Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Thought this might be fun to have an end of year awards thread to see which Fiddleback Forge knife we have all appreciated this year. Your personal winner could be the knife you have used the most, a knife that has surprised you, a knife that has become a favorite or a knife that is just plain, freakin' beautiful - up to you. I'll get the ball rolling with my top 3. 3..In 3rd place is my 12" machete. A perennial favorite, living in rural Philippines I use it everyday. 2.. Runner up is my EDCII. OK, its Osage which helps but in 1/8" O1 this knife has kept a Hiking Buddy out of my rotation for a while now - that is no mean feat. Without further ado I can announce with pleasure my personal Fiddleback of 2017 is... 1.. LEUKU - 1/8" A2 SFT, Terra-cotta burlap scales. Purchased from a dealer a couple of years ago, this knife has proved to be exceptionally practical. The steel stock, grind and edge geometry are perfect for the blade length. The burlap handles are grippy and the handle contours fit my hand like a glove. much like the EDCII has vied with the HB as my 3" EDC, this Leuku has regularly kept a Kephart off my belt - and i freakin' love Kepharts! OK, enough waffle, your turns..