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Ten, 6" Utility Fighters

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This is the last of these for a while but come on over to our subforum this afternoon and we'll open up a pre-order for these here: https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/pre-order-6-utility-fighter.1633754/

    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 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

    We will open a pre-order on our forum today at 5:00

    Thanks for looking,
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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
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  3. PharetH


    Aug 2, 2016
    Pass my spot on down. Already have one so I'll just get in on the preorder.
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  4. fkctrjt121

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

    Sep 29, 2017
    Proxy for duramax:)
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  5. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    In please buffed black micarta
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  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    one please, black buffed micarta

    Jo, you have my email on file, I'm sure.
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  7. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    It looks like I might have actually made it - one in natural canvas micarta, please.
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  8. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Jo, I am willing to wait on the pre-order UF so others may have a chance. Please pass mine down if any others are willing to accept. If not I will still keep it.

    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    For @jjweb

    Enjoy it Jake and Happy New Year to you :)
  10. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    One with buffed natural canvas micarta scales please.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  11. wireman12


    Jan 19, 2017
    OD green G10, Please.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
  12. captjlw

    captjlw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2016
    1 please. Black Buffed.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2019
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  13. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Congrats to the winners!
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  14. cvarner13


    Apr 3, 2014
    I'll take one. Natural micarta please
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  15. chchin2


    Sep 1, 2015
  16. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
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  17. Haole

    Haole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
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  18. Bulldog18

    Bulldog18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2008
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  19. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
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  20. BalisongBoy

    BalisongBoy Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2001
  21. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Congrats to the winners!
  22. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Oh well, I can't proxy for shite! Congrats to the top ten!
  23. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
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  24. cwdotson


    Jun 8, 2006
  25. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
  26. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
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  27. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    1 plz
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  28. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
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  29. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Congratulations to the winners!
  30. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
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