Fiddleback Friday - 3/15/13

Fiddleback

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Hello to all you knife nuts. Time to post a batch yet again. This week we go from the tiny Runt all the way up to the Camp Knife. Funny thing is I think both of those knives are the best I’ve made of either model. The Runt has a tapered tang and full height convex thin goodness. Snubnose, Bushfingers, really in all a fun batch of knives. I’m late posting because I dropped the camera today. Also, a sweet Bourbon Street Skinner.

As a reminder that we have machetes in stock, I used one as a backdrop.

As always, my first priority is to thank all of you. Fiddleback Forge depends on y’all, and we hope you love the tool you buy from us.

The prices this week are without sheaths. I am lucky enough to work with both Heber Ellsworth and Rick Lowe. Both make fantastic sheaths that are completely different from one another. I appreciate your support for them as well.

All of the steel this week is 3D Spalted 01.

Payment may be made to Paypal, or by personal check or MO. I hold all personal checks until they have cleared. This usually doesn’t cause a delay because they usually clear before shipping day.

Attention!!! The paypal address is: fiddlebackpayments at att dot net. Please describe your purchase in the payment notes.

Shipping is included within the US. We do all our shipping on Thursdays.

Now onto this week’s batch!:


Runt – Tapered tang and full height convex. Also, a bit of a re-design, in that I added a guard.

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2013 0308 001 – Runt, Cocobolo over black with a blue pinstripe, Tapered tang, full height convex on 1/8” steel - $195 Sold


Bushcraft Karda – African Blackwood goodness. My favorite wood combo I do.

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2013 0308 02 – Bushcraft Karda, African Blackwood over nat can with a lime green pinstripe, Tapered tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $265 Sold


Hiking Buddies – A base price Scandi, and a pretty Wenge convex.

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2013 0308 03 – Hiking Buddy, Wenge over natural canvas with a blue pinstripe, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $265 Sold

2013 0308 04 – Hiking Buddy, OD over natural canvas, Scandi on 1/8” steel - $200 Sold



KE Bushie – This knife has Jade on green g-10 and bolsters.

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2013 0308 05 – KE Bushie, Jade over lime green g-10 with black bolsters and liners, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $310 Sold


Arete – Seems like its been a while since I made an Arete. I have a few coming out. This one is a base price knife with a Scandi grind.

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2013 0308 06 – Arete, Tuxedo, Scandi on 1/8” steel - $225 Sold
 
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Bushcrafter – Base Price Scandi.

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2013 0308 07 – Bushcrafter, Nat on Black canvas with whitewalls, Scandi on 1/8” thick steel - $225 Sold



Bushfingers – All tapered tangs.

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2013 0308 08 – Bushfinger, Maroon Linen over natural canvas, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $290 Sold

2013 0308 09 – Bushfinger, Maroon linen scales with natural canvas bolsters, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $310 Sold

2013 0308 10 – Bushfinger, Bloodwood over black with whitewalls, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $290 Sold

Kephart – Pretty tapered tang and Osage.

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2013 0308 11 – Kephart, Osage Orange over natural canvas with a blue pinstripe, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $290 Sold

Snubnose – Nat on black with taper

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2013 0308 12 – Snubnose, Natural on black with a whitewall, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $265 Sold
 
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Bourbon Street Skinner – I love making this model. Badassness. Fun challenging grind.

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2013 0308 13 – Bourbon Street Skinner, Black on black with a lime green pinstripe, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $290

Camp Knife – If I thought my wife would let me keep this one it would never leave my possession. She aint having that tho. Remember that this knife has four 1/8” thick black micarta pins hidden in the bolster area.

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2013 0308 14 – Camp Knife, Osage Orange with black canvas bolsters and liners, Tapered Tang, Convex on 3/16” thick steel - $485



Folks, we appreciate you checking out our knives. You keep us going here, provide two jobs besides mine, and feed 4 children and two wives. You have turned Fiddleback Forge from a hobby, into an American manufacturer. We never forget that!!! Thanks again.
 

on_the_edge

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All of these are pretty nice, but I really like that Kephart and the Camp Knife! Yes, I'm a sucker for osage orange! :D
 

lmalterna

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Some beautiful knives there!! I so wish I could have the Camp Knife
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If that Kephart were 1/8" I would snag it in a second.

Bill
 
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I'll take the 2013 0308 02 – Bushcraft Karda, African Blackwood over nat can with a lime green pinstripe, Tapered tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $265
Add it to the others!
 
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Wow. Absolutely loving the bolsters with the Osage. Great looking batch this week.
 

solid4ever

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God sooooo many 'almosts' in this one. I've wanted either an Arete/bushcrafter/terasaur in scandi for a while but I REALLY want it on 3/16....which everyone keeps telling me Andy will never do so I'm on the prowl for a 5/32nds. 2 close calls this week. Bushboot is my other 'must' puchase. That camp knife is gorgeous
 
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Andy -- I only copied the specs for the RUNT to post into a 'I'll take this one' response, as I've been looking for one of these and see I'm too late again and would have been 3rd in line.... <SHUCKS>

seems there are quite a few folks looking for these little gems - The search continues...

good snag Mark - feel bad for you Nick
 
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I crave the Arete! Some more coming up you say? Any chance of an extra beefy handle on a scandi Arete Andy?
 
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I have been trying REALLY hard not to post in these threads when I can't afford to buy, but I can't help myself...I just have to say HOLY CRAP. You guys are absolutely outdoing yourselves. I really think the grinds get better and better every single week. Absolutely gorgeous Andy, stunning even. I am more than impressed...I am floored.

I think that Osage Camp Knife is the most appealing Fiddleback I have seen to date. Drop dead gorgeous. I'm lucky it isn't a full height grind otherwise I don't know that I would have been able to refuse...and I'm pretty sure my wife would do more than just roll her eyes if I bought one of those right now.

Outstanding batch Fiddleback, keep up the top notch work. Best of luck to everyone with their purchasing.


BTW, congrats on the Runt, Mark. That is a SWEET knife and to the swift goes the spoils ;)
 
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Hi Andy, I'll take this one 2013 0308 04 &#8211; Hiking Buddy, OD over natural canvas, Scandi on 1/8&#8221; steel - $200
As soon as you let me know it's mine I'll Paypal.

Thanx
Gene
 

solid4ever

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Talked myself into it:

Dibs:

2013 0308 07 &#8211; Bushcrafter, Nat on Black canvas with whitewalls, Scandi on 1/8&#8221; thick steel - $225

Once I see the confirmation post I'll paypal.
 

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I'm glad the Arete and Runt are gone already. Removes the temptation and saves me from an argument later with my wife that starts with "Didn't you just buy some other knives..."

Someone please buy the Camp Knife soon.
 
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Fantastic batch Andy! I'm with you thurin, I'm glad the Runt is gone. A Runt with a tapered tang??! WOW! I hate being late to this party today but my wallet thanks me.
 

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2013 0308 08 – Bushfinger, Maroon Linen over natural canvas, Tapered Tang, Convex on 5/32” thick steel - $290

I'll take it
PayPal inbound
 
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