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Rough Rider & Related Slipjoints

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

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  1. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    I'm so glad you like it - and that you noticed the design on the tiny canoe (your eyes must be doing well these days :):thumbsup:) I like to see how fine I can get the detail, and it amuses me to add something that might be too small to be noticed at first look. :p

    Thanks!
    I use a scribe from an old drafting kit, but anything with a sharp point will work. It just has to scratch the surface enough to hold ink. You can use a sewing needle. I also use those, held by a pin vise for easier handling. :thumbsup: I look forward to seeing what you come up with. :)
     
  2. christusvictor

    christusvictor

    45
    Aug 23, 2013
    My first RR. For $10, this little peanut has impressed the heck out of me.

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  3. sunknife

    sunknife Gold Member Gold Member

    192
    Nov 28, 2018
    Too cool! Fantastic work r8shell.
     
  4. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Fabulous! Love the scene.
     
  5. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
    I just got this Rough Rider "Backwoods Bushcrafter" medium stockman. Black washed stainless blades with half stops, copper hardware, and sawcut bone scales. The pull on the secondary blades is a little light, and the dye has some light patches, but otherwise it is very nice.

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    Here it is with my EDC
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  6. edbeau

    edbeau

    Jan 20, 2006
    Picked up another Rough Rider. It is a RR1770 Black Bone Titanium Hawkbill.

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  7. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I have the same one, light pulls on mine as well. I got mine from a brick and mortar store, all of them felt the same. I love how they did the swedges on these.The copper takes on a nice patina as well:thumbsup:
     
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  8. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Wow, Josh, long pulls and cut swedges on every blade; quite the bling!
     
  9. spyderg

    spyderg

    641
    Sep 28, 2014
    I’ve been carrying my RR 4 blade stockman since I recovered it with some nice bocote I had. It’s a bit bulky but great blade combo, especially since I turned the Spey into a clamshell package opener. The fourth implement is a Caplifter. Clip main and sheepsfoot.
    Thoroughly impressed with the “440 razor sharp steel”. Sharpened the poorly done factory edge once and it just won’t get dull. Still shaving sharp after weeks of use.
     
  10. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    531
    May 13, 2019
    Interesting what you say about the edge. All mine have come sharp from the factory, just a touch up on a strop to bring them to razor sharp. And like you said, just keep their edge. Great knives full stop, but for the price, they are exceptional.
     
  11. spyderg

    spyderg

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    Sep 28, 2014
    The main blade was sharp but somewhat uneven with an extremely coarse edge, almost like a really slight serration pattern but too inconsistent to be deliberate. Also the tip or rather the last 1/4” on the main clip point blade was terrible. The Spey was pretty dull but that didn’t matter as I completely changed it. The sheepsfoot was ok. Very impressed since however.
     
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  12. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    MATCHSTRIKE longpulls!;):thumbsup:
     
  13. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
    Yes, it is what attracted me to this knife. I wish they would make a larger stockman in the style.
     
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  14. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    @Nixelplix
    Same here, plus the copper. I really like copper and wish more makers would use it. A larger version of this one would be very nice.
     
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  15. WolfyW

    WolfyW

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    Oct 28, 2017
    Just ordered my second RR. Will be a coupla weeks.Impressed with my first one, even compared to my North American stuff. Seems the NA stuff is rarer then hens teeth in Canada now, so this is how I'll roll now...
     
  16. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    531
    May 13, 2019
    You won't be disappointed.
     
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  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    531
    May 13, 2019
    [​IMG][​IMG] Tobacco Bone-Cotton Sampler. Razor Sharp, after a touch up with a strop.
     
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  18. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
    I just received a pair of knives that are in the "& Related Slipjoints" category, but I think the are very closely related. These are both Winchester brand knives, however they share many characteristics of Rough Rider knives, and I believe they are probably made by the same company.

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    They have excellent fit and finish.

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    This is a nicely executed standard swell-center whittler, with the main blade resting on the two springs. The springs do not have the "split back" divider, but the secondary blades do have a brass divider between them.

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    This is a really nice large toothpick- 4.25 inch blade from tip to handle. Winchester "Collector's Edition." I really like this one!

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    Here is the whittler with my EDC (Chinese Robert Klaas). You can see the handles are a lighter color yellow which is quite nice. It has a very well executed clip blade.

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    Honestly I have been waiting for a Chinese version of the Case Classic large toothpick for a long time! The Winchester is stainless while I'm fairly sure the Case Classic is not. The Winchester has a half stop, while the Case Classic does not. The Winchester has a higher, hollow grind while the Case Classic has a thicker saber grind. The Winchester cost considerably less than the Case Classic. I think I like the Winchester a bit better! I will certainly use it more while the Case Classic is going to rest in my collection.

    Both are very nice. There is a large Winchester "Collector's Edition" whittler that has swedges everywhere that I've been eyeballing and am even more tempted to get soon after having handled the large toothpick knife of the series.
     
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  19. Country_Squire

    Country_Squire

    6
    Apr 7, 2019
    Anyone else have a Roigh Rider with an extremely light pull? I have a plain bone Barlow and the pull on both blades is very light. It would be a perfectly serviceable knife other than the fact that it feels more like a friction folder than a slipjoint.
     
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  20. Ace Rimmer

    Ace Rimmer

    909
    Jul 4, 2017
    Yes, I have a split back whittler like that. I have a second one in that pattern with more normal pull. I have another whittler (different pattern) with extremely heavy pull. Inconsistent pull (even among blades on the same knife) is my main complaint about RR.
     

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