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If you could only have one

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Panthera tigris, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Haha! They've been pretty common lately! I feel the same way about some of the models I like though.
     
  2. NoFair

    NoFair

    Jun 30, 2006
    This S35VN Recluse. 5/32 and does most things well. Bit of a sentimental thing with it as well.
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  3. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    I've been waiting on a Recluse to show up in this thread. What are your thoughts on the profile for general bushcraft and woods use?
     
  4. NoFair

    NoFair

    Jun 30, 2006
    It is pretty good for everything. Works well for processing game (used it on moose and reindeer), good for working with wood and decent for food prep. The Bushfinger and guardless Ladyfinger are better for food prep on a cutting board, but the Recluse is a great all rounder. Mine is a few years old and has a slightly fatter handle than what Andy normally makes these days (same with my Bushfinger), but I have large hands so it's good for me.
     
  5. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Every time you post up that Recluse -and your other awesome stainless Fiddlebacks- my desire for a stainless Recluse is rekindled. Man! That thing is sweet.
     
  6. NoFair

    NoFair

    Jun 30, 2006
    Thanks. If it is any consolation I feel lust when you post up that Osage Ladyfinger of yours :D

    Afaik Andy has only made a couple of Recluses in stainless so they aren't easy to find
     
  7. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'll take the consolation! Haha.

    There always seems to be a little push for more stainless and they put out a handful every once in a while, maybe one day!
     
  8. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Hot damn, a scandi Bushboot. You don't see them everyday. I bet that is a sweet little carver.
     
  9. pertinux

    pertinux

    Feb 1, 2012
    Naw, because if so I would have said, "Leuku," duh. :p

    If forced to stay with a knife I already have, I'd cry a whole lot and possibly go with my Bear Cub, due to its mid-range size?

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    But, that would be assuming different scenarios from my current day-to-days, in which the Bear Cub is passable but on the Big side of comfort and acceptability.

    Hence, my desire for something that combines everything I want/love-- massive style points, comfort in hand, discreet carryability, a good all-around blade, etc.

    I'll still want All My KnivesĀ® no matter what, but a Bear Cub, Jr. (poised/sized between the Pocket Kephart and the current Bear Cub) or a Patchnub (Patch handle, Bushnub-ish blade) would likely be right up my alley. Tho' we'd have to work in a swedge or other swashbuckle as a nod to the 'falcen. :D

    ~ P.
     
  10. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    of all the ones i've tried, right now i like the bushraptor the best....

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  11. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike

    227
    Mar 7, 2017
    I'd go with this one so far...


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