What knife would you like to see next from CPK?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    ^^^The Top can be sharpened an additional 2 inches or so before the fuller becomes an issue-(As both of these are) Believe the The Dagger Grind on the UF's is about 5 inches (No fuller), so technically NO, not a true Dagger Grind But as close as your going to get on a Shiv unless the fuller was lowered, but then it would not be a Shiv:thumbsup:
    Maybe saying a semi Daggerish Grind (The Top sharpened to 3 inches) would be a more accurate Representation:D
     
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  2. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Exactly.........

    A Shiv with a sharpened top clip.........but an inch or two further than as before.
     
  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Yup, just measured mine about 3 inches exactly
     
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  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Yeah, with that sharpened top clip, it's a real nasty, mean, bmf...........and even so without the top sharp, actually. Took me a month to recover from the stab wound to my foot, inflicted upon me by a real asshole (Bob was his name) who accidentally dropped it, it bounced on the butt up into the air and straight into my foot about 2" above my sole - and deep almost to bone.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    But we could have more of a sharpened clip like Nathan’s Shiv, which I believe @fonedork got in a trade for his Shiro.;)
     
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  6. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I just realized I still have a little juvenile humor left in me :D
     
  7. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Indeed, at three inches, very much a little juvenile:p:D:eek::rolleyes:
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Quoted for posterity
     
  9. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    ^^^^:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Ahhhhh I meant to say 4 inches:p:p:p:p:p:p
     
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  10. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    NOW you gotta prove it with pics, lol. Eww, nevermind,..:oops:o_O
     
  11. Murman

    Murman

    Nov 11, 2015
    Tracker

    Shiv
     
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  12. Freespoolin

    Freespoolin

    59
    Nov 20, 2017
    As a next knife I would like to see from CPK I want to put a few thoughts out as I see them.

    1. Nathan wants his knives to be used
    2. Most people here that buy them are collecting (nothing wrong with it as to each their own)
    3. In my view choppers are much nicer/expensive Ontario military machetes

    People keep asking for more choppers or daggers. The reality is they will be play toys that see some use in the backyard and that’s it. A knife that would see daily hard use from a large group of people would be a folder. Now ask 10 people what folder they like and you will get 11 answers. To keep on the trend of most usable it would need to be 3” or less in blade length and nothing flipper/ gravity/ Automatic.

    This gets you a knife that the highest group of people could and do use on a daily basis. As much as I would prefer to carry a fixed blade and hack through jungle vines daily I usually cut boxes, clip loose strings, and cut random items for the kids. I doubt I am far off from the vast majority of people.

    A <3” very slicey slipjoint with removable scales with a blade profile near the EDC would see daily use from myself. Nothing against locking knives I have and like them but a slipjoimt would be legal more places.

    *all opinions above right or wrong are my own
     
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  13. Freespoolin

    Freespoolin

    59
    Nov 20, 2017
    ^ Not to mention it would be a new challenge
     
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  14. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Well that doesn't sound very fun
     
  15. Uncle Timbo

    Uncle Timbo Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Nathan, if you're making it, I'm sure it'll be sweet.
     
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  16. AdamZC

    AdamZC Gold Member Gold Member

    231
    Sep 27, 2015
    0A559DFE-F159-4C7F-BCEA-9C4E2705749B.jpeg I would love a Carothers version of a thin slicey kitchen knife like this Japanese blade my dear mother-in-law bought me in Hong Kong, but with integral bolsters.
     
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  17. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Reminds me of his potato knife, does it have a chisel grind?
     
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  18. twyych

    twyych Basic Member Basic Member

    69
    Sep 20, 2008
    At this point I just want the DEK1 to become available. Otherwise, a thin stock, slicy bird and trout knife with a dropped point or spear point.
     
  19. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    You had me at thin stock and slicey (I'm assuming D2 was a given;))

    ~Chip
     
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  20. AdamZC

    AdamZC Gold Member Gold Member

    231
    Sep 27, 2015
    No its ground both sides.
    Very thin around 0.06”/1.5mm
     
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