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Our Crew

Andy Roy

Owner & Head Knife-maker

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.

Shop Crew

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 working with dealers, customer issues, 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.

Recent Apprentices

Russell Reece


Russell graduated the apprentice program in 2018. Russell is a full-time knife-maker for his own brand, Cohutta Knife Co.

John Coffman


John has an incredible passion for making knives. He also now works for one of our dealers, Olde Towne Cutlery.

Online Sales & Support

Robert Gilbert

Fiddleback Outpost

Robert heads up the team at Fiddleback Outpost in Buford, GA, which in turn handles our website, online sales, social media, support, and fulfillment.

Allison Neumann

Fiddleback Outpost

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

Knives & News

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