What knife would you like to see next from CPK?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    Humm, maybe an Amazon Skinner? I’d take one, I’m not proud. But I’d take at least two of the “original” (?) ones. What would you call one and the other? I mean, the non-Amazon knives would be addressed as what? Just want to make sure. Thank you. :thumbsup:
  2. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010

    SENSEI :rolleyes:
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  3. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Your knives are pretty big and I have limited use for large knives. These tools really shine when you get to use them.

    If you hooked up with Joe Paranee and made a 3 inch or so Wharncliffe like he promotes, with the pancake Kydex and velcro wrap for cross draw- I’d be all over it. $300 or less would be reasonable.


    The Kydex on the DEK1 is awesome. The snap when you seat the blade is exceptional.

    Thanks Mitch
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  4. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    A little CPK wharncliffe like the original Spyderco Ronin would be sweet.
  5. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I need to spend more time around these parts...

    I heard whisperings of a CPK Kephart and I had to find confirmation - this has me really excited, yet apprehensive as well. I've been a Kephart nerd for quite some time and have used a number of "Kepharts" - custom and production. To be perfectly frank, most fall short, and aside from the more modern touches that Ethan Becker incorporated, his version from Ka-Bar is one of the best out there even though it is a production example and lacks the finer touches that make a custom knife shine.

    There are subtleties to the classic Kephart design that so many makers fail to hit and it is those subtleties that make the original design such a phenomenal knife. I trust that Nathan and crew can absolutely deliver and I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

    (I am still a wee bit apprehensive though....)

    Is this going to be a small run or will it be a bit more open ended like the DEK1 preorder? That was pretty painless for me and though I wait a bit longer for the knife - I still end up with one all the same.
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  6. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    The Xiphos or the Ida sword in d3V would be a lot of fun.
  7. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Yep. Before the K18 design was finalized, there were a few of us who fronted the idea of a D3V Xiphos for the CPK doubled edged sword.
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  8. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    I'd like to see a knife so thin I could flex it....

    .... without a cheater bar
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  9. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Hey Dylan, for frame of reference, do you also happen to own one from either Mike McCarter and/or Dan Eastland? I’ll be curious to hear your thoughts on the CPK either way, but both of these guys put some effort into a very close representation of the original from what I understand.
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  10. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    I would like to see an 8 inch Integral Shiv:eek::D

    An Integral fixed blade is one made of all one billet of steel. This means that the blade, bolsters, tang, and pommel are all made out of one single piece of steel. The advantage of this is that the steel grain runs uninterrupted across the entire knife, rather than having multiple steels attached to the main blade. This significantly improves the strength, durability, and lifetime of the blade.
  11. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Oh I guess I’ll mention this :) I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before ;):p Signature series SDFK , 7 1/2” HDFK, original FK limited run :D:D:D
    Just day dreaming :p:D
  12. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Now wouldn't that be nice.:eek: With all the new skills and equipment Nathan has a perfect chance to use them.:D
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  13. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I can't remember if I already posted this but I want a DEK handle on a 4" oal DEK blade with a swedge.
    OR an EDC 4 with a 4" blade w/ swedge.
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  14. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I have not - though I would like to. Both of those guys have had the opportunity to examine the original that Ethan has and from what I can tell by pictures, they pretty much nailed it. I've been wanting one of Mike's ever since he started making them but I have no idea how to get a hold of him or even if he is still making knives. I am pretty sure I can get on Dan's books still and have been considering it.
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