Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Fiddleback Forge Bushcrafter Overview

Well, I have finally rolled around to putting my thoughts into words on the Fiddleback Forge Bushcrafter.  This has been on challenging piece of gear to review.  It is exceptionally nice, no question about it, but it is also exceptionally expensive, especially given the humble materials.  Well...more on that at the end of the week.

For now:


  1. Makes sense to me. Seems like a good knife, but there's several others I'd rather have.

  2. I can’t disagree with anything you’ve said about the Fiddleback Forge knives. I love the knives; they’re wonderfully ergonomic and beautifully crafted, but it’s a little hard for me to rationalize the price. That being said, I own a “Bow-Legged Joe” in A2 from Fiddleback that has become my absolute favorite small EDC fixed blade. It’s not a bushcrafting blade by any means, just a quirky little knife that I use around home and the office, but it’s been a delight to use and carry.

    Have you looked at the production/mid-tech Fiddlebacks? You can get a Bushfinger that has most of
    Andy’s great design elements (minus the tapered tang), CPM S35VN steel, and a much nicer sheath for about 60% the price of a custom. I’ll concede that it doesn’t have the quick feel or balance of a custom Bushfinger, but it’s pretty close.