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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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Latest Activity: Jan 25

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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Great quality knives for the money!

Started by Ron Foster. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Jul 13, 2018. 11 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

Blade thickness

Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Jul 5, 2018. 4 Replies

As I posted in my last discussion on Rough Rider vs CASE, I'm having issues with the thinness of some of the Rough Rider blades.I questioned this on the Rough Rider Facebook page and was confronted…Continue

Rough Rider vs CASE

Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by J.J. Smith III May 19, 2018. 9 Replies

A wise individual once told me that you could take a blade from a Rough Rider knife and interchange it with a like patterned CASE knife.  I have seen this aspect in whitttler patterns from both…Continue


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

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Comment by Dave Steiner on January 25, 2019 at 10:49

So being a pipe smoker along with a knife collector, I was happy to see the new pipe tool/knife for RR.  Bought one for myself and one for a raffle in my pipe club.  Just got it but I like it so far!

Comment by robert benton on September 15, 2018 at 19:00
Does anyone have a rough rider RR1129 trapper lock I'm currently carrying one I really like it
Comment by Tobias Gibson on September 12, 2018 at 18:34

Cool sunfish and holster, Ron!

Comment by Ron Gabriel on September 12, 2018 at 9:32

I started carrying my Rough Rider Sunfish while Cowboy Action Shooting. The holster shaped sheath is by Moore Maker and took a little stretching to fit the big Sunifish. Great addition to my Cowboy outfit and as a conversion starter.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 3, 2018 at 20:48

Not "knives" related, but I saw this on Facebook.  Brigadier General Teddy Roosevelt Jr., during WW II.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 3, 2018 at 20:44

Found me a NOS RR323.  I wish that it was a squared bolster knife, but I'm liking it.  Way better blades than the current production knives.

Already have the edges of that scales contoured, so it feels right.  Next on the agenda is to attempt to re-dye the scales.  I'm thinking that a brown dye would look good, keeping some of the red undertones.

Comment by Billy Oneale on May 20, 2018 at 16:54

Yes they do.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on May 20, 2018 at 10:25

Appears that I have upset someone affiliated with Rough Rider, with my comments about the thinness of the blades in the Large Stockman.

Someone responded to my comments saying that all traditional patterns have 1/16" blades.

Well, I've been known to be mistaken, once or twice, so I decided that I'd compare the 603 to a Little Barlow (RR901).  As both are in the Yellow Comp series, I figured that it should be close.

Compared the pin blade on the 901 to the spey, sheepsfoot, as well as the clip master blade.

Photos speak for themselves.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 31, 2018 at 21:12

i was just passing thru, Jan.  its on the way to Charleston. 

Comment by Jan Carter on March 31, 2018 at 20:54

Wish I had known you were there Tobias, I would have made the 3 hour drive to see you there!  Nice knives you picked up though!


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