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Cumming Bladeworks USA

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I have designed a line of knives to be made under the name Cumming Bladeworks USA. These are not Fiddleback knives at all. I will not be making the knives, but they will be made here by the apprentices on staff. We are working on branding and marks right now. These knives will not be recognizable as Fiddleback Forge knives. So far there are 8 designs ranging from an Altoids tin sized knife up to a big hunting knife and a filet knife. We won't be selling them here at the forum. They will be sold by dealers. We will be posting pics on Instagram and under Cumming Bladeworks USA.
     
  2. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    Interested to see and hear more about this!
     
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  3. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    Best of luck on your new venture!
     
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  4. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
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  5. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    That's an ingenious idea!
     
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  6. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    Maybe to advanced to answer this, but what are some of the steel considerations for this line and will there be some similar options as far is SFT and TT?
     
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  7. Oyster

    Oyster Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    ^ This +1
     
  8. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    AEB-L
    .118" & .040"
    SFT
     
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  9. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    I imagine something along the production line is what will be executed. A high quality stainless knife that has Andy's design elements and the straightforwardness of the production models, i.e. no fancy handle configurations, exotic handle materials, no TT, ect. I can see these being thinner and high quality, although not a "super steel", thus you should be able to buy at least 5-10 of the models you like to keep in each of your backpacks, glove box and readily give as gifts. Very exciting!
     
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  10. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015

    There you go...
     
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  11. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    .040"! Be still my heart!

    Will CBW have its own Instagram page? #importantquestions
     
  12. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    @cummingbladeworksusa
     
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  13. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    There will not be tapered tangs, liners, bullseye tubes or crazy pinouts. The knives are going to be made from AEB-L steel. The idea is to try to hit a much lower price point. The designs themselves by their nature will be efficient to make. Kyle noticed a huge difference right away. I learned this from the Pygmy and that set of knives and have expanded the idea in these designs. The amount of thicknesses available with AEB-L is exciting. We can go down to .040 and will make some kitchen designs soon and the filet knife jumped out of me when I saw this. But even more exciting to me is the .098 and .118" thicknesses. Just shy of 1/8" thick. I like that for bushcraft a lot.

    FYI, we plan to change nothing about what we are doing per week in Fiddleback Forge, and appreciate y'alls support. (Well, one thing will change. We're going to use that .040 stuff to make some Padre's.)
     
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  14. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    @Fiddleback VERY cool Andy. Can't wait to see some of these!
     
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  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    will any of these come with saw teeth on the spine, partial serrations. also with built in brass knuckles and a spiked pommel? Basically a ninja model.

    I couldn't figure out why I was following this already on Instagram
     
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  16. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    This sounds like an awesome idea. Looking forward to seeing more!
     
  17. TXGatorbait

    TXGatorbait Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 24, 2016
    Big :thumbsup: here
     
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  18. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Great idea! AEB-L is a great steel, and I think having a third price point makes good sense. Is the production line going to shrivel on the vine as a result, though?
     
  19. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 1, 2014
    I agree, Aeb-L is a great well balanced steel. Takes a razors edge easily. I think this line is going to be very successful.
     
  20. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 1, 2014
    big question...when can we buy one of these?
     

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