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New guy, new knife

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Whiskey_n_wine, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent

    Apr 3, 2015
    Welcome and congrats! you have a beauty right there. Don't worry, your Lady will look better with a patina and she'll appreciate you for it.
    Lady1911 and Whiskey_n_wine like this.
  2. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Beautiful Ladyfinger!! That handle is gorgeous!! I am still hoping to land a Little Lady at some point in the future.
  3. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    Sweet blade--you're off to a great start! Love, love, love Desert Ironwood... excellent choice :thumbsup:
  4. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I agree, if you actually use it and let it patina, you'll develop a special bond with it. Way better than putting it away as a safe queen.
  5. PirateSeulb


    Jun 6, 2017
    To me the beauty in that knife is a beauty that begs for use it cries out for battle scars from chopping limbs and gutting game.
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  6. Whiskey_n_wine


    Jan 2, 2019
    I'll definitely put it to use in the kitchen. I find a patina to be a feature rather than a flaw. It may be a while before I get a chance to use it in a camp/Bushcraft capacity. Thank you for all the kind comments! Looking forward to exploring this community!
    Lady1911, Nbrackett and Bmurray like this.
  7. jthrift21


    Oct 24, 2016
    To be honest, the patina on my first Hiking Buddy mainly came from slicing limes in the kitchen for my rum and cokes.:)
    Outpost Allison and Lady1911 like this.
  8. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    Apr 29, 2016
    Welcome! Pull up a chair and get comfortable...you're going to be here awhile! :D

    That's the most awesome thing I've ever read.
    Nbrackett likes this.
  9. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Great post! Thats a sweet one. The Ladyfinger is really suited to a 3/32" thick blade IMO.
    Lady1911 likes this.

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