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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by NOLA, May 14, 2018.

  1. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    So, at Trackrock this past spring I was hanging around where Andy was grinding knives for folks. The Fiddleback crew has a tray of knives laying there in various stages of the grinding process. Andy will work on them during rare idle periods. Mostly on friday since saturday is the busy day. I was admiring a AEB-L sylvrfalcen when Andy walked over and asked what I was doing. I told him I was wondering what a sylvrfalcen without the hump would look like. I really like the handle and as most of you know it's my most carried knife.

    Before I finished the thought Andy grabbed the knife, went over the grinder and de-humped the back. Shortly after that Phillip wanders over and says let's go find some handles. We walked over to the vendor tables and I picked out something a little different than what you see on most knives coming out the shop. He then taped up all the pieces and threw it back into the tray with the knife blanks.

    Imagine my excitement when Phillip told me it was in the mail last week. I'm pretty stoked to have my own one of a kind Fiddleback. All the guys in the shop are great folks and a fun group to hang out with. You just never know what's going to happen at Trackrock. ;)

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  2. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    looks pretty good NOLA

    too bad we didnt trace the pattern
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  3. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    I like it. I have wondered the same about the Forager and Protagonist.

    I know the "hump" is a style factor but everyone knows I have no style at all.

  4. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Oh Man what a great story! and an exceptional "one off" knife!
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  5. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    That's super cool! And I love that handle!

    Hey @Fiddleback how about a de-humped Sylvrfalcen that's just flat instead of rounded? Haha! :D
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  6. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    what we(or atleast me personally) find in the shop is the most awesome.....is when yall take time out of your day/week/schedule to come meet/visit or hang out with us...(im sure most are underwhelmed).....it's the least we can do to is to try and make it "special"

    you have your "knife" now.

    see you at the next Track Rock

    make the trip if you are in doubt to anywhere we are.........you never know....this aint the first time:)

    yall are why we do this
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  7. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 9, 2016
    This blank already had the swedge ground into it so that's why it couldn't be flat.
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  8. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    It looks awesome and I LOVE that handle. It reminds me of a smaller version of the EDC much like the Gnome does. And the huge fan of the neolithic era in me cannot help but be drawn to all three. But that said, LOLOL, I'm guessing I was one of the few who practically jumped for joy the day the clipped swedges showed up. I don't know how everyone else responded, but I was like "hell yes, finally something that isn't a drop point, leaf, or spear shaped blade attached to a different handle shape. And in some cases finally something with a really fine point. My current grail is now a swedge Lonestar in tapered 5/32 like the ones a couple of friends here have. And I want a Bull Frog Bowie in the same config. Don't get me wrong, I love my esquire, and I want a very specific Babyboot too, I just like a bit of diversity in design.
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  9. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2015
    @NOLA the knife turned out fantastic! We will have to make a sheath for it over some cobbler at the next Trackrock.
  10. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    I'm just glad you like it. I thought the blank was very ugly, but I have learned over the years to finish a knife out before judging a design. The final product is kinda neato.
    Kodiak Jack likes this.
  11. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    I kinda like this design too. It looks like the grind can get a bit higher if that thickest part doesn't have to "meet in the middle" as it does with the standard design. And I'd always prefer a higher grind. The only question now is what name would @Fiddleback possibly give this?? ;)
  12. ty_higg

    ty_higg Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    That's a sweet looking knife! Really like that profile, and the handle material is cool love the mix going on with the wood.
  13. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    I totaly BOMBED the grind on a Sylvrfalcn yesterday and to fix it I had to dehump another one. I had to de-hump a lot more. It will turn out to be a model I offer. Pics coming today. @VANCE please post pics of the D.Humpback.
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  14. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
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  15. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    Oh wow.....there’s so much to love about both of these!
  16. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2015
    oh, I like that one. looks like another great pocket carry.
  17. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Has a knife ever had its own music video? :D
    Dehumpty D.Hump

    ps People will go Gonzo over this one. ;)
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  18. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    The de-humped almost remind some of a Runt but with more curve.
  19. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    It doesn't have a palm swell like the runt. to me it looks kinda like an old sodbuster.
    Odaon likes this.

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