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

  1. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Yes, but...
    Are you trying to confuse him? Or is this a "do as I say, not as I do" instructional? ;)
     
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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    new from CPK, the fixed fastener is on the left, viewed from the top. The one that breaks free is on the right. Loosen/remove the right and tap out the barrel to the left.

    EDIT - you can carefully check this by holding the left side with one Torx bit, and loosening the opposite side. One screw will turn easier and that's the side to take out. The main point is to avoid rotating the barrel/post in the tang hole. You want to press it out, no turn it.
     
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  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Maybe we should say the presentation side has the red loctite.

    FWIW I almost never use a punch. I loosen the screw half way, then push it back down with my thumb. That drives the barrel out the other side and I then finish removing the screw, thread it back in a turn or two and push it down again as to not damage the threads.

    Then I pop off the backside scale with a little wiggle if it’s not already off.

    I use Obenauf’s LP because it’s super easy to apply and I found whatever I put under the scales inevitability oozes out during use and gets on my hands. I don’t want some petroleum based oil on my hands in particular if food is around and I don’t have an easy way to clean my hands. But that’s just me.
     
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  4. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    New UFK in "Double Black" Buffed Canvas:thumbsup:Very Nice Indeed:)
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  5. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Slicey bastards.
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  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Nice set! Careful with that Maxamet bro, it's real brittle.
     
  7. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Will do.
    I’ve heard horror stories so I’m thinking about adding a tiny tanto tip or a Delica spine mod. A decent microbevel probably wouldn’t be a horrible idea also.
     
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  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    It's a great steel that holds sharpness forever, just don't put any kind of lateral torque on the blade. Snap!
     
  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    The double black looks really nice with the polished hardware!
     
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  10. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    That’s kind of scary with this big ass thumb hole.
     
  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    There have been a few cases of snapped blades with Maxamet, myself included. I was cutting 1/2" thick conveyor belt material and the blade snapped off, still stuck in the belt. And I've made this same cut thousands of times, with other knives, with no problems.
     
  12. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Damn that sucks to hear.
    Now I’m really second guessing this choice.
     
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    You'll have to experience Maxamet for yourself to really appreciate it. It can literally cut cardboard all through your shift and still shave hair at the end of the day. Most steels will lose their razor edge after just a few boxes.
     
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  14. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    As long as it’s stronger than a utility knife blade, I think I’ll be okay.

    I have only used it to cut plastic sheeting and masking paper so far and it flew right through that stuff.
     
  15. Organic556

    Organic556 Gold Member Gold Member

    964
    Aug 30, 2015
    Glad I came across this. Literally was about to snatch up a manix in that steel . I was drawn to the edge holding. Guess I’ll keep looking for now.
     
  16. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Don't get me wrong, the steel cuts great and cuts for a long, long time. I just wouldn't use Maxamet for any hard use or white knuckle cutting.
     
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  17. MR HAPPY

    MR HAPPY Gold Member Gold Member

    702
    Jan 2, 2017
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  18. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Wow! They look fantastic
     
  19. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    579
    Oct 31, 2011
    I wonder if the unbuffed double black is still completely black?
     
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  20. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

    293
    Sep 3, 2016
    A0F4CEAF-4CC6-4ED9-AB60-B6DF6122386B.jpeg Looks pretty close.
     

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