Mid-Tech Production Line Question!

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Mr. Tettnanger, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

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    Jul 14, 2012
    Is Fiddleback Forge still producing these or has there time run out? I've owned several of the Camp Knife and Hiking Buddy models. I've sold them off in the past, but recently got back into a pair of them. These are keepers for sure!

    I am interested in maybe trying a few of the other models when funny money allows but I see that availability is spotty on them. Just curious if this line will continue or not?

    Thanks all!
     
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  2. schmittie

    schmittie Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I think they are over with @Mr. Tettnanger Total bummer. I should have gotten a 3v camp knife while there was still a chance. But, I’m dumb apparently. Lol
     
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  3. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    The Runts, Bushfinger & Hiking Buddy are done. We are atill uncovering a few like the HBs just listed that have been missplaced during the 3 shop moves since the MidTech line started.

    There are still some Duke and Camp blanks for Custom Shop renditions in the future. Also, there aree about 20-30 Kephart blanks left
     
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  4. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

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    Jul 14, 2012
    I appreciate that. I am glad that I scooped up this pair then. Thank you!
     
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  5. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

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    Jul 14, 2012
    Yeah...total Bummer!

    But, there are Camp Knives out there for sure. Reach out and see if anybody has one they want to let loose! I got one that way recently! A very cool member did me a REAL SOLID and got me into one again!

    Best of luck!
     
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  6. varga49

    varga49

    May 1, 2016
    I believe there may still be one or two mid techs on eBay..
     
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  7. jb33

    jb33 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2017
    Check out BladeHQ. They have one lonely Production Camp available. Looks like KSF has a Runt, BF and HB left as well. Really glad I picked up a Production Duke several months ago.
    https://www.bladehq.com/cat--Fiddleback-Forge--1927
    https://www.knivesshipfree.com/fiddleback-forge-production-models/
     
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  8. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    get a few kepharts before they're gone. best handle in the knife industry
     
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  9. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

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    Jul 14, 2012
    That is the one that I want to try next! I wish my funny money account could swing it!
     
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  10. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    I'll send you one to play with. I have my "modified" tip one and a brand new spare. Let me know if you want to try it.

    Bob
    (wannabee)
     
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  11. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

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    Jul 14, 2012
    I appreciate that offer Bob! I may take you up on that.

    Thank you!
     
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  12. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    The handle on my Prod Kephart is very comfortable and gives good control to the blade.
     
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  13. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Is it worth getting custom scales for a production Hiking Buddy? Is that possible? I liked the look of lemon drop yellow as seen on a knife just in the sale from
    7-24-20. Or maybe even dreamsicle bone?
     
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  14. jb33

    jb33 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2017
    Every now and then a Custom Shop (CS) version pops up on Fiddleback Friday or in the Flea Market. Those CS versions are custom handles on the Production steel/blades. They typically sell very fast!
     
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  15. jb33

    jb33 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2017
    All three versions of the HB.
     
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  16. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    I seem to remember some Custom Shop regrinds- blades were convex.

    Bill
     
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  17. VANCE

    VANCE Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Yes Bill..we have sent out some convexed mid techs
     
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  18. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I've been using my years old original mid tech Duke and Kephart in S35VN and continue to be amazed at the heat treat and edge holding ability through very hard use. They are my firewood processing knives for all car/moto camping and on more than one occasion motorcycle event (BMW) camping the only 2 useable knives on site. I've batoned, pried, poked, split, cut, shaved hundreds of logs with both and can't remember sharpening or stropping except the once at Trackrock years ago by some of the extended Fiddleback crew. This thread made me take them out and check the edges, and while they could both use a touchup, still very sharp.

    I've got some Custom Shops I've wanted to move into rotation but the regulars can't seem to get out of the way.
     
  19. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

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    Jul 14, 2012
    I think that I need to get a Pro-Kephart before they are gone too.

    If anybody has one gathering dust (preferably black scales) please let me know!
     
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  20. Fiddleback

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

    Oct 19, 2005
    There is a mid tech Bushfinger available at ebay...
     
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