Fiddlebacks in the Sky - What do you have coming your way?

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Panthera tigris, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Thanks, guys!

    Heespharm, it's funny-- in many ways, the straightforward Sylvrfalcen heading my way is exactly in my wheelhouse, in its simple appointments and the appearance of its swedging/spalting.

    Yet, my still-hoped-fo Sylvrfalcen would be a show(off)piece clad in screamin' blue burl handles like these (or any similar variation thereof), preferably with natural liners and pins and with lime or yellow or any other non-orange liner, really (although the liner is the least of my preferences, should the major things line up at all):

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    Sorta like this, in fact!

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    [I had a crack at that one before it was snapped up, but the timing was off, and the proliferation of the yellow space vomit combined with a less-defined swedge(?) held me back. I still wonder if I blew it.... But I think they look funky in the wrong way without a good swedge, vs. funky in all the right ways with 'em.]

    Picture any of those bulls-eyes riding clear of a pocket sheath, the visual impact that only gets better as the knife is unsheathed. Ooh, la.

    Now that I have a 3/32" 'falcen on the way(!), I'd like TT 1/8" steel on a next one-- for the comparison/complement, but also because the combination of the swedge + tapered tang looks killah when viewed from above, the spine angle. See "show(off)piece," above! :)

    That's a LOT to ask or watch for, and even a close combination may never come into being...? The right Blue over a swedged blade would likely do it. Everything else is the stuff of dreams. :)

    -- But, back to Now: with the above fancy-pants SF in mind, I realized this incoming ironwood Sylvrfalcen is a great knife for me (especially at Darth Blader's generous pricing-- thanks, Darth Blader!), while a worthy complement to a hoped-for fancy pants version should it ever appear.

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    I'm stoked. :cool:

    ~ P.
     
  2. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
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    Can someone explain to me why I'm so excited about this nasty old thing? 😊
     
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  3. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    cuz it's awesome??! ;) :D
     
  4. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    Man I'm so glad you got that!!
    Are you going to send it to the "FF Spa"?

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  5. Tekton

    Tekton Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    That is awesome!
     
  6. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Thanks guys. I want to check it out as is before cleaning it up. I'm not sure I want to erase all that history.
     
  7. Darth Blader

    Darth Blader Gold Member Gold Member

    152
    Nov 11, 2016
    You're welcome! I'm very happy to see it go to a good home! It's a beauty.
     
  8. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That, it is!

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    ~ P.
     
  9. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Sharpclaw / Apex Predator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    There is a sort of poetry to 7 years of use built into that patina and ironwood.
     
  10. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Agree [emoji106]
     
  11. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
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  12. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Building quite the ironwood and lime collection! :thumbup:
     
  13. Tom Watson

    Tom Watson Gold Member Gold Member

    27
    Mar 16, 2017
    KE Bushie on the way from TKC!!

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  14. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    Ditto I was going to offer Nathan a trade if he was going the spa route!


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  15. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 7, 2017
    As for me, today, I'm the one in the sky, or I'm about to be. I picked up my first FF via the flea market – Bmurray's DP Renegade; well, now mine. Delivery was confirmed yesterday, and I should land in a few hours. First thing I'll do is kiss my wife and kids goodnight. Then I'm headed straight to the cave w/ my new blade.
     
  16. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    nice! i got one coming too! i've had my eye on a KE Bushie for a while now. i can't wait to check it out. cheers! :thumbup:
     
  17. TxSportsman

    TxSportsman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    My first bushboot, first swedged, and first camelthorn all in one on the way to me this week thanks to Abe hooking a brotha' up!


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  18. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Whoa-- congrats! :D

    ~ P.
     
  19. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Abe is good like that!

    The trifecta of first. That could be my grail Bushboot and even though its probably never leaving TX please let me know if you ever want to part with it.
     
  20. Tekton

    Tekton Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    Congrats! That one is nice!
     

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