Fiddleback Forge & Family

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  1. FeralGentleman

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    Let's get her started again...

    Please note: I'm not a Fiddleback salesman, I don't work for Fiddleback Forge nor am affiliated with them in any manner. Hell, most of the guys in the shop probably have to be reminded of my real name. I just enjoy their knives as many others do. I get nothing from this thread other than getting to see other awesome handmade knives and the people out their having fun with the creations of Andy Roy and all the other people working inside the Fiddleback shop.

    Where & How to purchase:

    Fiddleback Fridays - Andy and crew put together batches of knives sold each week on Friday in the hosted knife maker subforum on Bladeforums. A locked preview thread is created and posted (usually between 2 - 3 PM EST) to browse and make selections prior to the thread being unlocked (usually at 3 PM EST on the dot) and knives are sold first come/first serve by post order and according to what knife you claimed in that post. Top knives of the week sell within the first seconds of the post being unlocked: you have to be fast.

    Similarly, Allen of WA Surls has a Wednesday sale in the same format (typically unlocking the tread at 8 PM EST) in his own knife maker subforum on Bladeforums. Chris Linton holds a similar sale in the Osprey Knife and Tool subforum on Thursday nights at 9 PM EST. These are much smaller batches, 2-5 knives, as each of these makers completes 100% of the work on their handmade knives.

    Fiddleback Forge Reserves - there is a sticky on the Fiddleback subforum with available knives, as well as getting in touch with the shop directly or "Vance" on the forums.

    Fiddleback Forge Dealers:
    WA Surls, Fletchers and Osprey K/Ts are sold through several of the dealers listed below as well (USAMadeblade, Fiddleback Outpost, DLT Trading)

    Arizona Custom Knives
    BladeCo
    Blade HQ
    DLT Trading
    EM Gear
    Fiddleback Outpost
    Harry J. Epstein Co
    JSR Sports
    KnivesShipFree
    Lamnia
    Martin's Coins and Firearms
    Lee's Cutlery
    The Knife Connection
    BladeCo
    USA Made Blade

    And finally some pics:

    Fiddleback Runt with tangerine
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    Osprey Knife and Tool EDU with starry night burlap

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    W.A. Surls Rocky Mountain Nessmuk in Osage

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    Bush Hermit goodness. Frog sheath by Rick Lowe. My favorite Fiddleback profile to date.

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    Beautiful steel everyone

    Another Fiddleback Runt in Philellow burlap

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    W.A. Surls Shortmuk with a hemp wrap

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    Osprey K&T Recon in OD over thick orange

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    After going through over a dozen, I ended up with just one Fiddleback. A very fine example of a Bushfinger. My grail knife, for sure.



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    Absolutely disgusting handle combo for a BH. Send that thing my way so you don't have to look at it anymore
     
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    Fiddleback Sylverfalcen in oatmeal burlap

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    W.A. Surls Arapaima in ruby burlap

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    Osprey Knife and Tool Raptor in Thunderstorm Kevlar

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    Fiddleback Stubby Muk in ruby - from last winter... I know I am ready for some snow!

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    W.A. Surls Arapaima and Arowana in ruby

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    Nothing here in ruby from Chris so here is a Warthog in ancient bog oak carbon dated to 3,400 years old

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    Clay shootin
     

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    I love that ruby burlap. I'm gonna have to find me something with that!
     
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    And here you go, Arowana in Ruby Burlap! Ask and you shall receive:)

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    Man that's so sweet!
     
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    Wish I would have kept this one

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    A few Fiddlebacks with RLO leather.

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    RLO does some fine leather

    Fiddleback Nessmuk with a hemp wrap plus one for the awesome Wolf Creek Forge strikers

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    W.A. Surls Shortmuk with a hemp wrap, nice little slicer in 3/32" A2

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    Osprey Knife and Tool Recon - this is one badass chunk of cpm154

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    You need a Bishop:D
     
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    I might spontaneously combust if I had a Bishop. My year long search for the perfect Woodsman still continues though...

    J. Oeser Str8hawk in CPM 154 and an A2 FF clip point Stubby Muk with a swedge a friend helped me shark. Both in Shadetree Starry Night.

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    That was a good call for them to up the packaging and include a sheath on the machetes. Sheaths, or lack thereof, are probably the most pointed out thing to me from people who ask me about Fiddleback knives. A percentage are still turned off even after pointing out the several sheath makers who for a large part specialize in Fiddlebacks.

    I like how the folks at Fiddleback Outpost are adding custom leather work to their inventory for the custom knives. It has to help people wanting to make a full one time purchase, knife & sheath, and have it all arrive and ready to go at the same time.

    I still want that stubby. Best one yet until they do a black canvas with swedge
     

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