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Home of the Rough Rider. RR offers all of the great knife patterns from the past. Quality and affordable, a rare product these days.

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Although an Import Rough Rider Brand by Smoky Mountain Knife Works continues to get high marks as a favorite for collectors.

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Scrimshaw Rough Rider Knives

Started by malcolm kight. Last reply by Steve Hanner Jul 16. 7 Replies

Aloha Gang. We offer fantastic Authentic, Original, Signatured, Scrimshaw works of art by Shar, on Rough Rider White Smooth Bone Handle Knives.Nautical, Animals, and other custom orders. AlohaMalcolmContinue

Show us Your Rough Riders!

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by Steve Hanner Jul 15. 294 Replies

We wanted to have a place to post all those great pictures of Rough Rider Knives. One rule only, they must be a Rough Rider!Continue

Tags: Pictures, Rider, Rough

Rough Rider vs. Steel Warrior vs. ? by Bobby Horn on August 15, 2013

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Jun 29. 3 Replies

New to collecting/ using. Have read some good reviews if both. Is either brand superior to the other, or are they pretty much the same. How to they compare with other SMKW and Frost lines?Continue

Tags: knives, Rider, Rough

Yes They are Heavy -Share the Rough Riders!

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by Bradford N. Goodwin Nov 12, 2013. 39 Replies

Recently I had a chance to talk with member John McDowell, a good friend and a customer of Smoky Mountain Knife Works. He had just ordered two knives from the SMKW Rough Rider Heavy Series. They are…Continue

Tags: Caribou, Sidewinder, Series, Heavy, Rider

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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on Friday

Nice looking Canoe Tobias

Comment by Tobias Gibson on Friday

Good one Charles.  I love the RR 5 inch Toothpicks.  I just wished they made more than 5 of them.

My latest Rough Rider is an oldie but goodie.  The RR492 Canoe with tortoise shell handles.

It is part of my growing collection of Tortoise Shell.

RR 495 peanut

RR 505 Baby Toothpick

RR 492 Canoe

RR 514 Work Knife (Locking Soddy)

Marbles MR 207  5 inch Toothpick

Not sure ho many more RR Tortoise Shells I will get but I'll at least get the Reverse Gunstock and the Straight Razor.  There is also a nice Bever Creek (Frost) Trapper with a Sharps Carbine Shield) and Marbles Sleeveboard Whittler in tortoise shell that look enticing.

(And yes I know it is imitation tortoise. Many Knife Companies in America led the way in banning the use of tortoise shell for knife handles.  I think  many American Companies stopped using it before WWI.  Several other companies followed suit soon after WWI.   Other industries were much slower with many continuing to use the actual tortoise shell until the world wide ban in 1973.)

Comment by Steve Hanner on Friday

I really do like the combination of the rifle shield and that long blade!

Comment by Ken Spielvogel on Friday

Nice one Charles

Comment by Charles Sample on Friday

I got this RR711 Rifleman Series Large Toothpick today.

Comment by Steve Hanner on Friday

So anybody get a new Rough Rider?

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 11:58

And thus concludes today's geological lesson!  My goodness, well synthetic sure helps explain the price differential!

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 11:54

Blade Etch though for sure would be unique.  I find this funny... Ralph operates out of his basement and has stock on some of these knives so keep him in mind for a hard to find or discontinued or just plain out of stock.

Comment by Tobias Gibson on July 22, 2014 at 11:52

Oh yeah.  There ain't no such thing as red turquoise.  The red stone is synthetic bloody basin jasper which is a red jasper with spider vein of black, brown, or green.  (Not to be confused with Bloody Jasper which is a green jasper with red veins.)  The yellow stone in the Stoneworx line is yellow jasper.  These stones are often called red and yellow turquoise but the stones are NOT turquoise. 

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium.

Jasper, a form of chalcedony, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue.

Comment by Steve Hanner on July 22, 2014 at 11:51

Well I did see a difference in the stone layout but was not sure if they produced them all identical?


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