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Micarta options

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by mpjustin, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    Hi Everyone,

    I am new to Carothers Knives and just jumped in on a new HDFK today.
    Does online have pictures of the differences between black Canvas and Linen Micarta? Also I see some people ask for them to be unbuffed, do they normally come buffed?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
    Justin
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There are so many photos already floating about on the subforum. Unbuffed handles are just more grippy but less sexy. If you're going more for looks, go with buffed linen (I don't think that unbuffed linen looks that appealing!), then buffed micarta if linen is not your thing because linen, especially buffed is sleeker and a bit more slippery than the buffed micarta. If you want form and functionality and don't care much about looks, unbuffed micarta but if you are a hardcore user and don't plan on getting blood on your handles, then TeroTuff as the king of being grippy as long as if it is being offered.
     
  3. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    Thank you Casinostocks for the quick reply. I have been looking through the photos for a few days now and am sure I have looked at most of the options but not 100% sure what micarta I’m looking at when it come to linen vs canvas.The one I really like is the antique micarta but unfortunately it wasn’t offered in this run.
     
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  4. moparsbob

    moparsbob Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 6, 2014
    Are there any pics posted of a buffed black linen micarta handle? So far I haven't found one...
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Welcome. The edgecut antique micarta scales are usually a speciality treat which get offered, depending on the pattern, when CPK is running a preorder. They are very seldom offered during the Fridays sales. The linen micarta tends to have these deeper looking scallops across the handle scales whereas the canvas micarta tends to look more textured but without those deeper looking lines running across...
     
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  6. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Aug 2, 2011
    AFAIK, not yet. It replaces the maroon linen. So imagine those scales in black.
     
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  7. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 17, 2015
    That's right, we do not have any pictures yet. Maybe we will get some next week. :)
     
  8. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan -

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    Mar 28, 2015
    Congrats on the HDFK!
     
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  9. airrick2003

    airrick2003

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    Dec 11, 2014
    What's the difference in the look from the black micarta and black linen micarta?
     
  10. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 31, 2011
    I also like unbuffed canvas micarta, and wonder what the same would look like in Linen micarta
     
  11. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    Anyone have any black Linen Micarta Pics yet?
     
  12. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Nov 17, 2015
    Ugh! We haven't taken any here. Not sure about anyone who bought one at the last sale. I will see what I can do...
     
  13. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks Jo, I have a buffed linen one sitting at my place but I am away on holidays and won’t see it for another 8 days. I’m hoping I just scored another one in the sale today and have so far selected unbuffed black Canvas but depending on the look I may change to unbuffed Linen. Worst case I already know I like the unbuffed Canvas ;)
     
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  14. dtmbinb

    dtmbinb Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    I bought an unbuffed black linen HDFK from the last sale. I applied camellia oil to the scales. I absolutely love it! I'll post pics tomorrow....
     
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  15. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    That would be great! Thanks!
     
  16. dtmbinb

    dtmbinb Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Sorry for the quick and dirty pics. Here is black linen, unbuffed. I oiled the scales with camellia oil. I think they are perfect...grippy and grainy. 20180721_093733.jpg 20180721_093636.jpg 20180721_093600.jpg 20180721_093548.jpg
     
  17. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 5, 2009
    That’s awesome! Thanks
     
  18. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    The black linen looks amazing!!!
    Thanks for the pics @dtmbinb !!!!

    I have a set of maroon linen that the previous owner lightly blasted. Superb grip!!!
    I’ll need black linen for all my CPKs now!!!
     
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