We need your help....to name this knife (contest)

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Eric Isaacson, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Eric Isaacson

    Eric Isaacson Pirate

    Dec 19, 1999
    We just realized we didn't have a name for some of the D2 blades yet. We can't sell them until we have a name, so we need your help to name this one ;)

    The Contest and the official rules.

    We need a name for the knife pictured below. Multiple word names are ok (1-3 words), you can enter as many times as you like but no more than 10 names per post. The winner will receive one of these knives and you get to brag to your friends about naming a cool knife

    Let the names begin.

    To be eligible all knife names must be in this thread OR in the one on Bladeforums(no need to post the same names on both threads).

    All rulings by the Judges will be final.


    And here are the Specs
    Steel D2
    Rc 60-61
    Blade Thickness 1/8"
    OAL approx 9 5/8"
    Blade Length approx 4 1/2"
    Handle Resiprene C in our new "mudder" pattern

    Please remember that this is a Hunter/Utility knife with an OAL of less than 10". No need to name it "combat bowie" or "big stick" ;)

    We are trying to get this named quickly so appropriate names only and don't tarry on submitting your best names ;):D:D

    (I don't think I've ever used tarry in a sentence before ;) )

    Let the games begin.

  2. etp777


    Aug 12, 2002
    First thing that I think of on camping/hunting trips, or one of them, is often lack of showers.

    SO my first submission will be:


    :) Am checking your site to make sure I don't take a naame already used, but no one elses, so if any I come up with are already used by other makers(which of course I will avoid if I know that's true, but don't know anywhear near all knives) then i apologize.
  3. etp777


    Aug 12, 2002
    And second try, nodding to fact taht this one has no blade coating or a light blade coatin, compared to the ones pictured on your site would be:

    Naked Mole Rat

    And no, i didn't get enoug sleep, and yes, i'm stickig with rodent names unless something really good pops in my head. :)
  4. boobar

    boobar Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    No names come to mind but that is sweet blade.
  5. Saberman


    Nov 14, 2000
    How about "Street Rat"
  6. boobar

    boobar Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    I thought of one, how about the "pack rat"
  7. jwade29


    Aug 24, 2003
    Well since you are displaying you new "mudder" handle textures I was thinking maybe you could call it the:
  8. newknifeguy


    Mar 18, 2001
    "The Capybara"...The worlds largest rodent

    "The Sewer Rat"
  9. Burchtree

    Burchtree KnifeMaker & Moderator Moderator

    Mar 15, 2002
    Rat Tail

    Rat Trapper

    Snub Rat

    Them's some sucky names -- but I got a cold today. :grumpy: :D
  10. Josh Feltman

    Josh Feltman

    Feb 12, 2001
    That handle looks like it would be really grippy in wet conditions, so how about Bilge Rat?
  11. Burchtree

    Burchtree KnifeMaker & Moderator Moderator

    Mar 15, 2002
    Field Rat. That's all I got folks -- back to my nap.
  12. Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm

    May 17, 2002
    • UtiliRat
    • Brat - get it? ;)
    • LumberRat
    • RATtlesnake
    • Waldratte (the German translation of "forest rat")
    • GeoRat
    • My Rat :D
    • Ratinator
    • TarryRat :p
    • Battle Mouse :)

    Thanks for the contest! :)
  13. ColoradoDave


    Dec 28, 2002
    O.K., off the top of my head:

    Rat's Tooth
    Rat's Fang
    Whispering Rat

    Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these ... uh, rats. :)
  14. jwade29


    Aug 24, 2003
    "The Marsh Rat"
    "The Forest Rat"
    "The Wood Rat"

  15. Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark

    Apr 27, 1999
    Since I think of it as a hunter's knife I'd pick a hunting animal name. Since it has gray and black coloring I would pick an animal with similar colors. So something like "timber wolf", "grey wolf", or "wolverine" seem appealing. When I'm preparing my game I don't want something with a "rat" name knawing at it. Maybe a "bobcat" or "lynx" would be a reasonable feline equivalent.
  16. Simple Man

    Simple Man

    Nov 6, 2001
    Black Rat
    Deuce Rat - for D2
    Deuce Hunter
    Rat2D2 - Licensing issues?
    Pack Rat - Oops, taken
    RUK - Rat Utility Knife
    Rat Packer
  17. glockman99

    glockman99 Super Moderator Super Mod

    Jun 12, 2000
    Handy Rat
  18. BOILER


    Feb 2, 2002
    I want one to carry when I'm catfishin' so it's gotta be...

    River Rat
  19. Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm

    May 17, 2002
    How about a non-ratty name?

    • Acid
    • Saturn
    • The Ultimate Answer
    • Excalibur
    • Nuclear Summer
    • Patriot
    • Exometropolitan
    • Tornado Survivor
    • Duke of Ohio
    • Let's Roll
  20. Tuff


    Jun 15, 1999
    Non ratty? ok

    Wow, I stumbled on this kinda on accident, but that is almost EXACTLY the type of knife I was putting around various online stores looking for. 4.5 to 5in blade, thin, and it looks like it has a tight grip.

    A name? How bout the Swamp Rat: Formosus or just "The Formosus". It's Latin for "beautuiful, well shaped, finely formed" which seem to describe what I am looking at. Nice knife, Eric.

    Figure it will draw more respect to itself than something called "rat" will (and my stating that I realize I essentially mock the company's namesake which I am not trying to do :))
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