CPK: “test knife. Has seen some shit.”
Knife: *is fine with barely any marks
I love it. Haha
Other than the obvious splitting wood, whittling, feather stick kind of use it has also been beaten upon with a 4 pound hammer and run through some 16D (big) nails and some 1/4-20 (bigger) el-cheapo screws (bolts). So yeah, it actually looks pretty good considering the use it's seen. Makes me feel better about all these pictures I see of "users" that look pristine. Maybe some of them have seen real use after all. This one has seen some shit. And it looks fine.
I'm trying to confirm the ugly as hell wonky-ass experimental grind that is supposed to emulate the convex grind of the original does indeed split small wood without getting stuck and was worth all the bother. It seems to work okay.
Something like this?Luv'ing it Nathan because you're clearly putting your own spin on the CPK-Kephart without deviating too much away from the traditional (lurve that stock, the drop with your saber grind). TBT, I never warmed up to the exact Kephart because it reminded me of some SS cutlery you'd get at a Parisian hotel to spread churned butter and marmalade on your scone! You Da'man, man!
I had no idea either but they did say they were ahead of schedule . I almost thought I ordered another DEK and forgot about it until I opened the box. Getting it's first boiled linseed treatment as we speak ! Micarta is never a bad choice tho.That looks amazing, Renato! I didn't realize they were already starting to ship. I am starting to regret not ordering some wood with mine...
I had no idea either but they did say they were ahead of schedule . I almost thought I ordered another DEK and forgot about it until I opened the box. Getting it's first boiled linseed treatment as we speak ! Micarta is never a bad choice tho.
Nice touch with the grooves in the handle. Should help with traction in the wet. That's the one problem I was having with the walnut handles of the bk62.
I don't think so. Just think somebody's gotta be first and I got lucky. I did get to use it a bit the last few days and impressions so far are good. I will say it doesn't dance in the hand as nimbly as the the other kephart I've played with. Not necessarily a bad thing tho. With the other, I had trouble determining from feel alone which side was up. Meaning everytime I picked it up after setting it down I'd have to look and see if it was edge up or down. With this one it wants to be cutting side down (as it should be!) Just takes a tiny bit more effort to switch up hand positions is all. Negligible in any real use situation. This could just be because I'm not familiar enough with it yet and I've been using my DEK almost exclusively lately and that bad Mfer just knows where to go when I think it. Don't listen to me tho I know nothing I just cut stuff with a knife.Congrats Renato Very, very nice indeed... This is the first sample I've seen to-date in the wild...Were you honored with this to be the first kinda test guinea?