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Home of the Rough Rider. RR offers all of the great knife patterns from the past. Quality and affordable, a rare product these days.

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Although an Import Rough Rider Brand by Smoky Mountain Knife Works continues to get high marks as a favorite for collectors.

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A Daily Use Test Of A Rough Rider

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Jan Carter Aug 11. 18 Replies

Another forum member asked me a question in the chat room that intrigued me.  He asked how well a Rough Rider knife would hold up to every day use.  I really couldn't answer that question.  I have 34…Continue

Do A Double Take...Rough Rider Did!

Started by Syd Carr. Last reply by Jan Carter Jun 17. 21 Replies

The Double Take.Here is a series of Rough Rider knives I at first found of interest due to their novelty, but then discovered them to be high-quality, well-made, and usable pocket knives living up to…Continue

Tags: Trapper, Muskrat, Take, Double, Rider

Do You Buy Rough Riders to Use or to Collect?

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by Jan Carter May 14. 31 Replies

Many people have a Rough Rider! What is your opinion?Continue

Tags: reasons, collect, use, rider, rough

Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by l.lantz Mar 24. 22 Replies

When the Combat Ready Knives came out by SMKW I thought "Those would be the Tactical Rough Rider's if Rough Rider made tacticals. This got me thinking.  Perhaps we should have a discussions  where we…Continue

Tags: Indian, Head, Marbles, –N-Hound, Fox

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 28, 2015 at 7:14

My latest Rough Rider is their new Cotton Sampler in the Appaloosa Brown Bone  It's  a hefty knife.  I'm pretty happy with it.  I hope they make it in a White Smooth Bone, and a few other handle materials.   I also wish they'd offer that fish-knife in a few more options.   It seems like SMKW doesn't pay much attention to Rough Rider Collectors anymore.  They're concentrating more on Colts.  (Sigh!)

The new shield. Tey are reissuing older knives with this one but offering very few new patterns or handle material.

Enough complaining!  Here's the knife.  It's pretty durn cool!


Rough Rider 1422  Cotton Sampler

·440A stainless steel blade

·Brown appaloosa smooth bone handles

·Brass pins and liners

·Nickel silver shield and ringed bolsters

·Lanyard hole

·3" Blade

·Blade width: 7/8

·Blade thickness: 1/16"

·4-1/8" Closed

·Made in China


and a last shot comparing the folding Rough rider Cotton Sampler to the Old Hickory fixed blade Cotton Sampler

Comment by Steve Hanner on May 2, 2015 at 16:08

Some great collections of Rough Riders Terry! They look terrific.

Comment by Terry Pitts on May 2, 2015 at 16:03

RR Sawcut and Smooth Red bones.

 Sawcut and Smooth Red bone RRs.

Comment by Terry Pitts on May 2, 2015 at 16:00

Compleat Set of RR Long Rifles

 Collection of Long Rifles

Comment by Steve Hanner on March 12, 2015 at 11:48

you kniw that is kind of a an interesting knife right there. I have often considered a sodbuster style knife but always feared the no lock mechanism. I do run a similir risk with the stockman I collect! ;)

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 9, 2015 at 21:46

I should also mention the glow in the dark handles do not photograph well.  Or at least with my crappy camera they don't!

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 9, 2015 at 21:38

I'm a sucker for glow in the dark stuff.  The liner lock was initially added to Case sodbuster sometime back but they discontinued the locking Sodbuster and have no plan on reissuing them.  The folks at SMKW took the Case model and released their work knives based on the Case.  They offer the locking work knives in the same sizes as the standard and junior Case sodbusters.   Here i smy tortoise shell locking work knife.  But you'll find the full size one in tortoise more appealing, Jan!

Comment by Jan Carter on March 9, 2015 at 18:49

LOL, well it's not going to kill you if you live anywhere else so we are safe Tobias

I like the liner lock idea but the handles are not doing anything for me

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 9, 2015 at 17:34

Not sure if I'm the first one on the IKC block but once again I saw it on Ebay before it showed up at SMKW!!  The Trapper and the little leg is in this month's catalog.

This one is the RR1429 Glow locking Work knife; essentially a glow in the dark Sodbuster Jr. with a liner Lock!  How awesome is that!

The shield on the Glow series

Comes with a warning that basically says if you live in California it has chemicals in it that will kill you!  Sure am glad i don't live in California!  LOL

Comment by Jan Carter on January 24, 2015 at 10:03


I think you will like this one.  It is a great pattern


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