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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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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

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The Series Is Complete!

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Steve Hanner Dec 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Rough Rider produced a series of twelve knives called The Rifleman Series.  I have finally acquired the whole series.  Here is a picture of the complete set.…Continue

My take on the RR850 Mountain Man Bowie

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Andrew Cutler Dec 8, 2014. 3 Replies

The knife is about what I expected for the $20 asking price.  What you get is a Bowie knife with an overall length of 13 inches and an 8 inch clip point blade.  The style is very much like that of a…Continue

And Then There Was One!

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Charles Sample Nov 9, 2014. 3 Replies

Rough Rider produced a series of twelve knives called the Rifleman Series.  Each knife has brown gunstock bone scales.  The shield is a Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle, often referred to as…Continue

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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! ;)


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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!


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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


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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

Dave,

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

Comment by Billy Oneale on January 24, 2015 at 9:58
I have one also
Comment by J.J. Smith III on January 24, 2015 at 0:33

I've got one of those, Dave,  im sure youll like it.

Comment by Dave Steiner on January 23, 2015 at 23:10

Got this interesting whittler which is a style I haven't seen before (R565):

It's a large (5-1/4"), heavy knife.  I like it!

Comment by J.J. Smith III on January 3, 2015 at 19:45
Nice find, Dave.
 
 
 

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