Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:54 pm

I think the entire concept of "re-gifting" is blown completely out of proportion. If I have something that I think someone else can use or would enjoy, and I give it to them, why does it matter where I obtained it? IMHO, it doesn't diminish the original gift, nor does it diminish the subsequent passing to someone else. Both are acts of kindness that exist at the moment of the act. On the other hand, thinking that the recipient is somehow obligated to retain a gift DOES diminish the act of giving. It shows that the gift came with strings attached instead of being an unconditional gift.
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:01 pm

I guess I'm just a sentimental old fool. I tend more to follow the path alluded to (my interpretation) by Test ID. I feel like it lessens the intent of the gifter if I don't think enough of the gift or the gifter to hang on to the gift. A slight or insult as it were. "This gift has no meaning." I'm more of a hold on to the gift until I draw my last breath kinda guy.

But that's just me and in no way obligates anyone else to follow my example nor does it validate my sentimentality.

AND I AM NOT CRITICIZING YOU FOR DOING WHAT WAS RIGHT FOR YOU, PHILIP. PLEASE DON'T TAKE IT THAT WAY.
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by deltaboy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:21 am

Mine shaving hair off the top of my hand! ::tu::
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by deltaboy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:55 am

Good job as a kitchen !
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by eveled » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:40 pm

Treefarmer,

I was wondering if the new owner of the cotton sampler has had a chance to try it as a skinner? I think getting a review from him would relieve you of any bad mojo regifting may have brought. Lol!

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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by treefarmer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:10 pm

eveled,
We probably won't be getting a report on the RR Cotton Sampler from my friend. He is bit disabled and is not able to be in the woods as he once did. He still enjoys shooting when he can and loves to eat fried venison when he comes to our home. He and his wife are both Army veterans and spend quite a bit of time at the VA doctors. He is a Vietnam vet, a great friend and he loves the Lord! If I caught any flak for regifting to him, I'll gladly take it.
Surely somebody in this bunch ought to skin a deer with a RR Cotton Sampler, so we'll know!
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:49 pm

Phillip, I haven't hunted since September of 1966 and that was squirrels and I've never hunted deer so this is not a facetious question. Would either of these skin a deer and what is the smallest you've ever used to dress one?
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by treefarmer » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:54 pm

Yes Sir, Jerry! I'd tackle Bambi with either of those! I can't recall using anything smaller than a standard sized trapper or stockman, the 4"-4 1/4" size. The folding hunters are always just right for me, you just can't break a pelvis with one like you might a heavier fixed blade and a baton or a small hatchet. That's where the Milwaukee Sawzall comes in nowadays! :) The Florida Whitetails are not near as big as northern deer or the mule deer out west so if I had that opportunity, I might need a larger knife. But once you get started and open up the hide, any sharp knife will do the job. You would have to be more careful if you only had a Warncliffe blade but a spay or any thing with a little belly works for me. It's a lot easier if you have a pointed blade to get started. I may be cheating a bit because once I get the hide peeled down to the shoulders and off the front legs, the hide is then pulled with whatever vehicle is close by, cart, tractor or pickup truck. Gutting is then done and then just careful knife handling makes a clean job.
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by deltaboy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:28 am

Mine keeps a good edge and does a good job in the Kitchen .
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by Nev52 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:07 pm

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Just got one. I like it very sharp and has half stops. Almost to pretty to use. ::tu::

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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by deltaboy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:38 am

Still love mine! ::tu::
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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by texastom » Tue May 26, 2020 10:53 pm

Test ID wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 am
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.
Hey guys,

Pardon the newb chiming in , but a gift given should be free of conditions. Otherwise it is not a gift. How long would you feed an anonymously given Elephant or Lion? Too extreme, how about a dog or cat? Why is a <$20 knife any different? Yes, the price point is important. Luckily, we are not discussing a $1,000 dollar knife, that would complicate things!

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Re: Rough Rider Cotton Sampler

Post by EeDeCe » Wed May 27, 2020 7:51 pm

Better to call it "paying it forward" and if a better home is found for the knife, or whatever the present is, it's a gift multiplied and not wasted in a drawer.
Just don't give it to the person that gave it to you. LOL
How if I could stumble across someone that was gifted a Ferrari that's never driven that could use a better home...

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