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#26189 - 08/17/13 09:54 PM RMDx LE vs Rodent 6
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Besides the obvious of finish, blade length and grind, what are the other major differences? How do the handles compare...etc. smile

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#26193 - 08/17/13 10:10 PM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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Welcome, CoachSid
While I cannot answer with authority, this is the place to ask. I have an RMD, though, and love it.
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#26195 - 08/17/13 10:27 PM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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yeah, i love the RMD and the RMDx (6" blade) but have never had a chance to hold a Rodent 6. in most threads (other forums) people always recommend the RMD or the Sykco 511/711/911 but never any of the rodent series??

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#26198 - 08/17/13 11:04 PM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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The R6 is a bit heavier. The handle is closer to the RMD than the rest of the rodent series.
For some people the handles on the rodent series are a love/hate thing. The RMD has a pretty universal handle on it. Of all the rodents, the R6 feels most like the RMD.

a lot of it depends on how you are going to use it. There are times when I definitely want a heavier blade, and other times a little more delicacy.


Edited by Drumrboy (08/17/13 11:10 PM)
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#26201 - 08/17/13 11:07 PM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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And welcome to the Swamp CoachSid. Glad to have you with us.
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#26216 - 08/17/13 11:41 PM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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thank you smile yeah, i was curious on how similar the handle was to the RMD. I love the feel/grip of the RMD but very unsure of the rest of the Rodents

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#26217 - 08/17/13 11:42 PM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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It is a little different, but very similar. The R6 is a bit more rounded.
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#26236 - 08/18/13 12:29 AM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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Welcome CS. With the top guard removed, the R6 is like an oversized RMD. It's almost as if the R6 is out of place in the Rseries since it has no hump in the handle. If you like the feel of the RMD then you will probably like the R6.


Edited by Hard Knocks (08/18/13 12:43 AM)
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#26237 - 08/18/13 12:39 AM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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R6 without the top guard.

RMD. With a R6.
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A little bit of forced perspective in that second pic. The R6 doesn't dwarf the RMD like that.
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#26238 - 08/18/13 12:41 AM Re: RMDx LE vs Rodent 6 [Re: CoachSid]
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Originally Posted By: CoachSid
yeah, i love the RMD and the RMDx (6" blade) but have never had a chance to hold a Rodent 6. in most threads (other forums) people always recommend the RMD or the Sykco 511/711/911 but never any of the rodent series??


Personally I'm not crazy about the 511. All the others you mention, the 711, RMD, and R6 are fine knives. I'd take an R6 over a 511 any day, but they are very different knives other than the steel.

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