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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    The bigger sling studs are excellent and work well. I like using them for leather and kydex sheaths better than a smaller one. They seem to work better.
     
  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    That’s fine if you fellas like the big studs better. But the only purpose of the stud is to keep the knife from sliding down your pants. So it doesn’t matter how big and round they are, they just have to to stick out far enough so the knife doesn’t slide down your pants. I have sheath from Paul Long, Rick Lowe, Kenny Rowe, and Dan Hunter that use the smaller diameter stud, and these hombres would not put shit that don’t work on they’re sheath. I have never had one slide down my pants. :thumbsup:;)
     
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  3. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Is that an HDFK in your pants or are you happy to see me?
     
  4. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    I haven't found a folder I love since the Stretch. I just didn't like the FRN handle.
     
  5. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I literally just got a ZDP stretch in G10 if you want it. I just got it because it was a good deal, I don't really want it.
     
  6. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Take him up on it Grog!! The stretch is one of spyderco’s greatest platforms ever IMO, and the ZDP variant will take a crazy keen edge. You’re a good dude fonedork!
     
  7. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    He's a patient dude too!
     
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  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I have a mod'ed GB1 which I luv... The blade shapes are similar but mine is in the mighty M4 with CF handle scales :p
     
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  9. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    827
    Sep 5, 2009
    Lol - I was close to trying the Ratmandu out last night as well but refrained. I’m waiting for more CPK’s.

    My folders are currently Shiro’s and a few Spyderco’s.
     
  10. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    M4 is aight, but gets chippy, in my experience, if you take it down to very acute angles. ZDP slices like a dream taken down to even 12dps, and as a bonus, polishes up crazy nice. If you like spyderco’s M4, you might want to check out their REX45 :)
    ETA: ZDP gets very chippy too at acute angles, if you’re cutting any dense/hard media, to be fair.. I’m biased I guess, cuz I have a special place in my heart for the OG stretch in zdp. ALL those steels.. REX, M4, ZDP, etc. are all amazing. The GB1 kicks ass BTW @Casinostocks. Nice choice sir!
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  11. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Wanna try it out? Pick one. It's a little too slab sided for my taste.
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  12. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    ^^ This is a big part of what makes this sub such an outstanding community!
     
  13. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Yeah, my friend chipped his zdp stretch cutting a hose. I already have a Spyderco Tim Wegner hunter which has a similar blade, but way thicker, but hollow ground. Also I have the Bladetech version pro hunter which I had reground full convex by Nick Docyk who's a forum member. Both of those knives have really similar blades to the Stretch but are better collection pieces for me and I don't love backlocks so I'm good.

    I planned on getting one of the full flat ground Infidus on Wednesday but I passed out drunk because my wife was home and she kept asking me to clean the basement. They are sweet.
     
  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There're much much much more :D

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  15. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    This ding ding has an insane love of Hot Fries.
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  16. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    I don’t know if that makes me feel better or worse about my knife problem. :confused: :)
     
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  17. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Chip strikes again!

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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You only have a problem, if you actually see a problem!

    Signed, Dr. (fake) Matty :)
     
  19. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    674
    Jan 17, 2014
    Was that your collection before you started thinning it out?
     
  20. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    That’s Grog’s!!!
     

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