The Randall Knife Collectors Club is up and running and wants you to join its ranks today.
The RKCC has been over two years in the making and held its third meeting at the 2014 BLADE Show earlier this month at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. “We boast an active membership of over 500 avid Randall Knife Knuts, including 15 percent of that total from our international community,” noted Capt. Chris Stanaback, RKCC founder and authorized dealer of Randall Made Knives. All of the club's membership recruiting had been done by word of mouth until recently. The club is now running ads in BLADE® to help spread the word, Stanaback added.
The RKCC publishes a club newsletter called “KNIFE NEWS” every four months and also offers authentication and appraisal services of Randall knives. “The club has the blessings of the Randall shop and, if you happen to pay a visit to the shop in Orlando, you can usually pick up our latest issue of KNIFE NEWS,” Stanaback said. Randall Made Knives is owned and operated by Gary Randall, son of BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame® member W.D. “Bo” Randall.
The club already has sold its first Randall club knife and “is looking to do nothing but get bigger and better,” Stanaback noted.
The RKCC is the successor to the old Randall Knife Society, which was started by Rhett Stidham. The RKS also had a regular newsletter and sold Randall club knives on an annual basis. Stidham, a long-time knife collector, author and purveyor, passed away a few years ago. With his passing, the RKS was dissolved.
The RKCC's website address is RKCC-RKCA.com and the e-mail address is RKCCLUB@aol.com. Stanaback's phone number is 352-598-1880.
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