Rough Rider Elephant's Toenail - Preliminary review
Howdy folks! Just got this in the post so I figured I'd show it here
A bulky knife by all accounts It's so rounded, though, this is surprisingly unnoticeable in your pocket. It's smaller than most cell phones, and doubtless more useful The cross section is like a thin oval with the ends flattened, so it's really quite discreet despite first appearances.
Fit and finish between scales and liners is just about flawless all the way around. Extremely minor gap on the top left side of the top pic, but certainly nothing to complain about in an £11 knife. Also a very small gap between the springs, but again, nothing too serious.
Two nice sturdy blades! The larger one is about 3mm and the smaller about 2mm thick - very good choices IMO. Both are comfortably under the legal EDC limit, so you don't have to worry about a police officer having a slightly wonky ruler The backsprings are comfortable - both of them are quite easy opening to a point, and then you really feel the click as they pop into place - extremely well done, IMO, particularly for the price tag. Starts out to open easier than my tidioute, but the final push into place is greater.
The slight forwards angle of the blades, coupled with the fact that the smaller blade is a bit off centre towards the spring, means that punching or boring holes should push the blade backwards rather than onto your fingers, if you do it right. Definitely a plus for any non-locking folder IMO.
As you can no doubt see, I've sharpened them both up, but had no complaints out of the box. The smaller one was certainly the sharpest I've had a folder brand new, and the angle on the larger one was just a bit too obtuse for my liking, but still good enough.
Just so you can see that the blades are straight - I believe someone on BB had a problem with one.
And an in-hand shot, so you can see that this really is a hefty knife!
I'll probably do a bit more reviewing later, but I have to get to work now
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