Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, May 16, 2018.

  1. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Those look $$$. I bought a new flashlight for $90 on sale and my wife was like "you spent how much on a flashlight? Why?? What does it do that your other ones don't?"

    My response was "um, because it's blue..."
     
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  2. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Good guess, together they'd fetch about $1k...but they're pretty much the only high end lights I still have. Used to have some sweet Titanium... 3 Ti Ra Clickies, a Gatlight, Spy007, those were the days, lol. Still have a couple BADASS lasers though;)
     
  3. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Ah I always wanted a spy007.
     
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  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Here's the one that got away...I did some sweet pearl inlays on it too:(
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    My wife got me one of these for Christmas a couple years ago because she knew I missed my Spy007...variable brightness on the knob like a Gatlight instead of discrete programmable clicks, but she only spent a $100;)

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  5. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's a Tain Azco in titanium:)
     
  7. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thank you!
     
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  8. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Picsoritdidnthappen
     
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  9. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Man, I love my Danners for work, water resistance comfortable and great for “stomping” out crime...., I find they run a little small and narrow though. One day I hope to get a new pair as I can only swing used ones off eBay. That whopping $1200 after taxes really limits new purchases. I n picked up a set of Danner Ft Lewis last year for less than $100. And these things are rock stars. Those RATs are the next in my sights for non work outings!
     
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Shoot man, that was like 15 years ago...if I think of it I'll drop you a PM:)
    LaserGlow Aries (250mw 532nm), LaserGlow Orion (500mw 650nm), and a little something I cobbled together back in the day from a Casio laser diode, a custom diode housing I machined and an HDS B42XR for the housing/driver:cool: 1.4 watts of 405nm awesome with variable brightness!

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  11. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    You'll shoot your eye out!
     
  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    No joke, even incidental reflections off clear glass with these could instantly toast your retinas:eek:
     
  13. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Better have some good eye protection!

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  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
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  15. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Yep, until it's feeding time:eek:

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  16. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Even sekksseeyerr.

    I knew a chick once who could dislocate her jaw to.... um... "eat"....

    Things....
     
  17. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    I do

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  18. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Reserved for my flashlights
     
  19. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    264
    Jul 26, 2019
    Didn't go through the entire thread but is anyone else into Whites boots? They're built like tanks and you can get them built fully customized. I'll take photos of mine later.
     
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  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Been 1000% satisfied with a pair of Wesco boots I received about a month ago. I would have gone with Whites, but did not want a full stack logger heel. If it weren't for that I would have gone with them. But the full custom measurement process at Wesco was dead easy and I could spec out every feature of the boot.
     

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