Randall Model 12-11", Smithsonian Bowie with Desert Ironwood Handle. #O55.
I just purchased this Randall "Smithsonian" in a small collection. It has the standard 11" long carbon steel blade of 3/8" stock that is about 2 1/8" deep. It has a lugged brass guard, scalloped collar and coolie cap and a desert ironwood handle. There is a naturally occuring check that starts at the middle of the front side and goes around the bottom and ends about halfway up the back (in a circular direction). It is stable and my nail can only lightly feel parts of it. I don't believe it will crack or break. See photos 2,3 and 4 to see it better. The sheath is a Randall/Sullivan model "A" with orange stone. The knife has never been used or carried, but was stored in the sheath so there is a dark mark at the throat of the sheath. Essentially, an unused knife with the listed check in the handle. Priced accordingly... Ask for knife #O55.