Smoky Mountain Knife Works has stepped up to the plate with their Rough Ryder brand and took a big swing – and put one over the center field fence . . .
Love the anodized green pivot collar – that little bump or pop of color works good – and while not one of my favorite blade profiles, the wharncliffe blade looks good on this particular pattern knife . . . as a thought – neon green braided paracord in the lanyard hole would look sharp – somewhere there exists around here a bag of various colors of paracord – I will try to find it – although it’s probably easier to go buy some – I will try to get some “lanyard” thing going for this and get a pic of it posted for all y’all . . .
And the spacers? Same green – you gotta love it – and they will look even better as the patina picks up on the knife and it darkens from it . . .
Not a fault on the fit/finish of it – good engagement on the liner lock . . .
A look at the blade centering – doesn’t get any better than this . . .
A close up for you – you can see the green spacer peeking out . . .
( wasn’t going to use this pic but I was so surprised the cellphone got a decent close-up I threw it in here – LOL )
A look at the stainless steel pocket clip – not reversible . . .
At just over a 1/2 lb it is one solid chunk of knife . . .
As good looking as this is – I had to give you a glamour shot – Your Welcome!
So where am I at with this? As a manual flipper it is easy to deploy – real smooth coming out – the ergonomics are good – the finger “grooves” work real well – good firm grip – the D2 steel blade is sharp AF right out of the box – 3 1/2 inch blade length is enough for most pocket knife “things”, and the copper scales are just off the chart . . .
The only ding . . .
The one thing I would do differently IF it were up to me – spring assisted opening – love spring assist flippers – but that’s just me . . .
What’s in YOUR pocket??
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!