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Fiddleback small Nessie

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by FAL'ER, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Got an older one (12/09) Looks like I'm the 3rd owner. It's Osage Orange over Black Walnut with a blue liner. 3/32 convex/saber. Bullseye is green.
    I soaked the handle in mineral oil and soaked the sheath in Hubberds shoe oil and the cut up a pear, apple and a Roast. I also stropped it on leather to touch it up a bit.
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  2. johnspark

    johnspark

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    Dec 26, 2008
    You wanna sell it, or are you just trying to make us all jealous?

    J/K - It's beautiful! Great snag...
     
  3. ratjat

    ratjat

    47
    Oct 28, 2008
    Great grab. Thats a sweet Nessie.

    Rick
     
  4. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    No I'm not selling it, Not yet ayways. So, jealous I guess. I don't know if It'll work for me, the handle is real tiny and I've got these big gorilla hands. The problem is I've got this Badass Fiddleback Hunter and that is the standard I measure all of my new Knives I get, against. I mostly just wanted to put up some new pr0n for you guys.

    I do love that osage wood especially after the dip in oil.
     
  5. foxx

    foxx

    Sep 5, 2010
    Nice handle scales! I love that wood grain, you get different looks from lighting and changing the angles. Can we get a spine shot to see the liners?
    I love Andy's Nessmuks, but many of the handles are smaller than maybe I would like. But, a while back I saw this one @ Lee's Cutlery, and thought the handle looked to be much larger, and it is. It's stabilized Hickory, nat cav pins and liners, very simple and comfortable.

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  6. Blaid

    Blaid Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Dec 28, 2008
    Man those Nessies are hot. Either a large nessmuk or a hunter are my next Fiddleback targets...
     
  7. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I just took the kids out to look for trains and generally just let them be boys. I took some outdoor pics and some user shots. I'll put them up here when my camera battery charges, I'll shoot for that spine shot too.
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    Pile o' rocks and some Rail Road steel. I was looking for some combo of rock and steel to get a spark off of. Haven't gotten much chance to try it yet though.
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    Some fine shavings done with the spine of the knife and some curls done with the blade.
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  8. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Nice score. Thats pretty. Nessmuks are excellent knives IMO. That one has character for sure.
     
  9. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I think once I get it to cut the way I want I'll keep it in my Man purse. Also someone asked me for a pic of the blue liner, I'm having trouble getting it to show in pictures. I link to the for sale thread I bought it from. The seller got it to show.
     
  10. foxx

    foxx

    Sep 5, 2010
    Thanks Oregon! I can see the blue liner in the shot where the Nessmuk is standing up. Just as the handle ends, the lighting shows the blue. I like Andy's layered handles, they always stand out, especially with his color combinations. Nice knife, enjoy it!
     
  11. HAKnPocket

    HAKnPocket

    Mar 2, 2008
    Not the best pic and Nate's oil job looks way better but here is a pic of the liner.

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  12. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Oh sweet, thanks for puting that up there.
     
  13. HAKnPocket

    HAKnPocket

    Mar 2, 2008
    Nate you have done that blade more justice than I ever could. Looks great and my pleasure.
     

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