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Cup of Bow Legged Joe

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Panthera tigris, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Dritios

    Dritios Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    @Fiddleback, It is interesting to note what your first designs were as the first 2 Fiddlebacks that I purchased (and still have) are the 3 Finger Joe in Ironwood and the Runt in Rosewood. That started my collection and I’ve owned over 60 Fiddleback and family knives - and still expanding! I no longer purchase any other family/brand of knives and rarely carry any of my pre-Fiddleback knives. I used to collect a lot of tactical folders and high end factory knives but I am much happier with the support, look, feel, and more personal approach by far with your organization. This probably mirrors the sentiment of the majority of us who have been regulars on this sub-forum and Fiddleback owners. Thank you so much for all of what you guys do.
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  2. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Man, love that post @Dritios thats a lot of Fiddlebacks. Thank you!
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  3. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    I'm up for a production Bow Legged Chopper. :D Bring it on!
  4. Dritios

    Dritios Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017

    Here are my original 2 Fiddlebacks.
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  5. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe

    Jan 6, 2005
    I've probably made 100 Bow Legged Joe sheaths, but never owned one 'till last March. Snagged one on a Friday and Phillip brought it up to Track Rock for me. Not fancy, but one that I thought could serve well as a utility knife in the shop. Got home and my wife (who knows and tolerates my knife affliction) asked me what it was good for. That made me stutter a minute before saying it was great for cutting leather. She bought that with the usual raising of the eyes and a deep sigh. Had to step up and show her. Anyway, next day I had several stock covers to make and decided to use the Joe instead of my normal razor knife. Really didn't have much confidence at the start, but that little odd blade worked darn well. Used it to cut the bases, pockets, cheek risers out of the leather stock and then used it to skive the ends of the ammo loops. All in all, it handled everything quite well. The handle is a little small for it to be used long term for this type of cutting, but in a pinch it'll do. Really happy to have it and it now resides in my table drawer next to an old school 3 Finger Karda as the go to utility knives.

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