wood and the contours of the grip look like they would be comfortable. How long did it take you and how badly damaged was the original grip?

    Foxdoublegunner
     
  3. etexas

    etexas Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 23, 2012
    This is what a Triathlete looks like in it's original form. The wood is Bigleaf Maple Burl shaped into a boarder patrol handle. Thanks for your comments.
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  4. Melvin-Purvis

    Melvin-Purvis Not a Registered User Staff Member Super Mod

    Jan 14, 2001
    Daayum, that looks good, well done!
     
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  5. Ray1911

    Ray1911

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    Apr 18, 2020
    Wow! That turned out great! What changes did you make on the original handle? It looks like a stick tang on the pommel, can't really tell since I'm on my phone, though.
     
  6. etexas

    etexas Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 23, 2012
    It's not a stick tang. It's a silver soldered stainless half inch, three quarter length with a short piece of stainless threaded rod to attach butt cap.
     
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  7. Ray1911

    Ray1911

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    Apr 18, 2020
    Ahh, nice. I've been wanting to get a Triathlete for awhile. I've got one more Randall that I need to get before I get it.
     
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