Rough Rider’s RR142 Deer Slayer

Part of my White Smooth Bone Collection

Deer Slayer (RR 142)

Essentially a large old fashioned single blade clasp knife, the Deer Slayer is probably the biggest slip joint folder made by Rough Rider.  It comes in three or four handles styles.  The knife makes an excellent back pocket knife and the large and very wide clip blade is larger than many fixed blade knives of comparable length.  The blade can easily be opened, yet the back spring very strong.  There is no play or wobble in the open blade.  The knife has an excellent snap and feels very solid.  Despite having a large handle area, the white slabs of bone are exceptionally smooth and well polished.   The handles silhouette also makes gripping the knife quite easy,   

If you like carrying or collecting back pocket knives, the Deer Slayer would be an exceptional choice.  If you’re a scrimshander, the WSB Deer Slayer gives you a large canvas to work with.

Other patterns & handle Materials:
Other known pattern numbers for the Deerslayer: RR 085 Amber Jigged, RR133- Orange Smooth Bone, RR 134 Buffalo Horn, RR 279 Red Jigged,  RR 353 Im Abalone, RR 524 Sawcut bone, RR554 Long Rifle,


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  • Handle: White Smooth Bone  
  • Bolsters: Nickel Silver
  • Lining:  Brass.
  • Pins: Brass
  • Shield : None  
  • Bail: N/A

Over five inches in the closed postion and nine inches open, the Deer Slayer is bigger than some fixed blades
However it is flat enough to make it a comfortable back pocket knife or ideal for the ruler pocket in your overalls.