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    Your Reviews of Fiddleback Forge Knives


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    This thread is where we will gather the links to reviews of Fiddleback knives. We offer a 10% discount on your next purchase if you post a review to another forum. When you do, please post a link here so we can all see and discuss it. We grew this business by word of mouth, and this thread is about documenting and thanking you for all you do for us.




    The first one, a review of the Bow Legged Joe was posted by Danny over on the ESEE forum.

    http://www.jungletraining.com/forums...ad.php?t=49288


    Here is a review of the Production Hiking Buddy

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...n-Hiking-Buddy

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...g-Buddy-Review


    Production Bushfinger Reviews from the passaround.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-Review-1

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...inger-Review-2

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Pass-Around-3

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-4-(Pic-Heavy)

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Around-Review

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-review-5
    Last edited by Fiddleback; 09-04-2015 at 07:51 AM.
    Andy Roy

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    I added a bunch of reviews to the main post and am reserving another post for future ones.

    Thanks y'all.
    Andy Roy

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    Don't laugh. This was my very first custom knife and first attempt at a "review". It's about four years old, and I still kick myself for parting with my first Fiddleback.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...dleback-Hunter
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    A quick review on my favorite knife:
    http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=11705.0

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    This one is a must! Classic stuff here. Every time I see/open this thread, I want to buy a FB Kephart.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...to-heavy-post)
    Last edited by Joe Duder; 09-04-2015 at 09:21 PM.

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    Hey guys, here is a review of my only Fiddleback the Bushcrafter Jr.

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showth...fter-Jr-Review

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    Index of Knife Reviews on Fiddleback Forums:

    Here is an index of topics and links for reviews located in (or hyperlinked to) the Fiddleback sub-forum. It is organized from newest to oldest.

    I did my best to capture everything I could find, but I am certain that I missed a few after looking through 3,100 plus posts. If you see something I missed that you think should be added to this list, please send me a PM and I’ll edit it in. I specifically omitted some reviews where all the pictures have been deleted. I also didn’t go searching through the “Knife Reviews & Testing” or “The Great Outdoors” sections. That is another project for another day.

    I hope that you find this index useful to help you access a lot of Fiddleback history.

    Phil


    Production (Mid-Tech) Hiking Buddy Review by swonut 09/03/15

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...g-Buddy-Review

    Production (Mid-Tech) Hiking Buddy Review by hasco 07/22/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Around-Review

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by xxwjtxx 05/25/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Around-Review

    Production (Mid-Tech) Line - 3 Knives: Runt, Hiking Buddy, & Bushfinger Review by mistwalker 05/20/15

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Mid-Tech-Line

    Production (Mid-Tech) Hiking Buddy Review by KP 05/15/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...n-Hiking-Buddy

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by RussDXT 04/29/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...hfinger-review

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by MajorD 04/27/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-review-5

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by calc 04/22/15

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Pass-Around-4

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by schmittie 04/12 15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-Review-3

    Gaucho Review by Comprehensivist 04/10/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Gaucho-Review

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by abrasion 03/12/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...inger-Review-2

    Production (Mid-Tech) Bushfinger Review by thurin 03/10/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-Review-1

    Scandi Arete Pass Around Review by Comprehensivist 02/06/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-Report-2

    Monarch Review by mistwalker 01/30/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Out-And-About

    Monarch & Esquire Reviews by xxwjtxx 11/26/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...mp-The-Esquire

    Scandi Arete Pass Around Review by RRaconteur 11/04 14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...round-Report-1

    Trio Exchange by thurin & Comprehensivist 08/14/14. Reviews of Runt, ED Karda, K.E. Bushie, Sneaky Pete, Duke & Camp Knife.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=Trio+Exchange

    Patch Knife Review by Comprehensivist 08/07/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...h-Knife-Review

    Sneaky Pete Review by EatPrayLove 08/02/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ky-Pete-Review

    Asp Mini Review by mistwalker 06/17/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...sp-Mini-Review

    Leuku Review by Comprehensivist 04/08/14

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...1-Leuku-Review

    Camp Nessie Video Review by thurin 03/04/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...e-Video-Review

    Camp Knife Mini-Review by wildmanh 02/10/13.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-on-going-test

    Kephart Review by mistwalker 01/23/13.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...p=11762163#top

    Camp Knife Mini-Review by LightGuy 10/30/12.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Knife-Success

    Fiddleback Arete - Convex and Scandi - Review by Diomedes Indurtries (i.e. “Talfuchre”) 06/09/12.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Scandi-Review

    12" Fiddleback Machete Review by bkduckworth 02/06/12.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...Machete-Review

    Hunter Review by mistwalker 12/21/11.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ddleback-Forge

    Hiking Buddy Review by mistwalker 11/15/11.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...e-Hiking-Buddy

    Woodsman Review (short) by LostViking 10/26/11.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...A-Short-Review

    K.E. Bushie Review by mistwalker 03/24/11.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ddleback-Forge

    16” Fiddleback Machete Review by Md 25v 02/20/11.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...leback-Machete

    12” Fiddleback Machete Review by grunt soldier 02/15/11.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...of-pics-beware

    Production Recluse review by kyhunt 09/27/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...Recluse-review

    Bushfinger Review by mistwalker 08/16/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...er-by-Andy-Roy

    Arete Review by Talfuchre (a.k.a. Diomedes Industries) 03/21/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...st-Impressions

    Terrasaur Review by mthfolf mike 02/28/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...back-Terrasaur

    Ladyfinger Review by Thalestin 02/20/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...er-user-review

    Bushcrafter Review by forgedblades 02/15/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...=1#post7870642

    Ladyfinger Variant Review by BarberFobic1992 02/12/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=715812

    Ladyfinger Review by forgedblades 02/06/10.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=714031

    Bow Legged Joe Review by CarpScot 08/15/09.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...fe-Impressions

    Hunter Review (video) by SpookyPistolero 10/16/09.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-of-the-Hunter

    Hunter Review by tonym 07/22/09.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...k-Forge-Hunter

    Woodsman & Bushcrafter Comparison Review by JB in SC 06/07/09.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...rge-pic-heavy)

    Hunter Review by JB in SC 04/20/09.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...69#post6743669

    Bushcrafter Jr. Review by Sharp Eye 11/16/08.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...w-(pict-heavy)
    Last edited by Comprehensivist; 09-16-2015 at 01:08 AM. Reason: Fixed Thread Links

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    Fiddleback Comparison Threads:

    Here is an index of topics and links for model comparison threads located in the Fiddleback sub-forum. It is organized from newest to oldest. While these are not specifically reviews, they do contain important information that can help you compare and contrast the various Fiddleback models.

    If you see something I missed that you think should be added to this list, please send me a PM and I’ll edit it in.

    I hope that you find this index useful to help you decide on your next Fiddleback.

    Phil


    Production (Mid-Tech) Camp Knife & Bushfinger photo comparison by mistwalker 05/22/15

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ore-Pics-Added

    Bushcrafter Jr. Comparison pics by M4Super90 04/02/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...omparison-pics

    New Model specs & comparison photos by bamboo 02/16/15.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...parison-photos

    Beyond the BC: Bigger knives. Part 2 by M4Super90 11/22/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-knives-Part-2

    Beyond the BC: Branching out with Fiddleback. Part 1 by M4Super90 11/16/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...dleback-Part-1

    Not much Woodchuck love? A comparison of ~9" OAL Fiddlebacks by thurin 05/09/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...AL-Fiddlebacks

    Comparison of 4" Bushcrafting Spearpoints by thurin 04/29/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...ng-Spearpoints

    Models, Tang-Types, Steel Thicknesses, & Weights started by mistwalker 04/07/14 with contributions by various members.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...es-amp-Weights

    Big Paw AKA Bear Paw Bushcrafter size comparison and mini review by thurin 02/21/14.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...nd-mini-review

    Request for Comparison of Kephart and Hiking Buddy started by plue 09/08/13+ various contributors.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...d-Hiking-Buddy

    Bushcrafter Vs. Arete started by Crow-Bar 08/31/13 + various contributors.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...after-Vs-Arete

    Similar But Different - Comparison of Bushfinger, Hunter, and Kephart by thurin 03/14/13.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-But-Different

    Bushboot vs Hiking Buddy started by dcycleman 02/15/13 + various contributors.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...s-hiking-buddy

    Which one for large hands? started by thurin 02/12/13 + various contributors.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...or-large-hands

    Fiddleback Forge Comparison Photos Round Three (PIC Heavy) by maw 10/02/12.

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

    Fiddleback Forge Comparison Photos Round Two (PIC Heavy) by maw 08/04/12.

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

    Fiddleback Forge Comparison Photos (PIC Heavy) by maw 07/16/12.

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

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    Comprehensivest, you are awesome!

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    You are able to compile very comprehensive list!
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    Come visit our subforum

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    Adam from E2E just did a overview of your 3v camo knife

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    I made an attempt at a review of EDC II.
    http://jungletraining.com/forums/sho...-EDC-II-Review

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
    I made an attempt at a review of EDC II.
    http://jungletraining.com/forums/sho...-EDC-II-Review
    Great review! The pics are amazing. The edc 2 is a model I have always wanted to try but haven't had the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hasco View Post
    Great review! The pics are amazing. The edc 2 is a model I have always wanted to try but haven't had the chance.
    Thank you very much! I am in love with the EDC II's blade.
    I guess the iPhone takes decent pics, for a cell phone.
    Thanks again for the feedback.
    DB

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    Finally got to read your EDC II review & really appreciate your assessment of ergonomics. Handle profile of the EDC II surprised me especially compared with the Patch. (Love the patina on that Patch! Did you force that or is it just result of use?)

    As I am looking for a fixed blade to carry every day, you now have me wondering which is more practical and comfortable for that purpose. Both may be serviceable, but in this category ease of carry and discretion is particularly important. Of the two, which would you choose and with what scales? That Shadetree burlap looks interesting.

    Thanks again for a helpful review!

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    HOLY MOLY. Y'all have been busy in here. I'm loving how this thread is going. Thanks to all of y'all for the reviews.

    Phil! Those posts knocked me off my feet. Thanks bro.
    Andy Roy

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    Smithcrafter, shoot me an email. I don't think you have PM privileges. We can get a little more in depth, without munging up the thread. I will help you all I can to make a decision.
    The Patch patina is now part forced, part natural. Changing all the time.
    If you have trouble emailing me, I may need to change settings. Just let me know,
    DB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
    I made an attempt at a review of EDC II.
    http://jungletraining.com/forums/sho...-EDC-II-Review
    Nice job Double Barrel! You incorporated all the elements of a good review to give the reader a good sense of what this model is like in person. I especially appreciated your commentary at the end where you compared it to the Patch and stated what you liked and disliked about the EDC II.

    If you plan to keep this knife long term, then adding a slight radius to the sharp edges on the handle might make sense to improve your enjoyment of using it. I did that with one of my Fiddlebacks and now it is one of my most used knives because it fits my hand more comfortably in hard use.

    Thanks again for the informative review of the EDC II.

    Phil
    Last edited by Comprehensivist; 09-15-2015 at 08:17 AM. Reason: Added paragraph break

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Barrel View Post
    Smithcrafter, shoot me an email. I don't think you have PM privileges. We can get a little more in depth, without munging up the thread. I will help you all I can to make a decision.
    The Patch patina is now part forced, part natural. Changing all the time.
    If you have trouble emailing me, I may need to change settings. Just let me know,
    DB
    You're right re: PM privileges. Do you have another email address I can use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comprehensivist View Post
    Nice job Double Barrel! You incorporated all the elements of a good review to give the reader a good sense of what this model is like in person. I especially appreciated your commentary at the end where you compared it to the Patch and stated what you liked and disliked about the EDC II.

    If you plan to keep this knife long term, then adding a slight radius to the sharp edges on the handle might make sense to improve your enjoyment of using it. I did that with one of my Fiddlebacks and now it is one of my most used knives because it fits my hand more comfortably in hard use.

    Thanks again for the informative review of the EDC II.

    Phil
    Hey Phill. Awesome job on the lists of reviews. It helps so much to have all the links in one place. However, and I hate to be the one to say this, none of the links in the first post are working for me. The links in the second post all work fine but I'm getting a Not Found error. Even on the recent ones like Swonut's HB review. This could definitely be a problem on my end for some reason as nobody else has seemed to have this problem but I figured I should say something.

    Again, thanks for all the work that you do with your posts in this forum and I hope I didn't just create more for you.
    Jim

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