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Rough Rider Titanium Stiletto Liner Lock

Rough Rider Titanium Stiletto Liner Lock

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The button for opening is too small to pickup the use intuitively but you will get used to it, with a moderate break-in period it will become easier to open the knife one handed. The blade sharpness was mediocre out of the box but it sharpened quite well on my fallkniven stone and has continued to hold a fantastic edge with little maintenance. I find it to be a decent length and acceptable rigidity to use it in a work knife capacity.
It is now my current EDC considering price and required conditions. I will be purchasing another if the next drop comes at an opportune time.
Damn Post Service, marked Delivered, but I never got the knife. I am trying to get another one. Waiting for another massdrop run.
I find myself liking this knife more than I expected. Yes, the thumbstud is too small, and the indent for it is in the wrong place, but overall it's a handy little knife. I don't regret the purchase at all, and would buy it again.
This knife just seems like it was designed WRONG. the side cutout is nowhere close to the small wheel used to push open the blade, making one handed opening super difficult. It's also such a pain if you're left handed, why not allow you to move the clip like so many other blades?
This knife is pretty small and long for EDC, but basically requires 2 hands to open. Though for me, ease of openning is a requirement for EDC. I'll just take a file to the side, maybe try to stick a bigger wheel on the blade, and see if that helps.
It's definitely a cheap knife. It's a great knife for it's price. But it isn't a cheap EDC knife.
I'm a lefty so the first thing i tried to do was swap the sides to put the belt clip on the other side. It's too obtrusive when opening...especially since it's already not the easiest to open one-handed. Some of those torx screws are really tight. Even with a proper torx driver I still stripped two of the heads. Finally i just removed the belt clip altogether. The lock could use a couple passes of a file or just some breaking in. Bang for buck though, I've been more disappointed with other purchases from Massdrop.
anakin
Try backing the belt clip screws out a bit, or removing them completely. They were preventing my knife from locking because they were blocking the lock.
This knife is a piece of junk.perhaps I should have known based on cost. Upon opening the box one of the side inserts fell out, no warranty information was enclosed. I also did not read the description because it is not a stiletto. Just st a long slender knife. Like other reviewers it is not easy to open and the liner lock does not unlock easily. The white. space on the handle is supposed to have the insert.
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Short Review: The knife has a few pitfalls along with some good things. Upon receiving the knife, the first thing I noticed was the difficulty in deploying the blade. The pivot is a little tight and the thumbstud is difficult to gain a purchase due to the thickness of the handle (thick), lack of a cutout (actually there are some cutouts, however in the wrong location) and the close proximity of the stud to the pivot. The second item is the fit and finish. The titanium finish on the handle is blotchy at best. There are some small gaps between the liner and scales. The pocket clip would be better recessed along with shallow screw heads to allow the knife to seat fully into the pocket. On a positive note, all of the above items are negated by the cost. Honestly, what does one expect for $10? The blade is finished well, the grind is not too bad and it's centered in the handle when closed. This knife is well suited as a throw around knife for utility or a inexpensive gift. In summary, it's not bad for the money.
If you're going to sell Rough Riders, I would choose the split back whittler's and the barlows.
Is this legal in Germany?
At Bladeplay.com, this comes in two sizes but with a stiletto styled blade. The larger one is $14.99 and the smaller one, such as this massdrop sized one, is $9.99
It looks like they pulled the description from one of the sister knives. The blade shape looks more like drop or spear point with no false top edge. Also there's no visible blood groove like one of its sister knives on eBay.
That said, I think this knife might be legal in states where stiletto's are not.
You get what you pay for with this one. Imperfections in the finish on the handle on mine.
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It's prefect for that. For the price, it's amazingly constructed, even if that price is 10$. Joking aside, you get a lot more knife than you'd expect for 10$.
Steel takes a good edge, just doesn't keep it as long as some more durable steels. Perfect for practice.
It should be fine for that.
I have a question: the drop is limited to 550 units, yet you have sold 630. Am I missing something?
Chefjoe
Multiple drops I suspect
Chefjoe
Like bookworm13 said. Each drop is limited to 550.
I feel like I should write a mini review, because I've been using my one at work as my main utility knife since the last drop, expecting it to fall apart, but: I'm stunned by the quality I got for under ten bucks... Lock up is positive and perfectly centered, action is smooth... the build is strong and robust - it survived couple drops from a truss with no issue. I was dubious about the quality of the steel, but, it's held an edge well enough and is easy to sharpen. In fact, I'd say it's a perfect knife to practice sharpening, the blade shape is simple and it takes a good edge - you can get it shaving sharp with ease. It's not going to keep it as long as more exotic steels, but it's a breeze to get it sharp again. Are they saving money by using narrow offcuts of steel used in other products? Bolting on a screw for unlocking, instead of grinding a tang, lets the manufacturer get away with using a very thin slither for making the blade; if this knife isn't a byproduct, is pretty decent steel this cheap nowadays?
This is a perfect blade to get someone who is just getting into knives and needs to practice sharpening; hell at that price, it's great for messing around with shaping the blade; for example, while illegal in many countries, changing the false edge on top into a proper stilleto would be a doodle (don't do it!) I don't want to give the impression that the steel is particularly soft, it's certainly durable enough, but it's a very simple shape and takes an edge very well.
Construction is solid and the fit and finish ON MY EXAMPLE is perfect: everything is lined up and the correct size. My only complaint is that the tips on the handle flange are rather sharp, if you have large hands you might want to give them a couple swipes with a file.
HOWEVER - at this price point, don't hold your breath for a lot of QC; judging by comments, you might get a perfect example, you might get a dog - or anything in between. It's hard to complaint much for 7$, get a couple to improve your odds, and if you get a dog - consider it a project: because of the design, there is little that can't be fixed with a rasp, a file and a screw driver.
PS. it uses t6 screws; standard laptop size torx.
I don't think it worth the money. Centering is good but locking is not positive at all. In one of mine the deployment is very hard. i tried to open the screws and they all poor quality and lock tight so they sheared.
eitan
Did you use a torx to open them? Mine are just fine and decent screws, but if you use a philips on torx, you will strip them in a jiffy... If you are not getting a positive lock, swipe the base of the blade with a file, less is more; do a couple swipes, reassemble, try again.
I absolutely love this knife for the price. Came pretty sharp, Blade is centered and feels solid. Lock is on point and handle is comfy. WOULD BUY AGAIN 2X
I got a good one... centered blade, smooth action, good detent, lock up is perfect, no burrs or defects. Not bad for $7. Clearly, they sent me one of their high-end premium $12 models by mistake. 😂
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awk
Same, I don't see how they are making them this cheap. Could they be using offcuts, hence the narrow design, and prison labour? Is this why mine has "help me," in chinese, scratched on the inside of the handle?
consolation
You're hilarious :D
Honestly... I can’t say I’m disappointed. For ~$7 It’s a decent knife.
The liner lock is a bit gritty when closing, and the blade itself is slightly stiff, but beyond that it’s pretty good. Overall, I’d say worth it. Especially if you’re just looking for something to throw in your glove box or tool box or something. I just wouldn’t expect it to stay sharp long.
Honestly it's a 10 dollar delivered knife with that being said it's a good knife for ten bucks. It has no blade play and locks up nicely. Obviously the steel is garbage and it's so cheap it's probably easier to buy another instead of sharpening. Only issue is you can shake it open or with a good snap of the wrist deploy it with out the thumb stud. All in all not disappointed.
Everyone who bought this knife prepare to be super disappointed, I bought the "colt" version of this knife a few years back,
Problems I encountered: -Terrible blade centering, there is no centering to speak of, the blade rides the top scale on the blade edge from about half way closed until its fully closed -pivot hardware strips super easily (other hardware isn't much better but the pivot is made of literal mashed potatoes.) -pivot is loose -lockup is maybe 1/10 engagement out of the box, I can defeat the lock bar on mine by putting the smallest amount of pressure on the back of the blade, for this reason I do not consider this a safe knife. -lockbar is sticky as all heck -blade steel is garbage, if it IS 420hc(doubtful) it's by far the worst 420hc knife I own -Closed detent is not very strong, blade can be shaken open out of the closed position -lots of blade play -Burrs on many of the machined edges
This is BY FAR the WORST knife I have ever bought and I'm very surprised to see something of this poor of quality on this site. Its a cool looking knife but of very low build and material quality and the example I have I consider unsafe for any sort of task above extremely light use.
friendcalled5
I bought a $7 no name Chinese knife.
I expect poor quality.
MD are you sure this is 420HC? All I could find is claims it's 420 cutlery grade.
Don't sell garbage on your site massdrop... makes you look foolish... Like I want to save 3 dollars to wait longer for shipping? Even if I wanted this trash I'd order it from Amazon or eBay...
Personally I like the fact that it's a "stabby" knife. I know it's a stupid reason to like it but it caught my eye. Don't have many skinny blades in my collection.
Why the hack this knife is so popular? I know it is cheap...it is really cheap....ok, I get it now. However....not going to get one....not even if you give me money...well, that is a lie...I will get one if you give me money for it. I will even get one if it is free...but I will not buy a knife like this for anything more than a buck....
Looking around I found this knife is also sold under the Colt brand: https://www.bladeplay.com/item--Colt-Knives-341-Stiletto-Style--8929
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There's also a silver-handled version and apparently a giant version with a 6" blade (kinda want that one!).
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Bad ass but this is not that knife..
DillonHightower
The knife in the video is the "large" model with a nearly 6" blade. The picture in my original post is the one in the drop. Somebody asked where to get the large model.
Drop model: Rough Rider 1859 Large model: Rough Rider 1862
No-name manufacturer, blade hardness roughly equivalent to a stick of butter...yet I'm considering picking up a couple just for the ridic low price and cool look.
Screw it, I'm in. I'll sharpen one up for a non-knife friend, gift them a laser and gateway-drug them into the world of good knives. Super-beater niche is filled.
Can we get a picture of the other side so we can see the clip?
erickong
probably looks like this:
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EDIT: Got mine and that's exactly what it looks like, including the comically large pocket clip.
This is cheap enough I might just buy it for the hell of it.
Wolfent
I'm thinking the same thing.
> blood groove no, thats not how it works
I a little confused about the description of this? Is it a real automatic stiletto or a manual knife that looks like a stiletto?
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If you don't read the description carefully you would think it was an auto. You can't get much for $6.95
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I get it, but I'm still not happy about it