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Fiddleback Model Specs w/ pic reference/comparison

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by blood604, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    Haha, thanks guys! I'm crazy for FB knives, can't get enough of all the pics every one posts (I look forward to adding my own once I get home,) had a blast collecting all the info. I've been meaning to do it forever, I'm very happy everyone is enjoying it!!
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  2. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    Thanks Phil!! Corrected now
  3. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
    @ blood604:

    Speaking of minor edits... Your second picture of the Woodpecker is actually with a Bushnub II (w/guard) not a Bushnub (guard-less).
  4. Hulk2e

    Hulk2e Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    This is very impressive. There's a few models that I didn't know existed.

    Thanks for the effort.
  5. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    Good eye!! Thanks PolRoger

    I as well, or some that id heard of but hadn't see before... Was one of the reason I wanted to throw this up, so new and old could see all the goodies at once!
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  6. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
    I have two Dukes... Regarding the handle lengths... One measured ~ 4-7/8" and the other ~ 5.0"
  7. joarthur


    Sep 25, 2006
    What a helpful and useful post! Thank you so much!

    A couple of minor edits:

    -- I think Andy said when he was designing the Big Mitt that it was going to be in the Kephart family.
    -- My Bushcraft Karda handle is 4.75", which I think is about average.
    -- The Camp Muk I owned had a handle that was 5.334" long. I don't know if that's because it's way out of normal range or whether handles of other Camp Muks are also sometimes that long.
    -- The Woodsman I own has a handle that's 5.314" long. As with Camp Muk, I don't know if that's within range or not. I do know that another Woodsman out there has a handle 5.250" long.
  8. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    I wish I kept better track of my references, I can't recall which post got the 5.5" Duke blade length, but I'll add your measurement to the spreadsheet. Do you have handle specs I could add too?
  9. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012

    Yeah that's what I think is part of the beauty of all the Fiddlebacks, each is unique in more ways than just the materials used... I have two kephart and one has a handle a lot longer than the others, and it my fav!! I hope to get all the specs as close as I can, but since each model can be differ from another of the same it will never be perfect. I still hope it gives every one a good idea of hat to expect. I will add that to original posting too... A disclaimer :D

    And now that you said that, the big mitt does look like a kephart
  10. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
    The blade lengths for my two samples were both ~ 5-1/2"... The measurement posted above are for handle lengths from ~ 4.875" to ~ 5.0"

    Some scale handle material can stretch further into the guard/ricasso area then others.
  11. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    Awesome, thanks, sorry I missed it the first time... You said 'handle'
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
  12. Sierrawill

    Sierrawill Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2016
    Thank you Sir! This will be my go to reference. A fine piece of work.
  13. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Amazing work. Thanks for doing it!
  14. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Dude!!!! This is a great post. Seeing the list of all the different knives boggles the mind. I'm glad there weren't that many when I started getting into fiddlebacks. I would have never been able to decide. This post will make it much easier for folks now.

    Thanks for putting this together and well done!!
  15. blood604


    Jul 25, 2012
    Is the Wasp part of the Sneaky Pete family? The handle looks very similar to them
  16. adequacy


    Mar 19, 2014
    Wow. This is an incredible compilation. Thank you so much for doing all of this. I have just bookmarked this as a reference. It's tremendously helpful. Excellent. Excellent. I'm almost speechless.
  17. Onedog

    Onedog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    Wow, this is crazy awesome! Thanks for doing the work. :thumbup: Also, I do believe I own 4 of the knives pictured. :D
  18. ncrockclimb


    Nov 20, 2014
    WOW!!! Just WOW!!! That is some amazing work.
  19. Tekton


    Mar 8, 2015
    This is awesome! Thanks for putting this all together!
  20. tjswarbrick


    Mar 31, 2011
    Amazing! Thanks for putting this together.
    I gathered most of the info I needed from the one with all the pictures on graph paper from a while back, but it's great to have it so organized and concise.
    I don't know where you found the time.

    Is it possible you inverted the blade and handle lengths on the Forager? I don't have one, but I found a couple sites listing it with 6.25" blade - and in the pics the blade does look longer than the handle.

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