Rough Rider

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Rough Rider

Postby OSCAR » Tue May 21, 2019 6:01 pm

I purchased over 100 of these knives. Very well made at a terrific price. Last few weren’t as well made or their QC has gotten lax. One had new logo with Y in the name. Both weren’t sharpened as well as usual and one had a very weak spring. Overall though, probably one of my favorite Chinese makes. Here is a photo showing some of them. And they produced so many in so many patterns, they probably will never appreciate in value.
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby Doc B » Tue May 21, 2019 6:14 pm

Welcome to AAPK. First try, didn't post picture. Maybe after you picked the file / attachment...if you downloaded it on to the site...you might not have selected "place inline" ? ::shrug::
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:21 pm

Welcome to AAPK. You may want to take another whack at that picture. It's a good idea to get in the habit of clicking on "Preview" before you click the "Submit" button, just to make sure your post is what you think it is. If you have trouble posting pictures, take a peek in the "Tips & Tricks" forum and read the applicable thread for posting pictures from your device. Here's the link ---► viewforum.php?f=98
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby kootenay joe » Tue May 21, 2019 6:25 pm

I also have lots of Rough Rider traditional style knives, maybe 250 of them ? All bought a few years ago except for maybe about 10 more recent ones. All are very sharp. Not even one has any real 'issue'.
Your experience with the recent ones suggests RR might be using a different manufacturer.
I bought my first ones in 2007 so Rough Rider has had at least a 12 year run of making excellent knives with zero incidence of any problems. (my experience of 250 bought on line, not pre selected). These might become the best knives ever made under the R.R. name.
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby OSCAR » Tue May 21, 2019 7:46 pm

2nd try
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby jerryd6818 » Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 pm

That's a nice colorful accumulation you have there.
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby Doc B » Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 pm

::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby OSCAR » Wed May 22, 2019 5:41 am

Thanks Jerry. I have a lot more but I’m looking for a different brand that has great quality at a great price. I wasn’t as satisfied with the last few I bought. I can’t believe that the had buffalo horn or mop handles at such a great price. I think I got all of those that they made. I doubt they will increase in value as collectibles but I bought them for me and not to sell.
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby Quick Steel » Wed May 22, 2019 8:25 pm

The wide variety of patterns, materials, and colors makes a very interesting and appealing collection. ::tu::
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby OSCAR » Thu May 30, 2019 11:01 pm

Marble’s Chinese made seem at least as good as RR. Where else can you get a quality knife with ram horn scales for fifteen bucks?
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby cudgee » Thu May 30, 2019 11:51 pm

Have a couple of rough riders and very happy with them, as mentioned on a previous post. Just received a small tobacco bone cotton sampler this morning. Really nice little knife. Going to use it as a cheese platter knife, will look great on the plate. I have a Marbles Rams Horn Stockman on order. Due next week, i am looking forward to comparing with my Rough Riders. Have a good weekend every one. ::ds::

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Re: Rough Rider

Postby OSCAR » Fri May 31, 2019 12:20 am

You will love it. They are at least as good. Rough Ryder seems to have gone down a bit lately. Maybe different manufacturers or less QC. The older ones I have are great !!! I have knives from many countries. Chinese aren’t the best but they are the best for the money, hands down. Look at AG Russell. They have a knife called War Eagle (Chinese) that are awesome for the price.
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby cudgee » Fri May 31, 2019 1:19 am

I have an A.G. Russell Rancher. Also made in China, but a great little knife. They have a video on it on page 5 of their knives section on their website if you are interested. I have a question, i am new to RR knives, people are saying on forums that they are not as good as they used to be, is this ones that are Rough Ryder. All mine are Rough Rider and they are all great little knives. Thought you might be able to help me on this. Thanks. ::tu::

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Re: Rough Rider

Postby OSCAR » Fri May 31, 2019 1:40 am

Later RR I bought do not seem as well made, but still a good value. It could also be that the later ones I got were just coincidentally not as good or slipped through w/o the QC they usually have. Nothing is perfect. But they made so many that many offered for sale are still the older ones. At those prices I still chance it. If I get a lemon (rare). I return it. Not a big deal. Better to get at a store so you can see it, rather than online. If it’s possible, you can hand pick what you buy. The best selection for RR I have found is Smokey Mountain Knife Works. They have literally hundreds of different RR knives available online. I have over 100 of them and very few were of lesser quality. I returned 2 or so out of all I purchased. Also, look at AG Russell War Eagle line. Excellent for the price.
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Re: Rough Rider

Postby cudgee » Fri May 31, 2019 2:08 am

Thanks for that. Unfortunately i'm in Australia and all purchases have to be online and i just have to chance it. So far no probs, but i would much be able to see and handle any knife i purchase, but i am the same with everything i purchase. But over here we do not have retail knife outlets like you do over there. Thanks again, and enjoy your weekend. :)


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