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6" Utility Fighter in AEBL stainless steel

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Please note that pricing hasn't changed but we're rolling the cost of domestic shipping into the price now. If you're an oversea customer please be aware there are additional shipping charges.

    These are a variation of the 6" Utility Fighter made of AEBL stainless steel rather than Delta 3V.

    The 6" Utility Fighter was designed as a collaboration with design and functional input from a family friend, US Army Green Beret Jason Landphair. It is a well made, durable, high performance mid sized utility combat knife designed to carry light, tolerate rough use beyond the abilities of most alternatives, and function properly as a mid size fighting knife in addition to normal cutting chores.

    The handle is 3D sculpted CNC machined and ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average sized hand. Unnecessary weight is removed where possible and the tang is internally skeletonized for a neutral balance. The blade is made of .175" AEBL. The heat treat is based upon some techniques used on our Delta 3V and is also based on some input from the heat treat for this alloy developed by Devin Thomas. We went through several rounds of development and the HT we're using has been fully tested and validated, we've done our homework and have what I feel is a very good heat treat for this steel, it performs very well.

    AEBL, heat treat, tested 61 HRC, .175" at ricasso
    Total length 10.8"
    Blade length 6.0"
    Edge length 5.6", 20 DPS
    Weight 8.0 oz
    Extra grippy 3D machined scales
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    The price includes a very nice Mashed Cat Kydex sheath with TecLok.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 10 knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We are sharpening now and they will ship next week.

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.

    These are pictures of the 6" Utility Fighter in Delta 3V. Today's sale is this pattern in AEBL. They look pretty much the same.


    These are all utility “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with visible tool and grind marks.

    They are shown with buffed scales but you can request unbuffed for an ugly alternative with better grip.

    Price is:
    $302 in black or natural canvas micarta
    $312 in OD green G10

    Shipping is $12 and is included in the sale price.

    I take paypal, cash, check, or MO.
    Jo will contact you via PM or email on Sunday or Monday. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by end of day Monday please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at carothersknives at g mail dought com

    ^ this is the last of the AEBL Utility Fighters. We will have more 6" UF later this year in D3V.

    Please come by here in two weeks for a sale of 50 Utility Field Knives in Delta 3V.

    Thanks for looking,
    MR HAPPY, Phill50, Standard78 and 6 others like this.
  2. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
  3. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    In please
  4. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Gus said, "Marc, I got this burning itch."

    I said, "See a urologist."

    He said, "No, I already got a shot for that, I want an AEB-L UF."

    I said, "I got you, brother."

    Proxy for @gusbuster
  5. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    I’m in for 1! :)
    Can’t believe I made it from my phone. Must be my lucky day!
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  6. PharetH

    PharetH Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2016
    In for one
    MR HAPPY, donscpoo, gusbuster and 8 others like this.
  7. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    In for one, black micarta, thanks!
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  8. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I’ll take one please in Black micarta.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  9. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    OG Green G10 Please. Thanks team CPK.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  10. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007

    Weird, I was like 3rd on the page and then I refreshed and got bumped down a few places. Anyway, if I made the cut I'd like it with unbuffed black micarta please. Thanks!
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
    donscpoo, gusbuster, Fullflat and 5 others like this.
  11. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
    Black canvas please
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  12. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
  13. MR HAPPY

    MR HAPPY Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    i'll take one :thumbsup:

    Same for me..It showed I was 3rd on my end, I screamed with joy!.... then I got bumped down a few.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
    Mike Pierson, Fullflat and Odog27 like this.
  14. SpotOne

    SpotOne Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2014
    Almost LOL
    Fullflat, Mike Pierson and Odog27 like this.
  15. Jamesjetjr


    Jan 3, 2018
  16. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
  17. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  18. sre1


    Feb 7, 2013
    1 ...and no dice.
    (At least I have a Shiv).
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2019
  19. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    one please.
  20. jmac30

    jmac30 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Mike Pierson, Fullflat and Odog27 like this.
  21. 420isaac

    420isaac Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    Mike Pierson, Fullflat and Odog27 like this.

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