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The Flea Market Mung Absolution Thread™

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by RRaconteur, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. nomotorjrr

    nomotorjrr Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 11, 2011
    Hello all! What is the protocol if I would like an unclaimed knife from previous fiddleback fridays(recent not ancient history)?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Contact Phillip @VANCE although the knife may have been claimed via PM or sent to a Dealer. Never hurts to ask.
     
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  3. nomotorjrr

    nomotorjrr Gold Member Gold Member

    35
    Apr 11, 2011
    Great... Thank you!
     
  4. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
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  5. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
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  6. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Surprised you are selling that Bushfinger @Odaon also surprised to see it is still available
     
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  7. Wurrwulf

    Wurrwulf Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2015
    Wish I could spring for that Surls Arapaima, Bob. It would be a perfect match for my wrapped Minimuk. Beautiful knife; GLWS!
     
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  8. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I know! It's an awesome knife, and was very hard to decide to sell, but I have a policy about my knives. If they aren't getting used regularly I let them go. The OS Lady beats out the Bushfinger pretty much every time, so my loss is someone else's gain!

    I just prefer the thinner steel, feel, and shape of the Lady more.

    Plus I have to fund the next ones. ;)
     
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  9. TxSportsman

    TxSportsman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    That big sneaky handle combo is spot on! Wish it was a different model.
     
  10. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    169
    Feb 1, 2015
    Jerry if you land that handyman let me be the first to congratulate on reacquiring the one that started all this for you. Wishing you luck!
     
  11. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    Your first Fiddleback Jerry??? Get it! The first one I bought I still have: a Nessmuk in African Blackwood with fiddletextured 01. I'm gonna have in inlaid into my tombstone
     
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  12. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Thanks! I sold it at a point when I needed some funds and always regretted selling my first Fiddleback. It isn't 3/32" thin and it isn't TT but it was/is a great knife and I'll have a certain level of comfort getting it back again.

    The other cool thing I like about @Fiddleback 's Spalting is it works very much like finger prints if there does somehow happen to be a few similar ones floating around. Below is an old pic that I took and it matches the pic in Bob's post. There was another very similar Handyman floating around but the Spalting didn't match.

    Yay, my 1st ...
    Handyman Dyed Green Curly 1200.jpg
     
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  13. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I thought I owned that knife
     
  14. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    In PM, Bill said he bought it from you Bob. I bought it from someone on 3/12/16 and then sold it to Spydesense/Greg in July '16.


    The only other one that I remember bouncing so much was a nice Blue Curly Runt that ironically came from Sypdesense and went to 3-1-1 and then to me. Before Spydesense, I think the runt was up about 2 or 3 times before then. Its an amazingly purty knife and I get the feeling that its one of those "too nice to use" knives so people buy it, safe-queen it and then sell it again. :)

    Blue Runt.jpg
     
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  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Yes it was. I remember that the mango had a very distinctive feel to it.
     
  16. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Absolutely! I just ID'd your ruby Handyman that way when hunting up All Things Handyman a couple weeks ago-- its Dealer image lives on. :)

    I could fix that. o_O

    ~ P.
     
  17. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Oh man! There's an Osage PK in the flea market. If it were regular convex ground it would need to be mine! Don't really care for Scandi on a knife that size. The perfect sized scandi for me is the EDK, HB, Scandiman size.
     
  18. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I was thinking the same, but wondering if Andy would re-grind it?
     
  19. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    negative ghost rider
     
  20. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    The pattern is full.
     

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