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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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Great quality knives for the money!

Started by Ron Foster. Last reply by Charles Sample Mar 31. 5 Replies

Many of the Rough Rider patterns I own are similar to some of the Case patterns I own. When comparing the quality, fit and finish these knives are a great value. What really makes them great is I…Continue


Started by Todd Helmkamp. Last reply by Charles Sample Nov 23, 2017. 17 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

All of the Rough Rider Series and Rough rider patterns

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Steve Aug 21, 2017. 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, 2017. 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 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
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


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