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EDC ii

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Oyster, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    I like smaller knives with 3" - 3.5" blades.

    I love the look of the edc ii with its leaf-shape, but I've been having a hard time finding reviews of it. The one review I was able to find is a dead link...
    Is it not popular? Pros/cons?

    If anyone owns one, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks much!
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  2. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    The EDC II is one of the bestest ones out there. When we moved, I kept a hemp wrapped EDC II out and we used it for just about everything from boxes to sandwich making. It's one of my go to blades as it does all things well. It's got good belly and more of a leaf shaped blade. I really like it.

    I've handled 100's of Andy's knives and it's probably in the top 5% of blades. However, the toboggan is the under-rated monster workhorse out there, IMO.
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  3. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thanks so much @swonut !
    It looks like a terrific blade. Although smaller than either, the shape seems to be somewhere between a nessmuk and the arete - both of which I find very visually appealing. Despite a fairly good-sized belly, it also looks - the one I'm considering, at least - as if it has enough straight edge to be useful for many tasks.
    Again, I'm just surprised that comments/reviews are so hard to find. FFs aren't cheap and I don't have a way of trying it out before pulling the trigger. I know there's a very active secondary market, but some models will probably sell/retain their value better than others.

    Thanks again!
  4. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    I've got lots of them. They are not cheap, but they do work. I am fond of a comment that I made a long time ago that sums up my FBF experience. "If you just want to cut something, get a Mora. If you want to smile every time you cut something, then get a Fiddleback.
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  5. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    While I didn't get to handle an EDC II, I did get to handle a majority of the other models in that size range. Here's a link to the thread, if you have some time check it out! There was also a similar thread done by @pertinux I'll find that one and link it as well.


    The EDC II doesn't do it for me aesthetically, but I know a lot of guys really like that model.

    Edit: here's the other thread. Not completely EDC focused as the first thread, but there's lots of great info in there, and it's always a pleasure to read what P writes. https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/a-bounty-of-borry-a-cornucopia-of-compare.1462484/
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  6. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank you @Odaon !
    I'll be sure to have a look at those links.
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  7. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    The EDC was one of my first designs. I redesigned it with a better handle IMO. I think it flies under the radar, but we sell a lot of them.
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  8. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank you for adding your comment! I'm relatively new to the forums here and thoroughly enjoy it. As many have stated before me, one of the special treats - apart from finding so many like-minded folks to share our thoughts and experiences - is being able to get information from the makers themselves. Fabulous!

    Re the edc/edc ii, I have been admiring the pictures to see how it has evolved over time. It's a shape that just speaks to me and there's one with gorgeous evergreen burlap that just keeps calling me back...

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts and links!

    The edc ii will likely be my first FBF and I think everyone knows where that leads to... :)
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  9. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011

    One beautiful EDC II with black bolsters over evergreen burlap and black liners with black pins/trinity pinout boxed up and ready to be shipped to me when the post office opens again tomorrow.

    Can't wait to use it and share my impressions.
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  10. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    There’s truly something special about these knives. Not only do they look fabulous, but just wait till you have it in hand, and then even more so when you use it and find out how amazing Andy’s handles really are.
  11. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    I'm late to this clam bake, but I'm glad to see you've acted on your inclination, to go with a pattern that just plain beckons to you over and against others. You have to start somewhere, after all!

    Please do let us know what you think about your new EDC II. :)

    ~ P.
  12. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank you @pertinux

    I absolutely will as soon as I can find the time - swamped at work. I'm a relative novice to knives, but I have a few and I have some thoughts that I look forward to sharing.

    For now, I can confirm what @SA Condor said above about there being "something special about these knives" and how "amazing the handles really are".

    It will not be my only, or my last, and I am already looking at, for example, the handyman - which should feel equally at home in the diomedes ind. Earl sheath
    I ordered... :)
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  13. Bigadam

    Bigadam Gold Member Gold Member

    May 22, 2011
    I just snagged a edc 2 from Whitty at USAmadeblade the look drew me in but the handle shape and fill in my hand done it for me! Now the sheath hunt begins!
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