FK2

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

  1. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 31, 2018
    I couldn't get that Westinghouse out of my head. It made me give up the burlap on my user. Really cool stuff! Thanks for the neat scale addition!
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  2. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    Just for fun I did a fast and dirty check of available-online Westinghouse electrical service documentation from the mid-60s and I saw micarta mentioned four times as a preferred insulating material in Westinghouse breakers and *melamine mentioned once as an outer material in a large fuse. If you can get me a serial number or some sort of ID on the switchgear, I will write the archivist at the Westinghouse Collection at the Heinz History Center and see if I can get the documentation for the unit to determine the identity of the Westinghouse material.
     
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  3. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 19, 2015
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    Finally got around to putting on my burlap scales! Much more of a chore then expected:) Really like that extra bit of grip provided. @Daverous belt loop look familiar?
     
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  4. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Wow they look great. You did a good job of capturing them in the sunlight.
     
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  5. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Great pictures guys! I need to get some new pictures of my FK2. Ive been using and beating the snot out of it this summer, and it’s dirty as hell. Haven’t even sharpened it since last winter. Great knife!
     
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  6. Keoneloa

    Keoneloa Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2016
    I agree!...what a great design; what a great knife. It has quickly become my favorite EDC, and since I work from home it's on my belt every day. I have an HDFK, a UF, and the FK2--with a DEK1 on pre-order. I am a fortunate man to live in a time when knives like these are within my reach. Thanks CPK!
     
  7. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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  8. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

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    Mar 12, 2018
    Tease :)
    I'm logging out until mine comes
     
  9. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Westinghouse vs African black wood just cause? I have 5 fk2 right now and couldn't be persuaded to give up one. Only version I didn't end up with was the HT with a swedge. Kicking myself....
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  10. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    FK2 arrived in Ireland today this Covid messed it around for a bit with shipping but a big thanks to Jo for staying with it.
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  11. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Did you coat them with anything? Looks great!!
     
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  12. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 22, 2016
    Probably one of my all time favorite knives. *edit -ah-cant get my gif to work-i'll try again tonight
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  13. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

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  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

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  15. mfa81

    mfa81

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  16. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    It is a Sagewood. I’ll get a pic for you when I get home.

    It’s identical to my HDFK sheath in other pics, just scaled down. Perhaps you’ve happen to see those pics along the way.
     
  17. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
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  18. mfa81

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  19. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
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    I wish I was out here hunting instead of working.
     
  20. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Sorry about the delay brother. Life hits hard when it hits. No coating at all. I'm pretty sure the cpk crew fully buffed and coated the African blackwood prior to me touching it. Both still look great. Granted I've been a bit out of the mix this year.
     
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