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Show your HDFK!

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

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We made a ton of the HDFK. It was a great knife, I'm sure we'll revisit it.
     
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  2. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
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  3. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
  4. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    431
    Jul 26, 2019
    How awesome in the HDFK with terotuf scales? I got standard buffed canvas micarta and AECM HDFK scales. The only one I'm missing is terotuf!
     
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  5. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Sounds great I'm going to have to move a blade or two I reckon, Thanks.
     
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  6. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    427
    Dec 12, 2017
    In for a dozen! Err...or at least 2...maybe 3...possibly 4. An HDFK pre-order can't come soon enough..
     
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  7. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
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  8. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

    469
    Dec 13, 2015
    Sick
     
  9. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Damn that’s old school. Can you still get mantles and all the rest of the parts you need to service it?
     
  10. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Our local hardware store has all the parts.
     
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  11. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    I’m not sure about spare parts around here, but there are some spare mantles inside the box. :)
     
  12. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Talk about bringing back memories. I remember my dad using one to light up the living room during a power outage when I was a kid.
     
  13. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    :thumbsup:

    We always used ours for tracking shot deer. Worked way better than those yellow 2D flashlights scattered around the cabin.
     
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  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    In my dreams I can hear the hissing roar if a Coleman lantern, and I can still recall trying to get the technique of untwisting the little plunger, pumping it up with my thumb over the hole, and twisting it closed again.
     
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  15. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Yep. The color temperature made spotting blood trails waaayyy easier. Noticed the same thing when all the new LED lights came out, the Coleman lanterns still made blood trails much easier to spot. (Nowadays, using LED flashlights with the Nichia emitters has improved things a lot in that regard).
     
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  16. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I still use one of the old Coleman double mantle lanterns for lots of things.
     
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  17. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I have one for that very purpose, the 219 IIRC. It’s actually not bad at all.

    I haven’t tried the coloured emitters,
    blue for example.
     
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  18. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2015
    I still run a Coleman lantern for putting around the shop during the winter here.

    Light and heat source rolled in to one!

    Not to mention I will be bias and say the threshold of manliness north of 49 (and south for those who have a say) is being able to run a Coleman stove and lantern.
     
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  19. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
  20. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Ummmmmm excuses me! We who care for like the polar bears and the environment and stuff like we only use organic solar powered lanterns now achtually!

    And like.... Oh my gawd, did you just actually like gatekeeper gender like you totally did!! Like someone cancel him!!!

    But honestly though, I have some D cell LED lanterns that are a fraction of the size and put out more light, right down to moonlight with no heat and are tent safe for the little kids now. No glass or mantles or seals to deal with. They are awesome. Not to mention some of them have had the same batteries in them for now 4 years and still run fine.

    And we upgraded to a 2 burner camp chef propane stove for the Mrs. to have room for her cast iron and more fancy cooking, runs off a 20lbs propane tank, tank is still half full after the season and no shit I don’t even want to go back to white gas for anything.
     
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