What kind of folder do you carry?

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

  1. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
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  2. Ian80

    Ian80 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Just got this last weekend. I’ve been wanting one since about 2012 haha. Finally bought one since they are changing to the new design. Can’t wait to use it a bunch!
     
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  3. derrelw

    derrelw Gold Member Gold Member

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  4. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Flashback Friday for my first nightshift, all the way back to the late 90's:eek: Definitely two of the slickest mechanisms to come out of that decade:cool:

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  5. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Sometimes less is more. These three are the entirety of my folder collection and I am very content. The Shiro is new-to-me as of this afternoon. It's on washers and is very, very choice.

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  6. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I’ve been bouncing between these two and a BM Bailout for the last 2 weeks.
     

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  7. Dcdavis

    Dcdavis Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2018
    One of mine as well. I’ve been pretty well hung up on only Crk folders for several years now. I’ve gone back and forth between the large Inkosi and 21s but here lately the micarta Inkosi has taken the lead by a long shot over anything else.
     
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  8. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
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  9. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
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  10. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    I didn't know you were such a Schatt & Morgan fan;)
     
  11. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    whittler fan
     
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  12. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Oh yeah! I recall that coming up before when I posted my Ohta whittler:thumbsup: Whittler patterns are the best:cool:
     
  13. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    especially locking one. Cigar whittler is my fave
     
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  14. okcasey

    okcasey Gold Member Gold Member

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  15. derrelw

    derrelw Gold Member Gold Member

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  16. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Wondering what steel is this one?
    I love me some orange and you know a Manix II is one of my favorite Sypdies ... I like the wire clips and LW for shorts in summer too!
     
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Grats, looks like that you got yourself a very nice OG Hati, I always wanted one but stopped the chase after I realized that I had to chase the price which is not me. If I had to own any CRK, I'd probably look for the exact Inkosi set up which you own ;)

    I rarely partake in this thread because I have not bought any folders for a quite a while, but I agree with your less-is-more concept with one exception and that is when both quality and quantity are such equally overwhelming forces making the LiM decisions very, very hard. Plus both Nathan & Jo are such great people that I felt miserably lacking when I tried the LiM concept with my CPKs ;)
     
  18. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @Casinostocks that's a L21... But there is the same configuration in an Inkosi so maybe that's what you meant.

    As far as this Shiro is concerned, I am doubly impressed today with the edge and the steel. I spent about 30 minutes whittling a very dry, hard stick from a maple tree. I whittled, whacked, and twisted the edge through the stick in fairly sloppy, intentionally "cringe worthy" technique. Not a chip or a roll to be found. I was being unkind on purpose to the showy, mirror edge it came with. Took it all in stride, which I am quite sure the CRK would not have.
     
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  19. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    @TRfromMT
    You've got some nice folders there for sure. I must say though--and I don't think I am alone in thinking this--the thing that most impresses me is that you only have three folders. Seriously. I don't have a $hit-ton by any stretch, but to get down to just three would be next to impossible for me. Heck, I have 3 PM2s and I would be hard pressed to pick even just one of them.
     
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    My bad, I got my INs wrong! I meant to say Insingo as in the blade shape and not Inkosi as in the knife model :rolleyes: Just goes to show that it's been quite a while since I've been lurking around CRKs.

    As fo the toughness of Shiro vs CRK, again there's no contest. Those GRU bastids win hands down and every time till the CPK-Folder comes into the fray, hehehehehe <GRINS>
     
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