CPK Boot Daggers

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by TRfromMT, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    (Since the boot dagger comments are strewn all over the place, here's a thread to consolidate the discussion...)

    The Boot Dagger seems like Nathan just came up with a resourceful use of some scrap falloff of a larger knife blank.

    Now, most knife makers with a useful chunk of scrap on their hands would throw an edge on one part and contour the handle a little bit, drill a few holes, slap on scales and, "Voila! Neck knife!"

    But Nathan ain't "most makers", is he?

    I bet this will be the most thought out boot knife, with actual, purposeful design features, handle ergo's, and blade geometry the likes of which have never been seen in a boot knife before. This thing's gonna be good!


    I'll just say this now - this thread is useless without photos (Looking at you, Nathan o_O)
     
  2. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    IN FOR 1!
     
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  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Pulled from my stash...just appeasing the masses until Nathan gets some free time;)

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  4. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Did somebody say BOOT DAGGER?
    (Since this is a thread dedicated to the boot dagger, I won't have to post that again... but I did have to post it this time).
     
  6. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I just hope that when a Boot Dagger is available, I will have the money to buy one.
     
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  7. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    This is awesome - I'd love to see one offered with a sub 4" blade to make it more EDC friendly. There are plenty of daggers on the market with 4"+ blades but they aren't as carry friendly. Many people overlook the benefits of a dagger for EDC use. You double the cutting edge and can use different edge geometry for different types of cutting, much like a double bit axe. I'm in regardless though :D
     
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    That's good, because I'm sure some of us are going to need sheaths for the dagger to match our K18s;)
     
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  9. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Hell, incorporate one into the K18 sheath, as well as a separate matching one!
     
  10. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I've got a custom cyborg-style that Chad did for another dagger. Top of the food chain stuff. It would be awesome if his books are open in time for the CPK dagger.

    I'm sure liking the size of this dagger from Nate and company.
     
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  11. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Axes guys, axes, nothing to see here...

    I'm thinking double red micarta buffed and a deluxe leather sheath!
     
  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Standard BF answer; both my friend, both.
     
  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    And don’t forget you need a backup just in case, so two of each:rolleyes:
     
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  14. SpotOne

    SpotOne Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Sep 1, 2014
    If you build it, they will buy it. Isn't that how the saying goes?
     
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  15. HKP7K3

    HKP7K3 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 15, 2017
    First time I have seen the concept drawing. I'm definitely in for one or two! Looks awesome.
     
  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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    I had a material drop from the K18 project that was just the right size for a boot dagger project I've been wanting to do for a while
     
  17. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Any chance of a single-edged version so I can get one :p?
     
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  18. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    These gonna' be rarer than hen's teeth, and only a lucky few will get one. Hope I will be one, but have no misconceptions that I will.
     
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  19. Jeff Dickinson

    Jeff Dickinson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 25, 2018
    Oooooooh, these look stabby! I want one!!
     
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  20. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    What kind of boots is this dagger made for?
     

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