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This group began as we followed Knives Live together and had some fun.  I have made the choice for it to remain as a place to put up pics of members trips, deals, and SMKW discussions

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SMKW PRES DAY CONTEST 2017!

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Billy Oneale Jun 12, 2017. 12 Replies

This contest will end at midnight (eastern) 6/10/17Enter your smoky mountain memory here in this discussion prior to that time will enter you.Whether it is about a trip there, the show, a knife you got from there...enter you memory here.  Our prize…Continue

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I've several

Started by Roy Barrett. Last reply by Roy Barrett Jun 8, 2017. 2 Replies

Been shopping with SMKW since the early 90s... have always had a positive and valued experience. Dig dig dig

SMKW Housebrands and SFOS

Started by Tobias Gibson. Last reply by Charles Sample Apr 27, 2017. 33 Replies

A place to show pictures of your SMKW house brands and SFOs  Let's break 'em out boys and girls.  Doesn't matter if it is a high-end Colonel Coon, a Turtle Man, Ole Smoky, Colt, Rough Rider, etc.  Show 'em here!  I'll start with a couple SMKW…Continue

Bug out on August 16, 2013

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Paul Ring Jan 22, 2014. 9 Replies

Well it has been a BugOut kind of weekend for me.The chat got a bug and wouldn't work properly.  Many of our members are being plagued by the rains that just wont end and if you dont have a good laugh you just want to cry LOLI prefer to laugh with…Continue

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Comment by J.J. Smith III on July 3, 2018 at 10:15

It's been a while since we last visited the retail store; does anyone know if SMKW has customer use wheelchairs available?

We're not able to take mine when we go on vacation this year.

Comment by Randy Clendenin on June 10, 2017 at 12:14
Unfortunately, I am a novice at most all of it. I've purchased a couple of items from SMKW w/"0" issues(from my limited knowledge). I'd purchase from them again. Sincerely Randy.
Comment by Roy Barrett on June 8, 2017 at 21:05
Dig my multiple purchases from SMKW since the early 90s.. much a fan
Comment by Syd Carr on May 19, 2017 at 15:39

I'm not a Damascus fanatic, not even a carbon steel fanatic. I learned young how to sharpen my tools, so getting SS sharp has never been an issue for me, unlike some who see carbon as superior due to ease of sharpening among other reasons. For me having a tool that won't turn into a rusticle is more important than swirly layers of steel on my blade. I've seen posts and photos of people anxiously watching their carbon knives develop "patina", (huh??); to me clean and corrosion free is much more desirable. Of course if I could get my hands on some good Alabama Damascus it might be a different story.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 19, 2017 at 15:27
Steel warriors tend to have thinner blade stocks than Rough Riders. The same is true of the Taylor Brands. (Schrade, old timer, Uncle Henry).

A lot of Frost knives are out of Pakistan, especially those advertised as "German Steel".

Rest assured that most of the Damascus knives are out of Pakistan, regardless if it is Frost or SMKW.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 19, 2017 at 15:24
Steel warriors tend to have thinner blade stocks than Rough Riders. The same is true of the Taylor Brands. (Schrade, old timer, Uncle Henry).

A lot of Frost knives are out of Pakistan, especially those advertised as "German Steel".

Rest assured that most of the Damascus knives are out of Pakistan, regardless if it is Frost or SMKW.
Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 19, 2017 at 15:21
Syd, for the most part all of the Rough Rider, Marbles, and Colt pocket knives made in China are from the same factory and sport 440A stainless. If the fixed blade is out of China it is normally 440a. If it is out of Pakistan it normally 420.

The Combat Ready Knives were initially AUS8. Im not sure now.

But if you're looking at a tradional pattern pocket knife in a SMKW house brand 99% of time it will be 440A unless they started doing something different recently.
Comment by Syd Carr on May 19, 2017 at 15:14

Oops, I forgot that Steel Warrior is a Frost brand, NOT an SMKW brand. However, I bet they come from the factory.

Comment by Syd Carr on May 19, 2017 at 15:13

I noticed that Tobias. I suspect that ALL SMKW house brands and the Colt-branded knives come from the same factory. Change the tang stamp, shield and handle material and you have an instant "new" Rough Rider, (or Marbles). I would love to know more about their steel, so far the only SMKW brand that advertises 440 w/ a Rockwell test is Steel Warrior, the rest all seem to be using 420 no matter the brand.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on May 19, 2017 at 15:03
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?
 
 
 

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