Recommendation? Wish list in the Swamp

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by lmcq784, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    897
    Feb 5, 2010
    It's so awesome to see things back in full swing at the Swamp, and with so many awesome new offerings!

    I'm just curious who's got what on their minds in terms of what we wish for from the talented crew here (ie. @MaxRat & @RATequila).

    I'm no way am I trying to detract from their beautiful designs, but it never hurts to get ideas, right? At the very least, maybe we can help inspire fusion of ideas or even remove doubts of interests!

    I'll start with my first wish! (I’ll add another entry later)

    I've been rooting for a Scottish-inspired Dirk and Sgian Dubh pairing.

    For you who are not familiar:
    A Scottish Dirk is a single-edged, single-handed short sword or long dagger with a full flat ground and fullered 10-14" blade. It's generally triangular in profile. I believe it's traditionally a secondary weapon worn edge-forward on the right hip for a quick reverse grip draw (in case you lose your primary weapon and need something quick). Of course, nowadays it's worn more for ceremonial purposes. But I really like the size and shape.

    A Sgian Dubh is a small utility knife with a thin handle; around 7" OAL with a roughly 3.5" blade (~50:50 blade:handle). The name is literally translated as "knife black”, or “black knife". To my understanding, "black" isn't an aesthetic descriptor, but to denote concealment, often carried under the armpit. It’s now often seen as a “sock knife” by most because (supposedly) the knife would be tucked into the top of people’s hose/sock (over the calf) during a friendly visit/gathering, to show that they’re not concealing anything and bear no hostility. This is how people most wear them now - tucked into sock, strong-side, with some handle sticking/showing out the top.

    The sgian dubh is probably one of my most used knives. I’m occasionally kilted, and I always have a sgian on me when kilted. Most commercial sgian dubhs on the market are absolute junk. They’re made of crap stainless that is mirror polished but won’t take or maintain an edge (as they’re not meant to) - they’re purely ornamental in function. Currently, I carry a small knife of a similar size in place because I refuse to carry a letter opener that pretends to be a knife. What I want is a fully functional hardy Rat or Bussekin. I’ll take a Micarta handled one for normal day-use and a Crab Shack one for formal functions.

    Anyone else got things they’re wishing for?

    And of course, no one will pay attention if there are no pictures, so:

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    :D:D
     
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  2. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    ^^^ That's GREAT!!! :D:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  3. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Dirks are on the list of what I can't carry here... and I dislike fullers; but I'd still like to see it (and might consider buying an un-fullered version, since the signs suggest the crumbling of civilization).

    I'd like something smaller than the RMD, but larger than the S.O.S. Choil-less 4-4.25" blade, RMD style handle.
     
  4. nordicsniper

    nordicsniper Gold Member Gold Member

    119
    May 17, 2015
    I’ve never been able to get my hands on a Rodent Solution. I’d like to see a blade in that style...or to see it reappear :thumbsup:
     
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  5. maxkreigers

    maxkreigers

    13
    Nov 26, 2014
    Personally I'd like to see an mega rucki! With the big thickness and the same grind they offer on the mega ratweiler with a wider blade!
     
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  6. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    MAXmANDU
     
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  7. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    I'm in for a Dirk, SEAX and a Sgian Dubh if you can get @MaxRat and @RATequila on board.
     
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  8. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    MAX Chopweiler, naturally. :)
     
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  9. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Sorry for being a broken record...mini taliwacker for the win :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  10. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    FFG drop point Rodent Trail, just like those (very few) Custom Shop ones that are out in the world.
    Much better blade to handle ratio than Rodent Solution IMO

    It would be a bonus if tang was skeletonized or I-beamed to reduce the weight
     
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  11. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    ANYTHING thinner that .350, please.
     
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  12. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Hahahahahaha. Okokok. How about a taliwacker...

    Full tang
    MAXIwack-- no.... haha

    MAX whacker?

    Nevermind.....
     
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  13. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    To quote the one and only great Mr. T: 'Pity the fool'
     
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  14. Maggot Brain

    Maggot Brain

    Jun 11, 2012
    KephRAT... see my thread for idea.... !!!
     
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  15. silverbullets

    silverbullets Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    my guess is it has to be Max Mandu, they did the large blade (Weiler) and the tiny blade (Warden) so time for a medium blade and the RMD is their most popular so it seems logical. That said a Max Sword would be fun, or a new model
     
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  16. lmcq784

    lmcq784 Gold Member Gold Member

    897
    Feb 5, 2010
    If they do a Max/Mega sword, a Chinese War Sword will be amazing... Make sure there's a two-handed grip and a ring (or at least flared) pommel.

    Call it the year of the Mega Rat tribute sword.
     
  17. silverbullets

    silverbullets Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    it would have to be a 2 handed grip with that weight LOL, would be bad ass!!!!
     
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  18. xyclopx

    xyclopx Platinum Member Platinum Member

    96
    Aug 30, 2019
    Big swords
     
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  19. Sonic Boom

    Sonic Boom

    9
    Mar 17, 2020
    I'm in the market for a nice chopper. I'd like to see a Swamp Rat version of the Busse MOAB, but stuffed with cheese. Maybe a Mega MOAB. How about a MOAR (mother of all rats). :D
     
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  20. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Well, tonight Jerry is releasing the JH-10, a.k.a. the KlinkHammer.;):thumbsup:
     

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