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What kind of folder do you carry?

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

  1. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    How about a HDFK folder?
     
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  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Have you seen Mark's folder? It's certainly big enough, lol;)
     
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  3. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    158
    Mar 19, 2017
    I love my Para3 in Maxamet. Holds an edge forever. I have a Native 5 LW in Maxamet that sees a ton of cardboard use too.

    That steel is terrific.
     
  4. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    They sure do.
    I’m on the verge of needing to sharpen it and I’m not looking forward to it!
    Time to invest in some diamond stones for the Edgepro.
     
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  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Maxamet is a breeze to sharpen. Kinda shocking, considering how long it can hold an edge. It's not very tough at all, so watch the lateral loads on the knife. I ended up snapping my Maxamet blade on my Manix a few years ago, cutting up some conveyor belt. Something I've done a hundred times with my other Spydercos with no problem.
     
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  6. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    That’s good to hear.
    The water stones that come with the Edgepro take forever on Maxamet so I ended up putting a nice secondary on it with a DMT.
    I think the set of diamond stones from chefknivestogo will help out a lot more with super steels because I suck at freehand sharpening.
     
  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Diamonds are the way to go IMO. I started hand sharpening on old Arkansas stones as a kid, but since I discovered diamonds, I never went back. I am in the market for a super high grit natural stone again, just so I can make an actual comparison with diamonds stones vs traditional stones.
     
  8. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    It would be interesting to see the results.
     
  9. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    158
    Mar 19, 2017
    I've had terrific luck with the venev diamond stones from gritomatic. Just a splash of water and they work a wonder on Maxamet.
     
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  10. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    If you’re averse to sharpening sessions, it’s worth noting that Maxamet is one of those alloys that if stropped after each real use, will go months on top of months before it even needs to kiss the diamonds
     
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  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    It polishes up real nice too!
     
  12. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
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    New Shiro in the collection. The F3R is so nice. This comes after a bout of wrestling with the price point of Shiro's and really not having any justification what so ever to add this knife.

    Did I mention it is so nice?!

    It was part birthday present, and part rationalization for selling off the UF with ironwood and custom leather ("I deserve this, damnit!").

    The 3D contoured scales are just ever so slightly more comfy than the turtle flat sides slabs (which I find fantastic). It fills the hand a bit more like a fixer and I'm really impressed with it. I used my Turtle to open the new box, and set them on the table side by side for the afternoon. After looking at them both for a long time, the new F3R went into my pocket.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ The F3R is honestly my fave Shiro after the 111CF and also after having gone through 15+ of them, whether wholly owned or entrusted by friends to evaluate and sell for them. I've got to tell you that after Nathan messed with my head (I'm using a much more polite term because this is being posted during the matinee session :D ) I have eschewed M390 and moved on from the steel. Looking squarely at you Mr. Carothers! :p

    I may still dabble if I find another 111 CF but only either in Vanax 37 or S90V. There's a mod'ed F3R sitting on the exchange right now which is very tempting as it checks a few boxes but I will just wait for Nathan's folder.

    Enjoy them in good health Tony :)
     
  14. Ajack60

    Ajack60 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    If it brings a smile to your face, that's justification for getting it. Even if down the road you decide to sell it, it will be one of those moments that never go away and will always make you smile. For me, I like to use a well crafted knife that will be reliable and enjoy using.
    Here's my combo that makes me happy:)

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  15. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    That’s an awesome way to look at it! I like your perspective (and knives)!
     
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  16. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I was aware of the one on the exchange a little bit ago, and originally he was asking more, enough that I elected to just buy retail.

    I have no business turning my nose up at most steels, but I sure do love Vanax 37 in the Turtle. So far been happy with anything I have in M390, so I'm game. (The one steel I've just come to generally avoid is S35VN, from any maker.) But generally, I really never test the limits of any of them.
     
  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Don't like S35VN? I've seen some pretty nice examples of it. Damn sight better than S30V...
     
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  18. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Any examples of knife makers that do S35VN right, please? I had a Hinderer FXM that rusted :(...
     
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  19. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Some folks don't like pineapple, either. I mean, it's better than mangos, but hey, to each their own. :D
     
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  20. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Well yeah it rusts. All the best stainless rusts. It's only 14% chromium. That isn't much chrome for a 1.4% carbon steel. Ya wanna mushy edge!?
     
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