CLOSED PRE-ORDER, 6" Utility Fighter

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Yes, and I am also starting with available scales. This will be more straight forward once these new scales get started. We had to do new fixtures before I could get the rest of the scales made, but they should start moving now that the fixture is ready. Special finishes may also take a little longer. Thanks!
     
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  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We are slabbing the antique Micarta now
     
  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    :thumbsup:;)
     
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  4. FatRat1

    FatRat1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2018
    Has anyone received there’s yet?I haven’t been hearing anything so I figured I would ask.
     
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah we've been shipping for a while. They are all due to ship before the end of the year and we are ahead of schedule.
     
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  6. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    336
    Nov 26, 2017
    Mine's in Ireland checked the shipping posted Friday hope to have it in the next day or two.:cool::thumbsup:
     
  7. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    Got mine last week. Worth the wait!
     
  8. Jeff Dickinson

    Jeff Dickinson Gold Member Gold Member

    209
    Mar 25, 2018
    Hmmmmmm, I'm still anxiously awaiting mine. I chose the "grind the back of the tip 30 dps to make the tip more stabby". I have yet to see any of those in Friday sales so maybe those will ship last. I'm hoping the longer I wait, the further up the tip the sharpening goes!

    Can't wait to get her home for a little game of "just the tip"

    And no, that's not nearly as dangerous as it sounds to all you evil minded knife lovers out there
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm grinding some of those today
     
  10. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    My DEF is on the way!!! :cool: :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Airbornetx

    Airbornetx

    105
    Feb 6, 2007
    Just received 2 UF’s today, one single and one double-edged. These are my first CPK knives and I couldn’t be happier or more impressed with them — meticulous attention to detail, balance is perfect, grinds are amazing.

    Realized that I should have gotten different colored scales for these because I don’t want to get them confused!
    I also wish that I had ordered a few more as gifts for some hunting buddies.

    Two questions:
    1) Does anybody make a tri-layer leather/kydex/felt sheath for these (similar to the Winkler ones)?

    2) Jo, is it possible to order additional sets of scales?
     
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  12. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Q#1: Lots of outstanding leather guys around here. I'd try Chad Pirtle...he's a custom leather maestro and no doubt he'd fix you up with something you'd be proud to let your kids inherit after your use.
    Q#2: I was able to add on 2 extra sets of UF handles when I won a slot in the DEF presale a couple weeks back. Unless something's changed since then, Jo will fix ya up fer sure.
     
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  13. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001

    Thanks for the plug brother!

    I don't offer a triple layer deal like that and not sure of anyone else who does, but I do have my Cyborg Series hybrid and of course full leather :)

    Welcome to the addiction Airbornetx :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Dirk75

    Dirk75 Gold Member Gold Member

    67
    Jun 4, 2015
    How do I get in line to buy one of these, I was deployed and met an Air Force PJ who had one. Sorry if this isn't a good spot for this question. Aaron
     
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  15. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    @Nathan the Machinist

    Your best bet is to watch the exchange for one and keep an eye on the CPK buy, sell, trade thread.
    Post a WTB in the buy sell trade thread.
     
  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm sorry, there are none available at this time. Once this pre-order is finished shipping we will have a few left over that we will make available next year.
     
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  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    PM Sent
     
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  18. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    273
    Feb 24, 2019
    Is the pre-order run the only ones being produced? I was hoping to snag one as a gift for an SF graduation present.
     
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  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There were two patterns offered during the preorder:

    1- The UF: Utility Fighter which is now a permanently retired patters. If you want one of these, either look for them coming up on the secondary market or post a WTB in the stickied thread WTB/S/T on this sub forum.

    2- The DEF: Double Edged Fighter, know your knife laws and all that plus less utility than the above but with more wickedness! Nathan May offer a few more of these during some Fridays sales in 2020 depending on how many will be left after he wraps up all the preorders.

    To answer the essence of your Q: no, preorders were not the only way to get them but seems that you’re quite late to the pattern as the occasional Fridays sales already took their course in 2019.
     
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  20. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

    273
    Feb 24, 2019
    Thanks much.
     
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