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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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Started by Todd Helmkamp. Last reply by Steve Aug 31. 16 Replies

I own about 6 RR knives now, varying patterns, and I"m just amazed by the quality for the price.  Have any of you had any quality issues?Continue

Show us Your Rough Riders!

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by Jan Carter Aug 24. 323 Replies

We wanted to have a place to post all those great pictures of Rough Rider Knives. One rule only, they must be a Rough Rider!Continue

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All of the Rough Rider Series and Rough rider patterns

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Steve Aug 21. 30 Replies

The purpose of this discussion is to try to identify all of the Rough Riders Knives past, present and Future.   I've only got around a 100 of the 1000 or more Riders out there.  Most of those are…Continue

The Series Is Complete!

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Steve Aug 21. 6 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

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 10, 2017 at 11:00
I'm not sure how many people are aware of it but Moose is actually a fairly old pattern knife. It is said the pattern was developed by George Washington Sears - better known as Nessmuk. In its earlier days the knife was known as the the Nessmuk folder.
Comment by Billy Oneale on June 10, 2017 at 10:04
Nice one, Tobias. I like some of the new handles material that RR has come out with. I like the Moose pattern almost as well as Trappers.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 10, 2017 at 7:56

Also got Mr. Moose in Crackle Stone.  My first Moose.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like the pattern but it looks pretty awesome. Not sure what the synthetic carckle stone is supposed to be; maybe a turquoise?   The band in the middle is genuine abalone.  I like the wicked bend in the spay.

Comment by Charles Sample on June 9, 2017 at 22:29

Tobias, I have that same knife.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 9, 2017 at 22:16

My latest Rough Rider is the Copperstone 3" Toothpick.   As you can probably tell it comes in one of the magnetic closing boxes that had been part of the Colt line.    The loss of Colt to the SMKW just might revive that the stagnant Rough Rider Traditional knives.   The Crackle Stone and the Buckshot Bone are also coming over to Rough Rider.   So did the Turquoise Peak!  

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 19, 2017 at 15:04
I'm seeing quite a few of the old Colt pocket knives showing up in the Rough Rider line! I'm also seeing quite a few new handle materials being used in the RR line. no doubt the demise of Colt at SMKW has led to a resurgence in the SMKW house brands. I wonder if some of the Colt Tactical stuff will find it way to Rough Rider or Combat Ready?
Comment by Billy Oneale on December 11, 2015 at 21:45
Nice, Tobias
Comment by Charles Sample on December 11, 2015 at 0:04

I like that RR1469.  I need to get one for my RR collection.  I already have the RR1400.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on December 10, 2015 at 14:53

My Rough Rider Deluxe "L'Hammy De Chasse" Mushroom Knife  (RR 1469) 

Form SMKW's website:

Slightly larger than the original if you prefer a heftier knife for your mushrooms, we call this one "the hunting hammy."

·440A Stainless steel blade with ridged spine
·Foldout boar's hair bristle brush
·Foldout ruler with 2-1/2" standard and 6.5cm metric marks
·Stainless steel liners
·Brass pins
·Lanyard hole
·5-5/8" Closed

The blade is not quite as sharp as other Rough Riders I've owned but it is sharper than most other Mushroom Knives I've bought with this style of blade.   I wonder if the blade geometry makes it more difficult to get a razor sharp factory edge.

I've only seen this style of scythe like blade of blade on mushroom knives.  The jimping on the spine is used to knock dirt off the mushroom.  This deluxe model also has the swivel mounted brush (to protect the bristles) and a  stainless steel graduated rule.

The knife knife has a small lanyard hole. I added my own snap hook after purchasing the knife.  Old (RR 1400) and new  (RR1469)  Mushroom Knives compared below.

I recommend either knife for the Mushroom Hunter who has/wants everything.  Both are excellent and will perform as good, if not better than other higher priced mushroom knives. They are solid and well made  with better steel  at a much lower price!

Comment by Billy Oneale on September 20, 2015 at 17:23
Nope, I do like the slow burn series. I may have to get the Trapper for me and the leg for my wife. I noticed the last SMKW catalog had some Colt stag for around $30.00

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