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rodent series

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by boring, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    the rodent series seems so awesome, why do they not get more play here? I have only held the 9, 6, and 4. They all feel great in the hand. I am going to add a rodent 9 to my chop a thon. Anyone try chopping with the 6 or 9?
     
  2. tdk1122

    tdk1122

    92
    May 23, 2012
    People dont like the handles it seems. And they are extremely utilitarian, no color or handle choices. Plus they dont have cool names. Thats my guess.
     
  3. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I think people are too wrapped up in the Blade Show, Taliwhacker and Ratweiler releases to pay too much attention to Rodent series.
    I have 3, 4, 5 & (custom) 6, but the handles on 7 & 9 don't work for me. Plus I have other Rats in that same sizes that are working for me.
     
  4. Ulf Krogstad

    Ulf Krogstad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 19, 2013
    I'm going to be getting a Swamp Rat 6 or 7 soon. First Busse kin knife i got was a Scrapyard Scrapper 5. Good knife but did not like the Rez C handle so gonna try a Swamp Rat and see if the handle suits me better which i'm 95% sure it will. Probably not ever getting another rubbery handle knife in the future except for Fallkniven i might make an exception for. Too slippery when wet.
     
  5. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    Not true. You can order them in any of the blade finishes and handle options. It will just cost you.
     
  6. tdk1122

    tdk1122

    92
    May 23, 2012
    Dont have to with the RMD and RS. So why should I have to with the Rodent series?
     
  7. Blade Runner 7

    Blade Runner 7 Affordable Anodizing Services

    Oct 26, 2010
    Can't say for sure. I don't work for them. Maybe they made a stockpile of those 2 blades in different finishes a while ago. They have had those 2 blades around for quite some time. And you DO need to pay extra for G10 on both of those blades.
     
  8. tdk1122

    tdk1122

    92
    May 23, 2012
    Maybe and of course G10 seems to be more costly to manufacture. So it makes sense.
     
  9. shrapnelwound

    shrapnelwound

    277
    Sep 26, 2011
    For a short time around valentines day this year the rodent series (minus the R3) were offered in all of the coating and g10 colors on the site, including arctic white which is not available for the RMD and rodent solutions. The coating options didn't cost extra which is normally a $20 fee for a color other than black. It wasn't announced or talked about that I can remember, but it was cool. Hopefully they do the same thing next year.
     
  10. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    I bought my rodent 6 from thatmguy at a show. it came with g10 handles.
     
  11. cut it out

    cut it out Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    For me I love the early rats. I do like my rodent 9 though. It's a beast and takes a whooping.
     
  12. chiral.grolim

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

    Dec 2, 2008
    I've only handled the Rodent 9, also own an RMD, HRLM, & RS. It is a beast of a knife, but it's axe-like grind and heavy weight keep it from getting out all that much. My GSO-10 is a better chopper, but the Rodent 9 look way more [email protected]$$ and throws pretty well too :cool:

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  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    The R Series handles just don't work for me. I have a Custom Shop 4 that is sweet but I tried a 9 and it felt "wrong". Probably a good thing as it has saved me LOTS of money... ;)
     
  14. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
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  15. godsmyjudge

    godsmyjudge Gold Member Gold Member

    501
    Feb 15, 2011
    damn i LOVE that 4!
     
  16. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I scored a couple of R4 variants in the last Ganza.
     
  17. paul'ie

    paul'ie

    436
    Jun 6, 2012
    Say Heah Boys and Girls, I started with my Ratmandu then I wanted a chopper so I got the Rodent 9, I luv it in spite that some say they don't like the Lightning Bolt handle, It didn't take long and I got use to it and I luv it.

    Then to lower some weight and still have a good survival knife I got the Rodent 7 and it became one of my favorite especially with my Rodent 4 as its partner, I like this set especially on extended trips where I still take a Axe and a Saw.

    Then when I wanted a 6" blade, I didn't like the tactical look of the Rodent 6 so I had it thinned down and the top gaurd taken off, It became my favorite knife as far as my favorite trio with Hatchet and Saw, I really like a trio especially when I scout out a new area. Not as cumbersome as taking a multi carry, I can move faster with a trio. They did a awesome job modifying my Rodent 6 by the way.


    Then I just needed the Rodent 3 and 5, But I also got the Rodent Rucki as my Summer Long Knife. I luv it, It chops, and I can baton with it and I can still use it as a smaller knife to finish a job where just a knife is needed.

    I recently got the Ratweiler, WoWwhat a awesome One Tool Option, even though I teamed it up with my Rodent Solution, The balance, the choir allows me to use it as a knife and it's a formidable chopper all in one, a little weight to it, But it's good weight, because I don't need to take a Hatchet when using it, just a saw.

    If you want to multi carry and still take a Axe and a Saw, Then the Rodent 7 shines. But if you want a knife/chopper and you don't want a Hatchet, and you don't mind a little weight. The Ratweiler is it.

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  18. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Well I guess this thread is only two years old and we have added some paragraphs and punctuation..... it's progress... ;)
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Page breaks are a good thing :thumbup:

    And I agree, Paul'ie, the Ratweiler is an awesome one-tool option.
     
  20. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Paul'ie, I'd love to see some pictures of all your Swamprats.
     

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