Rough Rider’s RR1137 Coal Miner Utility Knife (w/Wrench)

See also the Coal Miner Series


RR 1137 (Utility w/ Wrench)

When I first saw this knife/tool in the SMKW catalog , I thought, "Wow I gotta get me one of those" (My thought are rarely grammatically correct.) The very next day, during the KnivesLive TV show i decided to take advantage of $5 flat rate shipping and tried to place the order, only to be told by the Operator "Sorry, out of stock" I asked about back-ordering and she said Sorry, no back orders" Two weeks later I was finally able to order it.

Even before I ordered it I was curious about the crescent wrench. I could imagine how you could mae a decent crescent wrench from 440 Stainless steel. I assumed the grip of the wrench was somehow part of the spring for the blades My assumption was wrong, The spring is separate and wrench is made of drop forged steel. If you look closely at the photo you will see two brad rivets at the end of the handle. These hold the wrench in place. They also seem to do a very good job at it. I compared the wrench to another crescent wrench I own at is pretty much the same. And while the wrench is not a craftsman, it is able to tighten and loosen small nuts and bolts without a problem The other end of the knife is the same style and quality as the RR1138 electrician knife and discussed in the section. All in all a neat little knife. I'm not sure if I'll buy the rest made in the pattern, but it is very tempting.

RR 1137 (Utility w/ Wrench)

The wrench will handle most nuts and bolts that you can fit in the jaw.

 

 

Description:

  • Pattern: Electrician (Modified)
  • Pattern Numbers: 1137
  • Length Closed : 5 3/8 inches 
  • Main Blade: Spear, 2 3/4 inches
  • Secondary: Locking Screwdriver, 2 3/4 inches
  • Secondary: Integrated Crescent Wrench
  • Blade Etch: PAD Coal Miner (See Description)
  • Tang: Rough Rider and pattern number
  • Handle:   Black Smooth Bone 
  • Bolsters: Ringed Nickel Silver
  • Lining:  Brass.
  • Pins: Brass
  • Shield :  Be Prepared Bar  
  • Bail: N/A