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

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
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    There are five available in this sale today. You select the "grade" you want.

    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.

    This is a picture of what these five knives don't look like:








    There are five available in today's sale, you select the grade you want.

    Grade A (with sheath) $420
    Grade B (with sheath) $395
    Grade C, blem (with sheath) $295

    Shipping $12

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

    About the grading, I split these up into:

    Grade A, there are 10 of these. Interesting and well matched wood that is nearly flawless

    Grade B, there are 12 of these. They're all very nice but not quite Grade A. They're either less interesting, not as well matched or have minor flaws

    Grade C, blem. There are 3 of these. Manage your expectations. These are good functional knives for someone who just wants a good wood handle and isn't overly concerned about appearance. I wouldn't normally sell something with significant flaws (and I am scrapping two sets) but we don't do wood scales very often and these are perfectly serviceable so it seemed a shame to waste them.

    We are only selling five knives today.

    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.

    Kirkwood, donscpoo, Cro and 12 others like this.
  2. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Oh yes, it will be mine........

    Grade A, please and thank you!!!
  3. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Grade A
    Kirkwood, donscpoo, Grenock and 2 others like this.
  4. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018

    Yes please, Grade A
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Yup, still got it ;)

    Carry on folks:)

  6. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Grade A​
  7. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015

    If I’m still in - Grade A, please.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
    Oyster and Phill50 like this.
  8. Allmy Digits

    Allmy Digits Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2014
    Long shot .. Grade A
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018
  9. Lady_Blade


    Apr 12, 2018
  10. jmac30

    jmac30 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    In for grade a
  11. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Why the long face?;)
  12. DavidZ

    DavidZ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    in A
  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Yeah, I'd say you turned that frown upside down, Chip!
    Oyster, WValtakis and - SpyderMan - like this.
  14. Turbodiesel69

    Turbodiesel69 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2018
    Was that 5? I can't tell if someone is stuttering or pppppicking something.
  15. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
    A ir b please
  17. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    Nov 23, 2017
    C please
  18. folder geek

    folder geek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Dang those are nice!
    Congrats to the lucky 5 :thumbsup:
    Thank you CPK, you guys rock:)
    - SpyderMan - likes this.
  19. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Wow! Just saw this. I believe these are gone, but would love to grab one if there is a change of heart from buyer or opportunity to participate. Thanks for your hard work Nathan and Jo.
    gusbuster and Choppaman like this.
  20. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    I imagine there will be another 5 next week or the week after.
    Panthera tigris likes this.
  21. Twiztids4

    Twiztids4 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    Ill take one if someone backs out
  22. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Looks great, Nathan! Congrats to the lucky ones.
    - SpyderMan - and Odog27 like this.
  23. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Congrats. I'll be here next week for more please ;)

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