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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by rodriguez7, May 30, 2017.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    If it was up o me, I'd respectfully ask the participants to enter a meaningful phrase or sentence like, "I'll take it" or something similar which doesn't need to be a full on grammatically and syntax correct sentence rather than something such, "Aaa"... But, I also understand that some folks bid from their phones which is now less advantageous if they type in more than a few meaningless letters/symbols... The bottom line is that it is not something which is going to be enforced or even worthwhile to get one's knickers in a twist over but I am sure if asked as such, most folks in here are super respectful and will adhere to common courtesy requests. Shrug!

    P.S. best of luck to you Dave in you're going to partake :)
     
  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks! You too Mat.

    That other stuff doesn't bother me, but then my knickers stay pretty untwisted.
     
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  3. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    My internet was out this evening (at work where I'll be for the sale). I may be skunked just because the electrons are confused. AAARRRGGH!
     
  4. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Would be cool to have a D2 one, but I think i am ok with just waiting for my D3V preorder
     
  5. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    My work was called off today, so I'm back in the game....
     
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  6. Joecleo86

    Joecleo86 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 1, 2017
    Lucky, i was considering to stay home just to try and land a nask. Im going to try and take a late lunch and see if i can find a spot with decent cell service.
     
  7. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Here's a few in-hand shots and a comparison shot with the standard Field Knife.......

    A shot of the HDFK 'with the bark on' and a tumbled FK

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    What would be the logo side but no logo on the D2 Proto

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    Spine shot

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    Balance point

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    In-hand

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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
  8. jackal_727

    jackal_727 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 25, 2010
    Could someone post a comparison picture of the NASK with normal and thin handle scales? Just curious what the difference actually looks like.
     
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  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Could someone comment/compare/contrast the choil on the HDFK to those found on the Busse line? I don't own any Busse and havent ever used one, so take the following comment considering the source... I have never liked the looks of the choil on Busse knives. The one on the HDFK looks smarter to me in that if you do put your finger in there, there is a lot less guard/ricasso between your index and middle finger. It still seems like a natural grip.

    Please educate me (and let's keep it friendly and objective) about the merits of either one.

    Thanks in advance.

    I would love to hear @Nathan the Machinist and @Lorien comment on the design of the HDFK choil as well.
     
  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    that was one of my primary considerations when designing into this knife a feature that I have up to this point generally dismissed as gimmicky.

    Also, choils that catch on fabric or whatever piss me off, which is one of the reasons why that finger bay not a perfect semi circle. In addition, I didn't want to give up more edge than was absolutely necessary, so the bay was designed to be as compact as it could be and still not cut you.

    The chamfering is hugely important, and that extra level of complexity wrt manufacture one of the main benefits that CPK claims over many other knife making outfits.

    The part that you can't see easily is the balance point, and in my view that's what really makes the choked up grip function as it should. Given that this grip is intended for jobs that require more finesse, the knife ought to provide a neutral balance when used this way so you're not fighting to keep the tip up or down, but instead be able to 'float' the knife in such a way as to have maximum control when using it this way
     
  11. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Anyone put the D2 to work yet? Wondering how the blade tip being thicker than down at the ricasso works for slicing, chopping etc.
     
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  12. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Mine was delivered about an hour ago, unfortunately I still have about 5 hours to go on my shift:(

    ~Chip
     
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Yes, @grogimus

    You ought to know by now that his knives barely being taken out of their boxes are already smashing onto something!

    Hopefully he will be posting some photos soon which he texted to me earlier on! I don't know if he cut anything but I saw his Fluffer taking a walk in the wild with his mitt marks on 'em!
     
  14. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    Can you take a few photos of you boxing up the HDFK and FK right before you send them to me?

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  15. grogimus

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

    Apr 27, 2012
    I didn't get a chance to do a whole lot, just picked it up this morning. I gave an Amur maple and a mulberry a haircut and trimmed up some of the branches. Not enough to say a whole lot. It's comfortable, balanced right on the guard, lighter than I expected, and sharp as hell.

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    The 7/7 is a wonderful 6 inch'ish blade knife but it definitely has some competition.
     
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ I'll take it?! :eek:o_O
     
  17. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    Excellent pictures. This is helpful.
     
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  18. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    My D2 proto arrived yesterday:D I haven't had time to actually use it, but the feel in hand is every bit as good as a Light Chopper (I may dub it the "Mini Chopper" ;) ). They ran out of skinny OD micarta, so mine has OD with black liners(regular thickness).

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    ~Chip
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2017
  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ Gorgeous! Thank you for taking photos pronto :D
     
  20. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    That's a good looking scale combo and a great shot of the grind he puts on these.
     

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