I always try to get my Christmas shopping done by the end of September or the beginning of October – happy to say I’m finished Christmas shopping – and YOU??
These three from Smoky Mountain are not gifts per say – the sunfish is for an attempt at scrimshaw – the Christmas knife will go in the case – and the third could be construed as a gift from me to me . . .
First up a Rough Ryder White Smooth Bone Elephant Toe – RR139 – <<<CLICK HERE>>> – picked up to use an an attempt at scrimshaw . . .
Good looking knife – long match strike nail nicks – not too bad fit and finish wise – it will be an inexpensive “sacrifice” if I screw up the attempt at scrimshaw . . .
Love the Elephant Toe / Sunfish pattern – and this one is real nice for the price . . .
Bolster to scale fit is good . . .
At a retail price of $16.99 I am not going to complain about the tiny gap between the springs – at least it’s consistent down the length or the knife – the gap between the spring and the liner?? For the price point I’m happy with it – and again – it’s pretty much a sacrificial offering upon the altar of “first attempt” at scrimshaw – LOL!
Looking at using an engraving laser to etch with – load the art work up – push the button – ZAP! – engraving done – add India Ink – and done – I hope . . .
“The Rough Ryder 2021 Merry Christmas Trapper features 3.12” 440A stainless steel clip point and spey blades with match strike pulls, half stops, and reverse frosted “Merry Christmas!” and “Rough Ryder” blade etches. The handles are full color acrylic animated lenticular with nickel silver pins, nickel silver slant R bolsters, and brass liners. It’s 4.12″ closed and weighs 4oz. Rough Ryder is always built by hand and backed for life.
This knife is animated with the spirit of Christmas! To watch the show, just turn the handle slightly. On the front, Santa leaps into the chimney and his “Merry Christmas” greeting turns from white to red. On the back, the elf jumps and the lead reindeer turns his head.” – The bold emphasis is mine . . .
You don’t even have to wrap the box – a name tag and a bow – you’re good to go!
All around a real cute Christmas knife . . .
It would make a neat gift for that someone that is hard to buy for – a note to you gals out there – most guys would really get a kick out of this and it’s not really something that they would ask for OR buy for themselves . . .
Decent fit and finish . . .
Actually good fit and fish when you factor in the $14.99 price point . . .
I don’t want to say how many pictures I took trying to show the ” lenticular action ” of the scale pictures before I said it just ain’t gonna happen – no more . . .
As you move the knife the elf jumps up and down – and the lead reindeer looks back over his shoulder at the elf , , ,
And Santa jumps into the chimney – pretty heady stuff right there – I’m Telling You!! – LOL!
And after looking at these three – saving what I think is the best for last – Rough Ryder Copper Swirl Lady Leg – <<<CLICK HERE>>> – From Smoky Mountain –
“All the knives in the Rough Ryder Copper Swirl Series feature mirror polished 440A stainless steel blades with match strike pulls. The handles are black acrylic with copper swirls, brass liners, nickel silver pins, and copper bolsters. This Rough Ryder Copper Swirl Lady Leg features a 2.125″ clip point blade. It’s 3.25″ closed and weighs 3.52oz. Rough Ryder is always built by hand and backed for life.”
The pictures of Lady Leg pattern knives interested me – and for $9.99 – I thought I would grab one – I am a fan of the pattern – they are visually appealing – and the copper swirl scales with the copper bolsters are to me visually interesting – the pics do not do it justice – a real piece of eye candy . . .
Not a very big knife . . .
Fit and finish over all is pretty good . . .
The only “rough” spot – the underside of the “shoe” – could that be done better? – possibly yes . . . Could that be done better and still bring the price in at $9.99? – I really don’t think so . . .
Besides that “shoe” spot?? – the rest of it is real good . . .
The overall fit/finish thing is good – and the visual appeal with the copper thing going on is just off the scale – Smoky Mountain has quite an assortment of “Lady Leg” knives – <<<CLICK HERE>>> – and from a variety of companies – I have a feeling there might be a few more showing up around here
What’s in YOUR pocket??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!