FK2

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by 91bravo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Got my FK2 in today, thanks to another member here! It feels very similarish to the original FK in feel, but with slightly more swell to the handle and the handle itself is a little shorter. Mashed Cat sheath fits like a glove. Comfortable in the hand and will fit a wide array of hand sizes, from small to large. It's nice, but doesn't speak to me like my HDFK does. Maybe it's because I'm partial to larger knives. Anyways, here's some pics! Post em up if you got em!

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  2. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Looks great Jonny. I'll take it off your hands if it continues to not speak to you.
     
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  3. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Very nice looking knife, Jonny. The FK2 has me pretty curious, been wanting to see some thoughts from folks once they got it in hand.
     
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  4. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'll keep you in mind Marc, if I do decide to offload it. I'll just pass it along for what I got it for...:thumbsup:

    It's a well executed knife! I'm handling it right now and the burlap feels great, but I'm thinking I have knives in this size that feel a little bit better in hand to me. If only it had a little bit more swell, they feel kinda flat to me and that's what turned me off of the original FK. Either way, this knife is going to be a hit for CPK, as all their knives are!
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Congrats Marc :p
     
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Oh, so you think I'm going to offload it huh? ;)
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It's called strategic thinking: I figure that if I sway two potential bidders out of the running for the next UFK sale, I'll then have a chance of coming in a bit closer at 45th instead of at 47th like the last time! After all, it's all about being self-serving.
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We tested more hand swell. It reduced versatility in various Bushcraft grips. We have found that sometimes what feels the best in a static grip doesn't always work the best in real use.
     
  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Don't get me wrong Nathan, it's a great knife! Sharp as hell and beautifully executed! Honestly, I have WAY too many fixed blades in the 3.5"-4.5" range and I'm thinking this would serve a better purpose in the hands of someone who will actually use it. I'm a user and if I don't use it, I lose it...:)
     
  10. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    More comparison pics next to my CPK keepers.
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  11. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Going ahead and pulling up PayPal now......

    Serious question for Mat, how long and hard does he get to fingerf*€k it before I am in my rights to beat him up on the price for it being used?
     
  12. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Ha ha! No tomfoolery going on here. It's about as fresh as fresh can get! lol
     
  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Oh yeah, he is comparing it to his "keepers" now, come to daddy....
     
  14. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Bwahahahahaha!!!
     
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  15. BP_

    BP_ Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2015
    Very nice. I’d been hoping another run of the FK’s would come around. Hope to get my hands on one of either variation one day. Thanks for sharing and great score :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  16. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks for all the comparison pictures!
     
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  17. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    The pics are appreciated 91bravo. Those burlap scales look awesome, glad I went with those too.
    I have a lot of 3.75-4” blades and loads of 5” + inch knives. I think the Fk2 will hit a sweet spot for me.
     
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  18. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    UFKs

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  19. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Bob, those all look great, really like the burlap UF and FK2, how does the burlap feel in hand?;)
     
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  20. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Martin, I suppose purists would somehow want unbuffed burlap micarta rather than buffed, as these are. I'm never going to be a heavy user of most any knife, so I can't form an opinion with respect to anything more than moderate use, but the new UFK fits my hand better than the previous FK.
     

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