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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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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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My take on the RR850 Mountain Man Bowie

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Andrew Cutler Dec 8. 3 Replies

The knife is about what I expected for the $20 asking price.  What you get is a Bowie knife with an overall length of 13 inches and an 8 inch clip point blade.  The style is very much like that of a…Continue

Rough Riders and other SMKW House Brands

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Billy Oneale Dec 3. 21 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

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And Then There Was One!

Started by Charles Sample. Last reply by Charles Sample Nov 9. 3 Replies

Rough Rider produced a series of twelve knives called the Rifleman Series.  Each knife has brown gunstock bone scales.  The shield is a Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle, often referred to as…Continue

All of the Rough Rider Series and Rough rider patterns

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Oct 30. 29 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

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Comment by Tobias Gibson on April 11, 2014 at 9:17

One of my favorite Rough Rider's is the RR-078.  A small lock-back that looks similar to the Moki-Meek.  Here's why:

Comment by Steve Hanner on March 29, 2014 at 15:20

Some great looking Rough Riders, small but look sturdy!

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 29, 2014 at 13:03

Thanks my friends.  I'll have more videos in the near future.  Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=W.+Tobias+Gibson&sm=3

Comment by Ken Spielvogel on March 29, 2014 at 12:29

Well done Tobias

Comment by Robert Burris on March 29, 2014 at 9:51

Great job, well done and interesting.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 29, 2014 at 9:37

A look at the Rough Rider Canoe Whittlers (Canittlers) 

Comment by Robert Burris on March 23, 2014 at 18:19

The way things are they smother small business's with overhead cost. I think, we should encourage small companies. They employ a few workers at first and then more if they are successful. That use to be the American dream.

Comment by Ken Spielvogel on March 23, 2014 at 17:52

Excellent, very well said Tobias.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 23, 2014 at 17:31

I want to buy USA knives but it is hard to argue about the quality of most Rough Riders and several other knives that are made in China, Japan, Taiwan, Italy or Spain  by American several knife makers.  I also realize that most of the knife makers are not out sourcing  their manufacturing to these markets because they want to make a larger profit margin.  They are doing it to stay in business.  We blame the companies when we should be blaming our government for being so hostile to business in this country.  Most knife companies are small operations  employing maybe  hundred or so people, tops.  They are not going to be able to absorb the over regulated business climate  as easily as the Walmarts and big box stores.

And then you have the issue of quality. Rough Riders are solid well made knives.  If you get rid of the tang stamps and that "china" mark most people  would agree they are on par with Case and Buck. The blades are quite as well polished but build and quality is there.

Comment by Ken Spielvogel on March 23, 2014 at 16:36

Its really to bad, many things have gone that way. I'd rather have US made, but quality and price speak.


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