The unofficial, non binding, carries no weight, 2022 forum knife possibility discussion thread


Gold Member
Jan 17, 2014
I've got more neck knives than I can remember. I started several makers down that road over the years, including Murray Carter, 15 years ago or more.

I've had a few from Fred Perrin for 20+ years and several others dating back to the early to mid 90's.

The one I seem to carry the most these days is this one that Darrel Ralph surprised me with one day in S90V:

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A Magnacut CPK neck knife would be sweet!


CenCal Coast
Platinum Member
Jan 23, 2007
How do you like the grip Raimund put on that one, Bob? He just recently listed one with the same treatment and I was eying it hard, just didn’t know if I’d like that shape.

I actually like the grip. Three fingers and a thumb (jimping) work well. Obviously, not for big jobs.........

And here is the other one..................... 008.JPG


Gold Member
Oct 14, 2014
A little bird and trout CPK would be great, and as a bonus, it would be perfectly acceptable as a traditional knife over in the Traditional sub-forum. I know that there are plenty of folks hungry for a traditional fixed blade as the forum knife over there.

It certainly feels like a fantasy to me at this point, but it would be pretty great for me if the 2022 knife (if there ever is such a beast) was a collaboration between the two subfora that I spend the most time on.


Platinum Member
Apr 7, 2016
I've made traditional knives before. Some people would consider that Kephart "traditional"
While I still think this is an endeavor better left to someone else, for a multitude of reasons, lets take the idea for a stroll. One major problem I see for you, Nathan, is the price point. In my limited experience with the forum knife, I think it is generally the expectation that it will be $100 or preferably less. the 2020 knife was a little more than that if I recall. and I think it was a problem for some. This year's GEC was $100. Second, would be the numbers, and this will work in conjunction with the first problem in a minute. This year there were supposedly 500 knives made and it apparently wasn't anywhere near enough. I think several hundred of the Vipers were sold the year before, so, it would be a fairly sizable run I would imagine.

So, just on those two alone, Nathan, is there a design and material spec that you could run in that quantity at or around the $100 price point and not loose your ass or mind in the process?