Model 17 Astro - 1972-1975 Era

SKU
1016128
Date Added:
07/08/19
# Available:
0
Price: $1,095.00 Sale Price: $875.00
Overview
This Model 17 Astro by Randall features a satin finished spear point blade with .221" blade stock. 1.294" blade depth, full tang construction. Black linen micarta scales, fastened with removable stainless steel bolts. A slot in the heavy tang and matching hollow inside the handle may be used to carry matches, fishhooks, line and other survival items. The Model 17 was especially designed for the seven Mercury astronauts, who carried them on America's first manned space flights. Astronaut Gordon Cooper did the final design, and two of these historically valuable knives are on display in the Smithsonian Institution. Includes brown leather sheath with stone and a zippered case. Has a few light scratches, otherwise excellent condition. Back of blade reads "Des Meaux".
Product Details
  • Blade Length
    5.625
  • Overall Length
    10.5
  • Weight (oz)
    10.4
  • Source
    Previously Owned
Additional Specs
  • Knife Type
    Full Tang, Has Sheath
  • Blade Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Blade Details
    Drop Point, Spear Point
  • Handle Material
    Micarta
ABOUT THE MAKER
Randall Made Knives
The models offered by Randall have been developed over a period of 80 years from personal experience, extensive research and the study of hundreds of designs submitted by individuals around the world requesting custom-made knives. Each model has been thoroughly field-tested and has proven to be properly shaped and designed for its particular use. Randall knives are 100% hand made and no two are exactly alike. Demand is so great for all models that there is typically a wait of a few years to deliver a new knife ordered from Randall. W. D. "Bo" Randall passed away December 25, 1989 at his home after visiting with all his family earlier in the day. Bo and his son Gary managed the business side by side for over twenty-five years. Gary continues the tradition of hand crafting knives that bear the Randall Made trademark along with his sons, Jason and Michael, of the next Randall generation.
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