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Any ideas for the next Group Buy?

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Lady1911, May 5, 2018.

  1. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    ….bump....waiting on the next GB....

    I always get excited right before the big reveal! :D
     
  2. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Needs to be a completely new model.
     
  3. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Like a Mini Gaucho .. because I know how much you like those small useless knafes ;)
     
  4. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    You know, given Bob's penchant for accidents- maybe something with a rounded point and no sharp edges? ;)

    Bill
     
  5. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    A cork would always be an option.
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    And we could do a team building project and cover him in bubble wrap
     
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  6. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    685
    Jan 31, 2018
    Definitely something small and useless. :)

    Since the bushcrafty things have gotten attention in previous GB’s, I will cast a minority vote for an EDC option. Perhaps an Esquire, Bushboot or Babyboot, Lil Lady.....
     
  7. toocool006

    toocool006 Gold Member Gold Member

    267
    Oct 23, 2017
    I'm new to the fiddleback fan club - just got in my first pygmy - and I'm in love. I am also very into this group buy idea, would absolutely be down for a tiny guy (can you tell I like the smallies if my first model was a pygmy?). Do I have it right that group buys are taking stock from the production lines and adding unique handles? And then the cost is somewhere between production and custom? As a side note, this seems like a fantastic community and looking forward to getting to know folks around here :D

    --Andrew

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  8. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    HB, or Esquire.

    OR

    Gambler dehumped. ;)

    Bill
     
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  9. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Howdy & Welcome!

    Im think through the GB right now...

    so far I am leaning towards the Esquire, Lil' Lady & Babyboot
    those seem to get mentioned frequently.

    what do yall think?
     
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  10. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Apr 3, 2015
    You should revisit the Palmer, tweaked just a bit.
     
  11. toocool006

    toocool006 Gold Member Gold Member

    267
    Oct 23, 2017
    +1 here - that Palmer is a gorgeous pattern... that or the esquire would be my vote, FWIW.
     
  12. drewway

    drewway

    169
    Oct 30, 2015
    I'd get excited for the Karda family. OSK, EDK, and BCK
     
  13. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Of those 3 I'd say Lil Lady. But ... I think its time for a new model, maybe in the 3" to 3.5" range and EDC focused.
     
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  14. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
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    im down for that.
    the only hang-up I can see is getting a bunch of people to commit to a knife that nobody has seen or held in their hand and relying solely on pictures.
     
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  15. cbr1000

    cbr1000

    Jan 31, 2013
    Another vote here for an Esquire.
     
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  16. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002

    That is why I like the idea of a variation of an existing model ;) Just not sure WHICH variation would get the better support. I like a full handle with a little shorter blade. Good control but meets requirements of blade restrictions in some areas. I just cannot find something with a too small handle to be useful for real work.

    The EDK is a great example. Wonderful full handle and nice short blade.

    Bill
     
  17. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Sigh .. I feel the need to bust out 6 rolls of knives to do some brainstorming on blade/handle combo morphs. Like an EDK, BCK or OSK handle paired with a Handyman blade. At least people will know the attributes of a particular blade and what a particular handle feels like. :)
     
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  18. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    got Andy to draw this up just now
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  19. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    879
    Apr 3, 2015
    If you guys want to talk mashups you should slap an Asp handle on a Shaman style blade. Ya feel me @VANCE
     
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  20. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006

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