Rough Ryder Reserve: New Premium Rough Ryder Line

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by L.H.S, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
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    I have one of these old Japanese Kershaw lockback lol! Pretty sure Rough Ryder made a version of it as well.
     
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  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Just thinking out loud here, but to pry off a cap would you not be putting pressure on the handle in the direction that the knife closes? :eek:
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  3. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
    Yep looks like it for sure. I guess you are only supposed to use the cap lifter when the blade is closed.
     
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  4. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    I'm glad someone else is thinking about it, John. I had the same thought so I had to go back and look, and I realized that putting the cap lifter on the back on the blade is doubly bad.

    Back springs are meant to stop blades as they pivot shut, not have additional force applied on them from cap lifters.
     
  5. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I seriously can't fathom a need for a finger choil on a folding knife. Heck I don't see a need on a fixed blade for that matter, but a sub 3 inch blade? Man I hope no.5 is something sensible. Maybe another blade option on the great EO frame,yeah like thats gonna happen :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Wait a minute where the heck is the kick on that blade?
     
  7. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Considering the last knife I had with a bottle opener on the spine looked like this....[​IMG]
    Lets just say it doesn't inspire a sense of quality to me.
    By the way I was 10,Rambo was cool and I had several of those knife shaped objects because for some reason the blades kept breaking off with the slightest use.....:rolleyes:
    I know I aint the only one here either..o_O:p
     
  8. Bastler

    Bastler Gold Member Gold Member

    665
    Feb 9, 2020
    I suppose that it must have a stop pin in the handle. That would also prevent compressing the spring when using the bottle opener with the blade closed.
     
  9. rbeggs

    rbeggs Gold Member Gold Member

    724
    Nov 8, 2013
    I had that exact knife as a kid, gave it to my boy.
     
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  10. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

    127
    Jun 24, 2015
    Anyone seen this yet? I like it better than the previous reserve releases. D2 steel I believe.

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  11. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    I'll be getting one of these.

    That's a more sensible pattern.
     
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  12. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    This has my interest, I wonder if it is going to be as big and wide as the others.
     
  13. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

    127
    Jun 24, 2015
    I think so as well. Looks like black micarta covers and 3.875 closed. I’m probably gonna pick one up as well. If the fit and finish (and price) is like the one arm model, then it should be very much to my liking.
     
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  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    I like that design a whole lot better. :cool::thumbsup:
    But given the self-destructive nature of their "micarta", I think I'll pass. ;)
     
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  15. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

    127
    Jun 24, 2015
    Didn’t know their micarta was in the habit of self-destructing. Might pass too then. I like my micarta to be very nearly bullet proof.
     
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  16. Matt_WY

    Matt_WY Gold Member Gold Member

    606
    Sep 30, 2018
    Much better. I wish they would go with a normal nail nick, the eyelash match strike kind of freaks me out.
     
  17. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    On the tang that's hidden between the bolsters?
     
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  18. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    can either of you direct me to anything that discusses this faulty micarta? I must have missed something.
     
  19. CelloDan

    CelloDan Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 2, 2017
  20. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Just looked at my black "micarta"work knife, definitely shrinking from the bolsters :eek:
    I do like the look of this new reserve though, equal end moose with a clip and wharncliffe, :cool::thumbsup:
    Count me in although hopefully its a different "micarta" than the work knife:(
     
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