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

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Nov 9, 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 three available in this sale today. You select the "grade" you want. (we are out of grade "A")

    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. We'll do about 25 of these CPK "Classics" in total.

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


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

    Grade A (with sheath) $420 (these are all sold)
    Grade B (with sheath) $395 (these are still ridiculously nice)
    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 (were) 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 three 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.

  2. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Oh well... :) Please pass it down. Looks like you're in Casino ;)
  3. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    This was my first real speed test!!! Seeing as I scored one on the regular sale thread today, please pass this one down.

    Congrats all!
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  4. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Couldn’t resist trying, but grabbing a second one of these just wouldn’t be/feel right.

    Pass my spot down please.
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Grade: C please if it makes it down this far :)

    Otherwise, congrats to the winners :thumbsup:

    Edited to add: if the last grade C should be taken before my spot, please pass this along!
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  6. TXGatorbait

    TXGatorbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2016
    In - Grade B please and thank you

    Wow, unexpeted! Thanks to all above graciously passing and opening up some spots down the line :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  7. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Hahahaha! That was fun. Congrats to the above!

    Edit:Hmm, if the math is right, I think one is making all the way down to me? If so, another member is about to get a nice Christmas present on me.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  8. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    In please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  9. Florider 6

    Florider 6 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2018

    Congrats to the three!

    My first attempt...
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
    Hard Knocks and Oyster like this.
  10. Ian80

    Ian80 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    Will take any please if it made it lol
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  11. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    One please
  12. Uspsaguy

    Uspsaguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
  13. Iamjosh03

    Iamjosh03 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2017
  14. Dirtbags00

    Dirtbags00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2015
  15. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Cheers and many thanks my friend, but you always beat me handily where and when it matters ;)

    I appreciate the generosity but as a pauper, I'm only going for a C and if that last one should already be taken, I will also relinquish :)
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  17. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Looks like you’re a winner for the C grade you wanted! :)
    CataD likes this.
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Not fo-shu yet as Justin is still one step ahead of me, unless he either goes for a B or as he has already put it a J :D

    Either way I'm good but thanks V much to you two, including Cata in trying throw a brother a bone ;)

    Edited to add: looks like I'm in prime spot after being decidedly beaten by 3 other faster guns!

    The last C it is then...
  19. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
  20. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Oh! I thought there were 3...
  21. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    According to Jo, there were 11 x Bs and only 1 x C up and till this sale. Looks like after this one there will be 9 more Bs at some later points and then that's all what Nathan wrote!
  22. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    You’re in the clear - enjoy the C grade!!!
  23. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    There ya go!
    Cheers mate! :thumbsup:
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