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Show your HDFK!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by 91bravo, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I got my HDFK today and it totally blows my socks off! My wife MTM has been fondling it all day at home today and telling me how much she likes it as well. I should be worried now. :D My initial impressions are way beyond my expectations! This is not a review, I've only whittled some fatwood and made a try stick notch. I know folks will be receiving theirs from the pipeline soon, so post em up if you got em! Thanks again to @ManOfSteel89, @Jo the Machinist, @Nathan the Machinist, @Lorien for a homerun knife!

    It rides kinda high, I'm gonna have to figure out another way to drop the sheath a few inches.
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  2. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease

    Mar 8, 2016
    Should of got the dangler my friend :)

    Cool pics!
     
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  3. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    The antique micarta w/liners looks phenomenal. I'll admit to being a little jealous.
     
  4. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Of the antique micartas (the dark browns that Nathan has been able to obtain), I think you have a real beauty there. You have a decent enough camera and the skills it takes to show it off, too. Except for a truly occasional special piece that might surpass, I think your scales are simply of the best color, cut and clarity, just like a true gem. I love that stuff!
     
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  5. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    She's a beaut!
     
  6. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Unfortunately, although I do have danglers, I prefer the plain leather belt loop that puts the pommel right about my belt line.

    I got really lucky with this score!

    The micarta is amazing and the pics don't really do it justice. The camera is just my wife's i-pad. I can see the end cuts on the pommel side of the handles, just beautiful!

    She is ain't she!
     
  7. High Standard

    High Standard

    287
    Mar 23, 2017
    Exceptional Micarta !!!! Great knife. I hope it serves you well.
     
  8. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Mashed Cat does sell a drop sheath loop that you should be able swap out for the teklok
     
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  9. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 31, 2008
    "Unfortunately, although I do have danglers, I prefer the plain leather belt loop that puts the pommel right about my belt line."

    Mashed cat makes a drop loop that would fit these ;)
     
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  10. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    99
    Mar 31, 2008
    haha jinx! you beat me to it
     
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  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    That's good to hear about the drop loop! I think someone put a TKC leather backer on one and it fit just fine, I can't remember who though...
     
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  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    It seems like you're a pretty handy fellow...if you have some sheet Kydex laying around cut you out a custom drop adapter to your desired draw height...drill out 4 or so 1/4" holes, add a couple pair of eyelets, grab a couple pair of Chicagos to attach your custom adapter and to reattach your Teklok. If you have a heat gun or a toaster oven or even a hair dryer you could work wonders to customize the fit like a new glove.
     
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  13. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Beautiful knife and pictures-Thanks and Congratulations!!:thumbsup::p
     
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  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I always like pictures of blades with campfires and this one is great bud!


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  15. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    It was me!!!
     
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Indeed! You had also recommended that I alsonorder a of those couple for mine.
     
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  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I may have to pick up some kydex sheets to start experimenting with. I wouldn't know how to do eyelets, I've never done them before. I do have some scrap leather, I'll see if I have a piece big enough to work with. Thanks for the info!

    Thanks Tommy :cool:

    The black micarta looks nice! I still have to find me one of those there original FKs!

    I remember reading it somewhere, thanks Kyle!
     
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  18. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Got any pics?
     
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  19. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
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  20. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Man, I'm already stretched thin with all of my current hobbies as it is! Definitely don't need to chase that rabbit down the kydex hole! lol I'm in no hurry, but next time we venture out on our backpacking trip, I'll have it set how I like it. :)
     
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