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Sheffield Rogue
« on: September 05, 2013, 04:08:05 PM »
My eldest just picked up one of these yesterday. Comes with a nylon sheath, a ferro rod, and diamond lap in two pouches on the back of the sheath. 10" blade.

Any thoughts? Anybody own one?


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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2013, 07:58:39 PM »
No OP, Looks like a biggen. is it 440?
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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2013, 10:41:22 PM »
Personally I am not familiar with Sheffield products, so I can't say much for the quality/construction of the blade.  But given the long blade and the design(hollowed belly, unknown full tang, sharp pommel, serrated false edge spine), I do suggest to be very careful if your son do intend to baton or chop wood(or even prying) with it.

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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 09:39:19 AM »
Personally I am not familiar with Sheffield products, so I can't say much for the quality/construction of the blade.  But given the long blade and the design(hollowed belly, unknown full tang, sharp pommel, serrated false edge spine), I do suggest to be very careful if your son do intend to baton or chop wood(or even prying) with it.
The Sheffield Bowie has been imported from England since the 1850's. Sheffield knives have had a sterling reputation for well over a century.
My son doesn't baton with a knife, and understands that a good knife is not a crowbar. I noticed this knife is relatively light (due to the cut outs in the blade.), even with a full tang, so I'm not sure it would make a good chopper. Definitely big enough to whack down a few limbs, though.
The back of this Rogue has a very sharp, square edge, and he's already struck a few good sparks with the included ferro rod. He's still in his "big knife" phase, as I was in my youth. The serrated false edge on this knife is the only thing that doesn't appeal to me.

Spyder, I have no idea if it's 440, or not.
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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2013, 06:29:32 PM »
Just got the Sheffield Rogue knife. The display knife i looked at didn't say where it was made.  When i got the package home and looked at the box it came in it said made in China.  This is not a knife made in England.  Hope it works out ok.  I will be using it to butcher hogs.  I will post in a couple week how this knife holds up.

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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 08:39:35 PM »
The names "Sheffield" and "Solingen" have been thrown around in advertising with no real reason other than to sell crap knives better.

Unless you actually buy a knife direct from the Sheffield or Solingen regions of Britain and Germany, you are probably receiving something made in Pakistan, Taiwan, or China.

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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2013, 08:51:20 PM »
The names "Sheffield" and "Solingen" have been thrown around in advertising with no real reason other than to sell crap knives better.

Unless you actually buy a knife direct from the Sheffield or Solingen regions of Britain and Germany, you are probably receiving something made in Pakistan, Taiwan, or China.

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The last I heard the Solingen steel was a process, and still supposedly controlled by the family. I'm sure there are fakes, but supposedly Solingen steel made in Taiwan is the same steel made in Germany.
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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2013, 08:54:30 PM »
I think Solingen is a 'region' in Gemany......at least that's what I remember reading.  I dun'no ???
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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2013, 09:36:01 PM »
It is a city:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solingen

Kinda along the lines of Seki City, Japan.

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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 10:51:44 PM »
In that article, you read about the tradesmen breaking their guild oaths and revealing secrets regarding their legendary blades. That's what I meant about "Solingen steel" being a process, not a trade name.
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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 11:12:11 PM »
Well yeah that's true. Except that most inexpensive blades marked "Solingen" are simply 420 stainless steel with questionable heat treat.

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Re: Sheffield Rogue
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 05:04:11 AM »
For a knife that costs $20 it is probably OK.  Looking at pictures (the reviews on-line were useless) I suspect that the tang is a piece of threaded stock that is welded to the blade, and probably the weak point of the knife.