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Handmade Knives

Our knives are handmade in our facility in Cumming, GA. We buy bars of steel, usually 01 tool steel (carbon) and CPM 154cm (stainless), and raw handle materials to produce knives. Our knives are hand everything; we profile, drill, grind, and heat treat the blades. The knives are then assembled, where we shape the handle, finish grind the blade, and detail each knife. Our line of knives consists primarily of those designed by owner Andy Roy, as well as a few designs from friends sprinkled in.

Balances comes from both ends of the knife

Handles and grinds are the focus of our knives. We strive to make a real cutting tool that is comfortable to use. The grind on our knives is the convex grind. We use this grind because we like its strength and because we believe they are the easiest to maintain. This is especially true in the field, certainly sandpaper is easier to carry, and less likely to break than a sharpening stone. The other aspect of our knives that make them special is the handle. We shape each handle with grinders and files, and try to make each handle comfortable to use. As an American knife company, we strive to make more comfortable, useful, and better-looking knives with each batch.

How They Are Made

Want to know how we make our knives? Here is a great photo gallery and descriptive overview of the process that we go through for our weekly batch of knives.

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3 Inch Blades
3 Inch Blades

The most useful knife is the one you have with you when you need it. Small knives are handy. A lightweight easy to carry knife is a tool that gets used often.

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4 Inch Blades
4 Inch Blades

Fiddleback Forges 4" knives serve many purposes for indoor, outdoor, and simple tasks.

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5+ Inch Blades
5+ Inch Blades

Fiddleback Forge 5+ inch blade knives are made to be robust. They can handle tasks small or large, such as camp duty, making small shelters, and general woodsman tasks. See our complete line of choppers, camp knives, machetes, etc.

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