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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    The Three Stooges, Top "Double Black" Canvas, Middle "Burlap", and Black Ghost G10
    EDIT: Got a pair of "Double Red" Canvas coming:thumbsup:Might switch the Burlap Handles to the "Double Red"
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  2. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Rad - thanks for that offer, Lorien! I'm excited to see what he puts together for you. Does Stuart strictly do leather work?

    I was considering reaching out to Eric (MashedCat) to see if he'd be willing to do another batch of FK kydex as well, if I send my knife to him.

    Any others interested in getting a FK1 Kydex sheath?
     
  3. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 21, 2014
    I would most certainly take advantage of this...
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Stu bends leather only
     
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  5. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    I'd be in for taco.
     
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  6. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I just sent him an inquiry about this. I'll let y'all know if/when I hear back.

    Good to know - his leatherwork is pretty incredible! I'm excited to see what he has in the works for you. Though, I am partial to Grog's leather good'ness, it is always good to see other talent and skilled craftsman making custom "protective artwork" for these blades. They deserve nothing but the BEST!
     
  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    well, I don't know much about art, but I do know I don't want to stab myself
     
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Top one: Production MC
    Bottom: Prototype MC

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  9. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
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  10. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 21, 2014
  11. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
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  12. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
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  13. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    Nice score on the FK. I had no idea CPK ever offered TeroTuf as a handle option on that model. It looks great and oh so practical on a using knife. I’ll have to start a search for TT handle set for my FK.

    Good luck with your replacement kydex sheath project. I went with some fancy leather from Chad Pirtle for mine otherwise I would be in on one of Eric’s sheaths.

    Phil
     
  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Phil, there were very very few of those in TT and also in another very rare form which I think was called "denim" IIRC. Here is the ACK photo to drool over and major props to BensonX for the heads up:

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    I didn't want to post a link to this transaction and ACK because I don't think that they are a supporting dealer of Blade Forums and the above photo is merely meant as reference. For those who may not want to look this one up on their own, the knife was incorrectly described and listed as: Utility Field Knife (FK2!) with G10/Micarta handle scales. Additionally for a typically high mark-up reseller like ACK, the FK was priced very reasonably!

    Again, major 'grats to Benson :thumbsup:
     
  15. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Thank you Phil and Matty! The knife pictured above is the same one I had purchased (from AZCK); I received an email alert from them about a newly received CPK and spent about 2 minutes deliberating and being confused by the description (FK2??? G10 over Micarta???), but I agree that the price was very reasonable and I hadn't yet seen a TeroTuf version, plus it was one of the last batches with the Delta HT, so I jumped on it. Very glad I was able to score on this blade, as it is another prime example of CPK history and just a fantastic knife all-around! Still wondering why I had it my mind that "I don't need a Field Knife". :confused:

    Also - @untytled & @trevitrace, I received a reply back from Eric (MashedCat). He is pretty swamped right now, but he is willing to get some sheaths made up for the FK. He advised that it will be about 5 weeks before he can start on the sheaths (which is not a problem for me). I had requested a Taco style sheath, but I'm sure he would be able to make a pancake style as well. I will let him know that I will be sending the FK to him this week, and he can take his time.

    Not sure if I should start a whole new thread to gain more exposure, or see if anyone else may be interested in a sheath while he is making them for this pattern, but I let him know there's (at least) 3 of us that would buy one. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions/feedback, otherwise I will let you both know once he has received the FK and is ready to get sheaths made up (again, it may be 5+ weeks before he starts on them).
     
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You did well Ben-Son ;)

    Not surprised that Eric is swamped because he's probably working around the clock for CPK's MC and HDMC preorder fulfillment's and pretty much with the exception of the EDC pattern, he's now commissioned to do everything else :thumbsup:

    You may also wanna check with Al (AZWelke) to see if he has anything for the OG-FK, just a thought.
     
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  17. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Thank you, Master Matty!
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    Yes - Al is still making them for the FK1 as well -BUT- I am getting a sheath for the MC from MashedCat so I figured I'd get one made-up for the FK and have them shipped together. I love both Al and Eric's work, both equally awesome sheathmakers.

    ....and here's a pic of my EDC3 to keep this thread moving! :D
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  18. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    One of my favorite morel/spring mushroom spots is overrun with black locust so I bring the LC to clear the occasional path. We got 2+ inches over the weekend and this spot runs along a river. Wasn't able to check the first spot at all and had to turn around multiple times at the other because I found myself surrounded by flooded woods.

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    Not a very productive day mushroom wise but at least I didn't get skunked. :thumbsup:
     
  19. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
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  20. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

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