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FK2

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

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Aftermarket Dave. On the original mousy FK1 sheath, the sz S was fine ;)

    Eric made a bunch of aftermarket ones for the original FK for quite a few of us :)
     
  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I thought maybe that's where the discrepancy between the size of the SWG adapter was coming in, but now I'm just confuzzled. However, those taco style sheaths that Eric built were the cat's meow :cool:
     
  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ... and I went for the bee's knees, the pancake style :D
     
  4. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thanks, Dave. Yeah, I’ve been pretty quiet here and haven’t had much time for the knives :(

    My gf and I took the child of one of her relatives (he’s 2 1/2 and a cute little bugger) out of foster care and are now raising him ourselves. We weren’t planning on kids this late in the game but here we are...:D
    it’s been 3 life-changing months so far. Only 16 years to go...:confused:

    (Sorry to derail the thread folks)
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  5. m.and

    m.and

    Jul 8, 2009
    You all seem like a great bunch of people. I'm happy to join the group on Friday. I'll definitely post pictures.

    Best,
    Matthew
     
  6. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    You can never go wrong with his pancake sheaths, they're slicker than heck :thumbsup:

    Welcome Matthew. We'll be looking forward to pictures for sure!

    No worries on a derail Christian. I noticed you were quiet and hoped everything was well. Very sincerely wishing the best for you and yours in this endeavor brother.
     
  7. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    ^+1 to everything he said!
    @Oyster we need more people like you & your wife in this world. Stepping up like that takes big stones and bigger heart. I have no doubt that boy will grow into a great man & contributing member of society, thanks to y’all. Cheers, and best wishes :)
     
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  8. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Thank you for the kind words @Hard Knocks @Fullflat

    I guess sometimes life just throws something at you where you simply have to act. We watched the situation for a while and decided he should be with family. Ours is his 4th home (again, he’s only 2 1/2). Biggest challenge was that we received custody two months earlier than anticipated. Everything moved very quickly suddenly and before we had a chance to fully prepare. Happily, we’ve settled into a routine now :cool:

    Can’t wait to give him his first knife! I’ll probably post a separate thread to get people’s thoughts. My first was a SAK, of course.
    There’s also a BNIB EDC2 with antique micarta scales waiting for him when he’s ready :D
     
  9. m.and

    m.and

    Jul 8, 2009
    I'm still anxiously awaiting the delivery of my first Carothers knife and poring over all the pictures on this forum.

    I do have a question regarding the handle scales - is it possible to order extra scales for the FK2? The one I bought comes with burlap Micarta, but I think I would also like a set of the OD green canvas Micarta.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I can relate to the life change ... hopefully he is healthy and happy now ... and much respect to you for stepping up and doing what you and your gf are doing!
     
  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I believe you still have options for extra scales straight from the company since this is a current pattern, but I'd contact Jo directly and confirm that. If there is no stock of OD green, you might want to make a WTB post in the B/S/T thread to see if someone in here has some.
     
  12. m.and

    m.and

    Jul 8, 2009
    Thanks for the tips. How does one go about contacting Jo? I checked out the website and the contact page directed me to Facebook (which I am not on). I also have let my Gold membership lapse, so PM'ing is not an option at this moment.
     
  13. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Try...[snip]

    I can't remember if Jo wants that in open forum, so as soon as I see you've got it I'll come back and edit it out.
     
  14. m.and

    m.and

    Jul 8, 2009
    Got it.
     
  15. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    :thumbsup:
     
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Dave, Jo's email address is always stated in CPK's sales threads albeit in a more cryptic way, intended to counter bot searches pickpocketing easy to discern email addresses ;)
     
  17. m.and

    m.and

    Jul 8, 2009
    Email sent.
    Fingers crossed.
     
  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Dang it I thought I was the only one with her direct contact! :mad: :D
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    FK2 headed (back) to bear camp

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  20. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015

    :D:D:D
     

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