Rough Rider’s RR 060 Small Toothpick

Part of my White Smooth Bone Collection and 3 Inch Toothpicks


Toothpick, Small (RR 060)

Description:
The small toothpick goes by many names, including Texas Toothpick, Baby Toothpick, Tiny toothpick, etc. Depending on who makes them they usually measure between 3 to 3.5 inches, with 3 inches being the norm.  The knife normally features a single California clip blade making the knife a very petite, slender knife, hence the name “toothpick.”

While I never set out to collect small toothpick, I have managed to acquire about a dozen of them, with the overwhelming majority of them being made by Rough Rider. In every case, the knives have superb fit and finish. The blade opens and closes smoothly, with no wobble and is absolutely razor sharp. The thin design also makes the tip needle like meaning it will easily poke just about anything.   The blade looks delicate but it should be able to handle must light cutting duties.  Because of its slender design, the blade can also do a limited amount of work as a punch or awl; however this is not its intended design. It does not have the thick spine of most awls, and repeated twisting will probably lead to blade wobble and/or a broken blade, especially if you‘re punching through thick pieces of leather. 

As I mentioned in the beginning, I never set out to collect the small toothpicks.  It just happened.  The first of my small toothpicks was the one in the Stoneworx Series, I bought it as a companion for my Large Stoneworx Toothpick.  I liked it so much, that I decided to buy one for my WSB collection. The quality was so high and the price was so low, that I just kept buying them.   And seeing as Rough Rider continues to make them in a variety of handle styles, I assume there will be more small toothpicks in my future.

Other Handle Materials:
Rough Rider has an extensive selection of small toothpicks in most handle materials. It is normally not found in Rough Rider Series feature Reverse Frosted blade etches or specialty shields. (Moonshiner, Stroke of Luck, Blue Moon, etc.)

Specifications:

  • Pattern: Small Toothpick
  • Pattern Numbers: RR 060
  • Length Closed : 3 inches
  • Main Blade: 2.25 inch California Clip
  • Secondary: N/A
  • Blade Etch: 440 Razor Sharp Stainless
  • Tang: RR Horsehoe
  • Handle: White Smooth Bone  
  • Bolsters: Nickel Silver (triple ringed bottom bolster)
  • Lining:  Brass.
  • Pins: Brass
  • Shield : None  
  • Bail: N/A