Cup of Bow Legged Joe

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Fiddleback 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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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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Over the winter I picked up a BLJ for the sole purpose of using it to change the grips on my golf clubs. I liked it so much it became my most carried blade, it goes to work with me every day. I work in healthcare and it is nonthreatening. I had been holding out for a full size version (Bow legged belt knife), but when @Nbrackett made the 3 finger Joe available I decided to pick it up. I think I like it as much as the BLJ.
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Over the winter I picked up a BLJ for the sole purpose of using it to change the grips on my golf clubs. I liked it so much it became my most carried blade, it goes to work with me every day. I work in healthcare and it is nonthreatening. I had been holding out for a full size version (Bow legged belt knife), but when @Nbrackett made the 3 finger Joe available I decided to pick it up. I think I like it as much as the BLJ.
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Your most carried knife? Wow. Thats cool. I never imagined medical people carrying a knife. Its nice that these fit the bill. What do you use it for at work?
 
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Your most carried knife? Wow. Thats cool. I never imagined medical people carrying a knife. Its nice that these fit the bill. What do you use it for at work?
I don't use it on people, although it might be tempting at times. I manage a Radiology department in rural northern Michigan. Service for our equipment is generally hours away and can be very expensive, so I am generally the last line of defense before calling the experts. I trouble shoot all problems and use a knife for everything from opening packages, to stripping wires, cutting cables, and everything in between. If something needs to be cut, I use it. Over the years having a knife at work has saved time, and saved a significant amount of money. The beauty of the BLJ is it is small, and nonthreatening. It and a micro flashlight I have on my keychain are two of my most useful tools at work.
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Basically the same thing everyone else with it then.
 
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