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favorite/s swamp rats

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

  1. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thanks @SpyderPhreak

    That M6 came from AZCK. I'm a sucker for micarta.

    Great post on the Wardens . Love that Snakeskin GW at .138.
     
  2. LanH

    LanH

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    Mar 24, 2017
    Swamp Rat swords and Rodent 3
     
  3. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I got a SW in hammered silver that came in the first round of grab bags, and I think it is thicker than the thick version from the time BPiatt was doing the scales
     
  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I keep missing the little suckers. There were like three or four in that one batch that got away, reasonable prices too :( Slippery little devils, but I'll nail one down eventually. :thumbsup:


    Well shoot, I didn't realize they were that varied. Good info to double check if a person is chasing scales.
     
  5. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    I had a m6 once. Great knife and yes under appreciated for sure. The M9 is one knife I would buy. It's soooo sexy probably one of the sexiest big knives out there. Would be great to see a op2w bring them back.i surely don't need anymore big knives but the M9 is a wicked blade.
     
  6. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Were the M series the last of the DHT Rats ???

    I have three Wardens I just realised (where the third came from I truly don't know !!) two was scales (one set I bought direct and one that came on a blade) and one with a para cord wrap. I also have a Skeleton Warden that is quite nice.
     
  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    That's where mine on the previous page came from. Thickest I've seen, just slightly thicker than my 5 originals.

    Yeah, just keep watching. They're more affordable now than they ever have been.

    To be clear, the thickness isn't really what the issue is, it's that the width of the skeleton part is different around the perimeter. The cut-out seems to be identical on all of them, but some of the handles are bigger, others smaller.

    Yeah, I think they were the last DHT offering, and if my memory is correct, the Swamp Rucki was the first major through-hardened offering (though it could have been the RMD, can't recall for sure which came first).
     
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  8. ragnerok

    ragnerok Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    M9, on the top of my list...

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  9. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Were all the M series DHT'ed? Wardens and other smaller offerings? Were the HRLM's DHT'ed?


    Nice M9 @ragnerok

    Is that an LE? I thought they only came w/ black G-10..CS?

    Love the micarta scales on that one.
     
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  10. ragnerok

    ragnerok Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    This one i had done by the CS. Used to be coated and having a black paper handle, now it has a full flat height and slightly convex satin edge and blade. This and my BWM is my fav full tang Bussekin choppers.
     
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  11. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    She is beautiful:thumbsup:
     
  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I know these models are DHT: Chopweiler, original Ratweiler, M9. I think the Rat Mastiff is DHT. I don't see a hamon on the swamp warden I have that Tom Krein reground and scaled, the others are coated so not sure about them.

    Elof is pretty up on this kind of thing @elof_alv

    You know, I don't think I've ever seen a master list of which models had the DHT.
     
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  13. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    none of the small blades are differential heat treat.
     
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  14. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thanks @Rat Finkenstein
    Thanks, HK

    I remember reading that there is not a visible hamon on certain models.

    A master list would be great.
     
  15. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    M6 and Desert Jack were the smallest DHT blades from Swamp
     
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  16. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
  17. ragnerok

    ragnerok Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2008
    That too, the diffrential heat treat, is what makes the M9 my fav SR. Others With diffrential heat treat is the Battle Rat and the Desert Jack, favorites too.

    Battle Rat, not so easy to see the heat treat in this pic..
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    Desert Jack..
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    M9..
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    Clean cuts With the M9..
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  18. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2005
    I think the Desert Jack is smallest differential heat treat blade.
     
  19. Ickythump

    Ickythump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Nice pics.

    @ragnerok : How 'bout a full shot if the Desert Jack?

    Did you patina the blade?
     
  20. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Not all Battle Rats had DHT
     

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