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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Jan 11, 2017.
I had to get on the order list for a Diskin flipper. Picked up this Olamic prototype though.
Nice grab! Killer blade profile. Never saw thumbstuds on Olamics before (only played with a swish & wayfarer). Me likee!
Happy to have picked up this Lightfoot “Suppressor” at Blade and swapping Hog hunting stories with Greg. Check out the asymmetric grind along the spine.....exudes coolness but leave some meat on the tip making for a stabby hog sticker
Also have the new Diskin flipper on order.
Spydie Southard. Big arse beetle approved
I think you'll like an upcoming Lightfoot/Loriendesign co-lab, it shares some characteristics with this knife. A little smaller
as for the Diskin, great choice! The man creates some of the most mechanically sound and ergonomically considerate knives out there. I can't wait to see him again, at Blade West. He's a cool guy
I also went through a MAJOR purge recently, selling off any and all over $1K safe-queen Shiros because although very exquisite (the full custom Shiro owners will laugh at me, but heck!) to look at, they were just that, to look at! So this is it boys and girls, the extent of my over $200 folders, EDC stuff:
The GB1 was recently acquired but upon its examination, something didn't sit right with me as it was previously customized (added choil notches, drilled lockbar inserts for weight reduction, sterilization, etc) and had kinda weak detent so off to @razor-edge-knives she went and as always Josh did a superb job (THANKS JOSH) to make it as best as he could, buttery smooth and snappy action with much stronger detent (I can only deploy if I'm pretending that I'm throwing a couple of fastballs which is how my Shiro 85T is like but the NeOn Zero does not budge under any circumstance!). The acquisition of the GB1 will not satiate my thirst to spend a few $$$ here and there on some others, welp maybe
This arrived while I was out of town at Blade Show.
My first full custom knife and I'm pretty stoked with how it turned out.
Made by Alex Chernov @Caustic Knives here on BF.
3.2" blade, m390, full flat grind
7.5" overall length
^^ VERY NICE!
The last few months I've carried a Monterey Bay Knives Laconico EZC. Great little slicer.
new release of the PM2 in Maxamet is in. The stone washing on this is really second to none. Not only is it very fine grained, but the softening around all the edges that aren't supposed to be sharp is just fantastic. On par with some much more expensive steel...
This copy is very, very nice. If this is representative of all the new release PM2s in Maxamet, then the big Spyder has clearly sorted out the manufacturing problems on this one.
Bob, you always carry some classy folders
Austin sent his Mark folder back with Mark to the shop for some love, sharpening, add a swedge, and whatever else they talked about. @Nathanthemachinist and he were scrutinizing it at the show. I would love to hear what they (Mark and/or Nathan) noticed through their eyes at first glance, and what they see and find once it's taken apart. They appeared to be enjoying scrutinizing it at the show....
By most peoples standards it has been used very hard, daily for over 2 years on construction sites and farm use, hunting use, as well as traveled through the American west at least twice. It's been hit upon with a framing hammer, vise grip, pipes, and numerous other implements for "batoning" through steel straps, PVC pipe, copper, etc.... It's been a chisel, screwdriver, wedge, shim, snips, splinter remover, and who knows what else when I was not around....
This knife meets all the criteria "if there is any" for my definition of a "hard use" folder. Austin said he feels naked without it, and has been carrying the original Field knife scout style until this beloved folder returns. His "big" folder is his Miller Bros folder. That thing should come with wheels!
@Brian77 I missed what steel was used in Austin’s folder? Is there a picture of it before it was given back to the crew at Carothers? Thanks much
It is Delta 3V heat treated by me here in the shop.
Thanks Nathan! Hopefully you have something like it in the back of your mind brewing.
a little bit dead sexy
Sumthin’ fancy this way comes.
I’d like to find another example of a PM2 as mechanically sound as this one, but in a different steel. I’d buy it.
Fortunately for you, the PM2 comes in more steel variety than any other knife pattern which I can think of! Too bad that M4 is not a perfectly suitable steel for your environment. I have no experiences with Maxamet or Rex-45, but I'm sure that other forumites can chime in.