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Kyle Mellino Has Graduated!

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I am proud to announce that Kyle Mellino, who makes knives under the brand Grange Parks Knife Works has graduated from my apprentice program. Kyle came to us with a lutherie background, and was an immediate asset to Fiddleback Forge. We learned a lot about fit and finish from Kyle. He really grew into his quirky design style while he was here with us. The graduation knife is a perfect example of his style. The model is the Rabbitsfoot and it has almost too much personality for a knife that size. Really comfortable worker too.

    I am very honored to add Kyle's name to the list of graduated apprentices. He deserves it. Please join me in congratulating Kyle on his fine work!



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  2. Outpost Allison

    Outpost Allison Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2018
    Good job Kyle!! ;);)
  3. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    CONGRATS KYLE!!! @kmellino I'm so happy for you brother!!! AND honored to have several of your knives. They are all very well made and very much cherished. Great Job!!!
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  4. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    Beautiful knife and congratulations, kyle! Proud to be an owner of GPKW!!
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  5. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Congrats, Kyle! I really enjoyed the fresh design approach you brought to Fiddleback. The lunchbox knife is still very, very high on my "Want List".
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  6. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Congrats Kyle, way to go!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  7. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    A Big Congratulations to You Kyle! I still use my two knives from you in my kitchen work! I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!
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  8. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    Congratulations Kyle, and kudos for embracing a unique & original style.......refreshing indeed !
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  9. bladesmith3

    bladesmith3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    Congratulations Kyle
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  10. Tutone

    Tutone Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2017
    Nice goin Kyle‼️
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  11. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    Good lookin blade, and Congrats!
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  12. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    Way to go Kyle! I love my Lunchbox knife and look forward to more of your designs. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  13. Hulk2e

    Hulk2e Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Congratulations! Very cool knife too
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  14. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Congrats man!
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  15. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    There ya go. [​IMG]

    ~ P.
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  16. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    If I had a really cool animated emoji collection like @pertinux, I'd paste a super funny, creative one here. Sadly, I don't though, so I'll just say congratulations!
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  17. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    Awesome work, Kyle! Congrats!
    (Incidentally, Kyle’s Chef Knife was the first apprentice knife that I purchased, and it’s become a staple in my kitchen collection. Fine work, indeed.)
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  18. Florider 6

    Florider 6 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2018
    You ROCK Kyle - congrats!
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  19. Tekton


    Mar 8, 2015
    Congrats Kyle!
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  20. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2003
    Congrats Kyle! I’m lookin forward to seeing more of your work
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