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What kind of folder do you carry?

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

  1. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    161
    Mar 19, 2017
    I was given a Mike Snody hollow grind in S35VN (snody boss elite 2.0) that made me love that steel.

    Takes a nice edge with very little effort, but has good retention.

    I wouldn't put it to hard use, but it's fantastic for day to day tasks.
     
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  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Not folders, but I got a few from Ban Tang in S35vn that I like.
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I time travelled to late 2020 and noticed that I had a CPK-Folder in my right pocket! :cool: :eek: :D
     
  4. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
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  5. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Yeah, but that one rusted on a nightstand, without every being used or wet or anything... Oh, and room humidity was in the 50s..

    nope on the mushy edge, think i'm done with S35VN..
     
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Charles Vestal made this knife to my design from S35VN, and hollow ground the primary bevels with very little material left between them. I meant to specify more material, as this was meant to be a little more woodcrafty than huntery. As it stands, I did ripple the edge shaving down some poles and cranking it super hard into and through knots, but no chipping, and great edge retention so I'm pretty impressed with the steel.
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  7. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    I've been using a Ferrum Forge/Massdrop Buc since they came out, I really like it. It's s35VN and I haven't had any issues with it. Cuts well, I like the blade profile and grind, and it sharpens up easily. I would've bought a Dao but a lot of people bitched about the flipper tab being too small.
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    I got a pretty awesome gift in the mail last night, @fonedork sent me a Stretch in ZDP-189. I loved the VG-10 Stretch I had before, I expect this to be even better. It'll be kicking the Buc out of my pocket.
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    Can you believe Oktoberfest beers are already out? I was bitching about the weather being 'unnaturally cool, should be 100 degrees at night this time of year' like an old cranky farmer yesterday then I found that on my way home! I don't like the weird weather but I love me some Sam Adam's Oktoberfest. Anyways...

    I can't always wear a knife clipped on my pocket with some of the things I've been doing at work, there's no rule against it but some people noticed so I stopped. These Collector's Knives/Lionsteel collabs have been the tits for pocket carry. I gave my dad an ebony wood clip point last year and I've been carrying one of these on the days I don't want to have something clipped on.
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    I like the scales on the spear point the best but much prefer the sheepsfoot blades.

    I'd like to get one of the Hogue/Ritters from Knifeworks to mess around with but I had shit-all luck trying to check out on their website last night. Their M390 is run a bit harder than most companies do, seems like a good move.
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah, something there isn't working right. I don't think that your experience represents the norm.

    A slow quench speed or going up high into the secondary hardening hump can reduce the corrosion resistance of a stainless steel considerably. I'm going to speculate that heat treat maybe could be improved.

    Tumbling a stainless steel with media that is contaminated with a carbon steel can also lead to rust spots.

    Hanging a finished knife on a nail in an area with grinding dust can lead to dust that can cause little rust blooms.

    something went wrong with that knife. The corrosion resistance of s35vn should be at least as good as aeb-l or Delta 3V.
     
  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Good to see you around a bit lately, Grog.

    Can you interchange the scales on those lions? Build the knife you want? I've been wondering about that line of knives for awhile... Maybe some ironwood or something on one. Looks easy to swap, but are the slabs glued as well as screwed?
     
  10. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I’ve carried CRK for more than a decade and though I’ll admit that I hated and avoided their S35VN knives after two didn’t hold an edge for me, they nailed the heat treat later and even raised the hardness to closer to its capabilities.
    I use a CRK Nyala as my hunting knife and it holds an edge forever as well as being about as stainless/rust resistant as a steel can get. It’s so good that I’ve become comfortable with leaving it over night covered in blood and fat if I don’t get home until late and don’t want to wake the little ones bringing in gear and washing it all off. That’s definitely not how I usually treat my equipment but the S35VN doesn’t care at all.
    First time was an accident, I wrapped it in the rubber gloves and left it in the bed of the truck with the deer, got home late and totally missed it when cleaning up. Remembered in the morning when I woke up and found it just fine- whew!
    If being half wrapped in sweaty rubber gloves while covered in blood doesn’t rust a knife, I doubt much else that you’d NORMALLY encounter will.
     
  11. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    161
    Mar 19, 2017
    I've got a manbug and dragonfly 2 in ZDP-189. Takes a super fine edge and cuts for days. Granted those are light use knives, but I've been amazed at how nice that steel is. One of my favorites for any kind of delicate cutting...it's like a scalpel when ground that thin.
     
  12. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    ^ +1 for ZDP with narrow edge bevels. That shit cuts!
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  13. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    Thanks man, good to be back. They look like they're T6 or smaller fasteners but I haven't tried changing them, not sure if they're glued.
     
  14. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Usually a CRK or Hinderer. Happy Friday everyone!
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  15. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
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  16. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Digging this sprint run rerun of the Spyderco Worker.
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  17. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Still rocking the Diskin, for nightshifts now:)

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    Thought TR might get a kick out of the flashback to the Oregon Trail edition of Gas Turbine controls;)
     
  18. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Surprised they'd let you take a knife into the Smithsonian exhibit of ancient technology.
     
  19. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'm not carrying one, but do you like my Loriendesigned Lightfoot folders?
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  20. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I love the spyderco Lum on the exchange right now:cool:
     

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