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Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Will Power, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    A Northwoods Coolidge in jigged cherrywood and kudu bone. IMG_9490-1024x858.JPG IMG_9491-1024x904.JPG
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  2. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  3. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    It’s nice and slim too.
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  4. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    This is another of the knives I ordered the day before Memorial Day: a Rough Rider carbon steel folding hunter with clip and skinner blades.

    - GT
  5. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    that is neat!
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  6. Misplaced Hillbilly

    Misplaced Hillbilly Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2018
    Wow! As a fan of this pattern I just gotta get me one of these,especially now that they can be had in carbon steel. I like the double pulls and swedges,thanks for posting it GT,although I didn't think you was a BIG knife fano_O:thumbsup:
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  7. cigarrodog

    cigarrodog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 18, 2014
    My First Alox
  8. Peregrin

    Peregrin Traditional Forum Moderator Moderator Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    Just snagged this one off the Exchange, Wayne's photo. I love the Nessmuk style and his stories. This might be a gift for my youngest son. He and his young family spend a lot of time in the Adirondacks, as I did when younger.
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  9. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Found a new secret spot which means a lot purchasing "why nots." A Case P1051 1/2LSSP which is the clip point version of the lockback and a Davy Crockett Bowie by Case. A couple of quick phone pics. 20190614_144055-1024x846.jpg 20190614_143844-01-800x793.jpeg
  10. Signalprick

    Signalprick Jason Ritchie Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 3, 2009
    Can't thank @Knivolf enough for the great deal on this Charlie Bell Zulu. Charlie is one of my favorite custom makers. He's a great guy and makes a hell of a knife. One your not afraid to carry and use.

  11. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    Glad you like it, David; as with almost all of my Rough Riders, my first impression is that it's a solid. well-made knife. I always find it interesting that folks react so differently to the same knife. ;) I DON'T really like the double pulls, and I can take or leave swedges; it also has half-stops, a feature I like less the bigger the knife, I think. But @Old Engineer and @Duckdog both advised that every self-respecting fan of traditional folders should have at least one folding hunter. And I've been very pleased with all 3 RR carbon steel pattern I currently have.

    You're right that I'm not a huge fan of BIG knives, but it's all kind of subjective. :rolleyes: In principle, I'm kind of prejudiced against any knife that's at least 4" long, closed. But there are lots of other factors that come into play. I've discovered I'm not a full-size trapper fan, maybe because I don't like TWO long blades. But I like a Case slimline trapper with just a single blade (although I also have a bias against single-blade knives, in theory :confused:). And I LOVE 4"+ toothpicks with a long slender clip and a smaller secondary. I also don't usually wear a belt sheath, so that makes carrying BIG knives more of a challenge; on the other hand, I almost always wear carpenter pants, and a big knife rides like a dream in the tool pocket on the right leg. :thumbsup::cool: Life is complicated, man!! :eek::D

    - GT
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  12. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I don’t know anything about his knife or stories, but that might have to change! That is a good looking knife:thumbsup:
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  13. cjtamu


    Nov 6, 2018
    Extension of my Mail Call post from yesterday. And further proof I married way over my head. My Father's Day gift. 2007 GEC #73EC in snakewood. Unused, never carried. Serialized 051 of 150. Going to post a couple of other photos with questions in the "Let's Talk GEC" thread. If you click the photo it will take you to Flickr, where you can enlarge photo for more detail.

    [​IMG]DSC_0006 by Chris Thayer, on Flickr

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    [​IMG]004 by Chris Thayer, on Flickr
  14. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
  15. cjtamu


    Nov 6, 2018
    Thank you. I had to wrap it up and put it back in the tube so I could stop staring at it! :)
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  16. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 8, 2019
    I really like natural scales, but this Kirinite Case has been calling my name.
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  17. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Picked up a Rough Rider brown bone large cotton sampler this morning. Out of the box it has different colored scales on each side, one side a dark brown and on the other side a burnt orange color which looks fantastic. Initially i was disappointed, would have loved them to be both the burnt orange color. But after looking at it for a while, i really like the different color contrasts, it is sort of having the best of both worlds. I read an article ages ago about the early production of knives, and when they used stag for the scales, quite often they did not match even if they came from the same antlers and this gave them their uniqueness and character, and now i can see why. Really like my latest purchase and was sharp out the box, gave it a strop on some .05 diamond paste, then finished on smooth leather, it is razor sharp now. I know that Chinese produced knives are not for everyone and i fully except this, but value for money Rough Riders are fantastic value for money. If anyone is thinking of getting the large cotton sampler definately look at the smooth brown bone, very happy with mine. If i was computer literate i would post a photo, but that is well beyond my capabilities. Have a good weekend everyone.
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  18. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
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  19. cudgee

    cudgee Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2019
    Really nice, love the bolsters.
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  20. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    A very nice Fathers' Day present arrived yesterday, a popcorn stag #12.


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