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

  1. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I received my FK2 today ... I had been waiting for it to come out as I missed put on the first FK ...

    I was anxious for it to get here ... and it did not disappoint !

    I unpackaged it and notice right away the drop loop sheath improvement ... and the sheath fits perfectly ... and the knife draws easily ..

    I always worry a bit about handles as some don't fit my hand the best ... I'll say the HDFK is probably the handle I would judge all others by ... and although the FK2 has a slightly smaller handle ... it is very well thought out and comfortable even in slightly larger hands ...

    as always it came screaming sharp ...

    I was excited and anxious to get it now I am anxious and excited to get out and use it!

    Thanks for another great blade team CPK ... just a few quick pics ...

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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Just musing out loud (or musing while typing) - how is the belly on this thing gonna be for sharpening?

    I literally studied the scratch pattern that is on the edge. The lines are basically perpendicular to the edge all through the belly clear to the tip. This means the knife is held against the belt and the arse-end swings through a pretty wide arc, pivoting around the belly when it is being sharpened. I'm imagining the dexterity and practice it takes to do this in the shop! I actually held the blade up in the air, imagining sharpening it against a belt. I am marveling at how sharp this thing is given the gyrations it must take to accomplish this.
  3. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This is Bo's handiwork. He is literally an actual genius.

    Mark and I are very good at this. Bo is actually great.
    Oyster, donscpoo, mb> and 15 others like this.
  4. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Practice, practice, practice... To be done correctly, you have to not only keep the edge perpendicular to the belt, but keep the edge angle to the belt proper as well. Several times over, repeatably, if you're progressing through different/higher grits too. Not easy at first, but can be learned, and gives you a GREAT edge when done right! :cool:
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
  5. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I will pop a beer and watch Nathan and Mark and Bo ... I'll happily test each as they finish ...

    I know just call me Mr Helpful ...

    Ive always used stones free hand ... I would probably come up with just a couple fingers left ... hard to sharpen as you sprinkle in the unicorn dust to complete a CPK.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2019
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  6. JBC_Hunter


    Jan 9, 2015
    I figured it out. Thanks! Oh and tanks for offering such a great product!
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  7. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I learned to sharpen this way ~5 years ago, and haven't looked back! :cool: (In fact, I have a decent how-to thread in the MT&E s/f if you're so inclined to learn, or at least read about gettting started.) So much faster, and the results speak for themselves. Once I have an initial sharpening on a blade, all I usually need is a touch up on the leather belt with chrome compound to bring back the edge. Definitely a fast way to screw up though, if you're not careful! I think that it's still important to learn/know how to sharpen using other methods, but the bulk of my stuff gets done this way now.
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  8. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
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    I probably looked like an idiot running to my back yard at 6:45 Am to cut a few quick feathers. I’ll take these four blades out soon with a few others to see how the Fk2 stacks up. The Fk2 felt as if it had the best blade geometry of the bunch. It was comfortable but a little more handle girth would be appreciated. Damn, the Fk2 came scary sharp and it’s sharp looking too.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2019
  9. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    Mar 19, 2017
    Just one of the many reasons there's no one better in this business than CPK.
  10. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
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  11. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Man, you have some big beautiful CPK knives there...but the one that's too small would be too large for me...
    different strokes...
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  12. M67

    M67 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Loving the look of the FK2, hope to score in a drop sometime. Both times I get the notification at work and 2 minutes have passed...and there's 60 "in"s already
  13. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Glad to see so many of you love your FK2. As mine makes it long journey back to Singapore, I won’t be there to receive it first time to enjoy the joy you guys are having. I will be heading to Manila today for a camping/hiking trip. HDFK will be with me during the trip and I hope I can bring it back safely. Wish me luck. I trust I will have some interesting HDFK pictures to share when I am back.


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  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Don safe travels and many happy trails :)
    gusbuster, woodysone, Oyster and 4 others like this.
  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Hey Don, please post some pics. I love seeing the outdoors trips from tropics.
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  16. TXGatorbait

    TXGatorbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2016
    UFK dropped yesterday. A couple in-office and -hand pics with my XL-sized mitts. Stoked, can't wait to get out in the sticks, the CPK team has another winner!

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  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ you do have some big hands
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  18. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Now someone take one with this in the background and start a thing
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  19. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Breaking the fourth wall of the Carothers subforum makes me feel strange and uncomfortable :eek:
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  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I so want in on this, but don't have my FK2 with me. Let's keep this going.

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