Rough Riders!

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Old Folder » Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:56 am

My Tater Skin Brown Burlap Micarta knives arrived today. I forgot to order the Toothpick!
They all appear to have "near" Rough Ryder Reserve quality.
Excellent new series, love the black liners, I forgive Smoky for the "R" bolsters.

See David's (dlr 111) description on the Tater Skins above, I'm in total agreement.

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Madmarco » Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:09 am

Whoa, nice Dan! But you gotta get a toothpick to complete the set! 8)
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Old Folder » Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:44 am

Madmarco wrote:
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Whoa, nice Dan! But you gotta get a toothpick to complete the set! 8)
I agree Marco, gotta have the toothpick. I'll add it to my next order.

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by dlr110 » Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:07 am

Glad you got them Dan. I've already got my in a wall display with a couple of other knives.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by TPK » Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:40 am

dlr110 wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:07 am
Glad you got them Dan. I've already got my in a wall display with a couple of other knives.
Old Folder wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:56 am
My Tater Skin Brown Burlap Micarta knives arrived today. I forgot to order the Toothpick!
They all appear to have "near" Rough Ryder Reserve quality.
Excellent new series, love the black liners, I forgive Smoky for the "R" bolsters.

See David's (dlr 111) description on the Tater Skins above, I'm in total agreement.

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Congrats Dan & David! ::handshake:: Those do look nice! Especially when you have a whole herd of them together in one place! ::nod:: As I have said before, I also like your frames David. ::tu:: ::super_happy::
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Old Folder » Wed Aug 17, 2022 6:41 am

dlr110 wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:07 am
Glad you got them Dan. I've already got my in a wall display with a couple of other knives.
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Lookin good David. They really stand out.

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Quick Steel » Wed Aug 17, 2022 8:08 am

Dan and David, congratulations to both of you on your good looking collections and displays.

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Dinadan » Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:14 pm

Great haul of Tater Skins, Dan. I bet you liked opening that package!

David, that is a cool way to display those 'skins.

Those knives do make nice themed collections with the same handles and shields. I have never really collected knives based on the handle material, but I can certainly see the attraction.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by ebrandwein » Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:34 pm

Old Folder wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 2:56 am
My Tater Skin Brown Burlap Micarta knives arrived today. I forgot to order the Toothpick!
They all appear to have "near" Rough Ryder Reserve quality.
Excellent new series, love the black liners, I forgive Smoky for the "R" bolsters.

See David's (dlr 111) description on the Tater Skins above, I'm in total agreement.


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That’s great!

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Old Folder » Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:52 pm

Dinadan wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:14 pm
Great haul of Tater Skins, Dan. I bet you liked opening that package!

David, that is a cool way to display those 'skins.

Those knives do make nice themed collections with the same handles and shields. I have never really collected knives based on the handle material, but I can certainly see the attraction.
It's like Christmas morning every time I open a knife box Mel.
Funny, I always look for my SMOKY MTN. stickers before I open the knife boxes. ::hmm::

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by dlr110 » Mon Aug 22, 2022 8:01 pm

Old Folder wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:52 pm
Dinadan wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:14 pm
Great haul of Tater Skins, Dan. I bet you liked opening that package!

David, that is a cool way to display those 'skins.

Those knives do make nice themed collections with the same handles and shields. I have never really collected knives based on the handle material, but I can certainly see the attraction.
It's like Christmas morning every time I open a knife box Mel.
Funny, I always look for my SMOKY MTN. stickers before I open the knife boxes. ::hmm::

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Dan I've got so many of those SMKW stickers I could start a business selling them... ::hmm::
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Madmarco » Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:09 am

Does anyone know who might be selling their SMKW stickers? ::shrug:: LOL! 8)
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by dlr110 » Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:51 am

Madmarco wrote:
Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:09 am
Does anyone know who might be selling their SMKW stickers? ::shrug:: LOL! 8)
Could be... :D
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Dinadan » Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:17 pm

Here is a RR I just bought. A Bird and Trout pattern, this knife is only 6.3 inches long.
Rough Ryder
Rough Ryder
I did not see any at Smoky Mountain, so i snagged this one off Ebay.
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Next time I am cleaning some Sand Sea Trout I will have to test it out.
Rough Rider
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I guess the folks who created the Bird and Trout pattern would probably choke at the idea of using it on a Sea Trout, but Rainbows are a bit scarce here along the Gulf of Mexico.
RR and Case
RR and Case
Note that the RR is actually smaller than an open Case fishing knife. All in all, a very well made and cool little knife!
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by tvic » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:18 pm

That IS nice, Mel!
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by tvic » Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:18 pm

This just came in the mail today. This kind of look is all that I collect in Rough Ryders (and some Frost, etc.) - a colorful Southwestern look. I want good snap on my knives, and I can't say all of the knives I have in this style do. The blades on this one, though, snap like a gator. Caught this Copperhead on one of SMKW's flash sales, so, with postage and everything, just barely over $20. I don't think that's bad - especially for how solid this knife feels. I don't use them as EDCs, so I can't vouch for how well the blade would hold up over regular use, but it's sure sharp as a razor now. I couldn't be more pleased!
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Dinadan » Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:34 am

tvic wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:18 pm
That IS nice, Mel!
Thanks, Tim.

That Copperhead is a very fine looking knife. I like that Southwestern look.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Madmarco » Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:19 am

Beautiful Rough Rider Tim! I have a few odd R/R's in my collection and the Southwestern Dr.'s knife/melon tester is one of them and I love it. I got mine on ebay for a really good price just like you did for this knife and that's always a bonus! Looks great! 8)
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by tvic » Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:41 am

Thanks Mel and Marco!!
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by Theo » Fri Sep 16, 2022 8:28 pm

Here is a few I got out, I have about a dozen more, have the complete set of the Classic Carbon II and The Cinnamon Bone, plus others.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by ebrandwein » Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:57 pm

Just picked this up. Really good. No shield or decorative bolsters, carbon steel and no gaps in the springs and liners. Very pleased!
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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by knifeaddict1965 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 12:03 am

Don't normally buy Rough Riders, but picked up these stags a few years ago with a collection I bought. I have since sold them, but as I recall, they were very good quality knives for the price.

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Re: Rough Riders!

Post by cudgee » Wed Sep 21, 2022 1:59 am

ebrandwein wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:57 pm
Just picked this up. Really good. No shield or decorative bolsters, carbon steel and no gaps in the springs and liners. Very pleased!
Nice pick up. When they get it right they get it right. ::tu::

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