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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by 91bravo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Yes sir Tony made both sets for me ... they do really pop in sunlight ... or even in a shaded area with the sun out ...

    The FK2 has black liners I didn't get a picture of yet ... but they are a nice touch.
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  2. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    Stunning work Tony @TRfromMT ! :thumbsup:
    Congrats on a very handsome pair of CPK's @JJ_Colt45 !! :)

    I have a weakness for nice Koa when I deviate from synthetics. I may have to hit up Tony soon to get in line for something nice.

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  3. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    ..double post..
  4. halm

    halm Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    How does one go about getting the details of said scales, price, how to buy, etc? (And even better, barter?) . I am thinking about my HDFK...
  5. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Start by dropping Jo a Pm, then watch Carothers buy sell and trade area
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  6. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    Send @TRfromMT a message if you’re talkin’ wood scales.
  7. stjones

    stjones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    I REALLY tried to love my original FK more then the UFK but it just isn’t going to happen. This handle is truly magnificent. Def my fav knife in this size range.

  8. Peter S.

    Peter S. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2009
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  9. m.and


    Jul 8, 2009
    I’ve wanted to try out a CPK for a while and the FK2 seemed like the place to start. I was lucky enough to snag one on here today and I can’t wait to get it in hand. I think it will be the perfect fixed blade companion to my Small Sebenza.
  10. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Now for the tough part... a 3-4 day wait... anticipation building... building...

    You’re going to love it.
  11. m.and


    Jul 8, 2009
    Does anyone know how I might acquire a drop loop for the included Mashed Cat kydex sheath? The one I picked up came with a Tek-Lok and I prefer a little bit lower carry.
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There are several aftermarket options but if you want the one specifically from Mashedcat, you can either go to his site or if he doesn't sell them separately, you can reach out to Mrs. Jo Carothers to buy the sheath which you want (I think that it's $35 plus $7.50 for shipping) and then sell your own Teklok sheath for like $25 or so, if there's a demand but to sell on here, you will need a $30 gold membership.
  13. m.and


    Jul 8, 2009
    Thanks for the tips. I recently let my Gold membership lapse, but I'll probably renew soon. I am also looking at the Sagewood option - I believe the Small Belt Loop Sheath Adapter works.
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  14. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I don't know about a small but maybe. I was going to say a sz M from Brian at SWG.

    ETA: I have a sz M made by Sagewood for my MashedCat sheath which I had ordered for my original FK aka FK1.
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  15. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Pretty sure I have the size small - and that’s the size he lists on his website for the FK2
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  16. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Hey bud good to see you. I was thinking the small would fit but couldn't remember for 100%

    If the question is drop loop attachment (or dangler for that matter) the answer is Sagewood IMO. Brian builds a great adapter.
  17. m.and


    Jul 8, 2009
    At less than $30 for a well made leather loop or dangler, I think it's a no-brainer. Thanks to all for your help.
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Interesting because when I tried to fit sz S SWG dangler to my FK1 Mashedcat sheath, although it fitted, it was a bit wonky whereas the sz M fitted much better. Then again, you have yours fitted to the FK2 sheath per his website. Hmm!

    ETA: my custom ordered kydex sheath for my FK1 from Eric Lind (MashedCat) is a pancake style kydex.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  19. m.and


    Jul 8, 2009
    I also noticed on the Sagewood site that the maximum measurement for the small is 2.15" and the minimum for the medium is 2.15", so if the sheath measurement is within this overlap they both could fit.
  20. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Mat, are you referencing the original sheath for the FK1s, or did you have Eric build an aftermarket sheath?

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