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How about a Fiddleback group buy????

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Bmurray, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I think it’s time for a group buy. Maybe an AEB-L 3/32” hiking buddy. Let say choice of hardwood such as ironwood, Osage, bloodwood and Blackwood. Micarta liner and g10 pinstripes. Can we get this going next week?
  2. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    Im in!
  3. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    My interest is piqued... Though I am very new to this corner, I'd be happy to participate if the powers that be deem it appropriate.
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  4. newmoon010


    Jul 18, 2017
    I´m in
  5. 1jay


    Feb 18, 2016
    I'd be interested
  6. VTguy17

    VTguy17 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    I would definitely be interested.
  7. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Group buy is new to me. Would this work similar to OKT's recent pre-order?
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  8. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    I’m in
    I’m leaning toward bloodwood.
    Either black/white or natural/blue or natural/white. Oh my. Can’t decide. o_O
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
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  9. Coach23

    Coach23 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    I'd definitely be interested as well!
  10. Zardo

    Zardo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 31, 2015
    sure - sounds good to me. Either Osage or Ironwood!
    NoRest likes this.
  11. Dritios

    Dritios Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    I’m in
  12. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Count me in too

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
    :)Did you drink to much Tito's Last night :)
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  14. Hulk2e

    Hulk2e Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    I’d be interested too
  15. jsrstone

    jsrstone Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 5, 2017
    I might be interested; how does it work?
  16. SA Condor

    SA Condor

    Mar 10, 2014
    My curiosity is peaked. Standing by to see what any of the actual decision makers have to say about this!
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  17. swonut

    swonut KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 1, 2007
    I'd be in-- but I'd bet he's pouring heart and soul into Cummings Blade Works right now.

    Might be more enticing if there were only one handle material so there's less margin for something going wrong.
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  18. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Group buy is tough for several reasons.

    1. Andy likes freedom to create week by week and this would create a string of semi-custom orders.

    2. For a group buy to make sense, the volume of orders would need to be high enough to offer significant financial advantage to the forge, which is then partially offset by discounts to buyers. The best ones have hundreds in on the deal.

    3. Increasing production of the model means they are unlikely to sell many of that model in coming weeks. Saturating a product line among this group of buyers reduces market demand on a weekly basis.

    4. Much of the work capacity required to proceed with a batch order is already active for the Cumming Bladeworks USA line.

    Much respect to Bob and everyone else, but from this perspective it would seem to be a bit of a raw deal for the Fiddleback crew unless we could guarantee a buy in the 5 figure range. Love the idea though - and in :)
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
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  19. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Bob, by my count that is a lot of hiking buddies for you to make while you are laid up. Better get that steel order in and get to work
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  20. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Ok, all ironwood over white and black

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