The Road To Fiddleback Friday: How The Knives Are Made (VERY Photo Heavy)

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by mistwalker, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Joe Duder

    Joe Duder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Wow, this thread made sticky! Much deserved. Great thread.
     
  2. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank you very much C2, I'm glad you enjoyed the post that much!!


    I have said that about these knives ever since the first one I handled, and that was exactly what I saw a chance to illustrate as I looked through the photos on the monitor.
     
  3. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    That was the same thing I said when I came to the forum today. Thanks man, glad you like it!
     
  4. Joe Duder

    Joe Duder

    Jan 22, 2013
    Just be careful Mist, there's only one place your threads could from here- PLAID!!!

    [video=youtube_share;NP6DXoNKITc]http://youtu.be/NP6DXoNKITc[/video]
     
  5. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    LMAO, now I wanna watch Space Balls....
     
  6. McVeyMac

    McVeyMac

    Feb 19, 2013
    Glad to see Andy made this a sticky Brian. Exceptional job! I am really digging what is coming out of the ammo can. Spalted goodness!
     
  7. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank you Walt, I'm glad you liked the post. I have to admit that I am glad too. It was definitely one of the most complex photo shoots I have ever done. In order to capture it the way I wanted to capture it, it the available lighting without interfering with the flow of the magic, I was the only one in the room not wearing a respirator. So all of it was shot while having to hold my body in odd positions, shooting over people's shoulders, and under their arms, climbing up on objects, leaning under others, and shooting between others still, all while holding my breath. It was definitely one of the most challenging undertakings I've done photographically speaking. There were a total of 4,000 images taken in the process, and I was glad to see it all come together the way I wanted to present it.
     
  8. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I added a few photos of the final sharpening into the original thread, but didn't reserve enough space for them all. More will be posted on the Fiddleback Forge website, but I thought I'd post a few more here as well.

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  9. LavaWood

    LavaWood Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 13, 2014
    Please make my bishop!!!

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  10. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Yeah, I hope those don't get retired too soon, I still have a combo I want to put together with a Bishop and an Esquire.
     
  11. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    This thread simply rocks! Enough said. :D
     
  12. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank you Dave! I'm glad you like it! :)
     
  13. Bluebs4

    Bluebs4

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    Nov 24, 2011
  14. GooberBoober

    GooberBoober

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    Dec 30, 2012
    Nice new pics Mist! I think it's great you keep adding photo's to this thread to keep it interesting :thumbup:

    Knife-making looks a pretty dangerous though, I can imagine too many bad scenarios if the knife got away from your hands and thrown towards you by the force of that spinning wheel :eek:
     
  15. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I'd love to post more photos over there. In fact I have an entire album I set aside dedicated to a post on BB. But the last time I was there posting pics I was admonished for posting a photo thread and so I have to study how to go about it without ticking off the admin... I'll find a few special pics and add them :)


    Thanks GB, I think there may be a few at a time added from here, but not many.
     
  16. Bluebs4

    Bluebs4

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    Nov 24, 2011
    Cheers buddy :) happy Christmas and a happy new year
     
  17. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Cheers! And the same to you!
     
  18. dhunley1

    dhunley1

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    Dec 5, 2011
    Great pics, mist! Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank you D, I'm glad you liked the post!! I can't believe I missed your post.
     
  20. Munoz

    Munoz

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    Jun 9, 2013
    I'm only 5 months late to this post. Regardless, I have to say you really did an amazing job! Thank you for taking the time to put together such a professional visual representation of how the knives are made. It really speaks to the amount of time and skill that goes into making the knives we all love. Very much appreciated.
    Lance
     

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