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Fiddleback Forge Writers

Fiddleback Forge adds to our great collection of featured articles several times a month. Articles and opinion pieces  have been written consistently written over the last several years by fantastic writers and friends. This has given us an incredible collection of great reads that stand the test of time. 

Each writer has a unique perspective on the role of Fiddleback Forge knives in both our outdoor and everyday lifestyles.

Kevin Estela


Kevin Estela is a Survival Instructor at Estela Wilderness Education. Kevin is a frequent contributing writer for publications such as RECOIL, Athlon Outdoors, and Beckett Media. He is a Sayoc Kali Associate Instructor Level 2, as well as a BJJ Purple Belt.

Nicki October Keating

Nicki October Keating

Nicki October Keating is a knife enthusiast, collector, and lover of the EDC, outdoor, and survival life. She has been in the knife community for many years and has gained knowledge from many amazing knife makers along the way, as well as running several large knife communities. 

Brian Griffin


Brian Griffin is an author, photographer, wilderness and survival skills teacher, knife enthusiast, outdoor gear researcher and product development consultant. He has a decades-long history of using and developing outdoor related tools and gear.