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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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new to collecting

Started by Ralph West. Last reply by Jeremy B. Buchanan Mar 29. 6 Replies

I started collecting fixed blade knives at first and have about 30 from various companies, but once I got into Pocket knives I was hooked.  I have about 50 and Rough Rider is the cornerstone of my…Continue

A Question on The Stroke of Luck Series

Started by Ugly Old Guy. Last reply by Ugly Old Guy Jan 18. 3 Replies

In the "A Stroke of Luck" series, I have the RR1057 Large Stockman, RR1058 standard size Trapper, and RR1062 regular size Canoe.Does anyone know what the RR1059, RR1060, and RR1061 knives are?Since…Continue

Anyone Else Have One?

Started by Ugly Old Guy Feb 15, 2020. 0 Replies

One of my favorites to pair with a RR603 large Stockman.Large (4 inch closed) Rough Rider RR887 "Smooth Tobacco Bone" Sunfish…Continue

Great quality knives for the money!

Started by Ron Foster. Last reply by Michael D. Mitchell Feb 12, 2020. 12 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

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Comment by Dewey treat on June 19, 2019 at 15:55

Mr. Smith, how does one go about dying bone scales?  I assume it's done without removing them from the frame, correct?  Very nice job, by the way.    It appears to be a deep plum color.  Have you ever tried to "pattern-dye" the scales.  That's a term I just conjured up.... but I think you know what I mean.  Kinda' like the old hippy "tie-dying" technique only maybe something along similar train's of thought with bone.

Comment by Dewey treat on June 19, 2019 at 15:46

 I'm looking for RR knives in the Battle Axe series.  Of the seven in the series, I have two, the mini-trapper with locking clip-blade and the muskrat.  If anyone can steer me toward the remaining five.... the standard Trapper, the single-blade Trapper, small Lockback, Congress and Sowbelly..... I would be eternally grateful.  

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 18, 2019 at 22:34

Even dyed mine, Dewey.

Comment by Dewey treat on June 13, 2019 at 17:13

Like J.J. Smith III, I too recently found a nice RR 323.  I was glad to see I'm not the only one who likes to "contour" the edges of the scales.  I do the same with bolsters and springs.... to some extent.... just enough to give it a "pocket-worn" feel.  The 323 is a nice knife, but I prefer the smaller stockman at 3 1/8" - 3 1/4" for EDC.  It's just a personal preference, the 323 is a beautiful knife.  

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.

 
 
 

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