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Fiddleback Secret Santa

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Southern Gent, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I received my package yesterday but haven't had time to post up the goods yet. I'll try to upload them later tonight.

    Also, the gifts for my "target" are going out tomorrow. There was an unfortunate shipment delay, but they'll be close to getting there on time!
     
  2. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Phew!! Mine is out for delivery. Some of my other stuff has post office delays but I'm glad this one is getting there in time. You just never know.
     
  3. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I need to go ahead and apologize now to my recipient for the delay in shipping. It took a while to get things together, then it took a while to gather funds for shipping...(this has been a really rough year for me financially with the messed up leg that is just now healing pretty well but still not healed all the way.) Then I had truck issues while I was out shopping with my daughter and had to spend money on repairs I wasn't prepared to spend. So much of my Christmas is being delayed by a day or two. I am very sorry for this.
     
  4. SA Condor

    SA Condor

    Mar 10, 2014
    Hey Mist, taking care of you and yours always comes first. This is just a bit of Forum fun, nobody will fault you or be upset.

    I sent mine out and who knows how long it’ll take to get Stateside. It’s just part of the fun!

    Have a blessed Christmas.
     
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  5. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks man. I have mine already and am just completely blown away by all of it. This year, being the first one of being a single dad after almost 15 years of marriage, Alayna becoming a middle schooler and starting her physical journey into womanhood a lot sooner than I expected... the busted leg and all...it has just seemed like one challenge after another with lots of things getting delayed.
     
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  6. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    I'm just going to say that my secret santa package went out Monday..Like Brian, a trying year indeed !
     
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  7. SA Condor

    SA Condor

    Mar 10, 2014
    It was a trying year for my whole family too, but I think looking back, we can all be the stronger for it.
     
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  8. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Well thank you Santa!

    And how did you know I needed a new strop? And something to keep me occupied on this windy and wet day. Waylon and Merle on the turntable, a good fire burning, hot coffee, a new mug and a good cigar care of my buddy Nathan, and honing up a few blades care of my Secret Santa. Pretty much a perfect day.

    My package was mailed out this week - the elves were a bit slow getting things together - but according to the USPS Sleigh Service things should be delivered today.

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  9. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    DC71B5F1-5200-4680-9112-18B537FFD0EB.jpeg You remember that feeling you got as a kid when your eyes laid on the things you just received in a Christmas gift? Something that was way bigger than you imagined?
    I’d been secretly coveting one of this blade smiths knives, a Puukko by Malanika.The tea is especially welcomed as are the FF dog tag and longneck coozy AND the LaRue tactical Texas beverage entry (armadillo no less) tool! Whew! To say “Thank You Secret Santa” ain’t even enough!
     
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  10. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    looks like a couple sweet hauls coming in
     
  11. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    37640D26-CB85-4EB8-AC38-34D8A8445EE7.jpeg Ahhhhh yaaaassssss!!!!! I can feel the Christmas Spirit in the air. Zing does too!
     
  12. DirtyPhill

    DirtyPhill

    Nov 13, 2007
    Had to open package early making the journey up to the Brainard area for Christmas.
    This was an enjoyable experience and look forward to participating in This event again.
    A big thank you to Panthera Tigris for the Mora 106, food safe furniture polish, and Steri-Strips.
    I look forward to using everything and secretly looking forward to trying out the Steri-Strips

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  13. SA Condor

    SA Condor

    Mar 10, 2014
    Looks like Zing has great taste in knives too!
     
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  14. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Apex Predator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    @DirtyPhill, glad everything came in alright! My wife thought the steri-strips would be the most used item in the kit! I know i've taken a bite or two from some of my blades...

    Keep the pics coming everyone, and Merry Christmas.
     
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  15. TxSportsman

    TxSportsman

    Feb 7, 2014
    6A99DBD1-C0B6-4E99-B4F2-AFA352BA2C84.jpeg More info to come but both of these items have more then just a story - they both carry a piece of the person that gifted them to me. Thank you so much for the ballisong and axe, but even more so for sharing your backstory for each piece. What a unique gift!
     
  16. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    DA93D05D-8C93-4169-9DEE-043A440FD19D.jpeg Really grateful for the friendships here on the Fiddleback Forum and Secret Santa really puts those relationships on display. Thanks Phil (Comprehensiveist) for the awesome field sharpening kit, bottle opener and Melisa’s wonderful card and letter. Love to read about your adventures. And to my SS Tony (Luca917) I love ya man and your well thought out gifts have yet to leave my pocket. I’ll especially cherish the Barlow and will think about you and the boys whenever I use it. The cigar will likely not make it long after lunch. Merry Christmas to everyone and you families and loved ones.
     
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  17. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    My gift this year included an array of items showcasing small businesses and artists in my Secret Santa’s home town in Pennsylvania. Some awesome tasting pretzels, semi-sweet & milk chocolate “buds”, a canvas utility bag, and a lovely earthenware crock. The pretzels will not survive the day now that my in-laws have discovered them. :thumbsup:

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    The earthenware crock has some very cool colors and leaf patterns going on.

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    It fits right in with things we like to look at in our garden kitchen window.

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    Thanks Santa and Merry Christmas to all my Fiddleback friends.

    Phil
     
  18. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I received this packed a few days ago, but didn't have time to post pictures until today! Thank you Blaine! What an awesome selection of items!

    I'll find a home for the hone too. ;)

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  19. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Well I opened my secret Santa today and what a surprise it was. Basically from two people. Had a very special note from Hilary included with one of her jock straps. In place of her cup was an awesome, badass little rechargeable flashlight and a crisp $100 bill from Jerry. This was awesome. Thank you two very much as we laughed our asses off over this one. Merry Christmas.

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    Edited....
    I heard Jerry was actually caught tucking cash in Hillary’s jock at his local strip club. So this is where originated.
     
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  20. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    Well holy crap! Just when I thought it was over, this arrives. Santa, you badass! If I wasn't so sure to bleed out I'd probably sleep with it!

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