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Ratweiler

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Maqua, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Maqua

    Maqua Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    Anybody gotten dinged yet?
     
  2. dman62

    dman62 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nope. Looking forward to this release though. Second guessing my color choice now (sage/tan), but I'm sure once it's in hand I'll love it!
     
  3. ozgooner

    ozgooner

    Sep 24, 2011
    There are other blades that were announced before the Ratweiler that still haven't emerged so I imagine it's a while off yet.
     
  4. coldethyl

    coldethyl

    202
    Aug 18, 2008
    I have been waiting five years for them to release the ratweiler but, this last ( 2 weeks) is killing me !!:D
     
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I'm not crazy about the current tan micarta, period; but it might be okay once it darkens up some...at which point the tan on sage might look okay.
    (I've got an RMD and MMD in that combo, and don't care for it; but I haven't done anything about the micarta, yet)
    I opted for tan on tanker for the 1/4" model - not expecting to like it much; but for some reason, I couldn't bring myself to order the black blade. If I'm crazy about the knife, I can darken the scales and/or strip it. If not, I can always set it free.

    (I hadn't received the RMD when I ordered the Ratweiler - I've got a couple of tan canvas handled rats, so I thought the MMD scales were a fluke. I don't know if they've changed the micarta, or my others got treated with something prior to my purchase, but the difference is significant)
     
  6. Cjk526

    Cjk526

    398
    Jun 1, 2015
    Not yet.....hoping soon....came out right after the BS so they should start making their way out.... but who knows just happy to have one on the way.... been waiting yrs for a Ratweiler so a few months or so isn't to bad...lol
     
  7. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    Can't wait for these bad boys to ship. Don't expect before Christmas though.
     
  8. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I've got, well, a sh**-ton, for me, of Bussekin blades ordered now. But I believe the Ratweiler is the one I'm looking forward to the most.
     
  9. J_mcrane

    J_mcrane

    571
    Dec 7, 2013
    Come on!!!!! Please ding before Christmas! I want to open my presents with mine!!!

    My mother in law would s#%t her pants if I did!
     
  10. Cjk526

    Cjk526

    398
    Jun 1, 2015
    We still have some time before Christmas....I'm hoping so too....I have 3 others on order but I think this is the one I'm looking forward too the most.... getting psyched on what might be coming out this week too...Hahahahaha!
     
  11. iamtoast

    iamtoast

    Jun 18, 2008
    It really is one of the more attractive, in an angry aggressive sort of way, fixed blade knive extent. I am hoping for a ding yesterday so maybe it will be in time for Christmas. I have a TRASH and a American Flag Regulator already arrived but can only allow myself to keep one. I strongly doubt it would be anything but the Ratwieler.
     
  12. cut it out

    cut it out

    Apr 11, 2010
    I'm waiting patiently for once. I had a gen 1 before so I know the wait is worth it!!! So much knife for its size! I did order a thin one too just out of curiosity and a fat to keep.
     
  13. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I ordered thin only. Hoping I didn't make a mistake. But the difference in sliciness between my RMD and Rodent 6 is so remarkable that i had to have thin. Maybe I should have gotten a thick one, too.
     
  14. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    Anybody? I'm dying here.
     
  15. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Nothing.
     
  16. Maqua

    Maqua Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    Yeah still nothing over here, either.
     
  17. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Got mine yesterday.










    Then I woke up to the bitter reality that I haven't even received the billing notice, yet. The bright side of this is that it should be the next one I receive. (I jumped for one of each)
     
  18. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    Was just about to say you lie.:D I think your right about it being close to next in line, will probably see some kinda movement in next 2 weeks. Don't think I'll regret going thin but wish woulda been like alot of youz and got both. It's the logical thing to do. I've never had one so don't know how the grind is on them. Can't stand having a tip be too thick that can't cut/penetrate well.
     
  19. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    I didn't have the $$ to get both so went thin like you, worried about the rest of the grind being overly thick. This is also my first knife in this size-range, so there is uncertainty for me all the way around... but hoping I get that notice soon!
     
  20. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    I am waiting on a thick :D :D No ding yet... I have a TM version of the 'weiler from a couple of years ago and that is thin, so getting the thick was an easy choice for me.
     

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