What kind of folder do you carry?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
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  2. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Nice set up, what flashlight is that?
     
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  3. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Really digging this thing, may as well stick these trit vials here until I get around to milling the backspacer;)

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  4. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    This knife so smooth and beautiful! I got one and it went into my knife box... ;(
     
  5. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Ya I liked it so much I picked up the Lanny as well. They're like senior and junior haha. Action is so smooth it's ridiculous.
     
  6. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    I'm not an EDC kinda guy (my office job basically prohibits it) so my folders only came with me when going into the outdoors.

    Just reporting in to say that ever since I received my HDFK, all my folders haven't been used a single time. The FK2 is waiting for me at the post office - I don't know who will get more hip time. Most likely HDFK in the winter and FK2 in the summer.
     
  7. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    A Pele
     
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  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    These two are way outta my wheelhouse. Let’s see...I don’t do flippers, bearings, autos...what happens when I trash all my buying filters? :)

    I was pretty impressed with the build quality when I finally got to handle a Hinderer. Had to try one, and I’m really enjoying the XM18. The triway system is pretty brilliant. I also happen to be a big Wharnie fan, so...

    I’ve ignored Microtech in my knife life like I do fast food seafood places...just don’t even see them. But I watched a review that highlighted these things have real, actual cutting geometry and thought, welllll. 0.010 BTE. Solid design. Fires hard...so hard my son dropped it on my brick/tile patio the day I got it. :(

    I’m a little amazed that Microtech can make basically the same model(s) for decades, and still sell the snot out of them. Let’s hope Nathan doesn’t do that! ;) (no worries said the White Board)

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  9. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Microtech definitely has some hard firing autos. My SEAL Scarab is the hardest firing DA OTF I've handled. The plus side is that it takes such a firm push, that you're gripping it pretty solidly, minimizing the chances of dropping it.

    The only OTFs I've tried that fired harder were SA (the 2-handed closing allowed for a ridiculously strong spring).
     
  10. dilinger

    dilinger Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 25, 2009
    I carry a Shirogorov F3 on duty. Rides in my back pocket.
     
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  11. derrelw

    derrelw Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 29, 2013
    I have an XM-18 and CRK Inkosi that sit in my safe 99% of the time. The folder that I stick in my pocket just about every day is one of my Spyderco Para 3's
     
  12. Organic556

    Organic556 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2015
    Yeah I’m with you. I’ll occasionally carry a CRK or something higher end. But spydercos own the majority shares of my pocket time for sure. They just cut so well.
     
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  13. Organic556

    Organic556 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2015
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  14. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    So...I was chatting with the maker the other day on Instagram, turns out the "dark titanium" scales and backspacer are zirconium too, lol:cool:

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  15. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    So the blade can get scratches, but the handle is pretty much scratch resistant?
     
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  16. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    It would certainly seem so, based on the wear/usage evaluation...came to me at least third hand. We'll see how interesting that makes engraving it...
     
  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Yikes. If the material is zirconium, I hope you have some diamond coated bits, 'cuz I don't think regular metal will work too well.
     
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  18. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    From what I understand, the base metal zirconium is actually rather soft, it's only the surface oxide layer that's hard. Since the engraving I do doesn't rely on grinding through the surface, but rather cutting it from the bottom I think I'll be ok with the same stuff I use on titanium and steel.
     
  19. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    That’s funny, I’m just the opposite. I carry a CRK 99% of the time and my off days are a BM Bugout or a Microtech of some sort.
     
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  20. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
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