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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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Folding Hunter review and thoughts

Started by Vaughn Devereaux Jun 28. 0 Replies

  Has anyone did a review on the ROUGH RIDER RR1501 Red Strawberry Bone 2 blade FOLDING HUNTER 5 1/4" ? What I was curious about was the width of the knife as compared with other brand folding…Continue

Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 29. 37 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

Question about the Heavy Hunter Series

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Jan Carter Apr 29. 1 Reply

I know the series is based on design by a famous knife maker or company. Does anyone know who first came up with the knife design. I believe they discussed this on Knives Live when it first came…Continue

A Daily Use Test Of A Rough Rider

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 28. 20 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

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 25, 2014 at 9:41

Good one Charles.  I love the RR 5 inch Toothpicks.  I just wished they made more than 5 of them.

My latest Rough Rider is an oldie but goodie.  The RR492 Canoe with tortoise shell handles.

It is part of my growing collection of Tortoise Shell.

RR 495 peanut

RR 505 Baby Toothpick

RR 492 Canoe

RR 514 Work Knife (Locking Soddy)

Marbles MR 207  5 inch Toothpick

Not sure ho many more RR Tortoise Shells I will get but I'll at least get the Reverse Gunstock and the Straight Razor.  There is also a nice Bever Creek (Frost) Trapper with a Sharps Carbine Shield) and Marbles Sleeveboard Whittler in tortoise shell that look enticing.

(And yes I know it is imitation tortoise. Many Knife Companies in America led the way in banning the use of tortoise shell for knife handles.  I think  many American Companies stopped using it before WWI.  Several other companies followed suit soon after WWI.   Other industries were much slower with many continuing to use the actual tortoise shell until the world wide ban in 1973.)

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 25, 2014 at 8:49

I really do like the combination of the rifle shield and that long blade!

Comment by Ken Spielvogel on July 25, 2014 at 1:40

Nice one Charles

Comment by Charles Sample on July 24, 2014 at 22:51

I got this RR711 Rifleman Series Large Toothpick today.

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 24, 2014 at 21:43

So anybody get a new Rough Rider?

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 11:58

And thus concludes today's geological lesson!  My goodness, well synthetic sure helps explain the price differential!

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 11:54

Blade Etch though for sure would be unique.  I find this funny... Ralph operates out of his basement and has stock on some of these knives so keep him in mind for a hard to find or discontinued or just plain out of stock.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 22, 2014 at 11:52

Oh yeah.  There ain't no such thing as red turquoise.  The red stone is synthetic bloody basin jasper which is a red jasper with spider vein of black, brown, or green.  (Not to be confused with Bloody Jasper which is a green jasper with red veins.)  The yellow stone in the Stoneworx line is yellow jasper.  These stones are often called red and yellow turquoise but the stones are NOT turquoise. 

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium.

Jasper, a form of chalcedony, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue.

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 11:51

Well I did see a difference in the stone layout but was not sure if they produced them all identical?

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 22, 2014 at 11:42

That Stoneworx looks a tad different than the ones I've seen.  I only have one of the Stockmans(RR914).  The other ones are RR913 and RR915.  Does this one have a pattern number.  The stone layout is different than the other Stoneworx Stockmans and I've never seen that blade etch.  Pretty cool looking stockman. 

 
 
 

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