THE AECM Scales thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by TRfromMT, Apr 13, 2020.

  1. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    If you ever want to part with that D2 EDC you know how to reach me. That is a beauty.
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  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
  3. SLOsmokin


    Feb 20, 2018
    Your guys pictures and reviews convinced me. I just paid my invoice for a
    New UF with buffed antique micarta.
    A set of antique unbuffed scales for my FK2.
    Pics to come.
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  4. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    Congrats on the purchase! You won't be disappointed.

    I would've sprung for AECM but know I'll baby it so I got linen and canvas micarta instead.
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  5. Burton Knut

    Burton Knut Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2019
    These will be used when my nephews are of an appropriate age, but for now they are destined to hang on my wall for all visitors to see, ask about and then be enlightened to the genius that is CPK.

    Last edited: May 3, 2020
  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    From top: HDMC / MC / LC
  8. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 31, 2018
  9. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    I received my first direct CPK yesterday and had to snap some pics before she gets the use that she so clearly needs: CPK UFK in D3V, sharpened tip, with ECAM and black micarta liner. These ECAM scales are absolutely stunning! Thank you CPK: she's absolutely beautiful!
  10. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
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  11. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Looking good
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Congrats on that CPK directly from the Mothership; that one is a truly great looking combination of a deadly stabby ;)

    Being a stickler for details, I will have to make a correction because I have seen this come up the same way:

    What you have there is the UF, i.e, the Utility Fighter. The UFK was something else, i.e, Utility Field Knife. There is no utility fighting knife! When the new iteration of the field knife came out, Nathan named it the UFK instead of FK2 or FK 2.0 because he started offering it in a more basic field grade and utilitarian grade finish before he refined the finished look of that model for a mere extra $10, baptizing that one as the FK2.

    I know, it can be quite confusing but there you have it.
  13. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Ok, for those of you that know somethin about something, is the "Unbuffed Antique Micarta" on the current MC's edge cut or just slabbed like ordinary micarta?

    Bonus points if you can steer me to a photo...

    Extra bonus if it's on a MC.
  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I think that they start life as edge-cut and then are buffed 99.999% of the time. That .001 is a very very rare bird. Sorry but no pics although there was one on someone's zombified LC way back when.
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I stopped doing slab cut on the antique micarta early on. People liked the edge cut better. I don't think any of the HDMC are flat cut
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  17. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    I came upon some antique micarta scales for the original FK a year or two year ago…and foolishly sold them.o_O Live and learn, I guess....

    *EDIT* Also, you guys have some great photos in this thread! I have appreciated seeing all the different shades of AECM.

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  18. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    [Aaatt Laaast!]

    There are plenty of AECM CPK out there, but this one is mine! This was gifted to me and apart from being genuinely blown away by that, I definitely had that moment of "Oh. So this, THIS is what all the fuss is about!" With all the handles I have had come through my shop, I've never actually seen AECM in person. There is a richness and depth to this material that is very nice. It's really something.

    Quick photo out of the box.



    Edit: I just went looking for the "CPK People are the Best" thread and found that thread is closed. So let me say it here, @Grenock is tops. Thank you, brother, for making this happen.

    Word of caution to the rest of you who may deal with him at some point - be warned that he is far more generous than you might be prepared for, goes above and beyond, and generally does not play by the rules.
    Last edited: May 27, 2020
  19. kurpak


    Mar 31, 2008
    My humble antique collection
  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016

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