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OT: Get to the choppa -- Let's see those choppers (Fiddleback & non-Fiddleback)

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by xxwjtxx, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013

    Epic selection Nathan -- and I've got to say that the storage solution is top notch ;).

    ... and that Turley is something else
     
  2. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    I seriously need one of these: as Sergio mentioned, they just always sell out before I catch the thread!
     
  3. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Awesome selection my friend; the Griffin X is something else!! I have a delta 7 coming; looking forward to putting it through its paces!

    Man, I'm missing out on those Carothers choppers!! Sweet setup


    Good lord, that thing could punch a hole in a manhole cover.. Beast is an understatement :D

    Gotta love HI, and the scout hatchet is a really cool piece with some history!

    Beautiful setup Roger -- that custom shop Duke is something else!! Who makes the Bowie -- its gorgeous!
     
  4. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Love this thread!

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  5. heat_treat

    heat_treat Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 25, 2015
    Yes, I got lucky and the fingers worked the keyboard well that day. There was of course the preorder but it didn't seem to last very long.

    Hopefully you both score one in the near future. :thumbup:
     
  6. ncrockclimb

    ncrockclimb Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Behold the Condor Mini Duku Parang Machete. This beast is cheap, functional and tough as a rock. After thinning the edge to around 16dps, the 4.5mm 1075 does surprisingly well. The ergonomics are not too bad either. It is nowhere near as nice as a Fiddleback Machete, but for the money it is a great deal.

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  7. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    The parang is a super functional profile; condor makes great tools! I'm digging the reprofile, I bet it chops like a gem!
     
  8. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Thanks Whitty -- you guys always have an epic selection of choppas on hand; I'm eyeing one of those bishops for sure!! (The m18 isn't shabby either ;))
     
  9. ncrockclimb

    ncrockclimb Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    It really does. Condor is an amazing "value" brand that has never once disappointed me. The quality of the heat treat and the performance that they are able to eke out of 1075 never ceases to amaze me. When it comes to inexpensive, big knives, Condor is (IMHO) the undisputed king of the castle. Oh yeah; their designs are always super nice and really clean.

    I am a firm believer in never having just one big chopper from Condor. One of my friends has been "borrowing" my Boomslang for over 6 months, and at this point I am pretty sure that I will never actually get it back. With that in mind, I am seriously considering getting either Warlock Machete or the Pack Golok. If I do, I will post photos here.

    Cool thread! Cheers!!
     
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  10. Scotcha

    Scotcha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2013
    Some very nice choppers here.
     
  11. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Anyone here have the chance to play with the new Ka-Bar Jarosz Choppa? I'm really digging the looks of it, but I haven't pulled the trigger.
     
  12. bear71

    bear71 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 17, 2013
    A few Fiddleback and W A Surls knives of 7" blade length and over. The Kershaw Camp 18 gets used a lot when I suspect I'll hit a stone or old nail. The Kershaw is actually the closest in size and shape to the local Filipino 'sundang' working knives - shame the handle is so uncomfortable for extended use.
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  13. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

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  14. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Stellar collection Jules -- Some amazing pieces that no doubt get to see lots of work! What model is that above the camp? a Bison? Very cool knife either way!!
     
  15. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
  16. TRD_SEQUOIA

    TRD_SEQUOIA Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 12, 2016
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    These are my Dan Tope knives. I love these knives!
     
  17. bear71

    bear71 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Thanks Will, indeed they do get used. That's a Great White Buffalo (stretched Bison) by Allen. Full flat ground stainless which is handy here in the salt air.


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  18. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    CPK Light Chopper :thumbup:
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    WA Surls Arapaima:thumbup:
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    Busse Battle Mistress :thumbup:
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    Busse Nuclear Meltdown Fussion Steel Heart :thumbup:
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    Swamp Rat Chopweiler :thumbup:
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    Fiddleback Custom Shop Camp :thumbup:
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  19. bear71

    bear71 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Beautiful group Gusbuster. A CPK is for sure one I would love and although I've never been drawn to Busse, a Battle Mistress looks fun!


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  20. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks Jules! :thumbup:
     

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