Fun Friday Sale! DAGGERS!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    unlocks at 5:00 eastern time

    Due to the limited quantities and a desire to make this a nice leisurely sale, I am limiting this sale to the folks who contributed pictures in the "please post some dek1 pictures that I can use in our pre order thread" https://www.bladeforums.com/threads...at-i-can-use-in-our-pre-order-thread.1741720/

    ^ if you posted a picture there, thank you. If so and you would like to order a dagger please consider joining this sale thread at 5:00 eastern time.

    This is our new Boot Dagger pattern. It won't be a standard pattern. Our run of these will yield about 100 knives. These are the first four and we will have 40 out in the main sale area next week.


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    I've been wanting to do this project for a long time. Let me tell you about this little dagger.

    Delta 3V, HRC 60.5
    Blade length 4.438" from tip to guard
    Blade width .9"
    Total length 8.69"
    Thickness at ricasso .205"
    Sharpened 20 DPS
    Black on black micarta (canvas or linen)
    heat darkened titanium screws
    Engineered skeletonized tang
    4.9 oz, balances 7/8" behind guard

    Edge thickness before sharpening tapers from .015" at ricasso to .010" at point
    Edge thickness behind the edge after sharpening is under .025" at ricasso and over .030" at point.

    I tapered the edge thickness before sharpening down towards the point to compensate for the complex interaction of the intersection of the edge bevel with the primary grind as the primary grind changes along the length of the blade.

    The grind starts out as a severe hollow grind at the plunge. It is a 1 1/2" radius there (3" hollow grind) but grows in diameter becoming a flat grind at the point. Also, the grind is twisted becoming more obtuse at the point to create a reinforced point. Otherwise the tip of a deep grind like this is extremely weak. My point is very strong. The goal with this design was to create a very sharp double edge straight razor geometry at the plunge with a stout armor piercing point reinforced with a strong center rib that runs the length of the dagger. This dagger will shave the hair off a fly and also defeat Kevlar body armor.

    The handle is designed for a saber grip and a reverse grip. In the saber grip the butt fits in the palm of your hand. In the reverse grip your thumb fits over the end of the dagger. When held in a saber grip you can hold it like a regular knife with your thumb and index finger in the finger choils, or you can turn it 90 degrees with the blade horizontal as a traditional main gauche is held. When held as a main gauche there are deep jimping milled that give good positive traction to your thumb tip.

    We kept the handle as thin and trim as possible considering this is not a cutting tool you'll be carving with all afternoon setting up camp, it is a concealed weapon, but the handle is well designed for positive grip to keep your enemy stabbed and your hand uncut. The handle is not overly rounded and it indexes positively in your hand. The tactile feel of the deep thumb jimping scallop is unmistakable and easily identified without looking.


    Price is $375, no sheath
    Shipping adds $13
    Comes with very good black on black canvas micarta. Change to black on black linen micarta (black as coal) add $20. <--- limited quantity
     
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  2. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    1: Amazing, never won the rat race before, and the random key I pressed in the post was prescient...

    Double Black Linen please!

    EDIT: Also, wow, I guessed just right on how much I needed to set aside for this, had $415 earmarked!
     
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  3. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    In for one. Rrrr!!!

    Black as coal please :thumbsup::cool:
     
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  4. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Good times! 1 please. Congrats all have a great weekend.

    Love ya CPK!
     
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  5. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Oct 31, 2018
    Been too long since I had that kinda fun. Happy to be back in the swing with everyone!

    I'd love one as black as my soul if available.
     
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  6. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    Darn.

    :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Dibs!
     
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  8. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Sep 29, 2017
    U
     
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  9. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Dream crushed. Congrats to the lucky dawgs!
     
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  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    *choke*

    Always fun though!
     
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  11. ibyn

    ibyn Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 29, 2008
    In
     
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  12. Turbodiesel69

    Turbodiesel69 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 6, 2018
    Can't wait till next week.
     
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  13. ibyn

    ibyn Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 29, 2008
    Oops didn’t read full post. I didn’t post any pics
     
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  14. PABladeGuy

    PABladeGuy Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Sep 11, 2018
    In
     
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  15. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I waited 2 minutes, just to say I saw this in time to have a legitimate shot...but I didn't even have a DEK1 when the image request went out (my schedule didn't allow me to participate until much later in the game)
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    See? Wasn't that a nice leisurely sale? So calm.
     
  17. osprey888

    osprey888 Gold Member Gold Member

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  18. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
    I’ll take two

    ;)
     
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  19. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Well done sir! I will be trying next week.

    Congrats everyone!!!
     
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm off to buy some beer. Nathan, thank you for the opportunity and well done the top 4. I choked. Friggin Borat!!! Grrrr....
     
  21. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Dang work

    Congrats you lucky four!!
     
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  22. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Congrats guys. The race is on, let's see one in leather!
     
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