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New Ratweiler pic thread.

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by cut it out, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. crufflers

    crufflers Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Apr 28, 2015
    Yeah the 1/4" just feels better in my hand (width of the handle), but the 3/16" is not bad. The lighter weight is noticeable though. Fit and finish is better on the 1/4" too (scale fit, tang seamlessness).
     
  2. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    First official beating at the wood pile 😀http://[​IMG]
     
  3. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    What a awesome Knife!!! I really do feel bad for those who missed this one!!http://[​IMG]
     
  4. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    Didn't take any chopping pics but it bites deep. I love my SH-e but not sure which I would keep if had to sell one of them. I do like the Bowie shape on the RW better.
     
  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    One of the swamp's greats right there. Thanks for the pics.
     
  6. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    Thanks man
     
  7. LukeTheSpook

    LukeTheSpook

    Jan 2, 2015
    What sheaths are you guys using? Will any of the spec ops sheaths work with the 1/4??
     
  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Unless you mold the insert, no. The large spec ops does work with the 3/16 LE without the need to mold it.
     
  9. crufflers

    crufflers Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Apr 28, 2015
    I thought I read somewhere that people were using SPECOP's 8", but they do not fit either of my RW's. 1/4" or 3/16" the blade is too wide. Maybe with some insert modding or replacement but it doesn't seem like a good fit to me. I'll revisit it and try a unmolded BASIC and Combat Master tonight. I think the one I was using last night was a Basic - I assume the same inserts but you never know. Didn't seem close enough to fitting to me.
     
  10. crufflers

    crufflers Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Apr 28, 2015
    I had a brand new black Basic received yesterday for a Tali LE and tried the new CG 3/16 which started to cut into the liner just like the 1/4" CG as soon as it cleared the tip.

    Anyone think of a relatively way way/tool to use to melt and stretch the sides open from the inside? Might try heating up a file or butter knife tonight.

    Thought about it more... I think I will try stretching after heating insert with a hair drier - maybe using the knife wrapped in tape. Only if the sheath will allow... might be too tight to expand and get the liner back in.
     
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  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    crufflers, is it just the thickness dimension, or are you saying that the blade edge is cutting into the liner in the width/height dimension?

    I think the one my LE fits is the large combat master.
     
  12. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Just got mine. 100% the most interesting handled fixed blade I own. Can't wait to take it camping. :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  13. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    The LE in a large spec ops combat master. My 3/16 CG fits but is tight. It would need a little work to be right. No way my 1/4" model is going in there.

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  14. crufflers

    crufflers Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Apr 28, 2015
    The blade edge is cutting into the liner. I think properly molded either the 1/4" or 3/16" would fit. I think there is just enought slack in the sheath to allow the liner to go back in after stretching a bit or squaring off. Stock thickness should not be an issue as I use SPECOPS for .330" knives. It is the 1.75" width measurement. I can only tell you how my two new RW's fit (3/16" sage/tan and a 1/4" black/black) in a brand new Basic SPECOPS. I can try some Combat Masters and more Basics this weekend. I'll try modding one's liner.
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    Just have to figure which one is donating its sheath :) Lots of .30" .330" Regulators slide in with nice retention to SPECOPS. The flat ground Regulators like 6.5 and the new American are loose and require molding or they slip out even thought they have the .330" stock (or .30 plus coating). They slide in and slide out with no retention... the liners must be more open on the sides and come together in the center, so saber ground flats grab. I don't mind some friction on the flats of a coated blade like a parked Regulator or Mil Overrun where they fit and need no molding.
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  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thank you for that.

    So I'm thinking there may be some variance in the liners between the basic and the combat master. My 3/16 fits as far as the 1.75" dimension, but rubs on the thickness dimension.

    Nice bunch of steel you've got there man. :thumbup:
     
  16. crufflers

    crufflers Gold Member Gold Member

    668
    Apr 28, 2015
    Hey thanks. You too! I'll post if I discover anything or get the RW's to fit into a sheath. I am thinking it'll be an easy mod.

    Could be variations in grinding too, but most likely the simple plastic liners like you said. I'll mic the blades and inside of sheaths if I get a chance.
     
  17. FloridaBlade

    FloridaBlade

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    Mar 10, 2015
  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
  19. Dicko

    Dicko

    332
    Dec 28, 2014
    The new Ratweiler has instantly become my 'end of the world' knife... It's phenomenal!
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    Made it my own...
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  20. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Nice!! How did you go about stripping it? Just chemically?
     

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