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Fun Friday Sale! CPK Classic, the 3" EDC, ground finish, Iron Wood

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
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    Going back to my roots here. Ground (not tumbled) Delta 3V at HRC 62, Arizona Desert Ironwood, custom made "Azula Gun Holsters" leather sheath. Azula Gun Holsters" warranties their work for life.

    I'm using titanium screws because they have a bigger head which will work better with the wood over time. I turned the heads on the lathe with polycrystalline diamond tooling for teh pretty...

    It's otherwise a standard 3" EDC2, however I think this is the only one out there (yet) that is fully ground. We'll do about 25 of these CPK "Classics" in total.

    We're finishing this now. Pictures to come...




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    Most beautiful work of art ever (with sheath) $395
    Shipping $12

    If you don't hear angels sing and then weep with joy upon receipt you can return it for a full refund.



    We're going to make about 25 of these. They're all a little different. Some are prettier than others. Rather than grade them I'm considering just documenting them with pictures and letting you folks determine what they're worth with some "1 penny, no reserve" auctions. However BF does not allow auctions so we'd probably do this over on the bay? I'm open to discussion here.

    Thanks for looking. We enjoyed making this. Except machining the wood. We hated that sooo much... But otherwise this was a work of love. Mostly.
     
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  2. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

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    sdfdsfsd
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ congrats :)

    But I'll happily take it off your grubby hands :D
     
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  4. Kirkwood

    Kirkwood Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Yes please.
     
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  5. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

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    Mar 1, 2016
    As much as I'd like to buy this beauty - I don't have the scratch for it right now (unless you want to trade some other EDCs :D). It has been forever since I've participated in a Fun Friday Sale, so I figured I'd jump in here just to say Hi!
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    That hand-ground finish looks so damn classy combined with that polished Desert Ironwood and polished fasteners. I love how you managed to keep the small "scallop"(?) texturing on the scales, too!

    This is a true "Gentleman's CPK?EDC"

    No lanyard hole for these "Classics"?
     
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  6. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
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  7. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
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  8. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 6, 2018
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    Beautiful knife!!! Congrats to winner
     
  9. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

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  11. woodgood

    woodgood Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 9, 2002
    I'm in for one - if I may. They look great!
     
  12. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2014
    Translation: I'll take it, but I don't dare edit my post in case of internet meltdown. ;)
     
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  13. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    d'oh
     
  14. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    How about we keep it on the forum and we grade them into 3 - 4 groups/prices?
    How different are they in their beauty?

    ETA: are the differences in the wood only or blade grind/finish as well?
     
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  15. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Okay. But how do you pronounce that? :D
     
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  16. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thank you! If I find a wooden EDC that I'll actually dare to use, I know where to find you. ;)
     
  17. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    All are mine.
     
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  18. woodgood

    woodgood Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 9, 2002
    I see they have a micarta liner to the ironwood handle along with screws. Will these handles be able to be removed/swapped/replaced?
     
  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I don't know the pronunciation, but I can translate: "I just shat my pants!" :D
     
  20. bambam99

    bambam99 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 8, 2014
    Gorgeoussss
     
  21. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ All teh wud are belong to Justin
     
  22. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I think it literally translates into "covfefe"
     
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  23. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 10, 2014
    :D It's more of a fun friday feeling, that little jump your heart makes when you see the input post form and you hear the angel chorus outside the window when the sun ray hit's the return key. That kind of feeling...

    It could also be the sound Casino makes when I scratch the finish opening a can of beans. That kind of sound. ;)
     

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