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
    it's what it is
     
  2. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    I know how you love your TeroTuf, I love it too!...couldn't get any for my DEK and had to settle on next best thing, unbuffed tricolor rag mic.
     
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  3. patrickguignot

    patrickguignot

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    Sep 10, 2015
    I really hope the Terotuf option will be available for this DEK pre-order.
     
  4. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 22, 2016
    For sure! Hoping there will be an OD green Tero Tuff option for the preorder. But honestly, I’m just thankful that there will be a pre-order! Thinking about picking up an extra for a buddy who is still frequenting the Middle East.
     
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  5. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Hmmmm... Not a regular and wondering where the pre order thread might be found?

    Bill
     
  6. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Come back in two weeks
     
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  7. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
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  8. lmalterna

    lmalterna Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    Betzner,
    Thank you. I saw the title and read only the last page so I did not realize this was about a DEK1 pre order. I will stay tuned for an announcement as this has to happen :)

    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  9. Visyoual

    Visyoual Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 23, 2016
    @Casinostocks
    Is the double black you posted acid washed? It looks darker… and frankly, fantastic.

    @Everyone
    Someone requested upstream a bit if anyone has pics of double black UNbuffed.
    Im +1ing this…
    Amped I got a seat at the table friday. Amped.
     
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  10. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    This one is unbuffed double black
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  11. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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  12. Visyoual

    Visyoual Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 23, 2016
    Glorious–thanks for putting those up. Is that Ti hardware also?

    Ive been spoiled with ebonite on a few of my other blades and honestly love the feel AND the look. Im also a terotuf junky… so Im thinking the unbuffed double black may be a good balance of the two. That blade also looks acid washed or darker. Is that just how it came?
    Beautiful blade sir.

    If its not too much to ask, could you get a shot from the end of the handle? I read somewhere about the possibility of a lanyard hole. Does the DEK have one? I dont recall seeing a verdict as the whether or not it was added.
     
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  13. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    There is a lanyard hole. This one is acid washed with Ti hardware:)
    I really like ebonite. Following the same logic as you I ordered the unbuffed double black and I'm really happy with it.
    This is a fantastic knife.
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  14. Visyoual

    Visyoual Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 23, 2016
    Im gonna have to copy your move here if its offered, the acid wash is dead gorgeous! I have an MC acid washed with ebonite, and its one of the sexiest knives I have. Aside from the aesthetic, im not versed in acid wash. Is there any benefit or detriment to having that done? Thanks again for putting up the pics. This is the first 'end shot' Ive seen.
     
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  15. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    The acid wash with ebonite or black handles look real cool
    I think on d3v it's mainly aesthetic unless you need the anti-glare help.
     
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  16. patrickguignot

    patrickguignot

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    Sep 10, 2015
    Are you sure it doesn't decrease the rust resistance?
     
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  17. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    D3V is pretty resistant already
     
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  18. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah, it seems like a knife that’s designed for reverse grip would be ideal for at least a sharpened swedge?
     
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  19. marcus52AR

    marcus52AR Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Double black buffed micarta. Love it (thx Seth and CPK)
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  20. Visyoual

    Visyoual Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 23, 2016
    The buffed looks realllly nice too. Wonder if theres an appreciable difference grip-wise between the two.
     

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