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The C33/Crater Owners Club

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The C33/Crater Owners Club
on: January 14, 2013, 08:23:42 PM
The name says it all!! :whistle:  If youown a c33 and or "Crater"(the c33's predecessor) , This is the home for you!!! :tu:
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 09:21:46 PM
I've got a LM Crater 33T. I am pretty happy with it. I have EDC'd it a lot. Love the fact that you can open every tool with one hand. It is however a little bulky in the pocket compared to a SAK.
-Knívleysur maður er lívleysur maður.
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 10:18:36 PM
Count me in   :cheers:.

I own a Crater c33L and an Expanse e33T, I cary them in my pocket or clipped on the shoulderstrap of my backpack when I have my Leatherman ST300 on my belt, so I have my "one-hand-opening-knife" needs covered  ;).

Love them both  :tu:.








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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 11:39:19 PM
Here are a few of mine :whistle:
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 02:58:00 AM
I have one. Love it.

One thing to watch out for: The inside of the scales are hard and sharp. If you don't break those edges, you might slice your finger open (like I did) when using the quick deployment nub on the back of the blade.

The screwdrivers are FAR superior to those on even Vic SAKs. The half-and-half blade is also very good. Strong, pops right out, once the pivot bolt is loosened a bit.

One-handed carabiner? Meh.

I never carry it though: no toothpick. Shallow, I know, but when you need a toothpick and can't find one, it is frustrating. ;)
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 03:17:44 AM
Welcome to the club :tu:
Thanks all of you for your support :salute:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 08:06:08 PM
I'm in!
I have two C33's.
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The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 09:49:13 PM
I 'm in
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 09:50:46 PM
I'm in. Gave my dad my first crater. Missed it and found another at TJ Maxx last year.

Good knives IMO.  :tu:
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 11:18:41 PM
Here are a few more c33 pics
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 03:32:42 PM
I like this set up !
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 03:38:40 PM
I have a C33B and have to say I am a little disappointed with it.  It is OHO only if you're right handed.  And there is no way to swap it over because of the bit driver.  If it were OHO for a leftie, I'd be quite happy with it (although the scales are a bit unfinished for my tastes). :whistle:


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #12 on: January 17, 2013, 03:48:23 PM
I have a C33B and have to say I am a little disappointed with it.  It is OHO only if you're right handed.  And there is no way to swap it over because of the bit driver.  If it were OHO for a leftie, I'd be quite happy with it (although the scales are a bit unfinished for my tastes). :whistle:

I have to agree with you on the scales and the oho is not all that great. I will carry it with a juice. One thing about the scales is the don't get jacked up like a sak.
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 11:34:21 PM
Here are a few more pics :tu:
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 06:15:20 PM
Took a dremel and made the thumb slot a little bigger. Much easier to flick open.

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The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #15 on: January 20, 2013, 06:39:41 PM
I have the e33l and it is not go to edc knife. It is a nice size and just works.


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 04:46:04 PM
I love the crater series.  I currently own a C33tx, and an E55bx.  I have previously owned a c55bx as well.  I love everything about the design.  The phillips and the flat head (c33tx) are an amazing size, and the bottle opener works like a dream.  I like the size of the blade on the C55/E55 and the option of using other bits.  I'm not as fond of the bottle opener on these models and I find myself not using it as often as my crater. 

I think that the C33 is an often underrated knife suggestion when people are looking for cheap EDC blades and I hardly ever see it being recommended on other forums when someone is asking for a budget knife.  The crater constantly outperforms knives that I have paid more for.

Currently the crater is my carry at home option.


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 09:19:50 PM
To the "true believers" of the c33-"Crater".  Here's a a Facebook page, I made, I think all of you will enjoy!! :tu:

https://www.facebook.com/TheLeathermanC33CraterAppreciationSociety
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #18 on: February 04, 2013, 03:23:34 AM
Here's a few c33 youtubes(not mine) for your education and enjoyment  :2tu: :clap:
Leatherman C33 Knife Review

Leatherman Crater C33 unboxing - first check

Leatherman Crater c33
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #19 on: February 04, 2013, 03:29:40 AM
I was digging the other day and found an old thread about the C33 that I'd completely forgotten about!

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,16277.msg308363.html#msg308363


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #20 on: February 04, 2013, 03:53:45 AM
I've got one that came in a pack - it's never seen any use, but it lives in my pack for a rainy day

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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #21 on: February 04, 2013, 03:59:21 AM
I was digging the other day and found an old thread about the C33 that I'd completely forgotten about!

http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,16277.msg308363.html#msg308363

Good call :2tu: :2tu: :2tu:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #22 on: February 04, 2013, 04:05:19 AM
I've got one that came in a pack - it's never seen any use, but it lives in my pack for a rainy day

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The c33 screams:"USE ME!!!!" :pok:
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #23 on: February 05, 2013, 04:42:06 AM
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"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #24 on: February 06, 2013, 03:07:27 PM
Anybody making scales for the c33 ?
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #25 on: February 07, 2013, 03:42:38 PM
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #26 on: February 09, 2013, 11:08:21 AM
Id love to see a C33 with wooden scales.
Will the scales be rigid enough?
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #27 on: February 09, 2013, 03:26:41 PM
Id love to see a C33 with wooden scales.
Will the scales be rigid enough?

Working on, kind of a fine line between to thick or to thin.
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #28 on: February 09, 2013, 03:39:46 PM
Id love to see a C33 with wooden scales.
Will the scales be rigid enough?

Working on, kind of a fine line between to thick or to thin.
I guess its the same as when making wooden bows. If its too thick you can always remove more wood. If its too thin, you a have big problem.
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Re: The C33/Crater Owners Club
Reply #29 on: February 14, 2013, 01:23:50 AM
"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall;
 Some run from breaks of ice, and answer none:
 And some condemned for a fault alone." -William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act IV, scene 6, line 169


 

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