Rough Rider & Related Slipjoints

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by dalee100, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Laurelbb

    Laurelbb Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    those were my feelings too, really wanted it, but not willing to pay $88. even though I could have. good lesson for me to appreciate what I have.
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  2. I'mSoSharp


    Mar 8, 2011
    The only tobacco bone I have with an acorn shield, again very "mottled" but I like it.

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  3. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    That read kinda like a drunken bidding war. :D
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  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Here's a 5.25" Rough Rider folding hunter with yellow synthetic handles and carbon steel clip/skinner blade combo. It arrived last week, but it takes me a while to get photos ready.

    - GT
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  5. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    By the time I got a knife with an acorn shield, the feeding frenzy had come and gone, completely under my radar. So I only got the one.

  6. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    I love Appaloosa bone, I wouldn’t dye it.
  7. Modoc ED

    Modoc ED Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    This Sowbely with Smooth Tobacco Bone covers is the only Rough Rider I have with an Acorn Shield. I wish Rough Rider would use the Acorn Shield on more of their offerings.

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  8. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    Jul 4, 2017
    This thread is just making me sad lately. :( A couple of months ago we went to a big national park in Tennessee. I planned our route so that we would have a couple of hours to stop at that big knife store near there, but traffic delays on the Interstate (one lane closed for tree trimming, of all things!) left me with less than an hour to shop. I did get a couple of Case knives that I wanted and a Victorinox belt pouch, but I had no time at all to look at the Rough Riders. Based on what everyone has been showing here I'm sure I missed out on some really neat stuff. Darn...
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  9. afishhunter


    Oct 21, 2014
    @Ace Rimmer I-40 can be bad ...
    I was never able to stop at that store. Their parking lot wasn't/isn't big enough for my expedite box truck. :(
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  10. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    My Memorial Day spending spree included a pair of Rough Rider cotton samplers, a large model with Ram's Horn Bone covers and a small one in stag bone.

    - GT
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  11. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Wow, that stag bone looks more like real stag than Case's. Very nice.
  12. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Thanks, @r8shell. I like Case's bone stag, but it doesn't really look much like stag IMHO. I'm ecstatic about the way the stag bone looks on that little cotton sampler, especially compared to a RR stag bone canoe I got a couple of years ago:
    Here's a Marbles stag bone sowbelly stockman from about 3 years ago that also looks good, and quite stag-like, to me:

    - GT
  13. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Very much so. :thumbsup: I think it could fool me if I didn't see the machine marks in the grooves.
  14. Bull71


    Jul 18, 2018
    I thought I would give an update on my 3 1/2 inch split back whittler. I’ve been carrying it every day for about 5 weeks. Last week while using the short clip to cut shrink wrap off of a pallet of seed, the knife slipped out of my hand, through the crack in the tailgate, and landed on concrete. The emblem popped out of the handle and the short clip blade got slightly bent. Surprisingly I can find no cracks in the handles. I partially straightened the blade. All blades are still tight and snappy. I like it a lot.
    I picked up a classic carbon large stockman with yellow handles. No gaps, all blades have half stops. It sharpened up nicely. I will carry it for a while and give the little red whittler a break. I’m impressed with these knives. They have handled everything I’ve needed them to do.
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  15. ScottK

    ScottK Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 1999
    I picked up a few of the carbon steel Roper medium trappers and stockmen at Blade. I'm impressed with the build quality, walk and talk and out of the box edges on these imported, value priced slipjoints.
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  16. edbeau


    Jan 20, 2006
    Couple more Cotton Samplers as my large came in.



  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Pay attention to their store hours as they change seasonally... shorter hours during the winter months. I have arrived there more than once only to discover they would be closing in 30 minutes. I'm about due another visit. I honestly "hate" ;) to visit the store as I always blow a fair amount of money. However, all of my RR's came from there except one at a show. It has only been the last couple of years that I have actually spent time at their RR display area. Almost all of my SAKs came from there as they carry what amounts to all the factory offerings. You pay a dollar or two more, but worth it to me to actually handle stuff there. I didn't stop at their booth at Blade since I visit the store a couple times a year.
  18. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Here's a white smooth bone RR canoe that @r8shell enhanced for me with her artistic talent! :cool::cool::thumbsup:
    She scrimmed a geometric design on the pile side in the manner of Native American canoe decoration:

    On the mark side, she created a scene that incorporates a number of elements that remind me of the Les Cheneaux Islands in Lake Huron where my family has gone for vacation for almost 30 years: wooded islands across the "channel", herons resting and fishing, a canoe paddling by. :):thumbsup::thumbsup: Those of you who have seen the blade etch on some Case canoes may find the canoe and paddler in Rachel's scrimshaw quite familiar (and the design on his canoe matches the design on the pile side of my knife)!

    Thanks so much, Rachel, for doing this piece of nostalgic scrimshaw for me!! :):cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    - GT
  19. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Wow:eek: that's fantastic! Very cool, nice touch the canoe pattern matches the pile side pattern. Amazing job @r8shell :thumbsup::thumbsup: May I ask what you use as a scribe? I have a RR daddy barlow I want to try something on
  20. zolthar

    zolthar Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Wow, great work @r8shell!:cool::thumbsup:

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