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Besides CPK knives, whaddaya like?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    I'm a huge fan of LV and glad to see it getting some love here. The real stuff is amazing but I like the "almost as good" quite a bit as well.

    Couple of other tidbits..

    It is bug-proof and rot proof. They have actually found posts from houses made from LV buried in the ground that pre-date the birth of Christ.

    It is also reactive to UV light and the lighter toned wood will turn wonderful hues of green when exposed to sunlight.

    I have a block in my shop that's about 4'x8"x5" IIRC that I bought 15+ years ago to make a rifle stock from. I didn't use it for that purpose but have been pulling small pieces off for knife scales and pistol grips over the years. I'll be in my shop tomorrow and will try to post some pictures with a few on topic knifes on it :)
  2. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Wow! That’s amazing! This LV is really interesting wood. Look forward to seeing your pics. Thanks for the tip Chad. I think my LV is going to get a little sunlight! :thumbsup:;)
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  3. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    LV is, indeed, a very special wood. There are so many stories, such as those mentioned above by cpirtle.
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  4. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    ... and bowling balls.
  5. AnotherDogDown17

    AnotherDogDown17 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2015
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  6. E40

    E40 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2012
    Half Face Blades. Serious tools. I had this one made as a retirement gift to myself. I have a couple others including one of his mini-tomahawks.

  7. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Shirogorov F95R
    F95R, HaTi R, HaTion Lite
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  8. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Sorry for the delayed pictures with the LV.. my block is a little smaller than first reported but it's been buried for a while. The bigger one i have is an amazing piece of white ebony that's begging for a project :)

    This piece shows a lot of the variation LV can have, everything from the darker browns to the greens to the creams. The side grain is spectacular.

    The knife shown is a Michael Moing Higonokami and the hawk is a DLC Coated MT-1 from Red Rock Rifleworks, both soon to be fitted with proper leather.



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  9. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    That’s some nice LV Chad, and the knife and hawk aren’t too shabby either! :thumbsup::D
  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Some time in the past year, one of the regulars here graciously gifted me an ESEE4 with micarta slabs (which might be the most accurate description of the stock handle) and black coated blade. It was a gift because he knew I always wanted one as a project knife. I tried to do this one justice.

    Over the past year I collected up the materials. Knowing I was going to put a dark patina (red wine vinegar and mustard) I wanted a lighter handle. These scales are spalted eucalyptus and have some great rays that flash pretty well. Blue liners because black seemed too severe. Mosaic pins because, well, look at 'em.

    After stripping and fitting the handles the blade got tumbled for an hour in a large stonewash/tumbler at my work. Then the patina.

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  11. AnotherDogDown17

    AnotherDogDown17 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2015
    I prefer the thinner stock on the BG BB13. The CG stays at home more often than not...
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  12. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Spartan "Horkos", and "Ronin Shinto" Both in a handle material soon to be offered by CPK "Double Black Canvas" :thumbsup::eek::cool:
    EDIT: My Source tells me the Double Black is actually easier to Machine than the Regular Black Canvas. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2019
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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^^One or the other of those would look amazing with some cocobolo or rosewood that has some tan streaks in it.

    Pretty damn cool in their own right though. Not knocking them. Just imagining...
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  14. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Spartan Harsey Difensa

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  15. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's a big damn knife!
  16. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Yet surprisingly nimble! :D
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  17. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Eugene blade show score.

  18. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Nitro-V, CF, & white linen micarta
    Made for me by Justin at Running Man Forge. Been using it for about a year, and I really dig it. Touching up the edge occasionally is the only maintenance it’s ever had, and it still looks almost new after all that mileage.
  19. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018

    Edit: Bryan Baker / NZ along with the BC
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2019
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  20. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
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