Lets see your CPK in Leather!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by NJBillK, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
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    [​IMG] One of Bud’s finest creations IMHO.
     
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  2. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Sorry double post
     
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  3. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

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  4. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks Renato. It’s one of my favorites. @untytled :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  5. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I keep finding these great Joufuu sheath that fit the DEK1! :thumbsup::)[​IMG]
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  6. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Got this ESEE3 Discreet Carry Clip Sheath on the JouFuu website. It’s designed to clip on to your belt, and it’s supposed to be for OWB carry, but my belt is too thick for it. However, I found it’s great for clipping IWB without the belt, and ISP also. It fits the DEK1 perfectly, and since the DEK1 is designed to work well in reverse grip, I can clip it IWB in reverse, and I’m ready to go in reverse grip as soon as I draw the knife. It can also be easily drawn in saber grip by rotating your arm internally, and externally rotating as you pull up.:thumbsup::)
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  7. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    DEK1 in JouFuu ISP on the right,[​IMG]
    and EDC2 in RLOCUSTOMLEATHER Crossdraw on the left.
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  8. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Platinum Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Not that I can take it anywhere but the garage this summer...
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    FK2 with taco style Sagewood Gear:

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  10. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    holy shit, that is cool!
     
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  11. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Platinum Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Thanks man! I like your work too ;)
     
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  12. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
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  13. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Platinum Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    The process for those rivets is still cool as hell to me. I've thrown out more copper wire than I care to admit and never thought of using it in that way.
     
  14. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Daverous, Lorien can confirm of course but I'm pretty sure these are the copper rivets he's using. Saddler Rivets are awesome and a rock solid way to secure leather, I used to use them all of the time. You can give them a hammered look, brushed look and even add a dab of brass black to give them a dark patina. Very versatile.

     
  15. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Platinum Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Orly? Thought those were the ones he was making from the scavenged copper wire?
     
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  16. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Wow!!!
     
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  17. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Totally possible and apologies if that's the case and I missed a post about it - even more cool :cool:
     
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  18. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    nope, the amount of work to make rivets isn't worth it unless I need to do it, ie; longer than can be bought. I think the hand made ones look cooler, but... function over form etc.
     
  19. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Platinum Member

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Ya set me straight! Either way a very neat process to make them.

    I was wondering if it actually paid off compared to buying them. I've been using the cheap brass units with decent success and I couldn't imaging being able to make them for cheaper. The hand made effect, while not always cost effective, definitely resinates.

    I'll be checking those rivets out, for sure.
     
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  20. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    it literally didn't pay off. Apart from now I have a leather sheath for the Keffeler, put together the way I envisioned. For the sheaths above, the two upper rivets actually serve a purpose beyond holding the sheath together, and the dimensions and consistency are important
     

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