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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Can I have a knife custom made to my specs?

No. Fiddleback Forge does not make made-to-order knives to customer specifications. Fiddleback Forge designs, crafts and releases handmade knives regularly. Production is based on a variety of different factors including: designs, materials-on-hand, and sometimes creative mood. However, you may find find a new love on our list of currently available knives.


Will you make my knife design for me?

No. Probably not.


You made a knife I liked a while back, will you make me one like that?

No. Probably not. Production is based on a variety of different factors including designs, materials-on-hand, and sometimes creative mood. Besides our customers like having knives that are unique to them.


I really want one, are you sure you won't make one special, just for me?

Seriously. We don't do custom orders. Our business isn't set up for it.


Is my knife actually hand-made?

Knives listed as "Handmade Knives" are indeed hand made at Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA where the shaping, heat treating, grinds, sharpening, scales (handles), shaping, and finishing are done.

Mid-tech Field Knives are assembled and finished by hand from USA made and sourced materials. Machetes, have steel fabricated by renowned craftsmen in El Salvador, but are also assembled and finished by hand at Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, Georgia with sheaths designed and produced by Jack Andress in TX.  


What materials are the knives made from?

Handmade knife blades are mostly made from O1 or A2 tool steel, but occasionally other materials like CPM 154 or AEB-L are used. As far as the handle scales are concerned, there so many different materials it would impossible to list them all here. We try to include as much as we can in the description of each knife listed.

Blades for the Mid-Tech Field Knives are made from Crucible CPM 3V and S35VN stainless steel. All of the Mid-Tech Field Knife handles are made from natural canvas or black micarta.  

If you have a question about a specific product, contact us directly.



Do you have folding knives?

No. Fiddleback Forge does not make folding knives, only fixed blade knives. For now.



Does Fiddleback Forge ship internationally?

Yes. We regularly ship to countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, as well as others.



How long after I buy the knife does it ship?

If the Mid-Tech Field Knife is in stock it will typically ship on the following business day. If the Mid-tech Knife is out of stock, it will be placed on backorder and be shipped as soon as it is completed.

Handmade Knives ship the next business day. If it is listed on the site, it is on-hand and ready to ship. There is no back order for Handmade Knives since they are typically one-off creations.



Are the knives made in the USA?

Yes. Handmade Knives are 100% produced at Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA where the shaping, heat treating, grinds, sharpening, scales (handles), shaping, finishing and packaging are done.

Mid-Tech Field Knives are 100% USA made, they are assembled and finished by hand from USA sourced materials. Machetes, have steel fabricated by renowned craftsmen in El Salvador...but are also assembled and finished by hand at Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA.



If I do not like the knife how long do I have to return it?

Our return policy can be found on our Return Policy page.

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