Rough Rider Loveless Inspired Drop Point

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  1. roadend

    roadend Wandering Where I Can Supporter

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    I love the styling of a Bob Loveless drop point hunter. The proportions, materials and design are amazing. The only problem is the price of one. You can get a Bark River for about an eighth of the price. Also I am not a big hunter/skinner. Just a bushcrafter/wanderer. I was looking for a cheaper option to beat up in bushcraft use. In looking I found the Rough Rider Drop Point Hunter (RR176-BRK).

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KSG3BQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    I have not seen much about this knife here but for around $15 I decided to take the chance. I was impressed. Out of the box it looked right. I do not care for the nylon sheath but that is easily remedied with a leather sheath I had laying around. There was a good burr on the edge as well. After a little stropping the knife is razor sharp. The spine was square but I refined it a bit more. The fit was what you would expect for a knife this cheap. The strength and performance were above par though. I was headed to the woods with friends and packed it along to use in more bushcraft ways.

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    A little gaping around the guard. Cannot tell from the photos but the pins need a little grinding as they stand proud of the scales.

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  2. roadend

    roadend Wandering Where I Can Supporter

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    Does it make feathers? You bet.

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    Baton? Yep
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    Still make feathers? Of course. Make sparks with fire steel? Yes. (sorry no photo of it though.
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    Help with dinner prep? Check. Look pretty? I think so.
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    For my limited time available to wander and play in the woods this knife is exactly what I was looking for. Time will tell for sure on how long and how much abuse it will take.
     
  3. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40 Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I own 3 Rough Rider folders and all seems to be exceptional quality for their price. I have been curious as to the quality of their fixed blades so I found your review interesting. They seems to make decent looking knives that perform very well at budget prices.
     
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    I always wrote them off but came into a folder a few weeks ago and can say for the price they are pretty good I have to say holds an edge better than expected, I still don't like the fact it was made in China but in this day and age it's hard to find things that aren't made there.
     
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    MrFixIt Old Jarhead Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Good lookin' knife for the price.
     
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    Heck, for $15 you could re-handle it yourself to improve the fit and finish and still be money ahead. Really curious as to what the steel is.
     
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    Thanks for the write up. I was interested in this very knife but wanted to hear something about other than ad copy. I appreciate the pics showing the fit and finish of a random sample. Thanks.
     
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    MASC1104 Old Dominion Resident Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Thanks for the write up. I have several RR folders and they very good for the price. I have a few of their fixed blades I have my eye on but haven’t pulled the trigger yet.
     
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