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The Alaskan Frontier

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Southern Gent, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
    4 hours till wheels up...packed up and ready for another adventure with Kevin and Liam. Keep an eye out for halibut, salmon, trout, brown bears, orca and the occasional Fiddleback.

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  2. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Wishing you guys a killer time up there, and safe travels! I've been pretty absent from the forums lately, but I had to drop by and comment on this one.

    I sold my 14'r to buy the Shape Charge... I miss it every once in a while. Love the SC though!
     
  3. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 27, 2015
    Wow! I'm sure you all will have a great time there. That's a trip on my list. Hoping to go in the next five years. I'll be watching for pics!
     
  4. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    is the Ruger a 454 for bears or a .22lr to shoot Kevin or Liam in the knee so you can get away from the bears
     
  5. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    i just got an text update from Justen
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  6. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    EPIC
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    I asked Justen if it was ok to posts these since he was texting them to me
     
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  7. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Wish I'd got an invite. I guess you and liam wanted a KE sammich by yourselves.
     
  8. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    909
    Apr 3, 2015
    Salmon fishing the Kenai River. Processing compliments of @Cohutta Bush Tool.

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  9. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 1, 2015
    Yum!
     
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  10. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    909
    Apr 3, 2015
    Alaska was epic. For more photos you can check out Kevin’s, Liam’s and my other social media outlets. Here is a bit of the journey...

    Slaying salmon
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  11. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I heard the best marinade for salmon was gravel.
     
  12. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    909
    Apr 3, 2015
    Yes, it’s a traditional Inuit recipe.
     
  13. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Thanks for posting, looks like a great trip. Love the HPG kit bag.
     
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  14. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    909
    Apr 3, 2015
    Here are some shots of the fly in trip we took on the West side of the Cook Inlet on the Kustatan River. After limiting out again, our guide was taking us back to the plane and stopped at a spot he calls "carcass island" where he likes to filet the days' catch prior to flying out. Us being us, we asked if we could filet a salmon and cook it on the beach while he was knocking out the rest of the catch. Our guide looked as us somewhat cockeyed and said, "well, I'm not going to tell you guys no, you are the customer, but we only have 45 min until the plane picks us up." So Liam jumped on the wood, I worked up a fire and Kevin built us a "Salmon Crucifix". Needless to say we had finished eating the salmon with 12 minutes to spare...

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  15. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 3, 2015
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  16. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Who made the 41 axe?
     
  17. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Also, did that @Cohutta knife actually hold up?
     
  18. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    909
    Apr 3, 2015
    The Cohutta Bush Tool did great for the entire trip and has held a great edge. We actually found that axe in an Alaskan redneck trash dump. :)
     
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