Cara Cara lost in dirt for 10 monthss, then found

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Cara Cara lost in dirt for 10 monthss, then found

Postby ginsuwarrior » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:34 pm

I purchased this knife June 9, 2013. Within two weeks I gave it to my 9 year old boy. He lost it within a week. It was found last week out near a barn on our property by my 5 year old girl...So almost 10 months out in an area that gets some truck/tractor traffic, it hardly had any rust. Whatever there was he easily sanded off, and just a small amount of pitting was evidenced. Little soap and water on handle and oiled pivot, very smooth.

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Postby Donut » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:50 am

That's nice. Got some rust in the handle.

It looks like it's ready to go. :)
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Postby Chris_H » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:43 am

Thanks for sharing... Reminds me that I don't have to baby my knives as much as I think -- they are more than durable enough to last my lifetime of use.
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Postby TheFactor » Sat May 03, 2014 3:17 pm

Very cool !

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Postby araneae » Thu May 08, 2014 9:06 pm

Hit it with some flitz metal polish and it will look better. That's a lot of knife for a 9 year old.
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Postby ginsuwarrior » Fri May 09, 2014 2:14 pm

araneae wrote:Hit it with some flitz metal polish and it will look better. That's a lot of knife for a 9 year old.
I'll pass along the metal polish information to him...and let him know your concerns!!! He's out in the woods with an 18 inch machete now though!! :)
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Postby anagarika » Sat May 10, 2014 12:09 pm

I'd suggest take it apart. There might be rust between liner & G10, and some around the lanyard hole. Sand it down with sandpaper (400-1000) then WD40 it. Re-assemble & it'll be good to go!

Amazing condition after 10 months!

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Postby ginsuwarrior » Mon May 12, 2014 5:01 pm

Disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled yesterday.

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Side facing blade.

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Other side, the G10 offered some protection.

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Postby Titomake » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Hello.

It's a very good knife. After ten months outside, it is in a very good shape.

Thanks for sharing that good story.

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Re: Cara Cara lost in dirt for 10 monthss, then found

Postby sal » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:17 am

Thanx for sharing the story of the CaraCara. Obviously a little effort goes a long way.

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Re: Cara Cara lost in dirt for 10 monthss, then found

Postby endgame » Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:46 pm

take some flits to all metal parts then renaissance wax the steel before you put it back together sharpen it and use the hell out if like its a red headed step child.then tak it apart and do it again!I completely abuse my raven and firebyrd and they never let me down.the old aluminum handle raven u have is tough as they get even tougher.sal do you have pics of the new raven?and specs?I cant wait


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