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Let's see your Shadetree

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by thurin, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    I have all types of material as handles on my Fiddlebacks: Blackwood, Bocote, Oak, Canvas, G10, etc. Love 'em all. But my favorite has to be the Shadetree Burlaps.

    I'm guessing I'm not the only one that digs them, so let's see whatcha got.

    I'll kick us off.

    Emerald Burlap on a Bushcrafter:


    Electric Orange Burlap on a Camp Nessie:


    Evergreen Burlap on a Woodsman:

  2. kevroo


    Dec 31, 2013
    Really like that orange Camp Nessie!
  3. xxwjtxx


    Dec 13, 2013
    Great thread Thurin! I currently have 6 shadetree examples; funny enough all of them are users (drunk burlap, coffee bag, and evergreen). I did have a sapphire SP, but it now lives down the way with another forum member ;).

    I'll get some pics up soon!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  4. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I'll play, even though one was sacrificed on the alter of surviving this winter, and the other was traded in the process of getting another Fiddleback I needed for a project or two. This winter has cost me much. The two I have had have left me wanting more in the future though. I love the feel of the burlap!




    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  5. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006


  6. RWT


    Mar 15, 2011
    I didn't know this handle material existed. I feel like I am finished with G10 after see these. The emerald and orange are going on my next custom. If Andy would do one in an F2 I would be on it.
  7. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    The emerald may be my favorite. And the real plus is that it not only looks great, but the burlap gets even grippier when wet :)


    Dec 13, 2012
    Although it's not on a fiddleback forge knife, I recently aquired this piece from shadetreephenolics. I hope to use it soon. It's 1/8" and called "dirty fire hose"

  9. xxkcxx

    xxkcxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    That would look nice on any fiddleback IMO
  10. bonafide

    bonafide Leather Sheathmaker, JouFuu Leathers Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2013
    My shadetree Kephart with it's pants on ...

  11. schmittie

    schmittie Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Wait a minute.....is your orange burlap Recluse shadetree?
  12. bear71

    bear71 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    I agree. Coincidentally I've also been called a dirty fire hose....!
  13. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    That emerald burlap BC is insane Thurin.
  14. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    I guess that you could say that I am a big Shadetree burlap fan. I like the vibrant colors and supple non-slip texture on the finished knives. I like the little splashes of other colors that appear in the Coffeebag and Drunken Burlaps. The coarser weave of the burlap also gives the material much more artsy personality than standard micartas or G10’s.

    My future knife purchases will continue to be focused on the Shadetree burlap theme. My rainbow is missing a few colors. The hard part will be staying disciplined on Fridays.

    Thanks for starting this thread Thurin. Everybody loves subjects that result in more pictures of nice Fiddlebacks.

    Enjoy the photos!




  15. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    WOW, nice little family of Shadetree! Your rainbow just needs yellow and orange :)
  16. ErichM

    ErichM Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Cool pics! man, I need another woodsman, those two are great
  17. Joe Duder

    Joe Duder

    Jan 22, 2013

  18. xxwjtxx


    Dec 13, 2013
    Evegreen Shadetree kephart up in the unofficial FBF trade forum; just sayin :D
  19. Big Mike

    Big Mike

    Aug 30, 2006

    :thumbup: :cool: :thumbup:

    Big Mike
  20. xxwjtxx


    Dec 13, 2013
    Great knife man; extended FT + shadetree to boot!

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