DEK1

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

  1. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2000
    Got lucky on a Friday sale and my DEK1 arrived last week. Really digging the design! Execution is excellent as always :) Very practical and pleasing design!!!!
     
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  2. Dr_Void

    Dr_Void

    81
    Apr 2, 2019
    Sexy. Green and black linen micarta?

    Has anyone received a DEK with a swedge yet?
     
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  3. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    976
    Nov 24, 1998
    I’m looking forward to seeing a DK1 with swedges. I believe the swedge might make a great knife even better.
     
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  4. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I'm looking forward to seeing 'MY' DEK1 with the swedge and penetrator tip!
     
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  5. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Thanks. Yeah, it is a sexy knife. As for the color - I think yes, green/black (I think). o_O Very pale green with a skin condition. I'm not really up on all the color variants but I think that is what this one is called. :)
     
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  6. cold one

    cold one Gold Member Gold Member

    831
    Jul 23, 2009
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    Green micarta DEK1.

    Worked great, gutted, split pelvic and later used it for skinning, only then did I need to strop it.
     
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  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I believe it is OD green, unbuffed, gets darker with use and has plenty of grip. Nice picture by the way Ray.
     
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  8. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    342
    Jul 26, 2019
    I would've guessed those were double red scales!
     
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  9. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    976
    Nov 24, 1998
    That’s what those knives are for, precisely. Congratulations.
     
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  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Nice bull man. Congrats.
     
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  11. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I can't wait to see them on my Preorder DEK1.
    Thanks T.
     
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  12. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan

    362
    Sep 18, 2011
    I am not a trusting person and when I saw the specs I thought the DEK1 was way too close in dimension to the FK2 (which I own). I didn't believe everyone when they said the DEK1 has to be held to be admired or that its has a life all its own, no matter the specs...
    WOW.
    I need to trust more!
    This is knife TRULY has to be held to be believed. I thought it would be too small for my hands, but oh no, I was wrong again. It feels remarkable. It feels like it belongs in the hand. Another knife hit WAY out of the park! Believe what you read about the DEK1! It is amazing and my new favorite.
    (BTW... I got a AEBL with black and red linen micarta unbuffed... love the grip of the unbuffed!)
     
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  13. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    332
    Feb 24, 2019
    Ditto, I almost didn't acquire one because it was so similar. It really has to be held to be appreciated. I absolutely love this thing!
     
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  14. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Show it off! Let's see it.
     
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  15. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan

    362
    Sep 18, 2011
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  16. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    ^^^^^^^

    That's nice! I can't wait till I receive mine!
     
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  17. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    You are going to love it!
    It is an amazing knife. I have owned 6 or 7 different models and the Dek is my favourite.

    Red black unbuffed look amazing NYCDan.
    The first I have seen of it
     
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  18. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I'm sure that I will! I only have the UF so far and I love it. But the DEK1 will be better for EDC since the blade is a little shorter.
     
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  19. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Hello ladies and gentlemen! This is my first pre-order. How does it work about finding out what the Mystery wood is? Does Nathan or Jo say what it is when they start mailing them out, or do we wait until people start receiving their knives to find out what the Mystery wood is?
     
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  20. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    There is typically more than one wood used... and you get what you get... I think.
     
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