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Paring down models...

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I am going through and paring down the models we currently produce. There are some big names in the drawyer. They might suprise you.
     
  2. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    Do tell! Give us a list...
     
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  3. rileybassman1

    rileybassman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    572
    Aug 12, 2012
    Click Bait.... what models do we need to buy now??? ;-)
     
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  4. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I pulled down 21 models. Phillip is going to post a list. A few that I remember are the whole Sneaky Pete line, the Ladyfinger, the Hunter. More to come.
     
  5. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    ive got the patterns
    gotta make the list
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. TrainedBullets

    TrainedBullets Gold Member Gold Member

    263
    Apr 23, 2017
    Three models named, and I’m already surprised. Shocked really about the SP line.

    I’m really glad I snagged my Sneaky Pete when I did. I love that thing!
     
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  7. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    Not the Ladyfinger ☹️

    I would suggest slowing down on the
    SCANDI GRIND........
     
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  8. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    @Fiddleback What brings on a decision like this?

    Making room for new models? If so, why choose popular designs?

    Simplifying tooling?

    To bring them back at a later time as “special runs”?

    Just wondering. Thanks
     
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  9. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I just want to freshen up the line really. Won't change the cost at all because everything is made by hand. We may do special runs. Right now I just feel very creative. Plus, this might help with the aftermarket prices.
     
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  10. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Just from a retailers POV. Most likely investing the money to keep cut blanks on hand in order to produce knives with that pattern. One cannot pay bills with inventory and simplifying the assortment of patterns that sell will allow for less semi-to-finished inventory.

    EDIT Nope I was wrong, Andy said it just before me.
     
  11. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    While the “Needles” family may not the the most bushcrafty, they are interesting and make me smile. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Inventoried & off to the Vault

    Stubbymuk
    EDKarda
    Bushnub
    Bushnub II
    3Finger Joe
    Minimuk
    Bow Legged Belt Knife
    Hunter
    Neckmuk
    Scorpion
    BCKarda
    Bushcraft Hatchet
    Gambler
    Rapscallion
    Terrasaur
    Asp
    Sneaky Pete
    Big Sneaky
    Old School Ladyfinger
    Ladyfinger
     
  13. TrainedBullets

    TrainedBullets Gold Member Gold Member

    263
    Apr 23, 2017
    Whew! I’m glad to see the babyboot and OSK made the cut.

    I’m also pretty interested in anything new in the 5.25” to 6.75” OAL range.
     
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  14. rileybassman1

    rileybassman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    572
    Aug 12, 2012
    ... and that just made me buy an old school lady finger... good sales tactics if anything else lol... It was going to be a "down the road" model... now it's a "coming down my road" model.
     
  15. Fiddleback Outpost

    Fiddleback Outpost Fiddleback Forge Knives & Fiddleback Outpost Gear

    612
    Apr 29, 2016
    Wasn't the Bushfinger also on this list?
     
  16. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Sure glad there is a SCANDI BCkarda headed my way at some point. That was the model that I put in my hand and thought "oh yeah!" Feels like it just melts right in. Kephart is still my all time favorite and my production hephart with Rick Lowe leather/Kydex sheath is my most used knife. The gaucho sees use everyday in the kitchen. Lots of others that deserve honorable mention. The lady finger was my first fiddleback that saw hard use. Love that one too! Always wanted an old school version.

    My son broke his leg yesterday so a lot of our more active adventures for the summer will be on hold. Lots of time for whittling so I can't wait to see that BCkarda ;)
     
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  17. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    You had me worried. I was stressed all day.
     
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  18. Lady1911

    Lady1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    833
    Jan 31, 2018
    Looks like The Boots made it, NR. :)

    But really? The Ladyfinger? That’s the biggest surprise, IMO.
     
  19. rileybassman1

    rileybassman1 Gold Member Gold Member

    572
    Aug 12, 2012
  20. David L

    David L Gold Member Gold Member

    477
    Feb 8, 2018
    Noooooo not the Bushnub!!!! Just one more 1/8"TT or 3/32" bolstered with crosscut micarta please. I knew this one was going to be on that list.
     
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