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Rodent 7

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by MacLaren1, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    R7 is fairly new, and on top of that it has giant shoes to fill!
    Camp Tramp, Ratweiler and Chopweiler are some of the most well regarded Swamp knives up to date (only RMD has a better rep so far). That and opinions on the 'lightning bolt' handles are polarizing people. I got to fondle R9 and decided that the handle does not work for me, so I didn't buy R9 or R7 for that reason. IMO folks with large paws should be quite happy with the handles, for me they're just too big and awkward, and I don't buy knives that I would not use.
    That's just me though, there's a whole lot of folks out there who love the handle and swear by it.
     
  2. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Cool. Ill do my best to give an un-biased report.
     
  3. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    I've came to the conclusion that a RatManDu is seriously in order :)
    I'll put my order in tomorrow for one.
     
  4. ragnerok

    ragnerok

    Oct 25, 2008
    I`m in the same boat - only buying knives that i would use. Hasn`t tried out the R7 and 9, they sure looks good, but i has my RMD and my M9 and to me they are absorlutley perfect in all ways :thumbup:

    Bring the M7 :D I`m ready :thumbup:

    M9:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    Yes.Bring the M7!!
     
  6. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    It certainly is a pity that so few exist that they only would be gathering dust in safes...
     
  7. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    It seriously is!

    Trying to reply to your PM but keep timing out, I'll keep trying.
     
  8. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Awesome. Thank you :)
     
  9. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Excuse my ignorance but, what is the M7?
     
  10. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    A mythical Swamp Rat knife ;)
    Was supposed to be released few years ago...

    A 7 inch version of the Mischief family. Knives that were released are HRLM, M6 and M9, and some might argue that RMD would belong to the mischief line

    [​IMG]
     
  11. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1

    May 15, 2014
    Ahh.......very cool! Thank you.
     
  12. ragnerok

    ragnerok

    Oct 25, 2008
    +1 to that:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
     
  13. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    I thought that the Ratmandu, HRLM and even the Swamp Warden and Rodent Solution were technically part of the "Mischief" set, though the last has horizontal surface-milling more akin to the Chopweiler, Ratweiler, TazRat, dog skinner, etc. of a previous line...

    It was the line immediately before the recent "Rodent" series 3,4,5,6,7,9.

    How many "lines" have there been?
     
  14. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I'd say that the most distinguishing feature has always been the handle, so it would be:
    Res-C handles
    Ratweiler handles (with Choppy and Taz as variations, and Shaker as the skelly blade)
    Mischef
    Rodent

    And the odd bits like
    Vex
    Rat Tail
    Rodent Soultion
    Rat Trail
    Rucki
    Waki
    Hawks
     
  15. MattinLA

    MattinLA

    May 31, 2006
    The thing is, a prototype has already been made! Its in the system. They just have to say " what the heck, make it". It could be the Ultimate Camp knife!
     
  16. kenash

    kenash

    557
    May 23, 2010
    Good luck. They've been wanting a basic 7 for a year or so. I'd like to see the KLRM again.
     
  17. PatrickKnight

    PatrickKnight

    Jan 24, 2012
    Isn't there already a Basic 7?
     
  18. Need2Know

    Need2Know

    Aug 31, 2011
    M7 wouldn't be Res-C would it?
     
  19. ragnerok

    ragnerok

    Oct 25, 2008
    Basic 7...
    [​IMG]
     
  20. kenash

    kenash

    557
    May 23, 2010
    Just overlook my previous beer clouded comment.
     

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