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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:58 pm 
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After thinking about trappers who love the Heritage Rough Rider as their kit gun, I figured it would be cool and a great seller if Heritage paired their .22 combo with a trapper knife.

At first I leaned towards a professional tapper knife like the Havalon Piranta, but with a price range leaning $35 to $50 I wondered if the over priced the cost of the average "Box Set" Rough Rider and limited its appeal.


Then I thought the knife should be an old school, traditional trapper. Case makes some great traditional Trappers and they are made in the USA, but again at $45 and up (over $240 on some editions) it seemed over priced.

Remington, Colt, and even Buck all make their trappers in China, so I thought why not go all the way with brand synergy and chose Rough Rider knives. Priced starting at $10 they fit perfectly but how is their quality? I had to find out for myself and ordered one.


The steel is 440A stainless where my $35 Buck trapper is 420 stainless. It's not as sharp out of the box as the Buck and I recommend a few passes over a fine or Arkansas stone. The fit and finish are excellent though! I was honestly surprised by this. The seams are tight and springs are solid. It feels really good in the hand too.

And that's the problem. With it's quality and the price of only $10 I found myself thinking of starting a collection of these knives. And I never even thought about having a collection of knives just to collect them. But hey; They're only $10! So what if I don't need them. (oh yeah. I need to save for ammo.)

This is not a good thing.

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