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We Bought Pops Knife Supply!

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    It is my pleasure to announce that I have joined forces with Allen Surls, Dirk Loots, and Joey Berry and bought Pops Knife Supply. We have spent the last few weeks building shelving and prepping the new space for the move in. On Friday, we closed on the business, and we have been hard at it unpacking since we got back. The good news is that its starting to look like a hardware store around here.

    I have always bought my belts and steel from James and Kay. James is something of a legend here in Georgia. Not only did he run the supply business, but he was also an accomplished knifemaker. If you spot a Pop marked knife, take a good look. His work was so clean it makes me shake my head. Pop spent a lot of time coaching me on which belts to use when I was a new maker and he earned my business by putting up with me. He has been a resource to many of us I'd assume during his 40 plus years running Pops.

    I hope y'all are as excitecd about this as I am. I promise to continue to turn out Fiddleback Forge knives each week. My career is getting much longer days, but is not turning from making knives.
     
  2. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    684
    Mar 29, 2014
    Congrats and good luck with the new endeavor.
     
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  3. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    583
    Feb 1, 2015
    Wow! You never cease to amaze, Andy. Congrats to all of you good folks and many wishes on a successful business. Looking forward to spreading the word and putting in some orders!
     
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  4. varga49

    varga49 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2016
    Awesome News. I absolutely Love how you guys don't stand still and stay focused on growing!
     
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  5. theobetts

    theobetts

    406
    Nov 4, 2004
    Congrats! Best of luck on the new business venture!
     
  6. Night Rider

    Night Rider Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 16, 2018
    Congrats on your new business endeavor :cool::thumbsup:. I hope you do at least as well as Pops did.
     
  7. bladesmith3

    bladesmith3 Gold Member Gold Member

    558
    Mar 8, 2015
    congratulations my new pop
     
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  8. blue333

    blue333 Gold Member Gold Member

    399
    Oct 1, 2016
    Congrats!

    “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

    - Napoleon Hill
     
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  9. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Congratulations Andy, Allen, Dirk and Joey. What a score!!! And thanks to James and Kay for years of great service and customer care. 100% support and best of luck guys!!!
     
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  10. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Congratulations on your new venture!
     
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  11. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Congrats guys!
     
  12. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Congrats and good luck! Making knives and supplying other knife makers sounds like a great business decision.
     
  13. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Congrats Gentlemen!!
     
  14. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

    465
    Jul 27, 2013
    Congrats guys!
     
  15. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Proud of you !!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  16. catalystman80

    catalystman80

    844
    May 1, 2013
    Congrats guys! Wish you all much success in the new venture!
     
  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Sounds exciting, wishing much success.
     
  18. BenR.T.

    BenR.T. Tanto grinder & High performance blade peddler Moderator

    Apr 18, 2011
    I have always bought all my belts from Pop, If you keep the prices competitive, I'll be happy to continue!
     
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  19. Atlas Knife Company

    Atlas Knife Company KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 16, 2010
    Congrats! Shoot me a message when you have a chance.
     
  20. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    We are keeping Pops business ideas going. Low markup, and actual shipping.
     
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