FK2

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by 91bravo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    is that ever nice
     
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  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Shit. I probably should have mentioned somewhere at some point that we have some really cool vintage paper base Westinghouse material pulled out of an old Westinghouse switchgear that I made some Field knife scales from. I'm not sure it's Micarta, it smells more like melamine? I don't know, but it is stable, durable and interesting. I had it tested for asbestos and it is clean.
     
  3. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    yes, please!
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    It was in the middle of the move and it kind of fell off my radar.
     
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  5. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    893
    Feb 21, 2014
    More please more.... Can we have some more ?
     
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There you go Renato, a fluffy ball of cuteness just for you :D

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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I feel extra radiant now :D

    ETA: would be really cool if you had enough to do some of the DEK1. Gotta hand it to you Nathan, you really really know how to do handle scales like not even close to your closest so called competition or peer group.
     
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  8. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    307
    Aug 31, 2010
    Those are beautiful! Nice score.
     
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  9. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
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    One of the reasons they are so awesome. I posted this before but I am still wowed by it. They made these scales for me out of an old set of my cammies/BDUs from the Marine Corps that I turned into homemade micarta. A great knife for certain, only equaled by their customer service. It is so super cool how you can sometimes get a one-off. Almost custom without the price tag.

    *cant find the picture now but when I wiped it down with mineral oil the green comes out a lot more, not better, just different.

    Jo and Nathan, thank you again, this is by far my favorite knife. Personalized scales on an FK2 with sharpened spine.
     
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  10. co556guy

    co556guy

    989
    Dec 13, 2011
    I love it when companies are willing to do those little things that only cost a little trouble but can make something that special.
     
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  11. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Cooked a Wagyu ribeye steak and cut it with FK2 at the beach today. A little too overcook for my taste

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  12. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    998
    Oct 29, 2013
    It looks pretty good to me. How does it taste?
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Wagyu is one of those things that always looks gross to me but tastes amazing.
     
  14. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Delicious!!!!
     
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  15. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    When I lived in Cali a colleague of my fathers was traveling out there to meet up with family. I had never met him. He insisted my father have me meet them for dinner (awkward). We (his extended family and himself) met up at a Japanese restaurant. I got a steak (Kobe). My fathers associate found it very amusing that they took me to an upscale Japanese restaurant and I ordered steak. It was one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. No regrets on my end. I’m guessing he didn’t scrutinize the bill carefully - he may not have found it as amusing.
     
  16. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    998
    Oct 29, 2013
    I've never had it but that looks great.
    I do prefer Elk to any beef I've ever eaten.
     
  17. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    It tasted good! I seasoned it overnight with salt and pepper before it grilled it over some charcoal.
     
  18. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Since we have so many meat lover here, let’s take a closer look at the steak :)

    The Wagyu being grilled over the firebox.

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    A nice crust over the steak
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    A closer look at the cooked steak
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  19. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I just ate but now I’m hungry again.
     
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  20. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    998
    Oct 29, 2013
    The before and after shots are night and day. The before is less than appealing but the after is MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
     
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