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First Swamp Rat..

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Reign, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Reign


    Mar 19, 2016
    Man...those are all so nice looking. Time for a second job....
  2. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
  3. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Ring o' RMDs

    Pretty sure I've only received 2 since that picture was taken (honestly, I'm not even sure I got the second one; now that I think about it. I'm going to have to look tomorrow.)
  4. Reign


    Mar 19, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2016
  5. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Pic doesn't load here, but the link works.
    Not bad at all! Did you make a welt (hard to say from the pic)?
  6. Reign


    Mar 19, 2016
    Yes, there is a welt. I made the pattern a little too large so its got quite a bit of extra room. realized this as soon as I started wet forming it. Overall it will do its job. it can be hung on my belt a number of different ways. I didn't want to pigeon hole myself and not be able to adapt it to other things I might be carrying.
  7. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
  8. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    i remember my first one

  9. argyle1812

    argyle1812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Reading this thread has made me a believer as well. Just put down the order for a Ratmandu CG in Desert Sage with Tan handles. This is my first Swamp Rat. Should match up well with my 711 though :)
  10. Reign


    Mar 19, 2016
    Awesome man....im happy with the Ratweiler i picked up off the exchange....im sure well both be happy with The Ratmandus we get shortly.
  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Nice combo. I've got that on an RMD and it is pretty sweet.
  12. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    That was exactly my first Bussekin. The RMD is a great gateway drug. Although, I would think the 711 would be, too.
  13. argyle1812

    argyle1812 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Anybody recommend a good kydex sheath for the RMD? Preferably with horizontal carry in mind.
  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Eric Lind (Mashed Cat), Dave Brown (Buy Brown), Al Welke (Azwelke) and Ronnie Hale (Hale Storm) all frequent here and are excellent benders, more than capable if you want to scout carry.

    ETA: Dwayne Puckett (Leatherman) makes an X-back leather sheath for scout carry. I don't have one of his, but his reputation here speaks for itself.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016

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