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What kind of folder do you carry?

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

  1. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Agreed. I was around when Dwaine started showing his knives on the forums and a lot of people mocked him. Little did anyone know he was on the forefront of an entire generation of overbuilt folders and his fixed blades have skyrocketed in value. I would define his folders as Simian with their off the shelf hardware but once you have one they really are well done, the clip design is simply fantastic and has no hot spots while allowing the heavy knife to stabilize in the pocket. I've carried it while at a couple of shows and let dozens of people put it in their pocket and almost universally the reply is that it does not feel like a 9 pound folder in the pocket. Shame he kind of burned his reputation the last few years and I doubt will be making more knives due to his health, but I am glad I have one.
     
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  2. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^^^ haha, that intro music. We both know where you got that idea from, yer weirdo :D
     
  4. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Haha that is my favorite westworld episode but I was just going for a fire song from my library :)
     
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  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I hope to gawd that I'd never see you reenact or do that James Delos dance routine :p
     
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  6. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Interesting, assisted opening by the looks of it. Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    It looks and feels an awful lot like assisted opening but it’s not, it does have an automatic spring I fire for the second open in the video but in manual mode it’s just on bearings.
     
  8. blanex1

    blanex1

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    Feb 11, 2015
    Sebenza 21 large for the last two months' had a Wilson Combat starbenza coming, but it got shipped back because one number in my address was incorrect!so I'll probably try ordering once again dam it...:mad:
     
  9. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    'scale release auto' would be the technical definition :)
     
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  10. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Yes it looked like it on the second opening. It’s really good for a thumb stud. How do you like it VS a flipper?
     
  11. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I prefer thumb studs 100% personally
     
  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Thank you. I had my right thumb bent back very far in a motorcycle accident back when I raced thus I have no physical ability to flick open a knife using my thumb. Permanent tendon and ligament damage.
     
  13. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    That sucks. It’s cool that you raced motorcycles though but it sucks about your thumb. I don’t dislike flippers at all, they just are never my favorites. Do you like the middle finger flick? That ranks up with thumb flick for me.
     
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  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I’m going to say low profile flipper tab as long as it’s functional as my favourite.

    Spydie hole middle finger flip is my second favourite.

    Racing and several other of my extreme sports escapades along with my time in the Middle East left me with some wear and tear on the body; but I’m very grateful as they are very minor compared to many. My teens and twenties were well lived.
     
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  15. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    Recent Blade Show acquisition:

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  16. PharetH

    PharetH Gold Member Gold Member

    272
    Aug 2, 2016
    I also had some sweet pickups from the Holts booth this year.

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  17. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Well even though I almost always carry a CRK today I’m carrying the only CRKT that I own, the 25th anniversary homefront that they collaborated with lionsteel on.
    This version has a frame lock with titanium handles and an M390 blade, it’s pretty sweet!

    I always liked the field strip technology knives that CRKT puts out but wanted better materials in the knife so when they announced this one I couldn’t pass it up.

    Mine came off center with blade play and with some lock stick
    I was going to return it but instead decided to adjust the pivot about as tiny of a movement as I could and see what happened. Lucky for me it pulled the blade dead center, took out all side to side movement, and almost totally eliminated the lock stick ( which has since almost disappeared with some fondling of the knife ).

    I couldn’t be happier with this knife and the novelty of being able to so easily disassemble and rebuild the knife is very cool to me.

    I’m pretty sure that I’ll be keeping this one for a long time.
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  18. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I had a grey turd in my pocket! (definitely more grey than turd)
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  19. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I usually carry either a Large Sebenza or Hinderer XM-18 3.5 Skinny Slicer. Today it’s the Sebenza.
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  20. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Snagged one during the drop last Wednesday! :thumbsup::)

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