Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! There is currently a combo thread going and I love combo's. This has inspired me to do a giveaway to promote our dealers, and also to promote Nessmuk trio's in general. Remember that I do not believe in the one knife does everything philosophy. To cover the gamut of woods tasks with properly functional tools, you need a trio. This has been a key philosophy of Fiddleback Forge from the start. The combo in the thread (a Woodsman paired with a minimuk in this case) is a good one as it has a small knife for utility duties and a medium fixed blade for eating, and bushcraft duties. In this case skinning would be right up the Minimuk's alley, as would cutting string, cleaning fingernails, etc. The Woodsman is excellent in the medium knife category even though its on the large side. It excels at bushcraft, camp kitchen, and eating duties. To be functionally rounded off though, this combo needs a third tool. This third tool needs to be a lightweight chopper for the combo to become a Nessmuk trio. Fiddleback Forge makes several options for this, but IMO the ideal third piece of a Nessmuk trio is our 12" machete. This IMO is a much better, safer and way more versatile option than Sears' small double bit hatchet. Functionally it is not even comparable. Just try digging with a tiny double bit hatchet. LOL. So, I'd like to do a giveaway to promote the 12"er as the best third in any Nessmuk trio, and also to support our dealers. The idea goes like this. I will provide a Fiddleback Forge 12" machete to anyone who buys two Fiddleback Forge knives to make a Nessmuk trio from our dealers from now till Christmas. Here is how it works. 1. Buy two Fiddleback Forge knives to make the small and medium knife of a Nessmuk Trio from any of our dealers between today and Christmas day. (the knives can come from two different dealers) 2. Post them here with proof of purchase and tell us why it makes a good Nessmuk combo. 3. Send Phillip your address and be patient while we get these machetes together. We promise to do this as quickly as possible. Here is a list of the dealers that support us day in and day out that we are promoting with this giveaway. Please know that a purchase from our dealers is a purchase from us. These folks are critical to Fiddleback Forge. DLT Trading The Knife Connection Olde Towne Cutlery Knives Ship Free USA Made Blade Arizona Custom Knives Lee's Cutlery 7 Rattles Bushcraft JSR Sports & More New River Knife Works Blade HQ Gear Bsrrel Lamnia (Tell the dealers about this giveaway please. They will like hearing from you.) Hopefully this is a fun way to increase the functionality of your tools, increase awareness of the superiority of our 12"er, and help our dealers out as well. Thanks!