Chris Linton of Osprey Knife and Tool has Graduated

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Fiddleback, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. pcguy23

    pcguy23 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 14, 2014
    Congratulations and continue the outstanding work,
    Im new to the Fiddelback Forum but already own a Bushfinger and one of your Warthogs and just got a production Runt.
     
  2. necrolicious

    necrolicious

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    Nov 14, 2014
    Congratulations! Sweet display of craftsmanship and attention to detail. You knocked it out of the park!
     
  3. VanDammet

    VanDammet

    Jun 30, 2015
    Congrats Chris!!

    You deserve it brother, & I can't wait for your new sub-forum, that's so cool. I do have to say something, I don't know, somewhat negative. While your Graduation Knife is stunning, I happen to own two knives that are better, IMO anyhow. I'm not sure who the maker of these two knives is, but I think even you will agree that he has you bested....check these out, & maybe you can apply some of his techniques to your knives:
    Apache Hunter - 3.jpg Apache Hunter - 5.jpg Recon - 8.jpg Recon - 9.jpg Recon - 3.jpg
     
  4. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Congratulations Christopher! That knife is gorgeous! I am glad you liked the name Ferox, it just seemed to suit it.
     
  5. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    :thumbup: Congrats on your graduation Chris! That's an Awesome knife my friend! :thumbup::eek:
     
  6. bonafide

    bonafide Leather Sheathmaker, JouFuu Leathers Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2013
    Freaking awesome knife Chris! Congrats on your accomplishment. Looking forward to seeing you progress as a maker!
     
  7. Ifinditfunny

    Ifinditfunny

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    Jul 24, 2015
    Congrats Chris!!
     
  8. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    That fighter is stunning. Congratulations. I've been admiring your work for a while. You have some great looking designs, and I am glad to get to check one of those out myself in the coming weeks.
     
  9. Luca917

    Luca917

    Jan 10, 2016
    Magnificent!
     
  10. Tekton

    Tekton

    Mar 8, 2015
    Congrats Chris. That knife looks awesome.
     
  11. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Congratulations Chris!! That is an amazing knife!
     
  12. Fiddleback

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

    Oct 19, 2005
    It was truly an honor Chris.

    Ummmm. That knife is going in my Georgia makers collection and won't be getting beat up my friend.

    One of my proudest moments is when I see a maker I've tought surpass my skills. Chris isn't the first, but he is one of the best.

    Welcome aboard!


    Always a wisenhammer. LOL. That kevlar knife was something special too.
     
  13. Bill510c

    Bill510c Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2011
    Congratulations Chris, you are definitely worthy of the honor. I was lucky enough to see and handle the graduation knife when we stopped at the shop on the way to Track Rock. The knife is truly amazing. The photos really do not do it justice..
     
  14. KnivesShipFree

    KnivesShipFree

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    Aug 18, 2015
    Congrats Chris! Excellent design and execution. I love that you pointed out that the grains of the curly koa and the texture on the blade were an intentional design point. Well done!
     
  15. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 15, 2003
    congrats! what an awesome display of craftsmanship
     
  16. Jhaskins1970

    Jhaskins1970

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Congrats Chris, have always loved your work. Have 3 and have missed several...look forward to a hamon, TT, Apache someday!
    Joe
     
  17. Fiddleback

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

    Oct 19, 2005
    I can't stop staring at this knife.
     
  18. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I have the original prototype on hand checking it out and the more I handle it the more I see the thoughts Chris had in mind when he designed it and the more impressed I am. But damn that one is just gorgeous. I love the way the grain of the handle and the texture on the flats complement each other.
     
  19. Uncle_P

    Uncle_P

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    Jul 11, 2014
    Chris - Congrats my man. That knife is a beauty. Those flats are freaking awesome. Well done.

    Preston
     
  20. Hulk2e

    Hulk2e

    693
    Dec 18, 2014
    Congrats! The knife you presented to Andy is awesome. I always enjoy seeing what you have every week. Working with Kevlar handles was a cool idea. Can't wait to see the future projects.
     

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