DEK1

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

  1. dflores

    dflores Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 29, 2011
    Gotcha, I’ve always been curious to try out an Arkansas stone. Oh and my dek finally arrived today after a lengthy ups trip due to weather. Beautifully finished knife
     
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  2. sre1

    sre1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Since I plan to EDC this one, I decided to go w/something a little more interesting to look at than plaid old, white, elephant ivory. Mammoth it is. IMG_2672.jpg

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  3. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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  5. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Damn!
     
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    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

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  7. sre1

    sre1 Gold Member Gold Member

    171
    Feb 7, 2013
    I sure didn’t mean to come off as bragging, although I am super-pleased how these came out.
     
  8. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    What he said
     
  9. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

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  10. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    That's pretty cool
     
  11. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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  12. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
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    I have to say....yet again, I am impressed.

    Played around with the 2x dek1 I got recently. For the stated idea behind the knife, Lorien...you did very well.

    I can get all 4 of my dominant grips, the point is in line with the hand and the pommel doesn't dig into my side like my fk2 does when carried iwb on the right hip. (not a negative of the fk2, I like it a lot for it's intended use, and that longer handle is part of that concept).

    You're right, it might look not so different than a general knife, but the things that matter (orientation, grip flexibility, ease of carry, point in line wth fist) are spectacular for how I'd want it to be.

    Nathan......just dayum. Perfect. Lorien....you have a gift with subtlety of design that escapes most.

    Mr. Pirtle.....very nice leatherwork. Did you use a laser and a machine to make that thing? Yeah, it's that good.

    Anyways.....good job guys! I'm very happy. Hope the pix are fun for you.

    (DEK1 in unbuffed basic black, dek1 in buffed double black w/blue screws, black pirtle sheath).
     
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  13. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Just arrived today. Cocobolo with satin finish!
    So happy I had to post them in two threads.
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  14. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    That looks AWESOME!
     
  15. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    That Cocobolo is gorgeous!
     
  16. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
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  17. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

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  18. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Yes, sir..unbuffed
     
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  19. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    One of my favorite varieties. :D
     
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  20. Ian80

    Ian80 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 12, 2013
    I received my preorder today and have to say I’m blown away by this, the pirtle made sheath is great, my first one from him. I like the size of the dek 1 and the handle is impressively comfortable. I can’t wait to put it to some use.
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