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Ever gift a CPK?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by on_the_edge, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    As a bonafide knife nut, I love knives in general. However, I would say that I am more of a "get the best there is" kind of guy rather than a "get the most you can" kind of guy. That is not to say that I have not a ton of knives over the years, but the ones that remain with me are IMO the best of the best. In that vein, if I care enough about someone to gift them a knife, I either give them one of my own or the same make/model knife brand new from its maker knowing that the recipient is getting something of great value.

    So, my son's 16th birthday is coming up this week. We celebrated it on Thursday though to accommodate the schedule of an important attendee. Of course, he did not mind an early celebration at all; he thought it was :cool:. So what did he get? A brand spankin' new CPK Field Knife with a buffed black handle!!! He already has a couple other knives that I have given him, but ever since he saw my FK destruction video, he has been clamoring for an FK. Go figure...a teen with common sense!!! ;):D

    The way I look at it, it's a win-win-win situation. CPK wins, he wins with a great knife, and I win with a grateful teen boy well outfitted with a knife that will likely never fail him. He's still wearing this giant shit-eating grin every time he fondles the knife. I can't wait to see how much he will enjoy using it in the months and years to come.

    So what's your story? Ever gift something from CPK? If so, what are the details? Enquiring minds want to know. :)
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  2. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    I have not gifted a CPK, Trying to get all the one's I want first! Very cool story, your son is very fortunate indeed! :thumbsup::cool:
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  3. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I have a 97 yr old neighbor who still manages her own rental properties, all 4 bedroom homes, to Cal Poly students who are not known for gentle treatment of any kind of property. And at 97, still chops vegetables for soups and other foods she tries out on me. I walk her dog once a day, and get biscotti in return. And she walks her dog on the beach every day, too.

    If only I could keep up with her, now, let alone at 97, I would be happy. Well, with all the chopping of vegetables she does, I gifted her a new Potato Knife. She has been swearing by it ever since! I've gifted two other CPKs but cannot for the life of me remember which are the ones I gifted or sold, sorry.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
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  4. jbomz


    Feb 17, 2015
    I gifted my son a light chopper, but he wants something heavier lol
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  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Just in case my past message regarding adoption went unnoticed, I'm still available for any generous CPK'er adoption. I'm both house and potty trained plus I make my own money. What could be better?!
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  6. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Your new shiv, in my house instead of yours.:D
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Bob, let me get back to you on that one. How long can you hold your breath though? :D
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  8. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Great stories Gentlemen.

    I gifted my brother a BRKT Gunny Hunter in Macassar Ebony with Dogwood Mosaic Pins (Our Provinces official flower) which he takes on his multi country treks he does several times a year. He's actually up in the Dolomites with it right now.

    It's a great low maintenance grind.
  9. ExtraBaconPlease


    Mar 8, 2016
    I used to gift my Grandpa Victorinox and Opinel knives when I was younger, it was one of the things that we both had in common and enjoyed :) Funny enough, i never received a knife from him!! I guess that is where I first learnt the ways of being a HOG!!

    I've also gifted my brother a couple Spyderco knives, the Pacific Salt folder and the saltwater fixed blade whom name eludes my memory right now......he is an avid fisherman and loves fishing off the cliffs in New South Wales for Marlin. He has put those blades to use!!

    However, I haven't gifted anyone apart from myself a CPK knife. 99% of the folks I know do not use, care about or care for their knives enough to warrant me gifting something like that. Maybe one day!!!
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  10. PharetH

    PharetH Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2016
    I gifted my best friend a CPK EDC for his 30th birthday.
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  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I never received it and almost 24 years have gone by now :eek:

    How did you ship it?!
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  12. MikeKu825

    MikeKu825 "The Enthusiast" Platinum Member

    Aug 27, 2014
    I have gifted many high-end knives hoping the people receiving them will somehow realize the significance of the gift. I once gifted a ZT 0095 Russian Exclusive and my friend lost it in less than a week. That was when I went out and bought 10 Ontario RAT 1's in D2 and started giving those to friends.

    As much as I want to share CPK with everyone, at this point I don't know anyone who would understand.
    One day I will meet that special someone and that person will win the knife lottery.
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  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    OK to get serious for a minute or two which is a difficult feat for me:

    I've gifted an ESEE Junglas, 6 SP and a TOPS machete to my younger brother as my tastes evolved from your run of the mill 1095 steel. I was going by to gift him a Military in 204P for his BD but he thought that was too "murdery" for a folder EDC so I gifted him my Victorinox Multitool X instead as he likes to have a multitool as his EDC. The larger knives he only uses up north Cali on his property.

    I'll never gift a CPK to immediate family or friends because they do not have my acquired taste, my enthusiasm or my OCD care for such exquisitely crafted tools!

    Me, me, me is not a bad mantra when it comes to my CPKs.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2017
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  14. adamlau


    Oct 13, 2002
    I dislike collecting and have gifted quite a few of my knives and multitools away. Most notably a number of Busse Custom Shop models from various Ganzaas over the years.
  15. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    I gifted a CPK D3V EDC1 to my brother.

    He recently graduated from his welding program with flying colors, and received State WABO certs in all processes. He finally found his calling - something he is very proficient at, but also challenges him daily and gives a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment. I originally purchased this EDC (about a year ago) with the intention of giving it to him on graduation day, which is next month.

    BUT, he just landed his first job with a multi-national corp. doing what he loves and gaining valuable experience in the industry. After receiving (and accepting) the formal job offer, I figured that was enough of a landmark to celebrate with a little gift for my bro. :D

    I gave him the EDC on Sunday evening, and provided a handful of scale and carrying options for him to choose from. He seems to have similar tastes as myself and settled on the buffed Black Micarta scales with the Dozier Vertical sheath. He has seen and used mine plenty of times, so he definitely appreciates the gift. It's been on his belt every day since and he has used the crap out of it already, as indicated by the dirty as hell micarta! Nothing like giving a great, hard-use knife to a hard-working guy that will truly appreciate it and use it to the fullest. Makes me feel proud of my brother. :)
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  16. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    ^ :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  17. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Very nice Ben. Grats to your Brother.

    Since my first post in this thread I have gifted, and been gifted a CPK. Great community here!
  18. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Thanks Justin - pretty stoked for him, maybe even a little envious! :)

    His ultimate "dream job" is to do specialty TIG work for a private aerospace company (like Blue Origin). He's a big little kid who wants to build a spaceship, lol! Until then, he's living out a similarly fantastic man-boy dream of helping build/repair Choo-Choo Trains!
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  19. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Can you still mow the weeds, pull weeds, chase gophers and moles, wash cars, water the garden, pick up the dog poop, do the dishes, vacuum and dust, and wash windows? :). Mike
  20. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I have a couple fortunate friends
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