FK2

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

  1. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    The sheath was made for the FK2.

    I just went to copy a link for you. I don't see any CPK there either. The only thing I can think is they no longer do CPK. Not sure why that would be the case. Perhaps it's best to email them directly.
     
  2. fmrranger

    fmrranger Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 13, 2010
    Thanks. Yeah, I may need to just contact them to see if I can still get one.
     
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  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I emailed Brian regarding it. I am actually still on the books to have another FK2 one made for my Mrs. Well, I thought I was....
     
  4. fmrranger

    fmrranger Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 13, 2010
    Let us know what you find out. It does seem odd that they would just drop CPK from their list.
     
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  5. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Makers have done that before when they sold the knife they used for the pattern, but I can't see that happening in this case, unless they borrowed blanks or something, anyways, I will let you know what I find out. I'll probably ship them a FK2 if they don't have one left when my name comes up. Or maybe someone closer will be interested and ship one instead. Unless I'm cancelled.
     
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  6. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Brian says they are on a massive backorder. So he’s cut back the offerings to help slow sales on less popular items.

    I think that lets him focus on batches I guess. He plans to add back models when they catch up a little.
     
  7. fmrranger

    fmrranger Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 13, 2010
    That's good to hear, thanks for the heads up.
     
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  8. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Man I love these kick ass FK2 sheaths by Lorien.
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  9. VashHash

    VashHash

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Weekend knife and maybe into next week too
     
  10. co556guy

    co556guy

    Dec 13, 2011
    Recieved my shipping notice for my hard-thin fk2. Super excited to get my 1st cpk.

    The more I look at these pics, the more I lust to buy all the knives. Probably good that I dont have the $ to do that lol.
     
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  11. UncleBear

    UncleBear Gold Member Gold Member

    17
    Feb 2, 2018
    Hi All,
    Does the FK2 have any curve(arc, radius) in the spine towards the tip? Or is it more of a straight-line clip point in use?

    I've looked at many pics and can't quite tell if it has enough curve for my tastes in a field knife...I'm more hunting oriented than bushcraft.
    For reference...I have a DEK1 & it does have just enough arc at the drop-point, imho..well done design!
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yes it does. The curvature gets straighter towards the tip but it doesn't become straight. The FK2 blade shape is designed as a large skinning knife based upon my needs in a skinner. It's a big knife. It's larger than I like for deer but the drop point blade shape is correct for use running the blade edge out and controlling the depth of cut by rocking the tip in or out, without nicking the meat. That actually was the design consideration for the tip. I also put the belly of the blade out towards the tip. I like this functionally for a lot of use but I started doing it originally for use as a skinning knife where I prefer the belly directly behind the point.
     
  13. UncleBear

    UncleBear Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 2, 2018
    Much appreciated Nathan...that was exactly the description I was looking for!
    Thanks,
    Jd
     
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  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    It's a great elk knife Nathan. As is the original. Like you, maybe a little larger than I normally carry for deer, but so capable :thumbsup:
     
  15. VashHash

    VashHash

    Aug 11, 2009
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  16. Sagandavis

    Sagandavis Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2016
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  17. VashHash

    VashHash

    Aug 11, 2009
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  18. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017
    Is there a "cheat sheet" list of which makers have made FK2 sheaths with photos of each? Looking to get a leather sheath with dangler/drop loop.
     
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  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    No cheat sheet but I can give you a few leads:

    Our own Bill @duramax (a real mensch) is our denizen hobbyist sheath maker plus Lorien who is also now dabbling with leather sheaths as his side hobby. Then there's Chad @cpirtle who has made leather sheaths for a variety of CPK patterns. These 3 gents are the most prominent ones who are present in here almost on a daily basis. There's also Brian 0f Sagewood Gear who did have a pattern for FK2 with a dangler but there's a longer wait time unless he has them in stock, best to check his website. Then there is Mr. Paul Long who may still have the pattern on his roster. IIRC, there's also Joufuu leather but he may not have developed a dedicated leather sheath pattern for the FK2.
     
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  20. fielder

    fielder

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    Jan 25, 2011
    I really want a FK2.
    If anyone has a spare, a user is fine, please let me know.
     
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