Well-used Cara Cara Black BY03BK

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Well-used Cara Cara Black BY03BK

Postby kennethsime » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:59 am

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A customer brought in this well-used, well-loved Cara Cara for sharpening today. He uses it as a rough-use chore knife, cutting bailing twine on hay bales etc. The clip kept coming lose, so I put some loctite in and re-installed the clip. The action was a bit slow, I cleaned out lint and some dried dirt and grime, and lubed it up. Flips open beautifully! Now to get it sharp...

Handling this knife, I can't help but pine for a Delica and Endura with choil. Handled a Byrd Raven the other day for the first time in a while also, both designs are so good!
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Postby Donut » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:16 pm

That thing looks pretty nice. I see a bit of edge damage, but I'm sure it can last many more years for the owner.

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Postby opaul » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:42 pm

Always nice to see a work horse taken care of, even if a little later. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby araneae » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:35 pm

I do enjoy seeing a real user. We see too many polished edge, unblemished knives around here.
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Postby ginsuwarrior » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:02 pm

I agree. All these impressive steels hardly getting used. Yet here we have the lowly 8cr13mov making hay!!

I want to see some sprint PM2's with this kind of use! Send me one and I'll use it hard.
araneae wrote:I do enjoy seeing a real user. We see too many polished edge, unblemished knives around here.

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Postby kennethsime » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:51 am

ginsuwarrior wrote:I agree. All these impressive steels hardly getting used. Yet here we have the lowly 8cr13mov making hay!!

I want to see some sprint PM2's with this kind of use! Send me one and I'll use it hard.
I'll put three through their paces, and a couple friends willing to do the same! :p
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Postby BAL » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:56 am

Now that's a knife.

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Postby DJFrostbyte » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:18 pm

BAL wrote:Now that's a knife.
Couldn't agree more! Looks great like that. That is how a knife should look! Those serrations look pretty toasted though.
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Postby Cereal_killer » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:34 pm

Now THAT a knife!

That thing would be absolutely beautiful with a mirror polished edge. Pics after sharpening?

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Postby Chris_H » Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:04 am

Very cool! Thanks for continuing to share some of the things you get to see at your job, kennethsime.
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Postby LC Kid » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:05 pm

That pic only screams about real love! :D
Stay Sharp!

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Postby kennethsime » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:48 pm

Cereal_killer wrote:Now THAT a knife!

That thing would be absolutely beautiful with a mirror polished edge. Pics after sharpening?
Unfortunately, I didn't get to snap any pics after sharpening. We usually only finish knives to about 1200 grit on a ceramic hone, and while the edges are quite effective, it's nothing compared to what some people accomplish on these forums.
Chris_H wrote:Very cool! Thanks for continuing to share some of the things you get to see at your job, kennethsime.
Anytime! Unfortunately I'm moving on soon, but I'll never stop being a knife nut, lol.
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Postby Evil D » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:25 pm

There is nothing like a well used knife. I find a certain amount of beauty in a beat up tool that is still perfectly functional. It makes me wanna go out and use the crap out of every knife I own. They really take on a personality once they get worn in.
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Postby Holland » Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:39 pm

amazing looking knife! thanks for sharing
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Postby powernoodle » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:46 pm

Look how happy it is. Its almost smiling.

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Postby Evil D » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:43 pm

araneae wrote:I do enjoy seeing a real user. We see too many polished edge, unblemished knives around here.
ginsuwarrior wrote:I agree. All these impressive steels hardly getting used. Yet here we have the lowly 8cr13mov making hay!!

I want to see some sprint PM2's with this kind of use! Send me one and I'll use it hard.
Well, even my hardest used knives will almost always have a polished edge. There's nothing better than the contrast between a beat up knife and a mirrored bevel. As for beat up Para 2 sprints, my 20CP is hardly beat up, but gets used thoroughly. I don't go around opening soup cans with it though so the blade isn't covered with scratches.
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Postby WireEdge Roger » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:51 pm

I love that picture, I look at it at least once a day. If I'd had a knife like that as a kid on our farm, it would probably look really bad! This one just looks well used, and eager for more.

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Postby Evil D » Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:20 am

I wonder, do they use the same blade coating as the DLC Spydercos? I wonder how a true DLC blade would look after the same amount of use? You really have to start cutting abusive stuff to get the DLC scratched off that bad. I put my DLC Para 2 through months of cardboard cutting everyday and it never developed a single scratch from it.
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Postby Chris_H » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Evil D wrote:I wonder, do they use the same blade coating as the DLC Spydercos?
The website only states "black electric plating" is used so I take that as some other kind of coating (like black nickel maybe?) besides DLC.
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