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#18519 - 02/25/13 07:01 PM
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It is a fine steel and will take some abuse for sure. Just like us Swamp dwellers.....
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#18520 - 02/25/13 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted By: Drumrboy;17325
It is a fine steel and will take some abuse for sure. Just like us Swamp dwellers.....


Intrinsic value- that is what we be about, in friend and steel.
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#18521 - 02/26/13 05:26 PM
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By new steel I meant new designs. I should have been more clear. How often do they come out with new designs?
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#18522 - 02/26/13 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted By: bonesmalones;17399
By new steel I meant new designs. I should have been more clear. How often do they come out with new designs?


When the inspiration strikes? :p

There doesn't seem to be a clear timetable for new models. The Rodent series were introduced as upcoming Swamp releases at Blade Show 2011 (Scrap Yard '11 line as well).

My guess is that R7 & R5 might still make an appearance before Blade this year, when new releases should be introduced.
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#18523 - 02/26/13 05:46 PM
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I'm enjoying the Rodent series frankly!!! I liked the Original Rat series (Ratweiler, Rat Daddy, Rat Mastiff etc) The Chopweiler design didn't do it for me. M-series was also good. The RODENT series is my favorite todate and they fit my hands PERFECT. Design & ergo's are outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#18524 - 02/26/13 06:13 PM
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I didn't like R9, the handle just doesn't do it for me. R4 and R3 are great, I think the R5 should be fine too for me, but R7 will probably have R9's handle.
I really love the old school Rats, and Chopweiler too.
Now, I like the feel of Howler, but I will not chase Battle Rat and Camp Tramp, have the current SYKCO spinsoffs.
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#18525 - 02/26/13 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: RussMo;17401
I'm enjoying the Rodent series frankly!!! I liked the Original Rat series (Ratweiler, Rat Daddy, Rat Mastiff etc) The Chopweiler design didn't do it for me. M-series was also good. The RODENT series is my favorite todate and they fit my hands PERFECT. Design & ergo's are outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You have absolutely lost your mind man! Chopweiler is the best thing to have ever came out of the swamp! You need to play with a Choppy and discover the Grail of all knives!:). The M9 is a sweet blade as well! I regret selling the two I had so bad! One of them went to a good home but scared to think about the other one. It's in France somewhere. frown
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#18526 - 02/26/13 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted By: RussMo;17401
I'm enjoying the Rodent series frankly!!! I liked the Original Rat series (Ratweiler, Rat Daddy, Rat Mastiff etc) The Chopweiler design didn't do it for me. M-series was also good. The RODENT series is my favorite todate and they fit my hands PERFECT. Design & ergo's are outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Actually I much prefere the Chopweiler over the Ratweiler, I think the CW is a more versatile knife with it's droped pont. Prety much the all round camp/bush knife with the added advantage of being a fair skinner.
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#18527 - 02/26/13 07:20 PM
RussMo Offline
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Originally Posted By: infocus2006;17408
You have absolutely lost your mind man! Chopweiler is the best thing to have ever came out of the swamp! You need to play with a Choppy and discover the Grail of all knives!:). The M9 is a sweet blade as well! I regret selling the two I had so bad! One of them went to a good home but scared to think about the other one. It's in France somewhere. frown


I had 4ea ChopWeilers at one time. I just couldn't get into that whale humped short blade. If they had brought out the Chop Mastiff which was to be the plan, which never happenedmad I might have liked the hilt better. On a 7-1/2"ish blade though I just didn't feel the love.

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