K18 in AZ!!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by azwelke, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    WOW!! Is right!!
    Thank You to all involved!!

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  2. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2018
    Congrats on the knife-sword-thing-object. It has to be epic to have one.
    But I am equally impressed with that piece of kydex, who made it?
     
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  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    He's one of the old-school kydex benders:cool:
     
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  4. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Thank You:) I made it.
    I have them available to order on azwelke.com

    I cant put this thing down, so dont order any lol

     
  5. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
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  6. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    @azwelke ... when you get a minute post up a pic of the OD pancake with the blade sheathed please, thank you....

    I'd like to see how well the colors match & mingle with the TT handles.
     
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  7. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
  9. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Now that's what I call service!

    I appreciate the hi-viz orange interior because I want to insure high accuracy and precision sheathing my blade, because missing the mark with this bad boy could be a life altering event. :eek::p;)

    Expect an order for one coming in HOT...headed to your storefront now, thanks Al, Ron :)
     
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  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    @azwelke ...

    what option do I need to choose to get the shoulder rig & exact color combo you have pictured above?

    ...better still, just shoot me a PM if you want to sell the rig you have pictured. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    The balance is amazing!!. It feel's so light and fast for its size.

    You can hold it in one hand and have lots of control. If you're choked up, it feels like it counter balances itself, and it starts to float!!

    my ceiling fan might be a 6" by tonight :)
     
  12. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    It's hard to see this, but when you're looking down the blade, at the tip you can barely see but it flares out and it gets thicker at the tip, you can hardly feel it with your fingers, but I can see it in the shadows. It's that extra meat behind the tip Nathan was talking about, in case it hits the floor.
    All of the detail and planning and thought, is amazing.

    Nathan, sign me up if you want to do another pre-order, at the new price.:)
     
  13. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    There's definitely a lot more going on with the geometry than immediately meets the eye, having the pre-HT blade to engrave really made it obvious looking at the variation in edge thickness:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  14. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    AWESOME job on the Kydex, Al! Looks like a perfect fit (as usual from you)! :D:thumbsup:

    I'm still holding out hope to get in on the leather sheaths that Chad will be making, but may have to order a Kydex from you as well. I'm still few weeks (or months) down the line to receive my K18, so I have some time to drool over the pics and make a decision.
     
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  15. Sled

    Sled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2008
    Congrats on the K18! Orange kydex looks great!
     
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  16. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Beautiful! Thanks for the pics and the thoughts
     
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  17. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    those photos are appetizing
     
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  18. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

    224
    Dec 30, 2018
    @azwelke great job on that sheath, really like it. You have to have a BIG kydex press.
     
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  19. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Woo Hoo!! Order up Al, going for some Carbon Fiber sheath goodness to tote my K-18. :D
    When it gets here that is... :eek::p
     
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