Rough Rider Collector's


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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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

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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 June 10, 2017 at 11:00
I'm not sure how many people are aware of it but Moose is actually a fairly old pattern knife. It is said the pattern was developed by George Washington Sears - better known as Nessmuk. In its earlier days the knife was known as the the Nessmuk folder.
Comment by Billy Oneale on June 10, 2017 at 10:04
Nice one, Tobias. I like some of the new handles material that RR has come out with. I like the Moose pattern almost as well as Trappers.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on June 10, 2017 at 7:56

Also got Mr. Moose in Crackle Stone.  My first Moose.  I wasn't sure if I was going to like the pattern but it looks pretty awesome. Not sure what the synthetic carckle stone is supposed to be; maybe a turquoise?   The band in the middle is genuine abalone.  I like the wicked bend in the spay.

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

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