Rough Ryder No. 12 Wood & Horn Damascus Tanto

Impulse buys are sometimes good – sometimes meh – this impulse buy is great! – Saw this on one of Smoky Mountains “promo” videos and thought it looked good, so why not?

Came all wrapped up in the box . . .

And started unwrapping . . .

And unwrapping . . .

I will say I have never bought a knife or firearm with this much oil on it . . .

After much wiping I found the knife . . .

Good patterning on the blade – and real sharp right out of the box . . .

The wood to horn transitions / rivets / medallion – all real nice . . .

Rough Ryder did a decent job polishing the tang ( full length ) and getting the alignment right on the brass spacers on the handles . . .

You can see some layering of the metal when you get to the back end of the tang – didn’t quite get it all polished out – but there is no doubt it’s “real” Damascus – more on that later . . .

The sheath is a nice touch . . .

Downsides to it – no choils – no guards – but a real good looker and sharp right out of the box – good balance – it’s pretty much neutral – not front or back heavy . . .

For $30 bucks it’s a real nice knife – and a good looker that is put together decent – Working knife?? – Not so much – no guards or finger choils . . .

This is one that is a pleasant surprise – for the price – C’mon $30 Bucks – I was real impressed with the build quality and honestly not every knife I purchase is a “working” knife or a “tactical” knife or one that’s going to pay it’s way in the kitchen – sometimes I pick them up simply for the aesthetics – and this cute little darling sure pushes THAT button! – to pick your own up from Smoky Mountain? <<<CLICK HERE>>> and get yours on the way . . .

And don’t you forget to check the daily “Flash Sale” at Smoky Mountain – it refreshes every day @ 9 A.M. Eastern – you just never know what’s going to be there . . .

Some thoughts on real vs fake damascus steel from Frontierblades.com . . .

What’s in YOUR pocket??

Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!

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