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Rough Rider Collector's

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 Charles Sample 7 hours ago. 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 10 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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

Do A Double Take...Rough Rider Did!

Started by Syd Carr. Last reply by Charles Sample Aug 31, 2016. 25 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

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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. 

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 10:00

Well I spoke with Ralph Mitchell today at Cowboy Knives and Collectibles. He is a great guy and does have a few of the out of stock knives that SMKW might not have. He said the Lady leg knife was the new Stoneworx he got in, just to clarify.  But many fine Rough Riders and Colts and other House Brands that may show out of stock at SMKW.

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 8:38

Thanks Billy well not sure what new one Rodney wasbtalking about. It does look like the same knife Peter.  Now I will say I cant find the rounded bolsters?

Comment by Billy Oneale on July 22, 2014 at 0:04

it looks like the blade was etched on yours, Steve. I bought mine about 3 years ago.

Comment by Billy Oneale on July 22, 2014 at 0:02

Comment by Billy Oneale on July 21, 2014 at 23:57

I may be wrong about bolsters, but I found picks of 3that I have.

Comment by Billy Oneale on July 21, 2014 at 23:56

They made 3 stockman in this pattern when it came out. One with round bolsters and one with square bolsters.


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