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Fiddleback Model Specs w/ pic reference/comparison

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

  1. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Great comparison pics, thanks!
     
  2. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I think I need a bushcraft tasker
     
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  3. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 13, 2017
    At the request of @Lady1911, here's a comparison of some EDC-size models with blade lengths ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 inches. These are aligned at the plunge line so you can see differences in blade length as well as handle length.
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  4. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I love that handyman Robbie
     
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  5. Turth

    Turth Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2014
    A few more large models against the BSP for @lmalterna.
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    Top down: Forager, Woodsman, Big Sneaky Pete, Duke, and Hiking Buddy for perspective.
     
  6. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 8, 2018
    Hmmm I guess this works here. The Loner and Hiking Buddy. The loner is becoming one of my favorite EDC knives due to its smaller size and flatter profile.

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    Thanks, here you go @TPVT
    Hiking buddy on left 1/8” Loner on right 3/32” not fully apples to apples. The HB is rounder and the Loner is taller, both fill up the hand width wise about the same.

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    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
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  7. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    nice ones. when you can, any chance you can post a spine shot? looking to see the difference in handle contours and thickness.

    thanks. those are handsome knives.
     
  8. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Within a given Fiddleback model, the thickness can vary quite a bit from super slim to "broomstick" (not meaning that in a negative way) depending on what Andy is feeling each one should be as he makes them. So you can't really compare handle thicknesses from model to model.

    I'm not discouraging spine / contour pics per your request but you'll need to take the comparisons with the variation into consideration.



    Here are 3 Bushfingers ...

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  9. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 8, 2018
    @TPVT, what @Warrior108 said. The spine thickness that is important is the spine thickness of exact knife you are thinking about purchasing.
     
  10. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    @David L @Warrior108 ... yup, understood/agreed. though, i would expect the contours to stay relatively the same and just the thicknesses to change (e.g. barrel, coke bottle, “regular palm swell contour”, etc). just wanted to get a look. i wasn’t familiar with the loner and was feeling lazy. :D

    thanks guys. i appreciate the extra pics and feedback. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
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  11. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    My favorite of the 3 Bushingers is the middle / reddish one. Just because it might not be obvious from the pics, the concave parts go more narrow than the bog oak one and the front and back ends flare a bit more to help with keeping a better grasp and not slipping. Holding the reddish one my hand says "Ohhh!" and sadly when I pick up the bog oak one (probably my favorite material) my hand says "Meh" If you look at the last picture, you'd never guess that the evergreen burlap one has the thinnest (3/32") blade stock of the 3 knives. I ended up returning the green one to the dealer just because it was pretty far from my personal/individual preference.

    I'd like to see spine comparisons also, just because some models don't tend to have much contour and others do (generally speaking that is)
     
  12. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    right on. and i like how you put it. my hand has to like the handle before any knife gets used. a knife might be beautiful and the steel made of “diamonds”, but it won’t matter if it’s not comfortable in-hand.

    and therein lies the rub. i don’t envy knife-makers, as every hand is different. but as a consumer, it’s half the fun (for me)...searching for that knife that’s a perfect fit. :thumbsup:
     
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