In 1943 Bo Randall licensed W.F. Larsen of Springfield MA to manufacture the model #1-8". Bo Randall was to receive a royalty of .50 per knife. In lieu of cash Bo chose instead to take his royalty in gas rationing tickets. About 1200 Springfield Randall knives were made before Bill Larsen died. There are many knives on the market made from left over parts so be careful. This is the nicest example of an original Springfield Randall that I've seen.