Besides CPK knives, whaddaya like?

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

  1. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    Well, in essence, they’re a beautifully executed axe(s) created by a very talented young blacksmith in NC, USA. I don’t have any pictures to share, as I’m still waiting for the one I was able to score. It should be here some time this summer. However, I believe @mpjustin has some lovely images he can share.

    Also, part of the allure likely has to do with the fact Liam took home the grand prize on one of the Forged in Fire shows.
     
  2. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
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    This lil' fella showed up today.
    Not sure if this one is staying or not
    I will say that I really like the green bone scales but the comb.... not for me
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  3. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    That name sounds familiar. I don't know if I saw him. I stopped watching the show because I didn't like how they treated Walter Sorrells.
     
  4. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    I’ve only ever casually watched it, so I’m not too familiar myself.
     
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  5. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
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  6. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Here’s a few pics of the two models I currently have. Mini Camper and Wasatch Hatchet.

    Once you have a chance to hold one / swing one the axe will speak for itself. A great quality tool that should last a lifetime if cared for. I also like that Liam hardens the poles on his axes so they can be used for hammer like duties.

    In another couple months I should have a 2.25lb camp axe, trappers axe, and a craft carver to compare. I like axes almost as much as I like CPK’s (but not quite ;)).

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  7. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Very nice! Thanks. I love that rustic look. I hope you show us some photos of the new axes when you receive them.
     
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  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    tell us what you think of Liam's hard pole after you beat on it for awhile
     
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  9. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Oh, boy! :D
     
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  10. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Aren’t hickory poles the best for axes?
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  11. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    :D
     
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  12. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    That trapper is awesome!
     
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  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    I was trying to let that one go when I read it, glad somebody got the juice out of it.
     
  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
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    This is a Blackfeather in O1 tool steel. I put the handles on this 4 years ago for a guy who has since become a good friend. I have mentioned in the past that it is one of maybe 3 or 4 knives that have passed through my hands that I would love to have someday. He happens to have one more on that very short list, but I digress.

    It's one of the first pinned handles I did where I did not have any scales as a template (it just came as a blank blade). Also the only time I have used wood (maple) as a liner. I didn't have much idea what I was doing then... mostly just said yes to anything to try new things. I was so pleased with how it all came together.

    Anyway, fast forward to today and I have a couple projects lined out with this fellow, and this is what he put up in trade. It just showed up in the box! Heck of a mail call! I was stunned. It's very special to me for several reasons. I am so glad to have it.
     
  15. SneezySky

    SneezySky Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 23, 2017
    Tony, for all that you do for this group. You deserve to get that back! Congrats.
     
  16. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    @SneezySky thanks. I try to pay it forward now and then, and to have it come my way is so cool.
     
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  17. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    @000Robert heres my camp axe from Liam. I got this one when you could simply email in your order and get whatever axe model you wanted and pretty sure I had it about 10 months. I don’t think this configuration is available anymore since it’s got a 1.5 lb head on a 15” handle. The new and similar “mini camper” has a 1.25lb head and usually a 12” handle.

    The pic also fits in this thread since I mostly collect custom slipjoints and hunting knives. The Lanny’s clip is from Bret Dowell and the fixed blade is by Josh Fisher JS.

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    Here’s another handmade camp axe that I like using more than the Hoffman. This one is by Pawel Surdel in Poland. It’s a 1.85lb head on a 19” handle. The little extra weight and length make it more capable.

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  18. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    They look nice.
     
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  19. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    A couple of favorites from my fixed blade collection:

    J. Oesser - Woods Knife in CPM-154

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    J.Oesser - Timp Trail Knife in hand rubbed satin 01 tool steel

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  20. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    my new rock knife

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