My latest "Rough Riders"

Whether we like them or loath them, Chinese manufactured knives have found their way into collections of all sorts across the entire globe. The intent of this forum is to offer a place where AAPK members can discuss the knives and not the politics.
User avatar
Old Folder
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:31 am
Location: So. Central California.

My latest "Rough Riders"

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:39 pm

Rough Rider Backwoods Bushcrafter Doctors Knife 3.75" Sawcut Amber Bone Handle Blackwash 440A Stainless Steel
The knives in the Rough Rider Backwoods Bushcrafter series feature blackwashed 440A stainless steel blades with match strike pulls, half-stops (on non-locking blades), and sawcut amber bone handles.
I've never liked the looks of copper bolsters in the past, however, these match quite well with the overall knife assembly.
IMG_0001.JPG
IMG_0003.JPG
IMG_0002.JPG
IMG_0004.JPG


The Old Southwest Canoe by Rough Rider has 440A stainless steel blades and an embossed nickel silver handle that has black accents. Accented with white and synthetic red and blue turquoise spacers.
IMG_0007.JPG
IMG_0008.JPG
IMG_0005.JPG
IMG_0009.JPG
It's always important to know what you don't know.
Dan

SteelMyHeart85420

Re: My latest "Rough Riders"

Postby SteelMyHeart85420 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:49 pm

Do you just collect 'em, or do ya give 'em a little pocket time? What's your opinion of 440A for knife steel? I have a few RR's and have used them a bit, curious what your experience is?

User avatar
Old Folder
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:31 am
Location: So. Central California.

Re: My latest "Rough Riders"

Postby Old Folder » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:12 pm

SteelMyHeart85420 wrote:Do you just collect 'em, or do ya give 'em a little pocket time? What's your opinion of 440A for knife steel? I have a few RR's and have used them a bit, curious what your experience is?


I have many Rough Rider brand knives and collect and display only. Never carried one as a EDC.
I do not let the steel content make a deciding factor on a knife purchase.
There are many 440 steels, the others include 440B, 440C, and the less common 440F. All the 440 steels are considered truly stainless, but 440A has the highest corrosion resistance of all because it contains the least amount of carbon. (So I have read)
I see that many current knife makers use 440A including Case etc.
It's always important to know what you don't know.
Dan

sunknife
Bronze Tier
Bronze Tier
Posts: 989
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:41 am

Re: My latest "Rough Riders"

Postby sunknife » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:22 am

I like that canoe Dan. I've had that one on my radar for a few weeks too. The rough riders are great values and very nicely made and attractive knives.
Nice picks you made with those two. ::tu::
Greg

User avatar
Old Folder
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 1027
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:31 am
Location: So. Central California.

Re: My latest "Rough Riders"

Postby Old Folder » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:24 am

Thanks Greg. ::handshake::

In the November 2018 "Knife Magazine" Smoky Mountain Knife Works has a great 5 page article in celebration of their 40 year business celebration.
The article puts great emphasis on the popularity of Rough Rider knives and how they are closing rapidly on the 2,000th different Rough Rider Knives.
They see a lot more high end knives coming from China [with features like] D2 steel, ball bearings, titanium screws, custom pocket clips... carbon fiber handles.
SMKW goes directly to the manufacturer overseas and tells them exactly what they want. By cutting out the middleman and selling direct to the public, they say they can sell what might otherwise be an $80 or $100 knife for as little as $24.99
It's always important to know what you don't know.
Dan

User avatar
Nev52
Posts: 71
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:37 am
Location: Maryland

Re: My latest "Rough Riders"

Postby Nev52 » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:36 pm

After reading about your Rough Riders. I decided to buy one. I just received it today 12/27/18. I am no expert on knives but I have to say this is one nice knife. Rough Rider Cherry Bone Moose. I am very pleased with this knife. They had it on sale for $9.99. I don't know how they do it for that price.I have to say I am a believer in Rough Rider knives.
rough rider .JPG
rough rider .JPG


Return to “Chinese Factory Manufactured Knives”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests