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Attention Group Buy HB's are ready to ship

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    We want to thank everyone that participated in the 1st Fiddleback "Group Buy":thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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    There were a couple snags during the process {that I didn't photograph or mention} but overall I would call this a success and look forward to doing more. I already have a couple thoughts for the next one.

    If your screen name is on the list below it's the "fun" time for us:D:D:D
    Payment may be made to Paypal (fiddlebackpayments(at)att.net), or by personal check or MO. The plan is to ship these with last Friday's sales.

    ****PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SCREEN NAME W/ YOUR PAYMENT****
    Claimed by Scales

    Bmurray..........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    RobbieB.........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    a2vg1095........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    1jay................ Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes please.
    fatboyclone......Natural canvas micarta over natural liners & white pinstripes
    jb33.................Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    Nutramac........Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    NoRest...........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    Lady1911........Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    dedery...........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    AZcreeker.......Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    ndmiller...........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    choppaman......Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    oyster..........Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    MMatt...........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    crosier...........Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    c_Ctahl..........Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    SLOsmokin........Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    newmoon010.........Desert ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes
    nomotorjrr.............Osage over natural liners & blue pinstripes
    David L.................Desert Ironwood over natural liners & white pinstripes

    Thanks everyone!!!!!!!
     
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  2. catalystman80

    catalystman80 Gold Member Gold Member

    842
    May 1, 2013
    awesome! congrats to those who snagged a spot. very interesting how the DI and Osage choices were split pretty evenly, the lone natural canvas is looking great also!
     
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  3. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    521
    Nov 27, 2015
    Just sent the payment. Sounds like I'll get it just in time for next week's camping trip! :thumbsup::thumbsup::D
     
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  4. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Aug 2, 2011
    Thanks @VANCE and FF team! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Payment sent :)
     
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  5. 1jay

    1jay

    209
    Feb 18, 2016
    Payment sent, can't wait to get my hands on this! I hope the group buy was a success and we see another in the near future. Thanks guys!
     
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  6. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    PayPal gift sent. Thanks
     
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  7. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Payment sent.

    Thank you @VANCE for setting all of this up and to Andy and the crew for doing an awesome job. Looking forward to the next group buys (plural). :thumbsup:
     
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  8. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    Thanks to everyone for participating. I hope this has really worked out for y'a'll, and I'm interested to hear your opinions of the process and results. I was aslo surprised by the handle choices.
     
  9. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Aug 2, 2011
    Curious minds want to know how you expected the choices to break down...

    (No doubt, all of the choices offered were great, but Osage over natural/blue and DIW over natural/white are equal perennial favorites, no?)
     
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  10. SLOsmokin

    SLOsmokin Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    82
    Feb 20, 2018
    Payment sent! Once again what a fun process, the pictures truly added a ton to the experience.
    Thanks.
     
  11. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Thanks for doing this Andy! Really neat way of picking up my first Osage and AEBL Fiddleback. And I completely forgot about the Natural liners on the Osage, they look fantastic.

    From the consumer side seemed pretty simple and straightforward, but as Phillip alluded, probably a little more involved on your side with or without any hiccups. The work in progress thread was also a great way of showing the repeatable details by you and crew that go into making Fiddleback Forge knives.
     
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  12. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Aug 2, 2011
    ^ “simple and straightforward“ captures it perfectly.

    Turnaround was also more than quick enough in view of other work being done in the shop and my preference for the team not to feel rushed, to enjoy the process and to have the time to make them up to the extremely high standards we’ve come to both appreciate and expect.

    :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    ETA: +1 on what @SLOsmokin said about the pictures adding to the experience :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
  13. dedery

    dedery

    391
    Mar 11, 2015
    I can't emphasize enough how much I liked and apprecaited this. 3 years ago when I started collecting Fiddlebacks the Friday process was fun. If I claimed 3 knives and scored 1 or 2, that was great. But then I reached the point that I was much more selective about what I wanted, and if that would show up in the Friday thread after patiently waiting 6 weeks, and I missed out on it because someone beat me to it by 200 milliseconds, that was not so much fun (and similar with dealers by the time I get to checkout the knife is gone). I have wanted a thin, stainless hiking buddy in a nice wood for a long time, and had basically given up. Same with a few other models. And frankly I don't have time or interest to do the flea market thing. So this was win/win. I am getting a knife I have 'desperately' wanted, and you are getting incremental business you wouldn't have otherwise captured. Only wish I could have purcahsed 2.

    Unrelated (or semi-related depending on how you look at it), from a pure business standpoint, I still don't understand why you don't skew what you produce more to thinner stock and/or stainless where there seems to be quite a bit of unmet demand. I do appreciate that the spalting(?) looks better on the A2 knives, but the AEB-L or fiddletextured(?) CPM154 still look great.

    Anyway, thank you!
     
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  14. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Feb 8, 2018
    Thank you, Paypal Payment sent
     
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  15. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Aug 2, 2011
    @VANCE For a final WIP pic, could we get a full shot(s) of a handful of the completed knives? :)

    (The pic of the tray was nice, but definitely left me wanting more)
     
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  16. nomotorjrr

    nomotorjrr

    45
    Apr 11, 2011
    Yes, more photos please!
     
  17. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    to mitigate the requests for a specific knife and trying to keep track of that, can I post it after they ship?


    edit.****
    that angle was on purpose
     
  18. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Aug 2, 2011
    Ha! I understand.
    Sure thing :thumbsup:

    ETA: similarly, also the reason I suggested only a “handful” and not the complete set. But again, I understand.
    Given the chance, we WILL behave like children :D
     
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  19. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    :D:D:D:D

    i actually plan on a blind "boxing"...
    -Allen, myself or both will wrap the knives and label them "O", "I" & "N" as we go ( maybe I'll do one & he will do the other)
    -Ill attach the shipping label and mark the box with the corresponding "O","I" or "N"
    -Have John fill the boxes.
    That way if someone doesn't like their knife I can blame it on John:p:p:p:p:p
     
  20. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    871
    Aug 2, 2011
    It’s probably safe to put them all in the
    “what’s not to like?” category :)
     
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