Rough Ryder Reserve: New Premium Rough Ryder Line

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

  1. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    To be honest I'm not sure how it cracked, perhaps it was already there and I hadn't noticed. Maybe when the lanyard tube was pressed in? Be that as it may the material is definitely some type of resin with fibers embedded. I'm not saying its top quality Westinghouse or anything, just there's definitely some type of woven fabric in it.
     
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  2. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 24, 2015
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  3. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    what... is going on... there?
    Notice how sharpening the wharnecliffe will be near impossible down by the choil without hitting the bolster... interesting, but what were they thinking?
     
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  4. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Not sure but honestly I like it, but I'm more concerned with the short looking kick. Thats why I think allot of the EO's had blade rap,if you look at the kick on those its almost dead even with the edge.
     
  5. redoxmusic

    redoxmusic Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 24, 2015
    Good point about the kick. It does look nearly flush with the edge. I do also like the idea - I think the length is about 3.87". So a nice size I think. I haven't heard what the price is - I may consider this if the price is right. I do also wish they would leave off the match strike nail nicks though. Overall, I like this one more than the other two.
     
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  6. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Whomever is designing these just needs to stop.
    They need to go back to basic traditional designs and stop trying to re-invent the wheel.
    Every single one of these "Reserve" knives have had some major design flaws, with the exception of maybe the One Arm.
     
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  7. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jul 3, 2019
    The equal end improved muskrat doesn't seem all that adventurous or flawed. I still have high hopes for that one. It remains to be seen if they put a, unnecessary liner between the blades in that one like they did for the kayak though. The stockman with cap lifter doesn't seem like a bad idea either; remains to be seen if that one is a three springer or they do some other weird unnecessary thing with it.

    But asside from those two, which still have yet to be proven, I can't say I've been very impressed at all. That "Bar back" is an abomination that really hurt the credibility of the line for me.
     
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  8. FLymon

    FLymon Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2006
    Oh come on, you are knocking them, and that's ok.
    The only issues I have are:
    You claim they are copies of Case or GEC patterns. Which ones specifically?
    If you mean a canoe, a whittler or Coke bottle, and a one arm knife in general guess what. Those are not Case or GEC patterns either. Well the Canoe might be, no one seems to know for sure.

    And that D2 is not a 'traditional' steel. What are the traditional steels in your estimation?

    Here is a picture of a Queen Trapper (not their pattern) with D2 steel and bone handles they had made to look like stag and even called it "Aged Honey Amber Stag Bone". I doubt seriously it is made from the bone of a stag. Probably a steer.

    Should I throw it away for being a copy of a traditional pattern in a non traditional steel?

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    FWIW the RRR knives build quality shames this knife on many levels but they cost about the same.
     
  9. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Yes... throw it my way. ;)
     
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  10. mbkr

    mbkr Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Beat me to it :thumbsup::p
     
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  11. Ramrodmb

    Ramrodmb Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Easy choice as to which one I would rather have.:thumbsup:
     
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  12. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Easy choice I'd say if forced to choose one or the other perhaps, but I sure am glad we can choose to have both if we desire. :):thumbsup: I don't look at these as this OR that, I look at these as this AND that :Dlol
    I carry RR and I carry GEC,sometimes something old and rare, sometimes all 3 at the same time ;)
     
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  13. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
  14. Nixelplix

    Nixelplix

    Mar 26, 2003
    Yeah that folding hunter looks fun.
     
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  15. johnnywizzo

    johnnywizzo

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    Mar 1, 2018
    Well, I can see that I have to have both RRR005 and RRR006.
     
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    Okay, finally, the Stockman looks pretty nice. :cool::thumbsup:
     
  17. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    005 for sure, very likely 006 and then probably 008. The lockback not so quick, but the color could grow on me. I wasn’t drawn to any of the first round.
     
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  18. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    The stockman IS interesting, just worried about the width, but I posted those concerns before. I would rather have a third blade instead of the cap lifter, just not sure I’m a cap lifter guy. I have one on a couple different SAKs and I don’t know if I’ve ever used it.
     
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  19. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    I wouldn't use the caplifter as much as the screwdriver I think. But allot of people complain about spey blades in stockman knives as well.
     
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  20. bigfish64

    bigfish64 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 9, 2020
    That’s a very good point, can’t please everyone I guess!;)
     

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