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The "Official" Fiddleback OFF-TOPIC thread!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, May 9, 2016.

  1. _Westy_

    _Westy_

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    Dec 19, 2009
    I've been using Federal Vital-Shok ammo with a 210 grain Swift A-frame bullet for deer hunting. For "plinking" I've loaded up rounds with either Nosler 210 grainers or Sierra. I just recent picked up a bunch of Hornaday XTP's and worked up a few loads to try the next time I'm at the range. Absolutely love that gun.


    My other favorite revolver is a S&W 686+ (Lew Horton addition). Trigger has been worked over - SA breaks at a crisp 2 lbs. Here is a couple before and after custom Ahrend Retro Combat grip pictures...

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    Close up of the flames on the cylinder...

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    And this picture doesn't really do the grips justice - I need to remedy that one of these days and break out the camera again...

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    I'm also currently addicted to CZ 75's but I'll save that for another night...
     
  2. Tekton

    Tekton

    Mar 8, 2015
    I really like cz 75s
     
  3. _Westy_

    _Westy_

    307
    Dec 19, 2009
    They are kind of like Fiddleback's and potatoes chips - you can't stop at one!
     
  4. Guhul

    Guhul

    653
    Oct 30, 2015
    ....and wives...sorry, was writing out loud!
     
  5. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    i used to have a SP01


    awesome pistol
     
  6. Tekton

    Tekton

    Mar 8, 2015
    Sweet
     
  7. Kal-El

    Kal-El Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2010
    I don't usually chime in on firearm topics, but the SP01 Shadow Target makes me look like Doc Holiday at the range. One of my favorite pistols.
     
  8. _Westy_

    _Westy_

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    Dec 19, 2009
    I've got a Cajunized SP-01 and a Compact that I recently picked up for CCW. Both are fantastic to shoot but as Kal-El mentioned - those SP-01's have a way of making you look really, really good at the range.
     
  9. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    S&W Performance Center 629 V-Comp 44 Mag. A little odd and ugly lookin but I like it.

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  10. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Some of my favorite handle materials are sambar stag, sambar/leather combo, stag pommels and bone. I really like these materials on historical patterned blades.

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  11. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    cool S&W 629 PC

    i keep all my knives that i carry on a table in a little box that resembles an old timey travel trunk. Im sitting here waiting on my wife to get home and decided to see what exactly was in there. I came across 2 knives from Carl Rechsteiner aka crex here on the forum. For reasons unbeknownst to me or that i can recall i have never photographed them before.

    These are what I would call my "starter" knives. A relatively inexpensive way to get my hands on some of his work
    Im not knocking Carl's work one bit. they just don't have the fancy embellishments and added touches that many of his knives include.These little touches set his work apart from many other makers. i just haven't stepped up to the plate and played with the "big boys" for some of his more ornate offerings. Theres that and there is also a couple dudes named Andy and Allen that see the majority of my money.

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    Those of you that are making the trek to BLADE put it on your itinerary to visit his table........early

    you can stand there and admire a single knife for 10 mins and still overlook some of the details

    Awesome work Carl!
     
  12. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    I really like the bottom knife in your pic Phillip! Very cool
     
  13. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    nice collection Dave

    Im especially fond of the knife above the Scagel? slipjoint
     
  14. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    thanks

    the handle is octagonal as if it was a Allen key in a former life
     
  15. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    i bought the top one because i know Andy loves choils
     
  16. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007

    Marbles Woodcraft. There is a second one in the pic just above the one you asked about. Both these Marbles are from the Mike Stewart era of Marbles.
     
  17. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    I really dig that! Nice
     
  18. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    i think its the handle that makes that one stand out to me though
     
  19. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    You have good taste. That is the exact reason I snagged that particular one.

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  20. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    looks even better close up.


    I also came across the First knife I bought from Andy and the first knife I bought Kylie. Its a first production run PSK from Bark River
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