Folks – this one really caught me by surprise – Comes in the red/brown box – nothing special – right?
Nice touch – it comes with a sheath . . .
Sorta blends right in with the rest of the boys . . .
But there the similarity ends. I am almost at a loss for words – yeah I know, shocked – right? Everything about this lockback drips quality – the fit and finish equals ANYTHING I have – up to and including those tiny little stupidly expensive Boker knives and the Hen&Rooster pen knives – this was totally unexpected . . .
One of the guys at work is like – “Once the plating starts coming off the blade it won’t look good anymore” He didn’t quite know what to say when he figured out that it is polished not plated . . .
If you HAD to ding it – the blade to lock mating surfaces are not quite flush with one another – the blade got a little to much “fitting” and the mating edges got rounded slightly . . .
Same view – where the bone scale on the right matches the bolster – again somebody got a wee bit enthusiastic with the fitment sanding . . . It’s actually hard to see unless the light is just right . . .
Here’s you a lock at the nickel silver bolsters and jigged bone ( not plastic ) scales . . .
And the polish on the blade is hard to believe . . .
It’s that good . . .
You don’t realize how good it feels/handles until you go back and forth with a different knife – this pic with the Uncle Henry really show how slender it is . . .
Without the weight of the sheath? – 5.4 oz . . .
Bottom line? Jaw dropping fit – finish – overall quality – 440A stainless blade – easy to sharpen and if you don’t beat on it will hold an edge fairly well . . .
I have actually been meaning to grab one for awhile – but they are always out of stock – when I ordered this last pile of knives it was in stock so I got one – and I’m just happy as can be with it.
The Rough Ryder Brown Jigged Bone Large Lockback is in stock right now as I’m posting this – all I can say is don’t hesitate as they tend to go out of stock quickly . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket?
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!