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Ten, 6" Utility Fighters

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    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. In this newest release of this old pattern it now has the Delta 3V heat treat that is optimized for edge stability so it will hold a sharp edge in rough use better than ever. A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so. I consider this to be one of the ultimate modern particle metallurgy super steels and a knife of this nature is an ideal application for it.

    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 .188" CPM "Delta" 3V. Despite being light (8 oz) and ground relatively thin (.025" before sharpening) it will tolerate rough use in demanding environments. You can baton and pry with it. It will tolerate punching holes in sheetmetal, cutting iron wire and even chopping through cinder block without breaking or developing excessive damage. One of the design requirements when developing this knife was it would be capable of opening a hole in a masonry wall without risk of breaking. You might damage the edge if you set your mind to it, but despite being light and reasonably thin (and subsequently a good cutter) the knife itself is practically unbreakable and comes with my rough use warranty: if it ever fails for any reason short of intentionally breaking it I will replace, repair or refund. Broken tips get re-pointed, broken scales are replaced with a material of my choosing.

    CPM 3V, Delta heat treat, tested 61 HRC, .188" 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 ten knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We are sharpening now and we will try to get them out next week although time will be tight due to the holiday.
    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.


    Rather than just take my word for it here is an old video that illustrates the excellent durability of this pattern in CPM 3V:

    These knives are unusual because they are machined. I do this in my shop on industrial CNC machine tools. A WIP thread documenting their construction can be found here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1153472
    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:

    $305 in black or natural canvas micarta
    $315 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

    Come by here again next week for the last of this run of 6" Utility Fighters, there should be about 8 remaining I think. Also, since there has been some un-met demand we will go ahead and start a pre-order to ship by the end of next year for these on our forum next week. Thank you for your interest.

    Thanks for looking,
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  2. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018

    Yes!! Finally
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  3. Tim the Wizard

    Tim the Wizard Street Samurai Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2012
    Hello and Happy New Year CPK! I’d like to claim one by proxy for Dirtbags00.
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  4. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
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  5. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Wow - nice surprise!

    I’ll take one in buffed black please.
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  6. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    On the phone, at work, on cell service...I'm still in shock that I made it;)

    I'll take one, OD green please. (If there's any chance of OD green Micarta I'd be eternally grateful and happy to wait).

    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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  7. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016

    Black buffed micarta for me please (and thanks).
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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  8. Packerrat


    Jul 4, 2017
    Withdrawn. My proxy candidate also posted an entry. No double dipping.
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  9. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2016
    I just jumped in to proxy for Martin @woodysone as I saw this morning he was looking for one and if anyone deserves a proxy, he does.

    Just checked back on the proxy thread and I see Nathan has him covered.

    Thanks CPK for the wonderful knives, you can pass this spot down.
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  10. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 29, 2017
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  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    Last spot, holy fudging moly!!!

    Hi Jo :)

    Please email me for the handle scales option, thank you Ma'am.
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  12. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Ha Ha, 1st place looser :)

    Congrats to the winners, oh and to Matty too ;)

    Edit: Thanks to Packerrat, I may be in the inner circle. If so, I’ll take one in unbuffed black micarta please. :D
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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  13. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    One please

    EDIT: It appears that two have dropped out, and I might actually be #10???

    If so, I'll take one with unbuffed black micarta.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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  14. wireman12


    Jan 19, 2017
    Happy New Year all. See ya next week :)
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  15. jjweb


    Nov 20, 2015
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  16. tyyreaun

    tyyreaun Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2017
    In for a buffed natural micarta - thanks!
  17. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Congrats to those that got in!
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  19. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thumb slipped again, I have to start using a different finger ;)

    Congrats all!!!!

    It’s a great blade!!!!
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    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
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  21. cwdotson


    Jun 8, 2006
    I’ll take one-prefer black if available but any color will do.
  22. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
  23. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
  24. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
  25. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Congrats to the winners!!!
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  26. Stumpy72


    Jul 5, 2018

    Post-Loser Status Attainment Edit: HAAH! Last week I was here waaay early, 115% attentive, humble/obidient/hopeful, quick on the draw, tragically entered stupid unnecessary text and ended up #36 (or so) on a list of 10. This week I got here ~2 minutes early with a belly full of Irish Coffees, didn’t give a rat’s ass about the outcome (owing to knowing how it would probably go for me), still gave it my "best/fastest on the draw" shot and ended up #25 (or so) on the list. Apparently attitude and Irish Coffees must help. Life never ceases causing me to laugh. Oh, well---here’s looking forward to pre-order(s). Maybe I can succeed there (???)...
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  27. Haole

    Haole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I tried
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  28. chchin2


    Sep 1, 2015
  29. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    That was fun.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2018
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  30. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    The phone is just too slow for this task. Congrats to the top ten!
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  31. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012

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