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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    767
    Oct 3, 2009
    So I was awake at 3am and decided to pull together some info. Nathan,Jo, or Mods - Feel free to make a sticky, delete, or whatever.

    I need to go back in and tag the images correctly, and hotlink the first post to the model info below, but it's a start.

    Alternately we can ahve a separate thread for each model ala http://www.knifetalkforums.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=40328#Post40328

    ETA: I may not have the model info right, or the official names, or may have missed something. Just let me know and I'll edit. Nathan, Jo, or the Mods can also feel free to made edits as appropriate.
     
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  2. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    I just saw the tread from @AR-Trvlr, boy is that complete with info on CPK from almost the beginning of Nathan’s time on Bladeforums. Brings back a lot of good memories, Thank you Sir for taking the time to put this together!
     
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  3. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    ^ +1! Thanks @AR-Trvlr for that outstanding & informative compilation :)
     
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  4. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    If ever there was a thread that is supposed to be a sticky! Thanks @AR-Trvlr!
     
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  5. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Yeah, when I mentioned a sticky the other day, I had something much more lazy in mind! Nice work @AR-Trvlr!

    You might want to add to the model header a production status for the new folks: retired/in production/ future model or something.
     
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  6. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Nice!:thumbsup:

    Have done a few similar threads in the CS subforum, so know the time and effort that goes into it. But well worth it when it becomes a valuable resource. Well done sir!:cool:
     
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    all's I can say is someone here deserves a fuckin medal
    (or perhaps some metal)
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Wow this must have taken a lot of effort. I appreciate you taking the time. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    767
    Oct 3, 2009
    Good idea. I'll work on it.
     
  10. jjweb

    jjweb Gold Member Gold Member

    576
    Nov 20, 2015
    ^^^ wow , such great work @AR-Trvlr
    Thank you !!!
     
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  11. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Wow awesome thread !!!! Thank you @AR-Trvlr!! !!
     
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  12. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    I agree with these gentleman. Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME job @AR-Trvlr !!!

    Years ago I made a similar post with links to reviews and comparison threads on the Fiddleback forum. All the research involved to mine the data made it one of the most time consuming threads I have done. All that work was worthwhile because it helped a lot of folks quickly access information they would have otherwise missed.

    I very much appreciate all the effort you put into this project. I will refer back to it often. :) :thumbsup:

    Phil
     
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  13. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

    347
    Oct 27, 2016
    I agree. Awesome thread!

    Thank you @AR-Trvlr

    This is an instant favorite thread.
     
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  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
  15. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Platinum Member Gold Member

    140
    Oct 31, 2018
    Thank you!!!
     
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    AWESOME contribution: AR-Trvlr

    A hearty and genuine thank you, plus to add my name to those appreciative of this mammoth effort in compiling and sewing all this data together under one concentrated thread.

    You may wish to lock the thread so that no one accidentally adds to it by commenting, etc, without yours or Nathan's permission! I think that if you lock it, Nathan can still access but not vice versa! Just a thought :)
     
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  17. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    “or perhaps some metal”

    Second this ^ :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  18. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Great work! Thank you sir!
     
  19. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    608
    Mar 28, 2015
    Well done, AR-Trvlr! Thank you.
     
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  20. Logon

    Logon

    7
    Jan 4, 2019
    Great job with the CPK Encyclopedia @AR-Trvlr!

    Unless I missed it, I didn't see the 8" Shiv WIP thread linked: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/advanced-knife-machining-wip-pointy-fighter.1048443/

    The Shiv WIP and the UF WIP were the ones that introduced me to CPK several years ago. Against my expectations I now have an UF thanks to the pre-order. Really nice knife, the fit and finish is great considering the knives come "as machined with stonewash", there seem to be less tool marks compared to UFKs for example. I guess the new Mori is working good. If I had to nitpick something I would say the edge could have been a bit better. I think it had tasted a bit too much buffing wheel (looking at the secondary bevel it looks like it has been belt sharpened and buffed), which had rounded the apex slightly. It's a serviceable edge though and since I plan to use and sharpen the knife, it's not a problem for me.

    I wish I could afford and justify getting more knives from CPK, but I have to try to restrain myself. The extra shipping costs and especially import fees mean that the prices are multiplied by 1.4 to 1.5 before I get my hands on the knives, that sadly eats some the good value that CPK is offering.

    I have to mention that the CPK subforum has a great community too, helpful and friendly people here!
     

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