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Mushroom Walk

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by RobbieB, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2017
    Where I live, we've had more rainy weather this year than any other I can remember. For about the past two or three months, we've had at least a little rain just about every day, with very few exceptions. As a result, mushrooms are rampant, so I decided to brave the 80% humidity, high heat and mosquitos to go on a mushroom walk... not to harvest, but to capture in photos. I was really surprised at the variety I found during a short time in the woods. Different shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Some were stout while others more delicate.

    First the obligatory knife photos. I decided to take my @Cohutta Tellico along with my Hill People Gear Tarahumara pack.

    And now for @Odaon and any other 'shroom aficionados, here they are in no particular order...

  2. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Great knife, beautiful pics! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

    I recently visited my folks back home (Austria) and we went on a ‘shroom walk, too. We harvested these. Tossed them in a skillet with some fresh butter from a local farm and parsley from the garden :)

    ETA: Next time I hope to be carrying that Micro Strebig that @Cohutta is making for me ;)

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018
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  3. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    great pics. I miss my Telico that I sold Nate, as it is a really nice all around design. However cutting shrooms might be asking a bit much for one of those fancy Cochuttie knives by that city slicker Russell dude.
  4. Cohutta


    Feb 17, 2017
    I’ve been called a lot of things in my life... but I think that’s the first time city slicker has been used in a sentence with my name ;)

    @RobbieB good to see that Tellico getting some use! I only recognize one of those mushrooms, but looks like you found quite the variety.
  5. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    I love that Tellico and it’s great to see it being used. :thumbsup:

    Dibs if you ever get ready to part with it. :)
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  6. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing them! I've been away on vacation and haven't been checking in on the forums much, but I saw the email for this one and had to come check it out. Just got back today!

    I recognize many of those mushrooms, at least to the family. Some cool ones in there... Boletaceae, Amanita species, possibly some Pluteus. I can come back and take a better look a little later on and try to ID some more of them closer to the species level.

    The 6th one is definitely a chanterelle, Cantharellus species, and the 11th looks like a Mycetinis sp. A mushroom I just recently learned! Some of the mushrooms in this genus smell and taste exactly like garlic.

    Adam Haritan, Learn Your Land, just did a great video on those species. :thumbsup:
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  7. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    @Oyster what are those? Look delicious.
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  8. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    They were!


    Same species as @Odaon identified in @RobbieB ’s 6th pic.

    ETA: Because of our travels, I was reluctant to take any of my prized Fiddlebacks (for fear that they might get lost, stolen or confiscated) and only had a (boring) production folder with me.
    But, man, did I ever miss having one of my ladies (LL or OS LF) that day!
    I should really pick up a set to keep in Austria for when I visit...
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2018
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