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Our Crew

Andy Roy

Owner & President

Andy is the owner and chief designer of Fiddleback Forge. He still does final shaping and grinding of every handmade knife that Fiddleback Forge makes.

Executive Staff

Leah Roy

The REAL Boss

Leah is Andy's wife since 2001. She doesn't work in the shop...but she's the boss. 



Ivey is not only our Chief Bitch Officer, she has also won the "Employee of the Month Award" every month for the past year. 


Allen Surls

Vice President

Allen makes sure that the business runs from day to day. He also has his own great brand of knives, W.A. Surls Knives.

Phillip Chappell

Office Manager

Phillip is our go to guy at the shop. From answering customer emails, phones, and tracking what's going out the door...he's critical to our daily operations. You may know him better as "Vance" on our Blade Forums' sub-forum.


Russell Reece


Russell joined the team in 2018. You may know Russell from his own brand, Cohutta Knife Co. He's a fantastic knife-maker on the rise.

Kyle Mellino


Kyle brings a great set of skills from his previous career customizing musical instruments. He also makes knives for his brand, Grange Park Knifeworks.

John Coffman


John has an incredible passion for making knives. He's a hard worker and is learning quickly. Keep your eye out for his work in the near future.

Online Marketing, Sales, & Shipping

Robert Gilbert

Fiddleback Outpost

Robert heads up the team at Fiddleback Outpost, which in turn handles our website, online marketing, social media content, support, and shipping.

Allison Neumann

Fiddleback Outpost

Allison makes our online world go round over at Fiddleback Outpost. Allison handles most of our website and email support, along with managing online orders and shipping.

Knives & News

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