Rough Rider’s RR1044 Black Smooth Bone Boxcar Whittler


RR1044 Boxcar Whittler.

The Boxcar whittler is another old pattern brought back to life by Rough Rider. Boxcare refers to a train car used to haul freight and is applied to this knife to describe its size and shape. It is just shy of 4 inches long and has a thick hefty frame, thus resembling a boxcar more than the standard whittler.

Box Car BSB

The knife is truely a pocket-full. It also features some very strong back springs that some would consider nail-breakers. Fit & Finish, Stay & Play, and Walk & Talk, are all quite nice and on par with other Rough Riders. (Just keep in mind that strong back spring, especially on the smaller blades.)

The black bone is very smooth and the color very deep. On very close inspection under bright light the black seems more like a very dark chocolate brown but under normal lighting it very black. Brass liners add a nice touch the over all finish of the knife. An avid whittler found the knife very impractical for small detial work so if you're into serious whittling, I'd suggest something more agile with thinner blades. But if you're looking for something for rough cutting or even larger cutting jobs, this knife might be ideal.

Currently, Rough Rider offers the Box Car Whittler in three handle materials/jigs.

  • RR1044 - Black Smooth Bone
  • RR1045 - Amber Jigged
  • RR1055 -Twisted Bone

RR 1044 Boxcar Whittler

Boxcar BSB 2



  • Pattern: Whitller (Box Car)
  • Pattern Number: 1044
  • Length Closed : 3 7/8 inches 
  • Main Blade: Spear, 2 3/4 inch
  • Secondary: Pen, 1 3/4 inch
  • Secondary: sheepfoot, 1 3/4 inch
  • Blade Etch: N/A
  • Tang: Rough Rider and pattern number
  • Handle:   Black Smooth Bone 
  • Bolsters: Ringed Nickel Silver
  • Lining:  Brass.
  • Pins: Brass
  • Shield : Rough Rider Propeller