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Well...It's Friday...

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by mistwalker, May 17, 2013.

  1. Tutone

    Tutone Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 9, 2017
    Exceptionally nice Fighter @PolRoger!! I hope you score The Bush Tasker
     
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  2. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 1, 2014
    I really like the looks of the Bush Tasker!
     
  3. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    The red dyed mango would match that on my red dyed mango Esquire. And I've got lots of Ruby burlap for the other one. Different strokes for different knifeknuts but always good variety from Fiddleback so there's just a certain level of patience once needs to get to - waiting and lurking for the right one to pop up. That in itself is part of the fun of it.



    What I'm curious most about (week after week, after month) is the the blade stock thickness. For me personally, there has just been an overabundance of 1/8" and even though there are 1/8" TT and high grinds that help, the 1/8" has become a deal killer for me (unless I have a moment of weakness). Not all that love Fiddlebacks do bushcrafting and some prefer the thinner blade stock. @Fiddleback I have heard there is more stock loss with 3/32 but there are those of us who just plain prefer the thinner stuff. Whether Fiddleback Friday, OTC, DLT or the Outpost, etc., they have all just been a source of frustration for me for a number of months. Absolutely beautiful knives that I just can't buy. I could have easily gone for half the DLT batch that landed yesterday but alas ... ugh! The upside I guess is that 1/8 helps keep my spending under better control. I promise that I'm not trying to be a whiny butt pain in the keister here, but if you don't get feedback then you don't know the thoughts that are out there.

    @allen456 just tagging you here for general feedback also. I would have loved to have gone for the Bobcat this week but the thickness just doesn't work for me. Sure, someone snatched it up but ... you and Andy have at least one super loyal and supportive customer who just hasn't been to make purchases like I used to, when the mix of blade stock thickness had a better balance. I have no idea if I'm in the minority or majority here but it could be one of the factors attributing to the Friday frenzies not

    Andy/Allen,
    Just forking around here (get it, forking around? :D) a bit for an example .. You just can't fit 1/8" between most fork tines. Yes, I'm accustomed to cutting with the blade along side the fork but when my wife or one of my kids (with supervision) is handed a custom knife and reminded about the fork tines, they still friggen get the blade stuck and jammed between the tines. And then besides that, 3/32 tends to be a better slicer whereas thicker blades tend to split rather than slice.

    Anyway, thanks for your consideration. And have a safe and Happy New Year!
    Jerry


    The Lil Lady is 3/32 SFT and fits easily. I love the Bushnub and Handyman but they're 1/8" TT and they just can't fit.
    [​IMG]
     
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  4. Oyster

    Oyster Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    You mean the really nice, subdued brown one, of course, not the garish red one...
     
  5. Oyster

    Oyster Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    The Conasauga by @Cohutta looks pretty great, too!
     
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  6. mwramos76

    mwramos76

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    Jun 28, 2013
    The Reapers are beautiful
     
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  7. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    @VANCE How thick/thin is that Conasauga handle?
     
  8. Tekton

    Tekton Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 8, 2015
    That Osage Reaper is about perfect!
     
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  9. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    from the spine to center swell its 1.48" Tall
    same spot----side to side it's .754"

    from side to side at the front pins .6925"

    from side to side at the lanyard tube .744ish" ...this one is varying
     
  10. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Yeah, it is .. dang it. Very conflicted this week. Reapers, Taskers, Bushboot
     
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  11. Turth

    Turth Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Those darn reapers, wow they went fast. Really looking forward to hearing about how they feel in hand, the blade shape plus handle design screams "use me!"

    I should've taken a shot at the elf.
     
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  12. Hulk2e

    Hulk2e Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 18, 2014
    I wonder the same thing. I get more use out of 3/32 blade stock. Is there a reason why we haven’t seen much 3/32 lately?


    I have also been waiting for a bobcat from Alllen. Maybe someday I’ll get my hands on one.
     
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  13. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 27, 2015
    I'm with Jerry here as I prefer thinner stock on most of my edc blades. I still buy 1/8" and TT 1/8" but normally the 3/32" is more appealing. I've been watching for a 3/32" Hiking Buddy in wood for a while now. I just thought I'd voice my preference for thin stock as well so maybe we can see more on FF!
     
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  14. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 15, 2003
    I’ve been wondering where all the 3/32 knives have been also. For me, the thinner stick performs better in the kitchen where my knives see most of their use.
     
  15. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2017
    TGIFF EVERYONE!!! Hope everyone has had a great week and wishing everyone a great weekend. Hopefully a few more new models today in the lineup. I do miss seeing the behind the scenes. Maybe @VANCE can bring that back for us someday?
     
  16. Silas

    Silas Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2004
    Here we go!
     
  17. Oyster

    Oyster Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    Good morning everyone!

    Looking forward to the lineup - though I’ll only be watching from the sidelines. Have two new ones waiting for me at the post office (no delivery yesterday due to the ‘bomb cyclone’...)
     
  18. karbon

    karbon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2012
    in in in...can't wait.
     
  19. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    some pretty interesting stuff so far:eek::eek:
     
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  20. VANCE

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

    Mar 13, 2006
    any idea what this stuff is called or has been called in the past?

    [​IMG]
     
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