Andy Roy

Fiddleback Forge was started by Andy Roy in his garage in 2007. What began as a passion project quickly graduated to a real business in May of 2009 when Andy was laid off from his job as an antenna engineer. With his new basement shop, he began turning out 6 knives per week and was able to make ends meet.

More than a decade after Andy's first knife was made from a file and some leftover hickory was made in his garage, Fiddleback Forge is housed in a professional shop with several full-time employees & apprentices. The current operation has successfully created thousands of beautiful handmade knives. In addition to the beloved handmade models, there's been countless Mid-Tech Production Field Knives made.

In early 2018, the shop also started to manufacture a new line of knives featuring designs by Andy Roy, as well as other popular knifemakers like Dylan Fletcher of Fletcher Knives, and more to come. This new company is known as Cumming Bladeworks USA...named after their previous shop location in Cumming, GA. The shop has since moved to Braselton, GA into a facility that's more streamlined for efficiency. It's meant to be an entry level knife at a lower price point than the Fiddleback Forge lines.

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