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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

Quality

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 Ken Spielvogel on July 25, 2014 at 10:14

Nice looking Canoe Tobias

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 Ken Spielvogel on July 25, 2014 at 1:40

Nice one Charles


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

I got this RR711 Rifleman Series Large Toothpick today.

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 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 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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