The Basic 5" Field Knife - Thoughts and Impressions

BIGDORK

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Ghetto Satin has landed
Very nice work, thank you CPK crew!
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I really like this thread, though i genuinely hope this thread would come out after Oct 22nd, right after the next last sale.
Come on, this thread really wont help me score one easier 😂😂, have failed on the first two sales.
 
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Arghhh, the wait is killing me. First mine was supposed to come on Tuesday. Then UPS changed expected delivery date to Wednesday. Then they pushed it to Thursday (yesterday), now they can't say, but from their tracking it left Stockholm on Wednesday at 10:30. That is some 630km, or 6 hours by car, from it's final destination, it must get here today unless they really mess it up...
 

Sturubu

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I received mine today, and am amazed! My only prior exposure to CPK is the Kephart, and I have tremendous respect for the design and execution of both knives. They are very well thought out (as everyone probably already knows) and have amazing fit and finish, and the ghetto grind just makes it that much., well, cooler. I know these are two more blades than I will ever need, but am a little worried that I won't be able to control myself as other offerings come up...
 
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Woohoo! It finally showed up!
While I was on a errand during a extended lunch I popped in at one of the two places that are collect points for UPS in my city and asked if they could check where my package was, and they could! Apparently once a package leaves the UPS center in Stockholm it's another company that takes over, and UPS no longer have track of it. And the guy I was talking to could tell me that they had loaded my package on the truck the same day! And when I got home the package was waiting for me, so I'm really happy now. 😊

As to the knife, yes, it makes me happy as well. Feels great in my medium/large hands. Excellent fit and finish is also good, grind marks can barely be seen under the stonewash finish . Sharpness is pretty good even if not the sharpest factory knife I've bought, but that will not be a problem. And while it might not be the sharpest knife I've received (it's not dull in any way!), it might be the one to have the best edge symmetry, if there is any difference between the left and right side I'm having a hard time spotting it.
Sheath is really nice, very little movement. Good retention without being hard to use. We'll see if I keep the hanger on it or if I'll switch to a Tec-lok.
 

000Robert

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Woohoo! It finally showed up!
While I was on a errand during a extended lunch I popped in at one of the two places that are collect points for UPS in my city and asked if they could check where my package was, and they could! Apparently once a package leaves the UPS center in Stockholm it's another company that takes over, and UPS no longer have track of it. And the guy I was talking to could tell me that they had loaded my package on the truck the same day! And when I got home the package was waiting for me, so I'm really happy now. 😊

As to the knife, yes, it makes me happy as well. Feels great in my medium/large hands. Excellent fit and finish is also good, grind marks can barely be seen under the stonewash finish . Sharpness is pretty good even if not the sharpest factory knife I've bought, but that will not be a problem. And while it might not be the sharpest knife I've received (it's not dull in any way!), it might be the one to have the best edge symmetry, if there is any difference between the left and right side I'm having a hard time spotting it.
Sheath is really nice, very little movement. Good retention without being hard to use. We'll see if I keep the hanger on it or if I'll switch to a Tec-lok.

The edge symmetry on my CPK's have been perfect using my Wicked Edge 130. Absolutely perfect!
 

Pàdruig

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I was convinced this was not gonna be a cool knife. I was gonna not buy it. Then the ghetto grind came out I figured OK. I’ll see how it is and sell it immediately…
Spoiler alert.

Its a cool knife. Darn it, Nathan. Come on man!
(Please make a folder now)

That ghetto grind sure dresses it up a bit, doesn't it?
 
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