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favorite/s swamp rats

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by boring, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    I love the rodent series. I have the 9,6,4. the rat that I think I like the most is the ratmandeux le?. Love the melt down on it. I really like my 9 too. too tuff. what are yours?
     
  2. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Love the Ratmandu...
    but the reality is that they're too big for me to carry most of the time. (Legal restrictions, not physical limitations.)
    The Rodent Solution is a keeper; and I really like the Rodent 3. (If the Custom Shop ever opens for orders, I've got a couple more 3s in mind).
     
  3. ScoMa

    ScoMa

    430
    Aug 13, 2017
    The only rats I have came with my grab bags ; a CSR3, a Mini-Vex, and a Rucki. The R3 handle doesn't feel quite right to me, but I can definitely use it. The MV is much more comfortable in hand when using the choil, and is probably my favorite. The straight handle on the Rucki feels the best, and I love it. I secretly play mall ninja with behind closed doors. Planning on taking the MV, Rucki, and a BG Pork Chop out for christening today. The CSR3 is part of my growing CS collection, which I intend to keep in mint condition. Will report back any updates.
     
  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    For my $$$, the Waki beats the Rucki (and the BG-AK47)
    Post up a pic of the R3, if you don't mind.
     
  5. ScoMa

    ScoMa

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    Aug 13, 2017
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  6. LukeTheSpook

    LukeTheSpook

    Jan 2, 2015
    I hada rodent 9 and sold it. I regret it. The 9 is a super knife.
     
  7. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    the 9 really chops above its level.
     
  8. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    was the deux the only sr with meltdown on it?
     
  9. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    HRLM !!! The R Series blades did not work for me at all.
     
  10. Khanvoy44

    Khanvoy44 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 22, 2016
    BATTLE RAT! Far and away my favorite chopper. Balance forward, bites like a pitbull!
    Also have a D Guard but all the weight is in the handle.
    Ratmandeaux LE #4 also love the design, just haven't been able to use it and mess up my satin. ;)
     
  11. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    it can be hard knocking the new off.
     
  12. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Lovin' the heck out of a Ratweiler that I recently acuired. It's definitely making moves for top position in my favorite midsize Busse/Kin blade.
     
  13. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Chopweiler, of course!!! :D :cool:

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    Of course, the venerable RatManDu... :cool: :thumbsup:

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    And speaking of the Desert Jack...

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    Another model I use a LOT! I think I have more of these than any other Busse or 'Kin. Had around a dozen of these at one point. I think I'm down to 6 or 8 now, lol. The Swamp Warden!!!

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  14. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    The KDSH is one of my most used camping tools.

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    And the Swamp Rat swords are pretty awesome. :D

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    I love the Rodent 3 as a fixed blade carry knife.

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    But if I was forced to pick a favorite, it'd probably be my custom shop, one-of-a-kind, satin Rodent Trail. :cool: :thumbsup:

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  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    :thumbsup:

    Not just my favorite swamprat, but my flat out favorite user period, another variation on the RT.....

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  16. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    The DPRT !!!!!!! Brilliant little knife !!
     
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  17. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Kinda fell hard for the M's over the last few months..started w/ an M9LE, I have a steril M6 on the way from AZCK.

    Plans on a HRLM, and just picked up a Rat Hunter today.

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  18. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    M9 was one of my first and never fails to turn heads.
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    M9s are awesome :thumbsup: I always thought they should have gained more mainstream popularity.
     
  20. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease

    Mar 8, 2016
    Hey Dave, (or Andy if you wanna drop some hunting knowledge) Firstly, just wondering if you do NOT like the upswept tip on the Rodent Trail for hunting? If so, why?

    Or is it simply a preference to have a drop point? Again, why? Haha

    I only fish currently and enjoyed the original profile for gutting/filleting snapper/gummy shark/marlin etc etc. I can imagine it getting in the way if you were skinning out a deer hide for example, but then again, i'm just a lowsey fisherman :D

    Please, enlighten me!

    Cheers fellas :thumbsup:
     

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