Best Fiddleback for EDC?

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by cgpeezy, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. cgpeezy


    Jul 16, 2018
    Hello everyone,

    I’m new to the forum and to Fiddleback Forge knives. I love their designs and materials, and recently purchased a Solo from DLT Trading that’s en route. I’m just wondering what you all consider the best or your favorite Fiddleback for edc? Like all my knives, I know I’ll end up with multiple models in the end.
  2. UngerWoo

    UngerWoo Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 16, 2020
    I’m curious about this as well. I have a Sylvrfalcen on the way. I’m looking forward to seeing replies.
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  3. cgpeezy


    Jul 16, 2018
    Nice, that model is on my radar as well. I love that blade shape. Let me know how you like it.
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  4. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    For years I carried an Esquire in a pocket sheath. Now I'm normally carrying two knives. Almost always a Bushboot on my belt and another edc sized model from the Fiddleback family of makers in my pocket. The Loner, Esquire, Sylvrfalcen, and Hiking Buddy all see pocket time. Along with a few others and some from Cohutta, OKT, and JBKnifeworks. There really is a lot of great choices.
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  5. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    I’d say it depends on your expected uses. In the city I usually have Esquire, Pocket Kephart or Sgian Dubh in my off time as I don’t expect any big cutting jobs.
    At work I carry a knife with full size handle.
    When out bush I’ll usually have the Monarch and scandi Esquire on me, along with a bigger bruiser like Busse or similar.
    But one thing that I do with pretty much every knife I buy is to do some kitchen prep to familiarise myself with how it ‘works’... my Pocket Kephart as first ever job got to cut a 10 pounds piece of beef fillet into jerky...
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  6. Twisted Forest

    Twisted Forest Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2017
    Solo is a badass pocket carry IMHO! Also what Norest said.
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  7. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    I carry a runt mostly because it’s pretty inconspicuous in the pocket, handle contours, and has so many uses for a little knife. Good for small utility work and not intimidating at all. Just picked up a pocket kephart (killer handle material) to try for the first time but I don’t think it will replace the runt. Lots of opinions and Fiddleback blades out there. There have been some good responses to your type of question on this forum. Check this out if you haven’t already.
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  8. Tutone

    Tutone Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2017
    I really like the Old School Karda as my in pocket EDC and my all-time favorite for the hip carry EDC, the Bushnub. Hopefully the mighty Bushnub will come out of retirement for an appearance or 2 soon (hint, hint) 4752D31D-E92D-4E2F-8C5D-0B3FE15CD0A7.jpeg 7681F042-55BC-45B7-9FC4-8617DF26939B.jpeg
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  9. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I've found that I prefer a little belly and a spear point ... where "edc" could be cutting a box and food on a plate. For my uses, the Bushnub and the Handyman are really versatile and would probably get my all around votes.

    In this post, the Hiking Buddy (mentioned several times above) is on the far left and the Bushnub is 2nd from the right. The Lonestar on the far right is a pretty handy edc as well.
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  10. Tristndad

    Tristndad Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 16, 2020
    Handyman or Hiking Buddy get my vote for the perfect do all EDC Fiddleback.
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  11. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Runt in terms of EDC as that would include work. I could use any of my Runts to cut an apple in the middle of an exec meeting with the majority of the team asking what it was and where I got it. The larger Fiddlebacks may have them wondering about my Northern upbringing and temper (i.e. Stab, Stab-Stab-Stab).

    For EDC-work, Handyman, Hiking Buddy, with outdoors leaning towards Kephart or Duke.
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  12. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
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  13. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    They weren't asking about our most famous lookalike ;)
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  14. James River

    James River Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2019
    Love my Pocket Kephart for EDC. I recently picked up a Pocket Ninja that is becoming very familiar in my pocket. I love the tip on the Ninja. For my weekend EDC I tend to always carry my Shaman. I feel like I can do just about anything with it. I have a Solo that is an amazing sized EDC. I just have not spent much time with it yet. Good luck!
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  15. VANCE

    VANCE Gold Member Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    mostly my Hiking Buddy these days....but that's because the scales and Warlander sheath match my holster:)
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  16. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    I guess it comes down to the size of knife you're comfortable carrying and using. Figure that out then look at the models in that size. I'm not sure where you're located but maybe someone near you has some different models you could go and get your hands on. I'm in Nebraska.
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  17. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Fiddleback has such a great range of EDC models - both in size and design - that I personally, have trouble picking a favorite from my lot. My rotation sees Pocket Kepharts, Pocket Ninjas, Bushboots, a Babyboot, an Esquire, a Pygmy, and a Sylverfalcon. Old School EDC Karda's are quite nice, too.

    Again, they are all great for me and my needs/wants, but I guess I would give preference to a Bushboot in a hip sheath with a Pocket Ninja riding a pocket....Pocket Ninja's are really quite cool:
  18. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    Here’s my current inside pocket EDC collection

    As you can tell I’ve had the sylverfalcon and PK the longest and they get the most use

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  19. James River

    James River Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 14, 2019
    What model is that purple handle? D Humpback?
  20. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Wow, all of those are super nice! What's the 2nd from the top?

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