Rough Riders!

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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:46 am

I do not understand this statement: "The fit and finish are as good as to be expected on a $13 knife."
My expectations of a $13 knife are very low, bad fit and poor finish but your RR canoe looks to have very good fit and finish. I think your RR Canoe looks far better than $13 worth of goods.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby NapalmSloth » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:06 pm

kootenay joe wrote:I do not understand this statement: "The fit and finish are as good as to be expected on a $13 knife."
My expectations of a $13 knife are very low, bad fit and poor finish but your RR canoe looks to have very good fit and finish. I think your RR Canoe looks far better than $13 worth of goods.
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When you look closely, there are a few gaps between the scales and the brass liners. Also, on the brass liners, there are burrs that need to be sanded down. But I expect these issues on a $13 dollar knife.
That said, the knife feels solid, the blades are sharp and beefy, im very happy with it.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:40 pm

I have a few hundred RR knives and none have any roughness on liner edges. However you are not the only one to have posted similar issues with RR knives. I wonder if some sellers have what are RR 'seconds' ? if seconds even exist ?
All of my RR's are internet purchased so not hand selected so it is very odd that i have not received a few 'rough' ones.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby NapalmSloth » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:33 pm

I’m not worried about it. I plan on smoothing out those edges myself. It’ll give me more experience in working on knives.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby deltaboy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:31 am

I got a few more Stockman's and a Coal miner Jack. I am impressed with the numerous patterns and quality.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:13 am

Here is my just arrived new Rough Rider # 1660, a "Black Cherry Bone" lockback canoe, 3 5/8" closed. The master blade has an unusual profile, similar to a spear point but with a longer taper to the point and locks open with a top lock. In hand, my forefinger wraps around the canoe bolster so i do not feel the closed secondary because it is not pressing into the palm of my hand. The secondary blade has a half stop.
The fit is tight throughout and the blade action is perfect. Blades are very sharp, sharper than either of the 2 GEC knives i also just picked up.
This knife is a total home run winner.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby Nev52 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:32 pm

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Picked this up last week. Rough Rider calls this a Coal Miner. I have a Case sod Buster almost the same. The Rough Rider has a liner lock. I have to say the Rough Rider is a nice knife. As soon as the weather brakes I will put it to work and see how it does. I said this before Rough Rider is a lot of knife for the money.

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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby Doc B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:53 pm

Been carrying this Tobacco Road RR canoe, this last week. Very sharp. Has a tobacco leaf etched in the bone and 58 copper pins (29 per side), inset in to the bone. A very good looking and feeling knife, in my opinion.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby kootenay joe » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:29 am

Hey Doc, that RR Canoe is a BEAUTY !! 3 5/8" closed ? i need to get one to pair with my "Black Cherry Bone" lock back canoe.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby Doc B » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:11 am

kootenay joe wrote:Hey Doc, that RR Canoe is a BEAUTY !! 3 5/8" closed ? i need to get one to pair with my "Black Cherry Bone" lock back canoe.
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Sorry...was out for the weekend. Yep, on the 3 5/8. I liked it so much, picked up a couple extra, to gift.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:52 am

Thanks Doc. I just ordered one. I bet i will find the fit & finish to be first rate and the action smooth and edges super sharp. I will post back in a couple of weeks with my 'report'.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby kootenay joe » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:21 pm

Here are my 2 new Rough Rider 3 5/8" Canoe knives, a "Black Cherry Bone" and a "Tobacco Road". Both cost the same $17.60. I have been impressed with Rough Rider knives since i started buying them in 2007. These 2 are even better than RR's have been. These are without flaw, solid & smooth & sharp++.
I get as much pleasure handling one of these as i do with a new GEC or Northwoods.
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby Doc B » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:12 pm

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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby deltaboy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 am

I am on a total knife buying sabbatical this year!
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Re: Rough Riders!

Postby jerryd6818 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:19 am

deltaboy wrote:I am on a total knife buying sabbatical this year!

Let's see how long that lasts. :lol: :lol:
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