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What does Carbon Fiber feel like?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by drake225, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. drake225

    drake225

    66
    Aug 25, 2010
    I' ve never had a carbon fiber handled knife and im planing and buy a Spyderco sage CF. So what does Carbon Fiber feel like?
     
  2. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005
    on the sage, it is smooth, no ridges or texturing.

    the feel will just depend on the texturing.
     
  3. Heiheit

    Heiheit

    Feb 4, 2009
    there are a lot of different kinds of CF; here are the ones I own. The sage has a raised textured as opposed to a sanded or blasted texture.

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    here is a caly 3; it is smooth

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    and here is a sage with the texture.


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  4. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005
    oops, mixed up the bradley with the sage, which i sold a while back.

    bradley is smooth.

    sage is mildly textured, more like bumpy, as the above poster says.
     
  5. Heiheit

    Heiheit

    Feb 4, 2009
    Actually, the bradley and sage have the same carbon fiber.
     
  6. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005

    crap. 0-2.

    i had to pull the bradley out of the safe to check. :eek:
     
  7. Heiheit

    Heiheit

    Feb 4, 2009
    :D No worries.
     
  8. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005
    i know what i was thinking of!

    the cf scale i had for an xm18 was smooth, no bumps.

    i promise.
     
  9. termiteslayer

    termiteslayer

    783
    Dec 18, 2009
    Besides weight, what is the benefit of carbon fiber?
    I'm not sure if I'm a fan of it or not.
    It would be nice if it were a bit grippier, but I have that complaint about most knives. I like it when I grab a knife/tool, and it feels like it's grabbing me back. It's one of the things I love about the ZT 301 and 121. Very solid to hold - no slippage.
     
  10. So-Lo

    So-Lo

    Jun 12, 2006
    Just get it and find out!

    Here a little link to fire you up :D (click me)
     
  11. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005
    the cf military has the peel ply texture, its pretty grippy.

    i think most makers smooth out the cf for the visual effect, but the cf itself is not inherently smoother than most g10.
     
  12. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Actually the Sage and GB use the same CF I believe. There is a mild texture (the weave of the carbon fiber). It's not grippy like G10, but it does provide more purchase than say a stainless steel handle. :D
     
  13. MORIMOTOM

    MORIMOTOM

    Oct 29, 2005

    sure, point out how stupid i am.

    again.


    :p
     
  14. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    LOL!
    Erm, uh...aren't you into the fixed blades more than folders? that is what I meant...:eek: Yea, that's right - Morimotom is a FIXED blade guy....He was just testin me is all....


    */runs and hides...:thumbup:
     

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