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Rough Rider Collector's

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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Latest Activity: Aug 13

Rough Rider

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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Show us Your Rough Riders!

Started by Steve Hanner. Last reply by Tobias Gibson Aug 10. 302 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

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

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 Robert Burris on March 29, 2014 at 9:51

Great job, well done and interesting.


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 29, 2014 at 9:37

A look at the Rough Rider Canoe Whittlers (Canittlers) 

Comment by Robert Burris on March 23, 2014 at 18:19

The way things are they smother small business's with overhead cost. I think, we should encourage small companies. They employ a few workers at first and then more if they are successful. That use to be the American dream.


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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on March 23, 2014 at 17:52

Excellent, very well said Tobias.


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 23, 2014 at 17:31

I want to buy USA knives but it is hard to argue about the quality of most Rough Riders and several other knives that are made in China, Japan, Taiwan, Italy or Spain  by American several knife makers.  I also realize that most of the knife makers are not out sourcing  their manufacturing to these markets because they want to make a larger profit margin.  They are doing it to stay in business.  We blame the companies when we should be blaming our government for being so hostile to business in this country.  Most knife companies are small operations  employing maybe  hundred or so people, tops.  They are not going to be able to absorb the over regulated business climate  as easily as the Walmarts and big box stores.

And then you have the issue of quality. Rough Riders are solid well made knives.  If you get rid of the tang stamps and that "china" mark most people  would agree they are on par with Case and Buck. The blades are quite as well polished but build and quality is there.


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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on March 23, 2014 at 16:36

Its really to bad, many things have gone that way. I'd rather have US made, but quality and price speak.


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Comment by Terry Ray on March 23, 2014 at 15:42

Im lost on the import thing... if imports are better and cost less there is no reason 

to waste our money on handcrafted USA made knives...Joe says he is replacing his case with a RR for EDC ... im just at a loss...


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Comment by Tobias Gibson on March 23, 2014 at 15:29

Thai's a great looking elephant toenail Malcom!  Absolutely gorgeous.


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Comment by Ken Spielvogel on March 23, 2014 at 15:06

That's a great challenge. I carry a RR about 1/3 of the time. I like them.

Comment by Joe Jessee on March 23, 2014 at 14:56
I have 3 RRider canoes one is the lock back in red bone. I have carried each of them of and on everyday for the last year. I found them to be of better quality than most higher priced knives. They sharpen well and in my humble opinion will be my EDC's replacing a Case stockman.
 
 
 

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