Rough Rider’s RR761 Coal Miner Lock-Back (3 3/4 inch)

See also the Coal Miner Series

RR 761 (Lock Back)

Another pattern I rarely collect is the lockback hunter. I know they are very popular but for some reason I just never seem to buy them. Despite my lack of interest, I've got to say this knife is all that I would expect of a Rough Rider, Blade lock is very positive, There is no play whatsoever in the open or closed position. And over all fit and finish is excellent. The size makes it perfect for small chores and everyday carry. I especially like the slanted ringed bolsters used on this knife. All in all very pleasing to the eyes and quite functional. Lockback enthusiasts will be very happy with this knife.


RR 761 (Lock Back)

My lockback arrived in different box than the other knives in the series. I'm assuming this is the older style box. I've heard the older knives lacked a blade etch. If this is true, it would seem SMKW used existing old boxes to sell new stock. Either way, the knife has the coal miner stamp and it is nice to have the different box.



  • Pattern: Small Lockback
  • Pattern Numbers: 761
  • Length Closed : 3 3/4 inches
  • Main Blade: Clip, 2 3/4 inches (lockback)
  • Secondary: N/A
  • Blade Etch: PAD Coal Miner
  • Tang: Rough Rider and pattern number
  • Handle:   Black Jigged Bone 
  • Bolsters: Slanted Ringed Nickel Silver
  • Lining:  Brass.
  • Pins: Brass
  • Shield :   Rough Rider Propeller  
  • Bail: N/A