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Standard78

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I find that I like to carry fixed blades, I’m not a big folding knife guy, (or a big guy for that matter) as I’ve always felt like pocket knives are just “broken” fixed blades, and I’ve owned a lot of pocket knives, Sebenza’s, Spyderco’s, Emerson’s, Benchmade’s, Striders, etc…

I feel like a dek1, from what I’ve seen, would be better as an everyday larger-ish fixed blade edc knife. Good size for SD, but also great size for doin farm stuff, doing kitchen stuff, skinning/gutting animals, I think it would work great with a discreet carry concepts clip or ulti-clip in a pocket carry. (Or IWB) While the FK2 is, in my opinion, and exceptional knife, and trust me, I really do love it, and the size difference between the two, really isn’t that huge, I’ll assuredly keep it if no one ends up trading with me. (all the knives Carothers make are truly exceptional, they are all well thought out amazing tools, full stop.) the best knife is the one you have on you, and if I’m more inclined to carry it…you get what I’m sayin’

I’m also a minimalist person and I’m not a collector. Whether thats knives, hammers, axe’s or even guns, they are tools, and form should always follow function. I’ve used my Skookum bush tool, and Murray Carter neck knife for just about everything, but the Carter is a tad small for defensive use, and the handles aren’t super grippy, but it's easy to sharpen, and works great as a EDC small fixed blade, The skookum’s scandi grind isn't great for anything but wood work, and Bushcrafty-ness. I also didn’t know how to freehand flat grinds when I bought it the SBT in 2011, so it was super easy to always keep it sharp, but I couldn’t carry it just out and about really, it was too big for pocket carry, so I just used it as a large neck knife, or back pocket, but that knife was meant to be used in the field, where bulky shaped comfortable handles and a thicker blade stock play more into it’s design.

I like to find things that fill a void, and I feel like the DEK1 fills multiple roles, and while it doesn’t do everything “the best” it appears to fill all the roles that I require of a knife as it's intended usage as a tool.

PS: gimme that double black and I’ll even add some cash! LOL
If it were me, I’d keep the FK2, buy a DEK1, then use them both for at least a week and then determine which one stays or goes. These knives hold their value even if they’re used, but I have a feeling you’ll keep both after finding that they’re both very useful at completing the tasks you mentioned above.

Now that I’ve talked you into keeping both knives, I think it’s time for you to start looking at buying a Medium Chopper or Behemoth Chopper.
 
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If it were me, I’d keep the FK2, buy a DEK1, then use them both for at least a week and then determine which one stays or goes. These knives hold their value even if they’re used, but I have a feeling you’ll keep both after finding that they’re both very useful at completing the tasks you mentioned above.

Now that I’ve talked you into keeping both knives, I think it’s time for you to start looking at buying a Medium Chopper or Behemoth Chopper.
Take the mans advice!
 

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If it were me, I’d keep the FK2, buy a DEK1, then use them both for at least a week and then determine which one stays or goes. These knives hold their value even if they’re used, but I have a feeling you’ll keep both after finding that they’re both very useful at completing the tasks you mentioned above.

Now that I’ve talked you into keeping both knives, I think it’s time for you to start looking at buying a Medium Chopper or Behemoth Chopper.
Ya’ll are great🤣

I’m excited for my future DEK1 and what’s coming next😉
 

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We’re definitely the wrong people to talk to if you’re trying hard to live the minimalist lifestyle!
These knives are outstanding in one way or another so it’s really easy to justify having them all or multiples each.
I mean they’ve really nailed it. Great sheaths, great steel with excellent heat treat, proper edge geometry, really just fantastic thought out design. I think as far as tools (fixed blades), they’re the best in the industry in right now. I just wish I found out about them sooner!
 

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I mean they’ve really nailed it. Great sheaths, great steel with excellent heat treat, proper edge geometry, really just fantastic thought out design. I think as far as tools (fixed blades), they’re the best in the industry in right now. I just wish I found out about them sooner!
Well it’s a good thing you’re here now because there looks to be a lot of cool projects in the works.
 

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EDDAKA EDDAKA - dangerous link - think about your wallet before clicking

Post in thread 'What is in the works at CPK?'
 

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EDDAKA EDDAKA - dangerous link - think about your wallet before clicking

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I was lucky enough to talk/hang out with the team at bladeshow! I’m pretty stoked for what’s coming next!!
 

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So I was thinking I am now a knife fighter and was fooling around with the DEK1 and dropped it onto my thigh from a height of maybe 3 inches. Reflexes of a ninja confined the cut to <1cm deep. Sharp cut so the skin opposed each other immediately and the bleeding stopped fast.
Impressive blade.
 
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So I was thinking I am now a knife fighter and was fooling around with the DEK1 and dropped it onto my thigh from a height of maybe 3 inches. Reflexes of a ninja confined the cut to <1cm deep. Sharp cut so the skin opposed each other immediately and the bleeding stopped fast.
Impressive blade.
ass....
Accidental seppuku special 😂

glad your not badly injured

Lorien Lorien are you really gonna supply a double edged knife? This won’t end well for some 😂
 
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So I was thinking I am now a knife fighter and was fooling around with the DEK1 and dropped it onto my thigh from a height of maybe 3 inches. Reflexes of a ninja confined the cut to <1cm deep. Sharp cut so the skin opposed each other immediately and the bleeding stopped fast.
Impressive blade.

I love the feel of my DEK1 in my hands. I play with mine everyday. So far I haven't dropped mine yet with either hand. Being a drummer that loved playing Metal music, I'm pretty good with both hands. I'll probably drop mine now...:oops:
 
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