Two For Tuesday

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by B Griffin, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I'm for thinking it's a modified Recluse with a drop point looking at that handle.
     
  2. VASticks

    VASticks

    196
    Nov 9, 2012
    Yep, Mist called it. It's a Maroon linen Recluse that I convexed and dropped the point. It is definitely a favorite of mine and I really like the handle to blade ratio now. When I filed the drop point I wasn't expecting the difference in length to be very noticeable but that's exactly what makes it such a great handling knife for me. The full size handle and shorter blade with an almost centered point makes it a doggone woodworking Ferrari. I feel the same about my EDKarda but I always bring a bigger knife out with the EDK. The Recluse can handle all the batoning and fire prep tasks, and the whittling around the fire tasks without feeling like a compromise on either one.

     
  3. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Sweet Mod VA! Turned that Recluse into a orig looking Kep.
     
  4. VASticks

    VASticks

    196
    Nov 9, 2012
    Thanks Thurin
     
  5. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    VA, That does look super useful and pretty! I'm very impressed! I have several knives I have wanted to modify over the years, but never did. How did you cut it down, what tools did you use? I have reshaped chefs knives when chefs and cooks drop them on the floor, point down. I have used a file, then a stone.
     
  6. VASticks

    VASticks

    196
    Nov 9, 2012
    Thanks Willic. It took forever and I'm sure there are much better ways to do it. I layed a file flat on my desk, held the knife by the handle (spine down obviously) and dragged it back towards me, trying to keep everything square. Then did the same with different grits of sandpaper.
     
  7. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    Very nice! I love the shape/profile!
     
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  8. forager

    forager Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2007
    Two for Tuesday :D

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  9. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    That's a sweet pair! I really like how the stainless pins look with the burlap!
     
  10. solid4ever

    solid4ever

    842
    Feb 17, 2013
    That shadetree burlap Andy's been getting might be my new favorite handle material.
     
  11. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Camp and Kephart :)

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  12. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    A little Halloween osage... [​IMG]
     
  13. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Nice! Hunter & Bushfinger?
     
  14. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    Yep... Sorry, They are a Woodsman and Bushfinger... crazy angle on the picture! It sure makes the Bushfinger blade look wide!
     
  15. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Ah, and yes it does. I LOVE my Woodsman!
     
  16. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    I definitely have a Bushfinger problem, but the Woodsman is one of the most useful blades in my house!
     
  17. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Though it has only actually made it to the woods a few times, my Woodsman has probably gotten as much use as any other Fiddleback I have.
     
  18. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Not exactly ebony and ivory...but a play on that theme :)

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  19. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    Mist,

    What kind/size cord it that lanyard? Looks nice!

    -Will
     
  20. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Cool shot in the snow Mist. Still don't have any here yet.

    Here's a two-fer on black micarta: Bushfinger and Runt

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