Meet The Beast!!!. . . Meet The Mega Ratweiler!!!. . . Coming Wed. 2-19-2020 At 9:00PM Eastern!!

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by MaxRat, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Dang it. I think you talked me into it. Lol! I think I'm going to go against my first instinct though and order coated instead of comp. I'm digging the logo and I want to etch it deeper than what would come on a comp blade. That way it can survive any bead blasting and/or sanding touch-ups.
     
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  2. clampdaddy

    clampdaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Oops! Deleted double post.
     
  3. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    I’m probably gonna be kicking myself for not getting in on the discount, but I’m gonna have to wait and see how these are.

    Swamp guys should designate one for a passaround and let us beat the crap out of it!
     
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  4. Amy-0

    Amy-0 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Mar 8, 2006
    Way to "BRING the CHEESE"...You dirty Rats...LOL :)
    AWESOME DESIGN!!!!!
    XOXO
    Amy-0
     
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  5. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    My NMFSH at .32 is a monster !! And with its FFG has a very nice edge. So this ratnosaur monster at .35 multi grind should be very nice :)
     
  6. RATequila

    RATequila

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    Dec 30, 2019
    This beast actually feels light in the hand like an extension of your arm.
     
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  7. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Let’s see some more pics of that beast!
    Please:D
    Oh and when is it available????
     
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  8. Dadgummit

    Dadgummit Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Sep 18, 2013
    Any chance of an Infi version?
     
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  9. erto

    erto

    274
    Jun 26, 2015
    When we meet?
     
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  10. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    It's awfully hard to resist!:confused:
     
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  11. Fortyneck

    Fortyneck

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    Nov 15, 2014
    Looks like a beast indeed!
     
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  12. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Any chance of a thINFI version?
     
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  13. MaxRat

    MaxRat

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    Dec 30, 2019
    All I can say at this point is this knife will do it all. Because of the design and grind this knife will slice like a chef's knife, chop like a machete, and split like a camp ax or hatchet... We're going to work on stills and videos today so hopefully we will have forum quality material by the of the day... We already have a lot of footage from our testing before but I forgot to comb my hair so we have to start over...
     
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  14. MaxRat

    MaxRat

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    Dec 30, 2019
    Snooze, you lose... My take on this knife, granted I'm just a little partial, is that if I had one knife to take into the woods that I was dependent on this would be that knife. I've hunted bear in Canada and moose and wolves in Alberta so I know how important good steel is. My first trip to Alberta I was 8 hours by horseback into the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Our base camp was tents we packed in on pack horses. My first day out was like being in a swamp because it rained al day... At noon my guide got his folding saw out of his saddlebag and started cutting 12" pieces out of a 4" diameter snag... (weathered tree that was leaning). He tossed me the pieces and ask if I could split them because we were in desperate need of a fire... As I was batoning the second piece of wood when I broke 3" off the end of what I thought was a quality knife. I was so upset that that knife is still in Alberta... This knife, my friendly swamp dwellers, will not let you down when you need it...
     
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  15. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    My thoughts upon pouring through the literature and pics...

    - Ratweiler handle seems better suited IMO to larger blade on MEGA, both longer and wider (appears) than standard Ratweiler shape.
    - Grind hybrid seems interesting, though I cannot fathom how it is done and the pics do not really show this well (Can we get a close up of the primary bevel?).
    - Swamp Comp is an answer to what I've been asking for years now on the forum, nekkid SR-101 from the factory. Thought we would never see the day quite frankly, can't help but wonder though if this will be featured as a permanent fixture? (Please, please, please.... I cannot stand the coatings and rust on these knives is purely cosmetic issue for some!)
    - .350" is thicker than anything I have handled/used. Should make a good chopper, though I am quite skeptical of the claims of it slicing like a chef's knife... not like my Japanese Chef's knife anyway as it's quite thin behind the edge (critical).
    - Is it so much to ask for a weight spec on these knives? I fully realize finished product could vary, but still would be nice to know what you are signing up for in the heft department with an * stating weight varies slightly. I can only imagine this thing is over 2 lbs, I would be shocked if it was anything less... which puts weight/thickness right in that camp axe department for splitting so no doubts there to your claims.
    - Cannot help but think that these 1/3"+ thick blades all require some light brigade treatment under the handles, this greatly improves both the rotational velocity of the knife and general handling/performance qualities, ASHBM was a great example of 1/3" thick big blade that had lively handling though it seems the fatties never get this treatment since ASHBM.
    - 8" knives just seem to make great chopping knives without inducing as much fatigue to the user, just my thoughts others may disagree... but it is a sweet spot for all around use for sure.
     
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  16. littlehoot

    littlehoot Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2015
    Guys, can y'all get an image or two side by side with a standard size ratweiler or infiweiler?

    I dig the spine shot, but would like to see an overall blade size comparison
     
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  17. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Good suggestion!:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  18. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    If I hadn't just bought an AR I'd be all over this!
     
  19. crufflers

    crufflers

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    Apr 28, 2015
    I don't need any more pics, just need to know WHEN.
     
  20. erto

    erto

    274
    Jun 26, 2015
    when it happen?
     

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