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Any ideas for the next Group Buy?

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

  1. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 31, 2018
    My thoughts exactly! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    While I'm sure the Gaucho is a great knife, I can't imagine anything with a 4" blade fitting my hand better than the Ladyfinger. Something about that sleek, sexy curve starting from the very back of the handle and seamlessly flowing into a 4" blade just works for me like no other. Leverage, balance, FEEL in hand = perfection. And the all-purpose versatility of the Lil Lady - kitchen, utility, woods, dressing game/fish, camping, fire prep, etc - is unrivaled by others in the 3-3.5" range. Plus, they are beautiful to look at....

    Back from my tangent into Lady-land.....

    I hope all of you Gaucho guys will get a spot in the Buy on Monday! The handle choices are pretty cool, and I'm sure it will be a tough decision for some. I'll be cheering y'all on from the sidelines!

    ....and saving my pennies for Blade, possibly. :D
     
  2. burnside

    burnside Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2012
    The Gaucho looks like a great knife, but a little too kitcheny for what I'd be looking for at this point. I have not really gotten too into using my EDCs for food prep although that might be something I'll get into at some point. I mostly only prep food in my kitchen, and I just use the kitchen knives at hand when I'm doing so.

    Has there ever been a Monarch group buy? That is definitely a model I can see myself getting in on. A wood handled (blackwood, DIW, Osage, or some kind of burl) Monarch with a 3/32" to 1/8" swedged tapered tang in A2 or 154 would be sweet!!! If not wood, then maybe a darker burlap or mircarta would be very nice as well (maybe a commando even). I'm very intrigued by this model as well as all the models along these lines (swedged Esquire, ASP, Big Sneaky, Sneaky Pete).

    I can also see myself getting in on an OS Karda group buy!
     
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  3. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    The Gaucho is only the second model offered via group buy. Totally new way to get Fiddleback knives!
     
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  4. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    779
    Jan 31, 2018
    Good luck in the group buy today, y’all!!

    I think the steel choice would be a tough decision if I was participating. Guess it depends on the intended use, but 3/32” A2 would be hard to resist, even though the AEB-L is tempting. Ah well....I’m curious to see what combinations get chosen. :)
     
  5. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

    418
    Feb 8, 2018
    It is funny that you say that because late last night and even now I am flip flopping between the two. At first I didn't realize there was an option but after actually reading the post I might be leaning A2. I still have some time to figure it out. Do I try to fit it in with the ones I have or just let the new one bump another and even force a sale? It will be interesting to see what everyone picks. I really liked the Natural Canvas HB last group buy.
     
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  6. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I want to get in on that Gaucho buy for a G10 commando real bad! I need to save my knife funds for Blade Show though!!!
     
  7. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Yep, I'm right there with ya Buddy! errrrrg
     
  8. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    Decided to hold out for a Handyman should a group buy ever materialize for this model.......one of my all time favorites !

    Already own two 3/32" Gaucho's, one in CPM-154 and the other in A2 :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    As a friend of mine in GA would say "if you don't already have one you gotta get you some" :D
     
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  9. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    The goucho is going to be one of the best group buys. This is a very rare FB model to find
     
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  10. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    I'm Getting in on this group buy. AEB-L with Natural Micarta scales.

    Wondering what style of sheath I should make for it. :D
     
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  11. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    something with a concho on it
     
  12. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    LOL!! Since it's more of a kitchen knife, I'm thinking about a Low profile sheath that can be adapted for multiple carry options if the user wants. Modular neck knife kind of sheath.
     
  13. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    the original name of it was the " Gwntleman's Steak Knife"....gotta have it in something looking good as you head out to get some grilled beef:D
     
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  14. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    Me three.... OR we all three just go for it. Add three g10’s to their list and discuss with anticipation over a beverage at BLADE?! ;):thumbsup:

    just a thought
     
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  15. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    it might be a "sign"
    i just got this shirt in today
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Go for it! How often do you get a chance like this to choose your steel and handle material? DO IT!!! :D
     
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  17. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    That won't be a problem. The sheath I'm envisioning will look quite nice for staying in or going out. ;)
     
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  18. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Only a few spots left for the Goucho. Perhaps the first model shanked with they come up for sale on Fridays.
     
  19. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    @Warrior108 you sucked me in by suggesting the g10... so if you’re waiting for me to go first.... there are only 5 slots left! @Odaon where you at? Ok - I’m in. Headed over to the thread now. Ah, black g10 on a fiddleback! :cool:
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2018
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  20. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    :D Ok, I'm down for a G10
     
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