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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT

    Jan 4, 2016
    Believe it or not, both of those scales came from a single slab of Koa. They're twins.
     
  2. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    You can see that on the non show side ... I am getting perturbed waiting for a sunny day when I have time to get several pictures taken ...

    These really look awesome in sunlight ...

    So hopefully soon I get a good day to take pictures all day ... I need pictures of my knives and guns for insurance purposes ...

    But I have several others I would like to get pics of too ... so crossing my eyes for a sunny day next week while I'm free!!!
     
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  3. Peter S.

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    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

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  5. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 22, 2016
    Here are some more quality scales from TRfromMT. Fantastic work. Don't know how I have been lucky enough to get three sets! Thanks T!!
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  6. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

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  8. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
     
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  9. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2015
    Double fisting Delta today

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  10. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    A FEW NEW ONES FROM NATHAN

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    Including these two SHIVS, both with sharpened top clips...



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  11. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2015
    MC

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  12. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Those shivs are beautiful Bob, do you think if I asked Nathan, with a pony or two thrown in, he’d do one more of those? Again Bob, thanks for sharing.
     
  13. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 13, 2015
    Post work clean and oil

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  14. never.truly.lost

    never.truly.lost Gold Member Gold Member

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  15. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
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    Martin, those two SHIVS were new/old stock that had been on order for two, maybe three years - and finally got into process. I don't think there have been any left available for all that time.
     
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  16. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Very nice, Bob! Just something about those shivs! Mike
     
  17. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    Nathan really needs to schedule another run of Shivs - I bet he would sell a ton of them!
     
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  18. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    I know I'm in the way minority, and I'm sure the Shivs are great, but something I don't like about them aesthetically. Think it's the ratio of the fuller width to the blade width...if the fuller was thinner, or maybe not there at all, I think I'd like it a lot more. Sorry!:oops: Let the verbal beatdown commence!:eek:
     
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  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    No need to be apologetic for expressing your opinion although you deserve a "smack" on the wrist for referring to a fuller as a blood-groove. Quickly correct yourself lest Bob.B notices that form of blasphemy, LOL!

    There's a background history about the Shiv which I will not go into but Nathan had stated in the past that the pattern was done with and that he would not repeat / resurrect the Shiv, or at least as we know it. There're impracticality aspects to the Shiv and I guess that is why years ago Nathan developed his Utility Fighter (UF) which is a much more practical tool even though it is not a pure annihilator like the Shiv was designed to be.

    For some of us like yours truly, the Shiv has that "collectors" allure instead of practical applications. IMHO the original Shiv was VASTLY underpriced as compared to some pieces of "similarly" designed tools (I used the term similarly very loosely as I don't think that the competition came close) which were retailed at 2 x the original price of the Shivs. It is really no wonder to me that the old Shivs get traded around very easily at twice/more of their original prices because to a collector there's value there in comparison to whatever else may catches one's fancy.
     
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  20. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Sorry again!:oops: Corrected, but of course your post has preserved it for posterity:D
     
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