Carothers Performance Knives DEK1 Fixed Blade Knife Magnacut Stonewashed Blade w/ Black Canvas Micarta Handle and Sheath

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Carothers Performance Knives DEK1 Fixed Blade Knife Magnacut Stonewashed Blade w/ Black Canvas Micarta Handle and Sheath
Carothers Performance Knives, owned and operated by “Nathan the Machinist”.  With a degree in product design and extensive experience in 3D CNC machining and manufacturing, Nathan uses his talents to design high-end, quality tactical and art knives with a focus on functionality and ergonomics. In addition to knives, we design and produce high quality accessories for use in the knife making community.

The 4″ DEK1 was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, high performance, medium size EDC utility knife that is a little dressier than most of our other offerings. The steel is Magnacut.
 
This steel with this heat treat will support a fine edge, so this has narrow primary grinds and was taken under .020″ before sharpening and it was sharpened 20 degrees per side. This is a fine cutting edge, but this knife is extremely durable. They’re lightly hand ground after machining to give it a slight convex S grind. For a practically unbreakable knife it cuts like a laser. I’ll do a video when I get a chance, I promise you’ll be impressed with this knife’s cutting ability and durability.
 
It balances between the first two fingers and is intended to be carried as a practical EDC utility knife, but the DEK1 is also specifically designed to be used as a weapon with a hand grip shaped specifically to lock into the shape on the inside of your hand grip when held across the palm at an angle (saber grip) and 90 degrees to the arm when held point down, edge out, with the thumb over the butt (reverse grip) with swells, cutouts, ramps and moderate jimping assuring a very solid reliable grip that indexes into position without looking at it and does not shift around with vigorous “use”. Despite lacking a reinforced point or appearing menacing, this is a serious weapon.
 

Specifications:

  • Model: DEK1
  • Overall Length: 9.125"
  • Blade Length: 4.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.16"
  • Blade Steel: Magnacut
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Material: Grippy 3D Machined Scales In Canvas Micarta
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Fasteners Material: Titanium
  • Features: Hidden Lanyard
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Weight: 6.20 Ounces
  • Country of Origin: USA