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SALE! Ten EDC3, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This will unlock at 3:00 estern time

    The 3" EDC3 was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, no frills, high performance, small utility knife. The steel is Crucible CPM 3V at HRC 61-62 with a fully optimized heat treat with very good edge retention and edge stability. You'll be surprised how sharp this gets and how well it holds an edge. If you have never used 3V this hard and thin, it is gonna blow your mind.

    This steel with this heat treat will support a fine edge, so this was taken down to .015" before sharpening (though I'm leaving some additional meat in the tip) and it was sharpened 18 degrees per side. This is relatively acute and it cuts very well, but is durable.

    It's a light weight hard working cutting tool, a tradesman's knife and small woods knife.
    The handle is ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average to relatively large hand. Despite its compact size it fills the hand and allows extended hard work without hand fatigue. The tang is internally skeletonized. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined. The blade is made of 5/32"” 3V with a heat treat that has been optimized to maximize edge stability in rough use (see video). Despite being relatively thin it is very durable.

    A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so.

    Delta 3V, 61-62 HRC, .145” thick at ricasso
    Total length 7.6
    Blade length 3.3
    Weight 4.9 oz
    Edge angle 18 DPS
    .025" BTE
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or G10
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Hidden lanyard
    Choice of vertical or horizontal Kydex sheath made by Dan Crotts of Dozier Knives. You can add an extra sheath for $50.

    Be aware the horizontal sheath has very high retention. You can't remove the knife by pulling straight back, you have to tilt it up at the same time. See video. If you want something that's easy to get in and out of you should choose the vertical pouch sheath.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are ten knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We're sharpening now, they'll ship next week.



    Rather than just take my word for it I made a video:
    A video illustrating the sheath options:

    These are all utility “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.
    $255 in canvas micarta, natural or black
    $265 in OD green micarta, black linen micarta
    $265 in black, OD green, forest green G10
    $275 in multi color G10
    $275 in maroon micarta
    $285 Ebonite hard rubber

    I'm discontinuing maroon micarta, there are limited scales remaining, once it's gone it's done.

    Please note the Ebonite is real natural rubber that was vulcanized to hell and back to be hard. It feels nice in the hand, if you've ever used an antique Ebonite pen you know what I'm talking about. But it is actual rubber and will lighten in color if left in the sun and can deteriorate with contact with solvents. Please read this thread about Ebonite before ordering any: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/some-thoughts-on-hard-ebonite.1638457/

    Shipping in the USA is $12.

    Includes a good kydex sheath, choose vertical or horizontal. An extra sheath is $50
    These knives are unusual because they are machined. I do this in my shop on industrial CNC machine tools.

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Jo will contact you via PM or email over the next few days. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by mid week please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at jocarothers at g mail dought com

    If you prefer an EDC 2 ask Jo about it.

    We'll have ten more EDC3 out on the main sale area in one week.

    Come by our forum at 5:00 for the first release of the new production Utility Field Knife (the FK2)

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I'm in.
  3. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Yes In

    Forest green G10, horizontal Kydex sheath

    same address
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  4. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
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  5. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2014
    1 EBONITE! :cool:
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
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  6. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    Ebonite please, Thanks
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  7. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    In for (1) in Buffed Black (Canvas) Micarta w/ Vertical Sheath

    (Feel free to drop it in an acid-bath for a bit, too :D)
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  8. RobC2


    Oct 2, 2010
    In for one EDC3 please.
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  9. morvlorv

    morvlorv Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2014
    In for OD green micarta please
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  10. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    In for one in forest green G10
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  12. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
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  13. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2008
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  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    SPLAT :D
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  15. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
  16. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Forest green G10, vertical sheath. Thanks
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  17. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
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  18. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
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  19. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
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  20. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    In, to slow, bummer:(. Practice for 5
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  21. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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  22. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
  23. Fatboy1994

    Fatboy1994 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2015
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  24. Busto

    Busto KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 26, 2011
    Swing and a miss...strike one:(
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
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  25. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    lol - I guess we will try that again in a coupe hours :)

    Congrats everyone who scored!!!!
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