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

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

  1. Case_XX


    Nov 18, 2009
    Very cool, thanks for posting this.
  2. winger51


    Feb 3, 2010
    Excellent photo documentary.
  3. CopperCreek


    Oct 3, 2014
    Bad ass post, now i want 20 more knives......

    BTW i think that apparatus is a bio-metric time clock, ie it scans your fingerprint....
  4. NoFair


    Jun 30, 2006
    Great pics Brian, thanks for sharing:thumbup:
  5. RRaconteur


    Dec 7, 2013
    How many ways can one say "WOW!!!"????

    A HUGE undertaking for which we are eternally grateful.

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    I second this.

  6. xxwjtxx


    Dec 13, 2013
    Another AWESOME thread my friend; you are on a roll!! Between your's and Bud's posts, the sharking community has been provided with unprecedented access to the inner workings of the FBF shop! Thank you again for your time and effort on this undertaking; job well done!


  7. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Thanks Brian for the photo documentary! Great pics. It's cool to see the flow. Thanks for the time and effort to do this.
  8. Joe Duder

    Joe Duder Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2013
    Wow Brian, outstanding job man! Excellent pics and great info.

    I hate your pics as much as I love them; they make me spend money!!! Your pics are responsible for dozens of my fiddleback purchases. It's definitely knife porn.

    Keep on keepin' on brother:thumbup:
  9. Cdmayhem


    Jul 9, 2013
    Seriously the coolest post!
  10. Hone


    Apr 15, 2014
    LOL quenching in an ammo can...Gotta love Andy's style.
  11. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thanks guys, I am glad you have all enjoyed the post. While I am, amazingly, not having any trouble loading the thread on my phone, the thought of trying to properly reply on is not a good one. I will do that when I get in.
  12. viral


    Jan 20, 2013
    That's cool. Good job mistman. That's Neato torpedo.
  13. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    I am going to echo what several others have said. This is one of the best thread ever on the fiddleback forum. For a long time I was wondering what the process was in creating fiddlebacks. By looking at Bud's weekly visits I have been able to put most of it together, but to see it here in one place, clearly laid out is totally epic. Your photography skills are awesome, and so are your storytelling skills. Thank you so much for doing the Brian. I am sure for years to come people will look back to this post. It helps create a deeper bond between makers and buyers. It is fun for us and great for business. Well done!!!!!!

  14. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank you. The more I saw, the more I liked, and the more I wanted to share the whole story. I much prefer stills to video personally, I like the moment captured in time.

    Wow, thank you very much! And yeah, I know that feeling. I have been working the last eight days solid, and the work day that started yesterday more is still going for me...but not for much longer...

    Well, when I realized just how many photos I was going to use, and having been fussed at last year for using even half as many photos. I thought I should at least ask if it was going to cause any problems. That said, I had no trouble loading the entire thread quickly with 4G, so maybe that is n longer the problem it once was.

    Thank you I am glad you enjoyed the post. Some o the posts from earlier were enough to raise some eyebrows...

    Yah know, from observing Dylan's air guitar I assume he was digging some rock. I never had a clue what Andy was listening to.

    That is exactly what I set out to illustrate, glad to know I was able to do so.

    Thank you sir, I am very glad you liked the post. I have always felt that pictures say so much more than I have the vocabulary for, I like visual presentation. I have always been passionate about how I go about whatever I am doing. Whatever it is I want to walk away feeling like I did it as well as I could do it. Hence the stockpile of over 3K photos taken to work with. Andy is very passionate about his work. I wanted to attempt to capture that. We have a lot of similar thoughts and philosophies, and I tend to enjoy the process and like the out come when our two passions in life come together in photos.

    Thank you very much Bill! Ya know, if I had my way, my magazine articles would have a lot more of my photos in them and a lot fewer words :)

    Thanks guys, I'm glad you liked it.

    Oh yeah, how do you think I felt...I was actually handling them too :)


    Thank you sir, I am glad you enjoyed the post :)

    Thank you Michael, I am really glad you enjoyed it so much!

    I don't know about Sticky status...Andy really isn't in to sticky threads all that much. He doesn't want any more than he has to have if I remember the conversation correctly.

    Thank you will! I got a bit anxious and had to post some pics from there when I did the two-for thread :) I am glad you guys are enjoying the post as much as I enjoyed capturing those moments in time!

    Thank you Nathan, I am glad you liked it. There are things in life that are just worth taking the time to. I had wanted to do this for some time, I am glad the opportunity came along.

    Thank you Josiah! I anm very glad you liked them!

    Lol, if it is any consolation, my pics play a big role in my Fiddleback purchases also :D

    I would know how not to man :)

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!

    Yeah, Andy definitely has style, and ammo cans make great quench baths. They are in use in a lot of the knife shops I visit.

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed the post :)

    Thank you, and once I started going through the photos from that first day, I knew what I needed to do. If it is fun and great for all involved, then it was definitely worth the time it took to put it all together!!
  15. sixate


    Jan 25, 2014
    Epic, great to see the process and all the hard work that goes into making the knives.
  16. schmittie

    schmittie Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Shoot. I could almost cry looking at these pics. It's like you went to my Disneyland!

    I wanna go.

    And I wanna go to Blade to see Andy and shake his hand after all these years.

    Thanks for sharing Bri.
  17. dortonNC


    Jun 22, 2014
    Beautiful work. Nice write-up and pics, thanks for sharing.
  18. Uncle_P


    Jul 11, 2014
    You have outdone yourself. I really like this thread. It shows the A-Z way that the knives are made, kinda. I'm sure you have several other pics to share. :)
  19. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2012
    Wonderful post. So what happens to the knives that don't make it to FB friday?
  20. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Some of them make there way to the dealers.

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