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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:58 pm
by peanut740
Maher & Grosh in their old catalogs( pre 1930) advertised an obvious cotton sampler as a skinning knife.

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 6:51 pm
by treefarmer
Looking back at my comment on the cotton sampler blade, I suppose I'm looking at it with tunnel vision. In a meat processing plant, a kill floor, skinning knives have an upswept blade very similar to the cotton sampler plus several other knives come into play in the old style butcher pens. peanut740 pointed out the bade being advertised as a skinner caused me to think about that application. My narrow view is based on my experiences dressing deer over the last 50+ years. I'd have to have another blade with a sharp point on a knife that contained a cotton sampler blade. That is where the 2 blade folding hunters come to the rescue, a sharp pointed clip and a companion blade with some sweep on its' front as a skinning blade.
Treefarmer

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 7:29 pm
by TwoFlowersLuggage
Ever professional butcher I ever saw wore a multi-knife holster that had several fixed blades of various shapes and sizes, never a folder.

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 pm
by treefarmer
I hear you TFL! Professional butchers used to wear, and probably still do, an aluminum/plastic holster/scabbard to hold the knives they choose to use that particular day. I can still see in my mind's eye, my Father-in-law and his crew of meat cutters in their white coats and aluminum scabbards working on beef, swine and sheep. Skinning knives, breaking knives, butcher knifes, boning knives, all used to get the critter to the electric meat saw and turned into steaks, roasts, soup bones and ground meat.
My observation is based on my choice of knives to dress Bambi and for years it has been a #39 Queen. I have some fixed blades, I don't carry one in the woods but I do carry a folder capable of doing the job. Several of us have participated in 2 pass-arounds of fixed blades, one a Case and the other an ugly heifer made by an axe company. It is always interesting to see what a knife is capable of doing. Last year, I completely dressed a deer with a RR Trapper some one anonymously had sent me just for fun. :)
If I run across a cotton sampler maybe I'll try it on Bambi' britches rather than a cotton boll.
Done ramblin'.
Treefarmer

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 5:26 pm
by deltaboy
Mine works great in the Kitchen!

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:36 pm
by deltaboy
Solid knife ::tu::

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:09 am
by deltaboy
It just cute great! ::tu:: Veggies are no match for the Cotton Sampler!

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:56 pm
by treefarmer
Here we go again! Miss Joy said, "Looks like your knife is here." My response, "I don't remember buying one." Somehow the anonymous Rough Rider donor has sent another one, this time a Cotton Sampler. My thanks again to whoever is mighty generous! ::handshake::
This is my 1st time to actually fondle a Cotton Sampler. The knife is sharp, will shave your arm. The knife is solid, has half stops and the fit and finish seems to be very good. I noticed this one doesn't have the "match strike" nail nick. The joint was a little bit gritty and with a drop or two of oil it gave up some nasty black stuff, like most new knives anymore. I love the smooth bone handles but the edges are very sharp, a little bevel on the exposed bone edges would make it a bit more pleasant to handle. That would be an easy fix. I stand by my original statement concerning this type of blade, it would not suit me as my only skinning knife. I believe it would work very well once the job was started with a pointed blade. Maybe the Lord will bless me this coming season to be able to give it a good work out. Again I was much impressed with the RR Trapper last season but that old "Patriotic Bug Bite" is still felt in this old hide. ::nod::
Be sure to read the warning on the end of the box, this may be something I need to isolate along with some of the ol' celluloid gals. ::hmm::
Semper Fi
Treefarmer
This one was shipped from Atlantic Knife.
This one was shipped from Atlantic Knife.
Do you fellers in California know what this is all about?
Do you fellers in California know what this is all about?

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:01 pm
by TwoFlowersLuggage
As someone that lives in California, I can tell you that those warnings are put on EVERYTHING here. They are in nearly every store and business. I'm expecting them to soon appear on bottles of water... :roll:

Here ya go - take yur pick...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Californi ... _chemicals

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:28 am
by deltaboy
I enjoyed mine so far

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:25 am
by treefarmer
When we went to central Florida to see Miss Joy's dad on Fathers Day, we left our little mini Dachshund with some special friends. Miss Joy cooked beef stew for supper and invited that couple for supper yesterday evening. When they came in the house, our friend handed me a new SMKW catalogue that was soon our topic of discussion. He mentioned the Cotton Samplers and he wanted to try one out. ::hmm:: After supper I retrieved my anonymously donated RR Cotton Sampler and presented it to him. I explained the circumstances how I had received several RR's anonymously and had put the Trapper to the test. My friend is now the proud owner of the Cotton Sampler with the warning on the end of the box!
I want to thank, again, the person responsible for this! ::handshake::
Treefarmer

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:18 am
by deltaboy
treefarmer wrote:When we went to central Florida to see Miss Joy's dad on Fathers Day, we left our little mini Dachshund with some special friends. Miss Joy cooked beef stew for supper and invited that couple for supper yesterday evening. When they came in the house, our friend handed me a new SMKW catalogue that was soon our topic of discussion. He mentioned the Cotton Samplers and he wanted to try one out. ::hmm:: After supper I retrieved my anonymously donated RR Cotton Sampler and presented it to him. I explained the circumstances how I had received several RR's anonymously and had put the Trapper to the test. My friend is now the proud owner of the Cotton Sampler with the warning on the end of the box!
I want to thank, again, the person responsible for this! ::handshake::
Treefarmer
He got a good knife!

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:46 am
by deltaboy
It cuts meat and veggies just fine! ::tu::

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 am
by Test ID
treefarmer wrote: After supper I retrieved my anonymously donated RR Cotton Sampler and presented it to him. I explained the circumstances how I had received several RR's anonymously and had put the Trapper to the test. My friend is now the proud owner of the Cotton Sampler with the warning on the end of the box!
I want to thank, again, the person responsible for this! ::handshake::
Treefarmer
I wasn't aware that you're the type of person who gives away knives that are gifted to you. I guess a Rough Rider doesn't qualify as a keeper.

Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:33 pm
by treefarmer
Well Test ID, you caught me with my hand in the cookie jar! :oops: Regifting is a delicate subject. As I posted back in June, I am thankful for the anonymous Rough Rider knives and when my very good friend expressed interest in the cotton sampler pattern, it crossed my mind he would probably get more enjoyment from owning the knife than I. I had fully intended to use the cotton sampler this coming season if I was blessed with a deer to see if it would actually suit me as a skinning knife as mentioned on the forum. But I knew full well it would not be the practical knife the Strawberry Bone Rough Rider Trapper had proved itself to be. All this said, I hope you will understand why I passed this knife as a gift to a special friend, who would not accept payment for baby sitting an "evil, black hearted, cat killin', miniature Dachshund.
Treefarmer.