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DEK1

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah, the scales are not just a covering for the tang of the knife, they are the interface for the knife to your hand and are every bit as important as the blade.
     
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  3. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    813
    Dec 19, 2015
    Well said and the execution on the dek is on point for my hand at least(xl gloves). It feels very nimble and balanced, more so then the the 3-3.5” fixies I have.
     
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  4. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    That's one of the aspects of CPKs that we appreciate. Some manufacturers have handles that are all over the place, eg. some are OK while other knives from the same manufacturer feel like a block of wood.
     
  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
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  6. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    This - the DEK1 - is one of the most perfect knives in hand !!!

    YMMV but I love it for my hand. :thumbsup:
     
  7. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    993
    Nov 24, 1998
    When I was fourteen or so an aunt gave me a German made “Original Bowie Knife”. It had a six or seven inch blade, stag handle, it was heavy, it had a great green leather sheath, the knife looked to me like a million bucks of way back then. I LOVED that knife. One good day it occurred to me to throw it against a tree from a distance and after a couple of shots the tip broke. I think I cried a little. I’ve never done it again. I know any CPK can take it, but you’re a better man than me and I won’t try. :(:thumbsup:
     
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  8. JBC_Hunter

    JBC_Hunter

    42
    Jan 9, 2015
    Is it just me but reading this thread has me pumped to get my preordered DEK. Can’t wait until they start going out. I’ll be like a kid on Christmas.
     
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  9. Dantone05

    Dantone05

    Dec 31, 2014
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    DEK gaining some altitude. Design and execution are on point Lorien and Nathan :thumbsup:
     
  10. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
    Beautiful shot!
     
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  11. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
  12. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
  13. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    yeah, little gutter to deal with the water coming off the tent. Drainage is always something you need to manage starting around this time of year.
    I'll be moving all the crap and used bikes, over the next few days, from my old building and have nowhere else to put them so into our yard they'll go. I'ma try and keep everything dry as possible in case I need to turn it into money. Which I'm sure I will.
    New life, T minus 5 days...
     
  14. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Good luck
     
  15. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I might have to build an ark next
     
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  16. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    993
    Nov 24, 1998
    Easy to build a dugout ark with a DEK1. o_O
     
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  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    But a CPK axe would make it easier :D
     
  18. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    808
    Mar 28, 2015
    THIS.
     
  19. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I've been invited to design a titanium axe! That'sa gonna be a fun project :)
     
  20. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    993
    Nov 24, 1998
    Well, meanwhile I’d settle for a CPK Skinner in order to prepare the meals for those building the ark. :cool:
     

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