DEK1

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
    Theads like these where the friday sale nuts can show off, followed by a preorder I can non-stressfully get into (if I want one) are what sell for me.

    User pix tend to show things in their element, different views, discussion, etc. If i don't like it, the thread won't change my mind. But they have moved me from "that looks cool" to "that looks like something I'll spend $ on."

    The boot dagger, for example. I'd never have bought that (not useful for me at all). But daggers do show off what a shop can do, and they are wicked cool.
     
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  2. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thread influenced me. First CPK purchase.

    DEK2 thread :thumbsup:

    I'll purchase the DEK2 from the description alone, , regardless. Hooked
     
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  3. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    DEK2 thread
     
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  4. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    472
    Aug 31, 2010
    As long as someone has an interest I think the thread builds hype and interest which increases sales. I have no interest in the Kephart so a thread makes no difference to me.

    The knife also has to deliver, which it did. If the knife doesn’t deliver then the pre-order will reflect that because of the “real world” reviews will steer people away. I don’t see that being a concern for anyone. Your designs are amazing and coupled with Nathan’s skill every knife comes out as advertised or better. Unlike many manufacturers Nathan under promises and over delivers.

    I think a better question is to ask Nathan if he only wants to sell a lot of DEK2s or a shit ton.
     
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  5. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

    231
    Dec 30, 2018
    Not sure if I buy DEK2, but I would love to see the process behind the scenes and all the stuff that goes into it.
    I am saying yes.
     
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  6. Tree Herder V

    Tree Herder V Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 18, 2007
    DEK2 - that sounds interesting! My suggestion would be the same handle as in DEK1 plus an 1"-1.5" longer blade with a bit stronger tip - but as pointy as on DEK1. But to tell the truth - whatever the DEK2 will be like - I'm in. :)
    And in the meanwhile:
    DEK1 during a winter's woods walk.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I would love a DEK with a 4" or slightly shorter blade, a swedge and the same handle.
     
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  8. I am bleeding

    I am bleeding Gold Member Gold Member

    145
    May 7, 2020
    Do you recall your pre order number? I think mine is in the low 50s. So looking forward to receiving it
     
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  9. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    She/he was #132.
     
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  10. I am bleeding

    I am bleeding Gold Member Gold Member

    145
    May 7, 2020
    I had this silly idea that it would go by pre order placement. Probably a lot more to think about logistically for the CPK team than who got their pre order in early.
     
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  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Heavily depends on the chosen options; for instance orders with satin grind, wood handles, swedge and the penetrative tip take longer to process and fulfill than the orders with less frills. With so many options offered on the DEK1 preorders, the fulfillment will be a bit out of phase. I’m seeing some fancier ones with ECAM handles and swedge popping up in the photos but there were also a plethora of more heavily customized preorders. Nathan had originally said about one year time scale from start to finish and he recently stated that CPK is currently ahead of the said schedule.
     
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  12. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I'm also somewhere around 50, but I figger I'm going to be about last with the AEBL steel, swedge and satin grind. No acid watch, penetrator tip or wood scales though. I stuck with good ol' ECAM. Maybe that will keep me from being last.
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The AEBL with swedge are ready for heat treat. Everything else is heat treated. Those will probably ship near the end.
     
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  14. westfork

    westfork

    588
    Aug 27, 2003
    Has anyone received their preorder with the Mystery Wood? Just curious what the salvaged press board from a trailer park tornado ended up looking like.
     
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  15. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    As predicted by Yours Truly.

    No problemo.
     
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  16. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Steel on steel
    [​IMG]
     
  17. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    My Dek 1 Pre-order should arrive Monday:eek:I wonder what kind of wood handles I will receive?:confused::D
     
  18. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

    231
    Dec 30, 2018
    @TommyGun56 are you hoping for the used popsicle sticks? Or wood from that lot with that bloody cat?
     
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  19. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I can't wait to see it. I haven't heard anything about mine yet. What kind of wood are you hoping for?
     
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  20. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    I would be happy with Cocobolo, Osage Orange, or African Blackwood (I love surprises)
     
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