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CPK EDC/EDC2 - A Love Story (and Pictorial Compendium)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Benson X, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I love this knife. It's the first knife I've used from CPK, and it's been on my belt every day since I received it (6/10/17). I was quick enough to grab a 4V EDC during the last Friday sale, too - but I am already anticipating the next CPK blade that I will be lucky enough to add to my CPK family: HDFK aka Fluff Nasky aka Fluff Daddy, or maybe the BC! :eek:

    This is a collection of my (10) favorite EDC photos I've taken. I imagine when I get another CPK - there will be more to come! ;)

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    Feel free to add your own favorite EDC photos and show your love for this awesome little workhorse! :D:cool::thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  2. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications. Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 27, 2014
    Nice pics, I love that hybrid sheath.
    Who is the Craftsman?
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Rick Lowe. RLO is the trademark.
     
  4. Phixt

    Phixt Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 28, 2016
    My photo sucks compared to yours Benson, but it's what I have to contribute. Flavor is D2.
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  5. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Correct - Rick is a great guy to work with. I like look and feel of the leather, but still keep the snappy kydex retention and teklok.

    Awesome (that Mario wrist-band is kind of stealing the show though :p)

    1-UP! :D
     
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  6. Phixt

    Phixt Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 28, 2016
    Haha true. I took it for the thread 'A game to play'. With pics like those you should join in. ;)
     
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  7. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    These pictures are GREAT. I really enjoyed this.
     
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  8. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Awesome pics. Great processing or filters etc.
     
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  9. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I think I've played a similar game on other forums - "A picture of a knife and ________"

    If you don't mind, could you please send a link to my profile messages? I'll try to contribute, but I'm pretty lousy at being an active participant and keeping up with threads sometimes.

    Thanks Nathan, and please know the feeling is definitely reciprocated everytime I hold my EDC.

    Yourself, Lorien, Jo and the whole CPK crew have quite the cult following (and with good reason). Feel free to send me any "samples" if you need photos for a calendar or website or whatever. :D :D :D

    Just knives though, not like a "The Boys of CPK" bikini calendar or anything, lol
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    Thank you Justin! Composition is only 1/2 of taking a good photo - the other 1/2 is all processing/leveling etc. ;)

    I take what I "think" is a good photo, and after a little adjustment (contrast, exposure, saturation, sharpness, white balance, highlights/shadow adjustments etc) it turns into a GREAT photo. Then I look back at the original RAW image like "Ewwww! Boring, dull, lifeless!"

    I'm sure real photographers would scoff at me, but I'm not ashamed to admit it. These were all cell phone pics, edited right on my phone with whatever stock Google app is on here. Convenient and easy, but still with decent results.
     
  10. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Great results I'd say. Agree though your composition and props are on point.

    If you were closer I'd send you some CPK wood.
     
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  11. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast" Platinum Member

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    Aug 27, 2014
    You..get..me..
     
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  12. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I stole one of your photos and put it up as the cover photo for CPK's facebook page, hope you don't mind
     
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  13. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    I don't mind at all, Lorien. Honored would be the appropriate term to use in this case. That's pretty rad! :D
     
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  14. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast" Platinum Member

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    Aug 27, 2014
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Mike, where's the 4V?
     
  16. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast" Platinum Member

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    Aug 27, 2014
    I haven't carried or used it yet.. I'll take some shots soon though
     
  17. J_mcrane

    J_mcrane

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    Dec 7, 2013
    IMG_8472.JPG I can't seem to get the ones at the farm to load so you'll have to do with this one.
     
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  18. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Need to show a little LA love.

    I call this one "Bangers and Mash" :)
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  19. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast" Platinum Member

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    Aug 27, 2014
    What kind of camera are you using? That's not a phone is it?
     
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  20. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    Yup, just my phone (Droid Z Force). I use the stock Google Photos app for editing.
     

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