CPKhuk

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    So it's going to have a convexed edge?
     
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  2. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I don't think the edge will be needing any saving, especially when it's made from CPM3V and Delta'd...
    everything growing in your yard, on the other hand...
     
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  3. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 27, 2018
    I would think its going to have enough length and mass that shaping away some of the back will reduce tiring weight to be swung without reducing effective cutting power. And the quality of steel is going to ensure it stays in good shape.
    Lesser knives need mass because it dulls fast enough that it needs that weight to power thru brush and limbs with a weak edge. This thing is not gonna have that issue.....Hell no.....
     
  4. yoko

    yoko Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    I agree 100% with @sickpuppy1

    Kind of a jack of all trades I want to be able to carry ot for a stretch and not fatigue when using it to clear a lot of brush!

    I still use a beater kabar khuk because it is thinner than a traditional easy to swing and light to carry
     
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  5. yoko

    yoko Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Ps can I be alerted first to give some one my money for this regardless
     
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  6. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    @Lorien don't know if you missed it, but will this have a convexed edge, or have a primary and secondary bevel? Really difficult to make out from photos of shiny objects.
     
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  7. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    not sure. Doesn't really matter, since whatever form this khuk takes- production wise- it will have a distinct transition between bevels. That said, I prefer a soft transition, so that's probably what this unit will have when I begin testing
     
  8. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    someone asked about how the fuller is done. Here's a part answer;
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  9. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    target weight achieved!
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    I'm hoping to keep it at this weight or maybe even a little less, with the handle
     
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  10. yoko

    yoko Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 4, 2011
    Awesome please less!

    I'm a khukri fan and the lighter the more I'll use it!!!!
     
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  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    Looking good!

    Where did you get the steel broach (tool name?) Set??

    Looks like a handy set!
     
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  12. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    a knife maker of some esteem sent them to me as a gift years ago, when I was embarking on one of my first knives. He enjoyed the WiP thread I made about it and I think he felt my pain, since all his knives are made without power tools

    I found out today that a .25" hole will save me .06875oz. It's .55oz less today than it was yesterday and I haven't done the math but I think I might be able to drop enough weight from the handle to compensate for the scales and fasteners. Feels nicely balanced, for a khukuri, and if I can maintain that feeling I think we'll have a pretty awesome knife on/in our hands!
     
  13. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    That's an understatement!
    I don't know where one could find those today.
     
  14. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    They're called riffler files;)
     
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  15. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Oh I know, but I don't see big ones like Lorien showed for sale anywhere...
    I've got several sets of needle files.
     
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  16. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    I found some riffles files online. But they don't look as nice as his!

    Some are pretty pricy. 400+ for a set.
     
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  17. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    they are pretty nice
     
  18. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    just curious whynot start with 1/4 inch stock? -- from 5/16 down to 4/16 would give you a 20% base weight savings ... also, that much grinding for a production cpk will be murder on whatever grinders/belts are used

    I love the design so far :) but I expect production realities will translate to 1/4" stock :)
     
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  19. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    3/16" would be even lighter!
     
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  20. dirc

    dirc

    Jan 31, 2018
    of course, but I figured you wanted to keep some heft&meat on it : )

    no one is going to accuse 1/4" of being too dainty, but 3/16" gets into that territory (at least for a kuk)
     
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