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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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Rough Rider

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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Unusual Model No. on a RR

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Jan Carter Sep 27. 6 Replies

I just got this Rough Rider RR22034BN orange smooth bone trapper.  I have never seen this type of RR model no. before.  Is it a new numbering system for RR?  Can anyone tell me anything about it?…Continue

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

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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

Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 19, 2015 at 16:34

Charles, yes the hight model numbers do indeed mean newer knives.  For instance the slow burn series is in the 1430s or so.  I think the 14 stands for 2014 but I'm not sure.

Comment by Charles Sample on September 19, 2015 at 1:49

Tobias, does a higher model number indicate a newer RR knife?

Also am I the only one who can't search on SMKW's web site?

Comment by Jan Carter on September 18, 2015 at 21:38


not a great deal of anything in the "new" category for RR.  I like the Cotton sampler and intend to get one, I am waiting to see if other handle options are going to happen

Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 18, 2015 at 10:35

Has anyone seen anything new coming from Rough Rider.   The last I saw was the cotton sampler below.  Any new handle material or new patterns?  Any new fixed blade offerings?

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! ;)


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