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DEK1

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Burton Knut

    Burton Knut Gold Member Gold Member

    200
    Jul 26, 2019
    Looks like all these examples are on swedges, I’m trying to imagine how you get the penatrator tip without having a swedge to sharpen...
     
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  2. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I'm not sure how things are going to work out for me yet, but if I go the preorder route, I will get the swedge and penetrator tip.
     
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  3. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Received my AEBL with penetrator tip, acid wash, and buffed green/black linen micarta. Thanks again for the proxy @Panthera tigris :thumbsup::)
    I will be going with a swedge and hopefully a sharpened tip on the preorder.
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  4. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Great pictures of that tip @.357gus. I can just imagine the possibilities. You sure have a wonderful collection of examples of what true craftsman’s work looks like.;)
     
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  5. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    965
    Feb 21, 2014
    Man I don't know why I talked myself out of the acid wash on mine that looks great Gus!

    Luckily I get to make up for my sin on the pre-order. Now to decide on a swedge or not. It got into a fish belly with no trouble yesterday so I can see why it wouldn't be needed. Just thinking out loud don't mind me lol
     
  6. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    I would guess the DEK1 with a Swedge will look very similar to the FK2:cool:

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  7. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    DEK1 with Double Black Canvas and Ti Fasteners:cool:

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  8. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Beautiful knife and photos!
     
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  9. Burton Knut

    Burton Knut Gold Member Gold Member

    200
    Jul 26, 2019
    Thank you! That’s exactly what I was hoping to see!

    So does this mean IF I scored an AEBL on Friday’s sale then I can request a penetrator tip and acid wash should I choose? If so I’m ordering the exact same set up, as green/black was already my choice but adding the tip and wash would be great and my preorders can go to D3V and swedges.
     
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  10. Dr_Void

    Dr_Void

    84
    Apr 2, 2019
    The swedge looks pretty slick and I ordered mine with one. Even though Nathan says there’s no detriment to the knife, it seems logical that less steel and surface area on the spine would make batonning wood less effective. The swedge would probably wear down the baton.

    Even though Lorian already straight up said:
     
  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks again @jlauffer! I LOVE this knife!
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  12. glocjt

    glocjt

    62
    Jan 29, 2007
    Y'all are making it very difficult to pick a scale option for my pre-order. Not that I'm complaining; it's a great problem to have.
     
  13. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    217
    Mar 31, 2008
    A DEK with a swedge probably doesn't look like this...
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  14. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    yup. This acid washed in terotuf. I was right with my preorder
     
  15. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I wouldn't mind if it did!
     
  16. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Please post a spine shot of that guy :eek:
     
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  17. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Hey Kyle, I don’t think that’s acid washed or TeroTuf. Although, that does sound like a good combo!:thumbsup::)
     
  18. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    no I mean with the swedge. Mine will be that but acid washed and terotuf!
     
  19. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Oh, sorry I misunderstood. That swedge does look sweet. I hope the real ones look like that.
     
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  20. Dr_Void

    Dr_Void

    84
    Apr 2, 2019
    I’m so turned on right now
     

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