Quite a combination of names there. Last June they made an announcement:
And along comes a knife!
Available at your favorite retailer. But it appears to be a classic Case Trapper with special markings that’s say My Old Man. It also contains a guitar pick and special shield.
A great combination of names and a tip of the hat to Case for combining a great song and knife or knife package, complete with tin.
Of course would not be a post without a link to that song. Look for that in my next blog post!
Allen Newberry, takes a look at making patterns to use in creating knives. The process is very similar to what I use when I am creating patterns for the woodworking jobs I get. I hope you find the video useful!
Very good discussion with the Danish Designer. Watch to the end and he previews some upcoming knives, including one that is coming out, based on Ken Onions Field Strip Design platform. Also advice for knifemakers as well as future designers.
Erin Healy, Managing Editir of Blade Magazine takes a look at the effectiveness of a website. In the article she asks some great questions, like what are you trying to accomplish? Click on the link for all the detail.
If your not a Knifemaker what are your thoughts on the effectiveness of a website for a Knifemaker? Would that make you buy a knife from that individual?
What would you be looking for in a website that might make you purchase?
What about knifemakers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube? Is that effective for you as a consumer?
Is the answer to the question, “Does Rough Rider make tactical knives?”
Yes, it is a linerlock, assisted opening knife with black aluminum handles and a partly black coated 440stainless steel clip point style blade with steel liners. You will need to resharpen more frequently with this steel, but if you can sharpen it should be no problem. The knife comes in a plain edge style, and is tip down only for carry. The pocket clip is not coated and does allow the knife to ride low in the pocket. I would have preferred a black pocket clip, but it is stainless steel. Also would have preferred a slightly smaller pocket clip, but those are small problems for what is just a fun knife.
When closed the blade centering on this knife is perfect as is the lockup. Overall the appearance of this knife is quite striking. There is even some jimping on the back of the knife if your thumb moves up on the knife. For ease of carry and use there is a lanyard hole for your paracord.
All this on a knife that sells for under $10.00. Yes, quite a pricepoint and I look for more of this style from Rough Rider, the in house brand of Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Long known for many traditional pattern knives, Rough Rider has branched out to other styles. For an EDC that you won’t be afraid to lose in the field, try the Rough Rider Thunder Streak.
Written by: Steve Hanner
Where to Buy
Stylin for under $40? Our friend at Gideon’s Tactical takes a look at another budget blade that works.
Grind-In…well what in the world is that you ask. Check the picture on attendance which is unreal and then the description of what the grind in is all about. This was the last one for this year. Look for opportunities next year!
The interest in knives is incredible and the list of people grinding continues to grow!
Can you buy knives under $20? Sure you can…even an All American Buck!