The CPK - Buy, Sell and Trade thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Can we please minimize chit chat in this particular thread. There are people subscribed to it who get a notification every time someone posts. When it isn't an item for sale it screws up the "signal to noise" ratio. Thanks.

    Update: it has become Bladeforums policy that you need to list a price that includes shipping and (if you're using it) PayPal fees so the buyer can see what their total will be rolled up in one number so there are no hidden costs.

    By request I'm creating this thread here so folks can buy, sell and trade CPK knives and gear, including sheaths (yours or mine), scales (yours or mine), fancy screws etc, and also pimping and sharpening services. This thread falls outside of normal BF sales threads so normal feedback isn't available. I'm limited in my time and ability to moderate this thread so if folks start running into trouble here I'll close it.

    Any membership level is adequate to buy, but only gold and above can sell or start a post. If you're conducting a trade with a registered user I suggest you wait to receive your item before shipping.

    I reserve the right to delete or modify items as I see necessary. For example if you post your authentic Conan the Barbarian collectors edition sword for sale (not a CPK related posting) I will edit your post to be about your My Little Pony collection and then I will mock you. Also, don't post links to outside sites such as ebay.

    Anything you post must be yours, in your possession, and except for services such as a custom sheath etc. it needs to be finished and ready to go. Custom work that is not ready to ship needs to be accompanied with an accurate lead time.

    You can re-post items, but you must wait two weeks.

    Lets please be courteous to each other and take care to package items appropriately so they're received safely, try to describe all defects accurately, and minimize delays in shipping. Hold onto the money (don't spend it) for a reasonable amount of time so you're able to issue a refund if there is a problem.

    We're all knife nuts here and this is supposed to be fun. Lets enjoy our hobby and interests and share the love :thumbup:
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2020
    rouster, Darkpast, Oyster and 3 others like this.
  2. wtlj


    Jun 30, 2014
    Looking to trade a CPK FK Black buffed Micarta. Excellent condition (skinned out 1 deer). Sharp factory edge never sharpened. Kydex sheath included. For questions, offers, pictures etc please send me a pm, email, or text.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
    kingdmx3 likes this.
  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Might as well be the first one to say:

    I am looking to buy or trade (can offer CPK as well) for pretty much anything Nathan has done in wood handles, anything for a collector, anything one off or remarkable in some way, and of course I would love a dagger should anyone want to part with one. :)

    Still looking for more Shivs, and more Utility fighters, would love a D2 Skinner as well.

    Thanks for your time.
    jus_gus likes this.
  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Many thanks to Nathan for making this thread available to us!
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
    walnutbear likes this.
  5. ExtraBaconPlease


    Mar 8, 2016
    Want to trade Nathan my whole collection of Pokemon cards for a re run of D3V Shivs and Fighters. Will even throw in my old collectors tin ;):thumbup::D
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  6. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Bravo!!!! Glad to see this.... :)
  7. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    WTT Natural unbuffed micarta FK with OD green sheath. Knife is like new having only cut some thin plastic one time. Will consider most brands of folders but I would be most interested in CRK, and will consider other CPK in trade. Text/call (573-614-1191) for fastest response 5am-10pm, otherwise PM or email [email protected]. GONE!

    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  8. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    damn it!:grumpy:
  9. AdamZC


    Sep 27, 2015
    I would like a FK so anyone willing to SELL then please let me know what you have to offer. I don't own any CPKs yet so I can't trade.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Thank you for this thread! I can't wait to see what turns up here over time. :cool::thumbup:
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
  11. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I would like to buy a CPK EDC.

    Here's my offer: Cash, plus a set of my handmade, custom scales for one of your knives. Hopefully you have two EDCs and will part with one of them to me. I'll work up a set of custom scales and get you a pair in return (plus the cost of the knife). I can also do a set of handles for your FK or other knife. I work exclusively with premium woods, such as curly maple, walnut, koa, zebrawood, wenge, zircote, and a host of others.

    If you want to see my work, please go to my instagram (@inrangedesign) or PM/email me for pictures.

    Please PM me if interested. Thanks


    PS - Thanks, Nathan for opening up this CPK marketplace.
  12. Morgan W.

    Morgan W.

    May 1, 2015
    Would love to get a FK if anyone is willing to sell one!

    Edit: was just able to get my first FK thanks to this thread! Should be here this week!
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2016
  13. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    Oh Nathan this is awesome.

    Looking to trade for a CPK LC or FK. I've got a couple SKYCO fixed blades and a XM-18 3.5" spanto flipper. Only looking for CPK's. Would really like a shiv or fighter as well.

    Also! I do hand sharpening and reprofiling all on DMT diamonds and Flexxx Strops. Fast turnaround time and reasonable rates. PM or email me about it if interested. [email protected]
  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thank you for this thread Nathan!!

    I will buy outright D3V field knives. I am also willing to trade other fixed blades for D3V field knives.

    Trades would be mostly from the makers in my sig line and also Busse Combat and SYKCO.

    I would also either buy outright or trade for one more potato knife.

    Also, I am looking to purchase a set of green & black G10 scales for the field knife. Secured these from Jo. Thanks again sister.


    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  15. folder geek

    folder geek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Would happily trade a Swamp Rat R5 with buy brown kydex, lg teklock, and some cash for a D3V FK.
    Thanks Nathan for doing this.
    Cheers and Happy Holidays
  16. S.Alexander


    Jul 7, 2013
    I like this thread already. I want to make myself a leather sheath for my field knife, so I may make a few for sale here as well.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2016
  17. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
    Also looking to buy a potato knife. If anyone has one they can let go it would make a great Christmas present for my fiancé that's trying to learn to cook.
  18. Marl71


    Oct 15, 2015
    Thanks Nathan for opening this thread!

    I have been wanting an EDC since I discovered CPK this fall. I can pay cash or I also have a few Fiddleback Forge knives I would put towards part of a trade. Please PM me if you are interested.
  19. dodgeem33

    dodgeem33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Would love to get a FK, users are okay as long as not abused. Let me know. No other CPK to trade but tons of other stuff or cash.

    Love a Westinghouse one.

  20. uGAshooter

    uGAshooter Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Is love to take a FK of any kind off of anyone's hands who has more than one or wants to part with the one they have!
    Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Share This Page