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Fiddleback Forge Comparison Photos (PIC Heavy)

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by maw, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    718
    Oct 15, 2000
    Hello Folks,

    Here is my small and humble collection of FBF knives. I got them all out today (less another Hunter that is on the way) to take some comparison photos for you all. Oh shoot, I just realized I left my Terassaur out of the photos as well. That makes a total of two knives not in the photos. Sorry about that.

    I would like to point out that I properly lined them all up on the yellow measurement line at the bottom of the cutting board so that the measurements would be valid. I noticed in some of the photos is does not look as though I did this...optical illusion I guess because of the angle of the photo shot.

    I hope you enjoy the photos and find them useful.

    Mark

    From left to right, the knife models are: 3-Finger Joe, Hiking Buddy x2, Bushboot, Ladyfinger, KE Bushie, Bushcrafter, Bushfinger x3, and Hunter.

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  2. schmittie

    schmittie Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    .........




    I hate you.
     
  3. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    718
    Oct 15, 2000
    There There schmittie, it will be alright. :)
     
  4. schmittie

    schmittie Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    ROFL!

    Nice family! Thanks for postin up pics.
     
  5. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    man I am impressed. Good job. Might want to do it again with the other two that are missing :)
     
  6. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    this is awesome MAW. thanks much.
     
  7. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Wow! Outstanding family photo Mark. It's hard to pick a favorite but I think the Hunter is it. The KE Bushie is also really nice.

    Thanks for posting this!
     
  8. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    718
    Oct 15, 2000
    Thank you all for your kind comments. :) I hope these photos help in some way. Measurements in and of themselves are great, but side-by-side comparisons photos really bring it home for me.

    I will add the Terassaur and other Hunter once the Hunter arrives. I can also try to take more photos if you like, perhaps different combos and/or different angles?

    Mark
     
  9. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Mark your pic has sold me on the KE Bushie. I haven't given that one much thought because I've been smitten with so many others. I think I found my next choice. That blade with some variation of blaze orange would make a great deer knife along with it's intended bushcraft duties.
     
  10. schmittie

    schmittie Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    That's what I said about my Bushfinger! Funny how we can all use different knives, shapes, styles, sizes etc, for the same task. I enjoy the many differences we all have.
     
  11. in the flesh

    in the flesh

    94
    Jul 11, 2010
    Very nice Maw! Thanks for the photos.
     
  12. dogwood dan

    dogwood dan KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    910
    Aug 19, 2011
    I have worked on batches in Andy's shop that did not have that meny fiddlebacks in it! Very impressive collection
     
  13. ac700wildcat

    ac700wildcat

    May 24, 2011
    I'm really liking the bushfingers more and more everytime I see them. Probably going to have to put one on my list. That KE bushie is nice too. What are the handles on the KE? Its hard to tell if the top slab is dyed wood or just micarta or g10.
     
  14. niper

    niper

    27
    Jun 12, 2012
    Hi Mark

    Thats a great collection you have there mate , which one is your favourite at the moment ? ( I say at the moment because my favourite knife can change from time to time) .

    I am hoping to collect my second fiddleback knife from the customs office later today , the postman should bring my import letter this morning so I can collect it :)
     
  15. ErichM

    ErichM Gold Member Gold Member

    650
    Jun 3, 2011
    Nice collection Mark! That hunter is one bad knife!
     
  16. Shamr0ck

    Shamr0ck

    358
    Mar 30, 2012
    Thanks for posting the pics - comparisons side by side are fantastic, especially if I have one of the knives in the collection - it is easier to extend what the other knives will feel like in the hand.
     
  17. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    718
    Oct 15, 2000
    The Bushfingers are neat. I didn't warm up to them at first, but it is kind of obvious I have now. :) The KE Bushie has African Blackwood on white stripe and Natural Canvas Micarta.

    Mark
     
  18. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    718
    Oct 15, 2000
    Hi niper,

    My favorite one at the moment...the Bushcrafter. It was my first and kind of stole my heart. Which one are you expecting in the post?

    Mark
     
  19. maw

    maw Gold Member Gold Member

    718
    Oct 15, 2000
    Gee fellas. Thank you again for your kind comments.

    I keep buying them because they make me eye balls go wonkers and I am extremely impressed with Andy's work. He has got real talent.

    Mark
     
  20. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Man. This thread is my lifeblood. Thank you Maw.
     

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