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SALE! 6" Utility Fighter in AEBL stainless steel

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This will unlock at 3:00 eastern time.

    These are a variation of the 6" Utility Fighter made of AEBL stainless steel rather than Delta 3V.

    We've been moving the shop around all week and it's been really difficult to get away from the move. I wouldn't be having a sale today except I'd already promised to. I'm sorry there are no pictures so I'm showing the pictures of this pattern in D3V but today's sale is for AEBL.

    The 6" Utility Fighter was designed as a collaboration with design and functional input from a family friend, US Army Green Beret Jason Landphair. It is a well made, durable, high performance mid sized utility combat knife designed to carry light, tolerate rough use beyond the abilities of most alternatives, and function properly as a mid size fighting knife in addition to normal cutting chores.

    The handle is 3D sculpted CNC machined and ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average sized hand. Unnecessary weight is removed where possible and the tang is internally skeletonized for a neutral balance. The blade is made of .175" AEBL. The heat treat is based upon some techniques used on our Delta 3V and is also based on some input from the heat treat for this alloy developed by Devin Thomas. We went through several rounds of development and the HT we're using has been fully tested and validated, we've done our homework and have what I feel is a very good heat treat for this steel, it performs very well.

    AEBL, heat treat, tested 61 HRC, .175" at ricasso
    Total length 10.8"
    Blade length 6.0"
    Edge length 5.6", 20 DPS
    Weight 8.0 oz
    Extra grippy 3D machined scales
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    The price includes a very nice Mashed Cat Kydex sheath with TecLok.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 6 knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We are sharpening now and they will ship next week.

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.


    These are all utility “field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with visible tool and grind marks.

    They are shown with buffed scales but you can request unbuffed for an ugly alternative with better grip.

    Price is:
    $290 in black or natural canvas micarta
    $300 in OD green G10
    Shipping is $12

    I take paypal, cash, check, or MO.
    Jo will contact you via PM or email on Sunday or Monday. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by end of day Monday please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at carothersknives at g mail dought com

    We will have more AEBL 6" Utility Fighters out in the main sale area in two weeks.

    Thanks for looking,
  2. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Yep. In :)
    Please and thanks, CPK :)
  3. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    ^^^^This guy......

    Yes, please and thank you! I'll take one in unobtanium.
    mpjustin, untytled, XtianAus and 14 others like this.
  4. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    In, please and thank you.
  5. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
  6. Turth

    Turth Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    I'll take one, should I be so lucky. Thanks!
    mpjustin, untytled, gusbuster and 9 others like this.
  7. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018

    Yes one Please
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
  8. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
    I might seem biased but I feel now is a good time to introduce a first place loser gets in too rule :)
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
    David45, David Lennon, ipal and 9 others like this.
  9. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    Congrats to the winners. See ya next time :)
    gusbuster, fkctrjt121 and Odog27 like this.
  10. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    I’ll take one
    Odog27 and CataD like this.
  11. AdamZC

    AdamZC Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2015
    So close! Well done to the legends above who scored. Have a great weekends folks
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
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  12. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
    K Williams, azwelke, mpjustin and 8 others like this.
  13. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    I know I did not win, but so excited to come in at 12:)

    Congrats to the winners!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
    gusbuster, Fullflat and Odog27 like this.
  14. FatRat1

    FatRat1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2018
    I'm happy to be on first page
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
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  15. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
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  16. Packerrat

    Packerrat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2017
  17. westfork

    westfork Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2003
    Ill take it
    Odog27 and Fullflat like this.
  18. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
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  19. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
  20. sre1


    Feb 7, 2013
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  21. Uspsaguy

    Uspsaguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2017
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  22. sgtunc


    Jan 7, 2016
    I'll take 1 in black micarta, please.
    Odog27 likes this.
  23. 420isaac

    420isaac Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    oh well maybe next time!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2019
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  24. MVAB41078

    MVAB41078 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    1 in NCM please
    Odog27 likes this.

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