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Fiddleback and the step sister

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Bmurray, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Thanks. Two of my favorites.
     
  2. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Ed has gotten into more traditional types of bushcraft knives the last couple of years. He recently released a new one with sort of an SBT flavor to it that I want to pick up one of for classes because I can get it with both a metal pommel and a metal hilt. Without the metal hilts and pommels, I tend to just stick with Andy's models for bushcraft knives. I'm not too big into "collecting" similar style knives from different makers. Usually the different makers I deal with are in order to obtain a different style of knife for whatever reason. I gravitated to Ed's knives for my hard use and abuse work knives after being introduced to Ed by a few members of the EOD, as well as U.S. and foreign Spec Ops guys I know and have worked with on various other projects. Guys who have been carrying Ed's knives into combat environments for years.
     
  3. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Love seeing all the diversity. Schmittie - I have a SBT coming any day now after being on the list forever.

    My contribution: A couple of puukko inspired scandis - HB and Tackett:

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  4. Onedog

    Onedog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    That's a nice pair Thurin. [emoji106] I like seeing all the diversity as well. However, I feel that checking this thread will end up costing me money. [emoji3]


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  5. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    FACT!

    Here's an oldie from a few years ago. Couple of OD over white and natural: Arete and Turley Green River

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  6. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    Those are nice Thurin

    I really like the "classy" look of the OD over natural/white
     
  7. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    ^Supreme
     
  8. Onedog

    Onedog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    What are the specs on that Turley? It looks huge in that picture.


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  9. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    While I do have some huge Turley's, the Green River isn't one of them. It just the perspective. It's same size as a Fanger:

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  10. Onedog

    Onedog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Wow. I guess perspective is everything. In the first picture it looks like it dwarfs the Arete. Thanks for the comparison shot with the Fanger. [emoji106]


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  11. ncrockclimb

    ncrockclimb

    Nov 20, 2014
    I currently own knives from 9 different companies / craftsmen, but over 50% of my knives are from Fiddleback. To put it another way, knives from Andy (and Allen) speak to me in a very unique and meaningful way!

    Other than Fiddleback and WAS, my second passion in knives is hand forged blades. My two favorite forging craftsmen are Peter Kohler (Dark Timber Knives) and Lon Humphrey. The pic below is of a Lon Humphrey Bushcraft Pro. Be sure to check out the unique, hand crafted finger guard. In addition to looking cool, it is amzingly comfortable.

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  12. M4Super90

    M4Super90 Biochemical Superfreak Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Fiddleback Bushcrafter Karda and an AA Forge Packrat

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  13. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Fiddleback Duke and custom Spyderco Paramilitary 1.75. These two knives have drastically reduced my knife buying cravings. I absolutely love the Spyderco for edc and the production Duke is a great substitute for a small axe. It doesn't weigh much in the pack and I can break down larger branches into firewood with ease.


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  14. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I've been carrying a Spyderco Native 5, I like finally having a real left handed folder for a change, and I really like the knife itself...though now the new PM in CPM 110V has caught my attention as well... I agree on the Duke. I agree with Andy's thoughts on it. It has all of the good features of the ka-Bars we carried early on, but none of the bad and several improvements.
     
  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Love that pro-duke
     
  16. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    The very first Fiddleback I ever won on a Friday - an Ironwood Bushcrafter - along with the knife that I credit with starting this entire obsession, a G.L. Drew I picked up at a knife show some years ago.

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  17. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Asp and the step cousin being carried today:
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    Asp and what would be more appropriately a step sister: :)
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    I had to upgrade from the pink Delica for the wife for Christmas and since I never saw a pink Fiddleback as mocked up in my hint/request thread, I had to settle for the newly released pink PM2. Oh well, there's always Valentine's day or her birthday in March to get her transitioned to a fixed blade. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Kal-El

    Kal-El Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2010
    Ahhhh, did someone say Nick Allen? I believe he called this one the "Mantis." Originally made it for a bushcraft challenge several years ago on Bladeforums.

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  19. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    "NWA" is awesome

    nice Sergio
     
  20. Scotcha

    Scotcha

    Oct 25, 2013
    Some awesome pairs guys.

    Here's a TK Steingass Loveless style Caper that showed up today

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