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Your first Swamp Rat

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by jsonnier, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. jsonnier


    Aug 25, 2005
    What was it ? Why did you choose it ?Do you still have it ? :


    Feb 2, 2002
    Howling Rat, probably my favorite of all my fixed blades. It has a great feel and just keeps performing! Of course I stll have it, it's not going anywhere!
  3. TBAUGH7

    TBAUGH7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I'll second the Howling Rat, It was my first and still is the best hunting skinning, carry all day at work, work horse of a knife I've ever owned.
    If I thought it would ever wear out I would get another... :thumbup:
  4. Troy H

    Troy H I'm always like this. Moderator

    Jan 28, 2005
    My first was a Camp Tramp. Fantastic blade and I beat the snot out of it! I sold it when I found my tan handled Ratweiler -- I just couldn't pass that one up. ;)

    :D -360
  5. mhawg


    Jan 10, 2003
    Howler, closely followed by a Bandicoot. Both models get used.
  6. mymindisamob


    Feb 1, 2005
    Howler, and it is always in my truck survival kit. It was followed by a FAT Howler, which will be my EDC when it's pants get here.
  7. Greg45


    Sep 19, 2004
    I ordered a Battle Rat and a Howler at the same time. The BR got here first by a month or two, so it was first on a technicality! :D

    All the knives looked like winners at the time, but for a pair that couldn't be beat in the woods, these two seemed like the logical choices. I've gotten more Rats since, but these two are still winners!

  8. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    Inficoot. I wanted a light, tough knife for backpacking.
  9. Bri in Chi

    Bri in Chi

    May 28, 2003
    Camp tramp, but when I sew Thomas's Inficoot, I found myself one :D
  10. custom1022


    Sep 11, 2003
    I have Tim Taylor syndrome. I own (2) 300 Remington ultra mags, used to own a BK 9 so naturally my first rat was a:
    Why? Because its the king of all rats.
    I feel a big chopper is the most important tool you can have if a hike/pack trip goes wrong.
  11. TNRat


    Sep 18, 2003
    Bog Dog. You cannot go wrong with that one. Yes, I still have it.

    Looking for another, as a matter of fact. ;)
  12. G19G26


    Nov 19, 2001
    Bandicoot, a great EDC blade.
  13. Santi


    Sep 12, 2000
    Mine is the Satin Rat . . . still have it, still use it and still love it. :D
  14. arnoldglee


    Mar 6, 2003
    Rat Tail, talk about a nice slim, highly-concealable EDC!
  15. Heavy


    Apr 6, 2005
    Ordered a RW first but the Desert Jacks went on sale while I was waiting so the DJ is the one.

    LOVE it. really do.

    Still have it???? only untill someone prys my cold dead fingers from it...

  16. Martin Swinkels

    Martin Swinkels Banned BANNED

    Mar 6, 2005
    1: Rat Trap

    2: Ratweiler

    3: Bandicoot

    4: SAR rat in Black

    I'd like to add a Rat Hunter

    :D :D :D
  17. jsonnier


    Aug 25, 2005
    I want mine to be the Ratweiler . ;)
  18. cdyer


    Jan 18, 2005
    Inficoot :cool:
  19. Cutshaw

    Cutshaw Moderator Moderator

    Aug 15, 2004
    First was the Howling Rat. Still my primary EDC in the bag.
  20. gugsi


    Nov 21, 2002
    I ordered a Bog Dog once, but had to cancel due to sudden shortage of cash ...
    I still kick myself for that one. I shoulda just gotten the knife. What are credit cards for anyway?

    But then I got the Ratweiler and all was well.
    For EDC I have the Trap. Takes care of all I need a knife for on a day to day basis.


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