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Fiddlebacks = Great Gifts. What Knives Have You Gifted (or received)?

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by jaz322, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    What Knives Have You Gifted (or received)? Share your stories!

    My wife and I gave a Bushnub II (aka ‘cross knife’)/Runt combo to my brother and his bride as a wedding present over the summer. Picked up a leather stamp kit at BLADE 2017 just two days before we left for the wedding and put their initials on matching sheaths. Note: If you try this, make sure to practice on scrap leather first!


    The idea to gift fiddlebacks for a wedding came from a good friend, who gave this Runt/Patch Knife combo to my wife and I.

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  2. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I've gifted so many knives I can't remember them all. This one is something special to me because it's the first custom I've ever been gifted. It's also one of only two knives that I've ever been given and both were from my friend Andy Roy.

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  3. nomotorjrr


    Apr 11, 2011
    This one a few years ago for my eldest nephew.
    And this one for my youngest nephew as soon as Heber finishes a sheath.
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  4. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    This thread warms my heart. Its an honor to have y'all as customers, much less have you gift my knives. I'm so proud of this. Somehow it makes me feel like part of y'alls family for my work to have become a kind of family tradition. Thank you.

    Bob, it has been a really fun time getting to know you and your family. I'm glad you like that knife so much. Obviously it found its home.
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  5. Appalachian

    Appalachian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 13, 2017
    These are some of the knives Andy has gifted to me. The (it has no name) bushfinger look-alike was my high-school graduation/Army entrance knife. It's 5/32 COM 154, black micarda, bolstered. W/ natural micarda.
    The green jade, over black was my Christmas present last year. Andy was pretty slick with this one, during this time I was living with Andy and Leah. I would get to check out the personal collection. Well andy found out that I was in love with it. It is a true one-off and one that wont be going anywhere.
    The Bear Cub was a birthday gift, and the Mini-Muk was a dud. Both which get used alot!
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  6. Hurrul

    Hurrul Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2017
    Prior to the 2017 big game season here in MT, I gave one my dearest friends (have known him since the 5th grade) a Pro-Hiking Buddy. JA and his family hunt hard and have for as long as I have known him - typically he and his Dad don't work much in the month of Oct and now that he has a toddler, the meat is needed even more and an urgency to perform in the field and harvest successfully has increased for him.

    Anyway, JA used the natural micarta Hiking Buddy to field dress game, totaling 10 animals between all family members on 3 hunting trips (Pronghorn, Whitetail, and Rocky Mountain Elk). One of those trips, a saw was forgotten....and thus requiring popping ribs out of the breast bone/sternum cartilage ...of an elk.

    After this abundant season of use, under conditions that certainly determine usefulness and longevity of a blade over time, JA claims the pro - Hiking Buddy the best blade he has ever used. Did not need to sharpen it throughout the use of gutting and cleaning out multiple large mammals, often in crappy, frigid weather where objects and cold hands often meet inside the tight confines of an animals body cavity. The edge is still great and JA thinks he may not even need to take it to a stone when he concludes hunting season.

    Thank you Fiddleback Forge, for making such functional, reliable and, good looking tools.
  7. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I've given two of the production knives. One Puukko to one of my good friends when he graduated Vet School and one Hiking Buddy to my GF. I have a few more people to give to, but I haven't quite found the right knife for them yet.
  8. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    my buddy Russell Reece with Cohutta knife sent me a superb Christmas gift.

  9. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Looks like I need to get to know Mr. Russell. ;):thumbsup:
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  10. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    I'm with you on that Nathan!
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  11. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    He's my friend only, I'm not sharing him
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