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how about a Pro-KE Bushie

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Bmurray, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Love the KEB design but I love the awesome squared/full grip of the pro-kephart (best in the market). Also the s35vn has performed great for me in edge retention, and rust resistance ability. I would even help fund this cross-over design as I know it would be a big hit and would be a top seller for the forge. Would be cool is someone to mock up one electronically for a visual.
     
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  2. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Scandi only?
     
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  3. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    802
    Nov 30, 2015
    Scandi Pro KEB in S35VN sounds like a winner to me.
     
  4. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Would probably be what Kev would prefer. He may want some with his burning star logo on them for EWE students as well. Maybe worth looking into. If it's scandi on 3/32 stock I'll take one.
     
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  5. SA Condor

    SA Condor Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Um, yes please
     
  6. RobbieB

    RobbieB Gold Member Gold Member

    69
    Jul 13, 2017
    What?!?!? You just asked for something in 3/32? What's the world coming to?
     
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  7. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Sounds pretty badass to me! I would definitely get one in 3/32.
     
  8. cmroberts1

    cmroberts1 Gold Member Gold Member

    623
    Mar 4, 2014
    I would buy one too!!! KEB is an awesome design!!!!
     
  9. mistwalker

    mistwalker Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007

    Well yeah, if it's gonna be a Scandinavian grind I'd want it done right. BUT ONLY if it's gonna be Scandi ground. I'd want 1/8 if saber ground and 5/32 if full-height ground. Grind determines much for me :D
     
  10. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    No, standard convex if it's 1/8", even do if 3/32" would work. Make the scales more square and full like the pro-kephatt
     
  11. CAD

    CAD

    Jan 11, 2006
    F2 and a Nessmuk for me please;)
     
  12. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    1/16 pro F2? Yes please!!! :D
     
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  13. Southern Gent

    Southern Gent Gold Member Gold Member

    675
    Apr 3, 2015
    @Fiddleback Hey Andy, you know where I bet a Pro KEB would work great...Africa. Right Kev? @k_estela
     
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  14. Onedog

    Onedog Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 5, 2013
    I would definitely be into a Pro KEB with a scandi grind.
     
  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    This would be "THE" pro model to have, in a simple JRE leather sheath.

    Andy, what if we did a pre-order of like 25 to cover the cost?
     
  16. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    802
    Nov 30, 2015
    Can we buy you some s35vn steel for Christmas.....or a box of .30 for your other toy as a bribe? Yeah I said it.....
     
  17. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Bob and everyone, in the interest of honesty we aren't planning this right now, and I there are a couple of problems with the idea. 1. The production models were expensive to produce. This was mostly because of the outsourcing of the blades. This dictated a price point that made them lag. 2. I have a couple of announcements to make here about what I consider a big project/growth plan. I am waiting until I have all the t's are crossed before announcing it. This project will take up every bit of the staff I have together now to accomplish. 3. The Production Fiddlebacks were designed by me. The idea was that my designs would make a good knife even if the work was oursourced. Actually, on that front I think the line was a success. They are really good knives. But money wise, it wasn't very successful. The resources both financially and man hours aren't practical.
     
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  18. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Maybe I need to get you a good deal on a CNC machine center
     
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