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Fiddleback Forge Pro-series pics

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Bmurray, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
  2. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 26, 2017
    This one was my gateway knife to more Fiddlebacks...
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  3. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    The best handle of any knife made
     
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  4. swonut

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

    Jan 1, 2007
  5. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    188
    Aug 26, 2017
    Truly versatile handle - one of the few Fiddlebacks that has enough width across the handle to still work with light gloves in the MT winters. I tend to switch to this one during the colder seasons due to this reason.
     
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  6. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    573
    Feb 1, 2015
    Diggn those custom pinstripes, Swo! Did you make that steel?
     
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  7. Hotshot10

    Hotshot10 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 23, 2012
    @Hurrul, what is that knife in the first picture?
     
  8. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    846
    Nov 27, 2015
    Looks like a pro kephart
     
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  9. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    think its a Duke but it hard to tell at that angle
     
  10. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 31, 2018
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  11. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 26, 2017
    As NoRest noted, it is the Kephart model in black canvas micarta.

    Just in case in your curious, the bottom pic is a Puuko
     
  12. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    188
    Aug 26, 2017
    Nice piece of pitchwood/fatwood - love that heavy, dark amber color...which means it's a very saturated specimen. A few good fires inside that little stick.
     
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  13. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    nice bones Chris
     
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  14. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Motorcycle Camping and Hiking last weekend up near Cruso, NC.

    Trailhead to Skinny-dip Falls
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    Custom Shop Duke in the trees
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    Custom Shop Duke falls overlook
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    Custom Shop Duke hanging around
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    Custom Shop Duke at attention
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  15. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    Nice Noah
     
  16. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    573
    Feb 1, 2015
    @Lady1911 are those keppy scales really that textured or is it an illusion? I’ve only seen smooth scales on the pro series (except for BDB’s mods).
     
  17. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    Production scales are textured. Custom Shop knives, which put the Forge's regular handmade scales on a Production S35VN blank, will have smooth scales.
     
  18. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    here they are..they are a little exaggerated on this Prototype...but show the concept pretty well
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  19. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Thanks. While any hike in motorcycle boots is less than thrilling, the end result was pretty amazing. And we left Atlanta at 98F, we arrived in Cruso at 65F staying under 80F the entire time in NC. Mountains rule during a heatwave.
     
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  20. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    762
    Jan 31, 2018
    They are very grippy, but not as aggressive as the pictures appear. It's hard to explain. The texture is roughed up enough to keep the knife locked into the hand, but not to the point of digging into skin or anything. These handles definitely make the knife all the more useful....and bulletproof! :)
     

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