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Contest- Name this knife pattern!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Hey folks,
    you'll know this pattern as 'The Survival Knife', which is about as uncreative and disinteresting a name for a knife pattern can be.

    Nathan and I need your help to come up with a proper name for this thing- something concise, accurate, unique and interesting.

    For whomever comes up with a name that Nate and I decide works, I will work personally with you to design a knife to your specifications. You'll get all orginal drawings mailed to you, and I'll even help you locate a custom knife maker or two that could help you turn it into reality. The pattern will be yours to do with as you please, as you will have full ownership of it.

    I know that's not a real inspirational prize, but it's all I got to give :)






  2. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    How about the Reliquus? Latin for surviving or remaining.
  3. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I have a few ideas: Lifa, Velona, or Superesse. "Survive" in Icelandic, Malagasy, and Latin. Obviously Él Niño or Little John could work as less serious ones as well.
  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's some good stuff so far!
  5. Ta2ude

    Ta2ude Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    I just posted this in another thread before I saw your thread.

    What about an acronym ? The CANUSA

    Camp And Nature Ultimate Survival Apparatus
    Carothers Arnold Necessary Universal Survival Apparatus

    Complete And Necessary Utilitarian Survival Aid
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  6. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I like that one too, kind of an international flavour
  7. Ta2ude

    Ta2ude Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 7, 2012
    Yes I felt it gave credit to those deserving. I like the acronym but the phrase may need a bit of polishing. My vocabulary is somewhat limited to a high school education and I couldn't quite come up with a phrase that flowed as well as I would have liked.
  8. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 10, 2014
    The DeLorien... ;)
  9. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Some good ones so far. :thumbup:

    I'll go with the DIY.
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I'll stick to my original suggestion:

    Wilderness Knife: CPK-WK.

    P.S. Your original theme being that if you were left / stranded all alone without any other cutting tools but this one to rely on to survive, what tool would you want to depend on. Since the name "Survival" (an entirely appropriate moniker which relates to your concept) would cause conflicts of interest with Survive! Knives, I draw my inspiration from using this tool if I was haplessly lost in the Wilderness.

    P.P.S. Please refrain from long arse acronyms that some other Co uses. With all due respect to the gladiator types, I find those names to be quite cheesy and not fitting to the image and the pace of this Company.

    There you have it for my suggestion and the reasonings behind my opinion :p
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  11. Goose 7279

    Goose 7279 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 22, 2015
    Rocky river ripper
    Blue ridge butcher
    Catawba crippler
    Coddle creek cutter
    Field chopper
    Bush sabre
    Bush piercer
    Bush beater
    My favorite-Bush mangler
    Mountainman mangler
  12. retired01

    retired01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    TUNDRA,short and strong name!
  13. Bugs57

    Bugs57 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    REFUGE. A harbor in any storm.
  14. ExtraBaconPlease

    ExtraBaconPlease Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    CPK Wilderness Warrior
    CPK Wildlife Warrior
    CPK Forest F#cker
    CPK Bush Master
    CPK Badlands
    CPK Wasteland
    CPK Comrade
    CPK Compadre
    CPK Chum
    CPK Sidekick
    CPK Creed
    CPK Reliance

    I have no intention of winning this thing, I'm just spit balling here trying to get the ball rolling one way or another..
  15. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    CPK Expedition Knife
    CPK Explorer
    CPK PFK, short for "Promptus et Fidelis", Latin, meaning Ready and Faithful.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017
  16. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
  17. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    haha! Love it
  18. Maddogg774


    Sep 19, 2011
    Ursa and if you make a smaller version you can call it Ursa Minor. Or if you make a larger version Ursa Major.
  19. leebrewer

    leebrewer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2008
  20. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Not being all that creative myself, I have to say I like the "CPK Explorer". To me, it's clean, concise, brings to mind the appropriate pictures, and isn't, well, obnoxious. Trying to think of other words that would embody "does it all" or "everything you need. Mike
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2017

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