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.
- A FEW OF MY ROUGH RIDERS
The most useless thing ever is a dull knife.