What is in the works at CPK?

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  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This question recently came up again and I figured it warrants a thread







    Kephart
    Basic line 5-in field knife
    Basic line Super Duty Field Knife

    ^ Steel is here, we are decking material on these now.

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    In the works collaborations include
    Lorien Arnold Kukri
    Keffeler tanto
    Keffeler trench sword
    DEK2

    Also in the works:
    Possible kitchen knife
    Micro EDC
    Folding all steel field knife
    Integral Shiv
    Axe
    Utility Fighter 2

    In process:
    DEK1
    4" Dagger
    K18 sword
    Kephart
    5" basic line Filed Knife

    Currently available:
    Field Knife 2
    12" Behemother
     
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  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Up coming sales for the next month or three will probably include

    Dek1 in D3V and AEBL
    Hard Thin Field Knife 2
    12" Behemother
    K18 blem
    Mark's folders
    Kephart (starting with AEBL)


    The 5" Basic Field Knife will start milling chips in about three weeks

    We're finishing up beveling the AEBL Kepharts today. We'll start beveling 3V tomorrow


    We're continuing to ship Dek1 and K18 for the pre-orders
     
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I believe I’m finally going to pick up a Behemother from you when it comes up for purchase again!
     
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  4. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017
    Thanks Nathan! This is helpful info. I don't see the UF2 or the signature line SDFK on the list. Are they still upcoming and will there be pre-orders for these? (take my money...please)
     
  5. patrickguignot

    patrickguignot

    293
    Sep 10, 2015
    Thanks for the info.
    What is "Basic line"?
     
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  6. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The SDFK is there but you're right I forgot the UF2. Corrected, thank you. :thumbsup:
     
  7. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Really looking forward to the kitchen knife and micro edc. Those will get everyday use. The axe will be badass.

    Thanks for making this a sticky!
     
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  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We're going to continue our signature series production here on Blade Forums, but we're also adding some more affordable simplified offerings for distribution on Amazon to gain some exposure to normal people. It's an experiment. I get a lot of complaints from folks about our confusing and frustrating business model, so it's an attempt to address some short comings for people who don't forum good.
     
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  9. indawire

    indawire

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    Dec 26, 2011
    Thanks for the update, now I just have to decide what I’d like next. With CPK I know those crates have knife material in them. If that picture came from Survive those would be random pictures of empty crates. I waited for my DEK1 having full confidence that you would get to me sooner rather than later. Exactly what happened and I’m looking forward to ordering another CPK. And besides, I know your mom is keeping an eye on you.
     
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  10. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Solid lineup:
    Remainder of the DEK1 (standard and swedged, Delta 3V and AEBL)
    Remaining K18 swords (10-20 of them this summer)

    Kephart (on machines now)
    5" Utility Field Knife (bare bones value priced utility knife for Amazon distribution experiment. Material is here and being decked now)
    7" Super Duty Field Knife (utility grade for Amazon distribution experiment. Material is here and will be decked next, to 1/4". This will be a "Busse level" unbreakable knife)

    There will be some kind of new Utility Fighter for a new customer. The details are fuzzy but will firm up by summer.

    Other projects on the white board that don't have material made yet and/or aren't solid on a schedule:
    Lorien's Kukri (90% chance)
    Lorien's next DEK project (90% chance)
    Some kind of weapon from the twisted mind of Dr. Keffeler (50% chance)
    Ninja Swords! (25%)
    Axe head (25%)
    folder (CPK Folding Field Knife) (90%)
    folder (Mark's new folder, Delta 3V, in process now)
    Integral Shiv (75%)
    Three finger micro EDC (75%)
    AEBL Kitchen knife (25%)
    Some kind of little dagger made from the Kukri drops (10%)

    Knives that are out of production that may return at some point:
    HDFK
    EDC2-EDC3
    10" Chopper

    I'm sure I've missed something, but these are the things we're currently moving on.

    Also, we're hiring, if anybody is looking....
     
  11. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017

    Will there still be a "signature series" fancier SDFK offered on BF (hopefully through pre-order)? I don't see that listed anywhere. If I am blind, please let me know and make fun of me! o_O

    Also, is the UF2 you speak of the same as the "5" Utility Field Knife (bare bones value priced utility knife for Amazon distribution experiment. Material is here and being decked now)"?? Or will there be a BF Signature Series UF2 as well as the Amazon bare bones version?
     
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  12. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    It's a chopping beast!
     
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I like chopping beasts!
     
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  14. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Ewwww. *sigh* I guess if we have to we will make do. Just make sure they take off their shoes and take a bath once a week....this place will fill up with riff raff and ne'er do wells in no time...


    :p
     
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  15. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    CPK nomenclature can be a little confusing for those newer to CPK.

    FK/FK2/UFK = Field Knife
    UF = Utility Fighter (a single edged knife designed for fighting, that also has field utility capabilities. The original design is out of production, as they retooled for the DEF.
    DEF = Double Edged Fighter

    The UF2 will be a newly designed Utility Fighter.
     
  16. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Great thread. Thanks for the preview!
     
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  17. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    So much WANT in this list. The Like button is beyond insufficient.

    Aside from the In Process and Currently Available, there’s 13 of them that I really want.
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Next on the CPK agenda ought to be a nice well deserved vacation BUT only after I receive my much coveted DEK1 preorders which ought to be a real doozy :D
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
     
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  20. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    No kidding. When the last K18 pre-order ships I'm taking a week off. We're all stretched a little thin here right now.
     
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