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Cumming Bladeworks USA

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

  1. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    677
    Aug 2, 2011
    I love my Fiddlebacks and there are plenty on my wish list, but there’s definitely something to be said for a straight-up work knife. REALLY liking these!
     
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  2. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    958
    Nov 30, 2015
    Really like the simplicity and focus. Very nice looking batch!
     
  3. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I really like every one of these. I'm so excited about this line.
     
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  4. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I think we may need a passaround
     
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  5. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    I really like the simplicity and clean lines of this knife. The blade lines look very practical. The bottom shape of the handle is very open and maneuverable looking. The pommel end of the handle looks very comfortable too. On a critical note, the guard is very pointy looking. I like hollow pins a lot, but please check the ID’s for epoxy overflow like the middle tube on this knife.

    I think this line of knives will be a big hit with a lot of buyers old and new. Congratulations on the new line! :thumbsup:

    Phil

     
  6. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    677
    Aug 2, 2011
    I think that’s just sunlight reflecting off a section of the inside of the tube? - if I understood your comment correctly.
     
  7. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    there is junk in it

    the knives haven't been finish ground or detailed yet.

    good eye @Comprehensivist and Thanks:thumbsup:
     
  8. MTBmonkey

    MTBmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    188
    May 18, 2017
    ...
     
  9. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Justin handled them at the shop Friday and took one kyaking yesterday. He posted some pics at facebook.
     
  10. schmittie

    schmittie Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 28, 2009
  11. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    These will be avail only from dealers. A list of dealers will be provided soon. Were still getting marketing and packaging done.
     
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  12. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    These knives are really awesome and I think everyone will love to have several on hand. the AEB-L stock will also provide some new geometry not previously offered by any of Andy's designs. I'm a little partial and these 3 are my favorites thus far. Unfortunately, the temp on the water was in the mid 30's and there was a stiff breeze most of the day, so there was no opportunity to get any work in on a trout or need to start a fire, but they will cut the shit out of some fishing line. Will switch gears this weekend with a hike to give a better performance update. All I can say is that these designs are immensely comfortable in hand and by nature of the profiles and geometry excel in many of the tasks you will want them to perform.


    CBW 1.jpg CBW 2.jpg CBW 3.jpg IMG_1521.JPG
     
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  13. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I’m going to buy one and do a wrap on it. That will make it perfect. I still think Andy should do a passaround for us the hold each one to see what we like before we buy. However you can send me yours with my axe. I’m laid up for a few months after this surgery and have plenty of time.
     
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  14. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    757
    Apr 3, 2015
    Bob, which appendage did you cut off this time...
     
  15. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Apex Predator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    I heard it was gluteal implants
     
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  16. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Had Achilles surgery. There was a 1/4” bone chip behind it and they had to go thru it to get it out. Then screw part of the Achilles back down to the bone. I’m just now getting the pain because the did a nerve block on my leg and it’s starting to wear off. You can send me my axe toady so I can hold it in bed.
     
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  17. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Great pics Justin. Thanks!
     
  18. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Are the corners of the guard as sharp as they look?
     
  19. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007

    Is the black micarta one a Trailmaster Justen?
     
  20. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    757
    Apr 3, 2015
    I was going to mention this with a more thorough review of the knife, but this particular one has a little less "refinement" around the guard and spine of the knife than what you would find in a typical Fiddleback, which is one purpose of this line to create value. Really no big deal around the guard after carrying the knife the past few days doing mostly mundane tasks and for those who like to use their knife as a scraper the squared spine should be great for just that purpose. I'll be finding out soon enough if the guard does or does not create any hotspots and report accordingly.

    That's correct Brian, this one is a Trailmaster.
     

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