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Evolution of the Woodsman

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback Outpost, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    We're getting ready to add a Woodsman to the Outpost site and it struck me as to just how much the model has changed. For me, the Woodsman was my very first Fiddleback knife. I think that Andy was still working in his basement when I got the Woodsman off of him and, when you see it side-by-side with the new Woodsman, it impresses you as to how a good knife has evolved into a great knife. Some photos for y'all, including the sheath that Andy handcrafted for the original:

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    The steel was a tad thicker on the old model - I mean this is like 0.25":
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    And Andy's sheath....
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  2. catalystman80

    catalystman80

    844
    May 1, 2013
    Great knife indeed, I believe there was another transition model in between those two as well that more or less had a similar profile handle as the current version but rounder/thicker. Just a great all around knife for bushcrafting, camping, kitchen chores, etc thanks for sharing your story!
     
  3. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    It had more of a Ladyfinger like handle back then. What a good looking knife! :thumbup:
     
  4. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Very cool post, comparison and history. Thanks for sharing! Is that older one 3/16 or thicker still?


    That's exactly what I thought too, specifically the Old School Lady. That's evolution for you :)
     
  5. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    934
    Apr 3, 2015
    Those two Woodsmen look great. So when are they going up on the Outpost for sale? [emoji6]


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  6. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    i already snagged the OG one
     
  7. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
  8. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
  9. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    I have the exact match to the Wenge Woodsman and its a beautiful knife. Whoever ends up with it will not be disappointed.
     
  10. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    Don't you need two? You have two hands... LOL.

    I really like it. At the Outpost, Robert seems to prefer the Duke over the Woodsman, and I may be biased as the Woodsman was my first Fiddleback, but I really love the Woodsman design - its a big knife but feels very balanced and manageable. The Wenge scales just looks awesome too.

    - Marc
     
  11. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    So, I'll start the bidding for Marc's OG Woodsman at $100...[emoji23]

    - Robert


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  12. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    You guys may think he's joking, but he'll do it. I've got to remember not to post pictures of my knives here....

    - Marc
     
  13. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    300..
     
  14. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    You know that you're not helping, right? :)

    - Marc
     
  15. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    am I the high bidder?

    ill send paypal right away

    im always on the lookout for older Fiddlebacks:)
     
  16. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    ps

    i sent Robert an email already about you probably not being happy:D
     
  17. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    Do I hear $310? - Robert
     
  18. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    315
    final offer
     
  19. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    542
    Apr 29, 2016
    Ding, ding, ding. Winner: Vance

    - Robert


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  20. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Where is Tony :)
     

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