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Thread: Fiddleback Friday!!! Tapered Tangs and Convex Daggergrinds!!! 11/2/12

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    Jtoler, if you look at my 2 new Fiddlebacks thread, you'll see them side by side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Lowe View Post
    Most people don't know how difficult it is to do a full dagger grind to keep all four planes and lines in the right places. You done good my friend!!

    From a sellers standpoint, it's best to leave that top edge not sharpened. Even a sharp top clip can cause legal problems these days. Let a buyer make the choice post sale.
    I figured as much. Can't put it back on. Plus, this makes for a much more practical useable tool. Thanks Rick.

    Quote Originally Posted by Case_XX View Post
    That's a good choice I have a couple in that scale config and they sure are pretty, in fact if you change your mind I will take seconds on this one. Work got busy earlier and I was late to check out this batch.

    I would like to request a bushcrafter and/or an arete and/or a hunter in the same scale and tang config as this BF for some future batch, pretty please.

    Mark
    Noted. I tapered Bushfingers and Kepharts and an Arete for next week. I'm getting better at it. I'll do more white. It happens to be a favorite of mine also.

    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    What's the size difference between a Kephart and a Bushfinger?

    Sorry for the question. I am interested in making my first Fiddleback purchase.
    No problem at all. Ask away. There is exactly zero length difference between the two models. 4" blade and 4.5" handle. Actually you will find that a LOT of my models are exactly this size. I think this is the minimum length for a full size knife. (I also don't see a reason to increase it either. Its my go to size.) The Ladyfinger, Bushcrafter, Bushfinger, and Kephart are all 4" bladed knives. The Terassaur, Arete, KE Bushie are close to that size also.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Brach View Post
    Nice work Andy! The dag is sweet and I am glad to see so many tapered tangs...I know how much harder it is to make.
    I hate to admit it, but they do feel nicer in the hand.

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    A tapered tang Arete? I hope I get a chance at that one next week.

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    I bet those tapered tang bushfingers feel great.
    Be patient or you'll end up one.



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    jtoler_9,
    Both are approx. 8"OAL with 4"blades; shape is a bit different. Welcome to the Fiddleback forum! You'll find Fiddleback Forge knives to be absolutely outstanding!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    What's the size difference between a Kephart and a Bushfinger?

    Sorry for the question. I am interested in making my first Fiddleback purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    What's the size difference between a Kephart and a Bushfinger?

    Sorry for the question. I am interested in making my first Fiddleback purchase.
    There is a side by side pic of them a few pictures down on the below thread.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...day-10-12-2012

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    Biting my lip over that osage Bushfinger, but just can't do it...someone please give that beauty a good home.

    Pretty work once again!

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    I am having the same problem grafton. I think a Bushfinger is in my near future, but I think I would prefer a burlap or darker wood variety. But that Orange is mocking me.

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    Get it, you won't regret it

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    serenity now
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    What's the size difference between a Kephart and a Bushfinger?

    Sorry for the question. I am interested in making my first Fiddleback purchase.
    Hi jtoler_9,

    Welcome aboard.

    Andy has answered your question in that both the Kephart and the Bushfinger have a 4.0 inch blade and 4.5 inch handle. You can go to my thread to see side-by-side photos of them if you wish.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ee-(PIC-Heavy)

    Take care.

    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    What's the size difference between a Kephart and a Bushfinger?

    Sorry for the question. I am interested in making my first Fiddleback purchase.
    Check out MAW's great comparison thread: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=997579

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    My resistance has been stripped away. I'll take this one.
    2012 1102 008 – Bushfinger, Osage Orange over natural canvas with a white pinstripe, convex on 5/32” 01

    Paypal sent. Bring on my first Fiddleback.
    Last edited by jtoler_9; 11-02-2012 at 03:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    My resistance has been stripped away. I'll take this one.
    2012 1102 008 – Bushfinger, Osage Orange over natural canvas with a white pinstripe, convex on 5/32” 01
    Congratulations! You made a fine choice.

    Mark
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    Looking really good this week. I guess I need to get here earlier on Fridays to get cream of the crop picks.

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    Andy, I'm digging your Kephart's, keep em coming , and 1 will be mine. Oh, and an Arete too.

    #822 in RyanW's 2014 GAW

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler_9 View Post
    My resistance has been stripped away. I'll take this one.
    2012 1102 008 – Bushfinger, Osage Orange over natural canvas with a white pinstripe, convex on 5/32” 01

    Paypal sent. Bring on my first Fiddleback.
    You got it jtoler. Thanks!

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    Damn. OK. I give in:

    2012 1102 003 – Kephart, Bloodwood over black with a white pinstripe, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” 01 - $285

    mine.

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    There you go CT. You're gonna like it!

    Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by maw View Post
    There you go CT. You're gonna like it!

    Mark
    Thanks Mark! I already love it. I was wanting bloodwood scales on one and was wanting a Kephart, so had to pull the trigger. Perhaps I will do a photo shoot like everyone else with my 1911 and kephart looking all pretty...

    I am shocked that all the Kepharts were still available today too.

    Congrats on your sale of your Safe Queens. I am sure they all found good homes. Go Fiddleback frenzy!

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