What kind of folder do you carry?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I am sure there are a lot of people out there that are looking forward to the CPK folder.

    While I think most of us are here because of a common interest in Nathan & Jo's work, and Lorien's designs of course, I think some of us might be wildly divergent on what kind of folders we carry.

    So what do you EDC? Pics always help!

    This may prove useful to Nathan & Lorien in that they might be able to get a feel for what is popular among us, but I suspect they already have something in mind.
     
  2. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    It's been a PM2 for awhile, but this one specifically since it was released.

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  3. jimmay

    jimmay

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    May 27, 2011
    I am currently carrying a Kizer Ophid. S35VN blade, g10 scales and paid somewhere around $100 for it. I like the blade shape as it is wonderful for stripping wire and cutting through boxes. I honestly believe they are some of the most under rated, semi unknown knives out there. The only reason I say semi unknown is that I never heard of them til I joined BF.
     
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  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I have two folders that get carried. One is a Wm Henry T12-CF.1.6 oz, carbon fibre slabs, will try and find a pic.

    The other is a Bingalor, made by Bing Bingenheimer, Koa slabs, zirconium bolsters and clip, design by Lorien. Pics attached.

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  5. Georgecatl

    Georgecatl Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 26, 2010
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    Today........these two. The Benchmade gets beat on a lot. The Beer Scout.........well, because I needed a beer :D
     
  6. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease

    Mar 8, 2016
    I don't carry a folder anymore but when I did, the Spyderco Paramilitary 2 was perfection for me.
     
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  7. Ian80

    Ian80 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 12, 2013
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    Got this today, new Para 3!


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  8. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I am surprised how many Spyderco are showing up.

    I have a PM2 sprint run in CTS-20CP with a Lynch northwest clip, but it never sees pocket time.
     
  9. PharetH

    PharetH

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    Aug 2, 2016
    Benchmade Volli

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  10. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 11, 2016
    Mini griptilian at all times.
     
  11. Ghostwalker54

    Ghostwalker54

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    Dec 5, 2012
    Today! Tomorrow.......?

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  12. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I currently carry a Spyderco Techno I picked up in trade for some handle work, and have come to decide that I both really like it, and want something a little different. It is one stout little knife, but a bit stubby. Next up on my must-have list is a ZT, or if I can swing it, a Hinderer.
     
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  13. Musashidin

    Musashidin

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    Nov 25, 2016
    Depends on the occasion but here are my main two.

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    CRK Mnandi
    Spyderco Sage 5

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  14. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    I carry a David Boye folder reground by Tom Krein with a cast colbalt blade and a Leatherman Micra.


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  15. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    right again!
     
  16. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Always curious about that dendritic cobalt but never given it a try. I am not surprised to see something unusual from you. :)
     
  17. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Change the scales - you may be surprised at the transformation.

    My ZT0550 (gen1) has reclaimed my pocket since it was revitalized with a copper scale; but I often carry a bocote scaled S110v PM2 in my jacket pocket. (If the PM2 ends up in my pants pocket, the ZT0200kw is in the jacket).
    I generally carry a traditional in my left font pocket - usually a GEC 77 or 92; but, once in a while, I slip a 15, 55, or 47 in there.
     
  18. coiledwire

    coiledwire Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2013
    I've shared some of the spydercos that I enjoy in the "what other knives do you like" thread. They are undoubtedly great tools.

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    I also very much appreciate a nice traditional knife. I'm very fond of the GEC 77 (single blade) pattern.

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    However, in context of what I would love to see in a CPK folder, is not a spyderco. What I really hope to see is an American made version of a Shirogorov.

    Below is my 95R. It's a beautiful, purposeful, lightweight knife for its size. It's a great piece of engineering.

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  19. Ta2ude

    Ta2ude

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    Apr 7, 2012
    I switch my carry rotation between 2 of these at all times but the Silent Soldier hasn't left my pocket since I got it a few months ago. I also have a partially serrated Manix 2 that goes to work with me everyday and is my "beater" knife.

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  20. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Ha! Ive carried it for over 10 years and it's awesome. Tom did a full-height flat-grind to .008" on the edge before sharpening and it cuts like a laser.

    Zytel handle, 304 stainless pins, spring/lock, and clip....no magnetic signature and totally rust-proof, not rust-resistant.

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