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Besides CPK knives, whaddaya like?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Stuart Branson;

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    A pictorial will be coming soon in the Custom and Handmade knives forum
     
  2. adamlau

    adamlau

    Oct 13, 2002
    The furthest thing from custom, yet nearly indispensable for menial to laborious site tasks: Milwaukee Fastback (1903) + DeWalt (DWHT11131) carbide blades...

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  3. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    I keep taking pics of this to sell it since I think it's too pretty to use. Then while I'm writing up the post I decide it's too pretty to sell. First world conundrum.

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    I've sold prettier knives, I dunno what my deal with this one is. Adventure Sworn Mountaineer with oatmeal burlap scales. I don't even like scandi grinds all that much and the scales are too polished for my taste but, here it remains.
     
  4. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Received my first Hoffman this week. I cannot be more pleased and impressed with this Belt Carry Bearded axe. It is a work of art.

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  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Very, very nice Don :thumbsup:

    I have been eyeing up that one or perhaps it's slightly smaller sibling :)
     
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  6. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Congrats on the Hoffman:thumbsup: I am waiting on 2 from Liam
     
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Too slim for your mitts. but if you ever decide to kiss it goodbye for a last time, I'll give you my phone number to contact me ;)
     
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  8. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Good luck Mat, Liam is not taking orders until the spring of 2018:eek:
     
  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Not in a rush TomTom. I suck with axes worse than I do with knives! :eek: My GB-SFA is chilling very nicely in the humidor ;) Well, that didn't make any sense!
     
  10. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    There are good and bad sides to living near Brownell's...

    ...would be a better post if I could find the right picture.
     
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  11. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Thanks! I think mine is one of the smallest axe Liam makes. The head weights 1.6 lb and came with a 12" handle. Or are you looking at the beer opener axe of his. That's a neat little thing too :D Don't wait too long. Liam's axe will only become harder to get. Do jump on it when his books open again. They are a beauty to look at even if you don't use them. It's the type of thing that will put a smile on your face when you take it out from your humidor once in a blue moon ;) BHQ and KC receive some axes from Liam once in a while.

    Thanks! Me too. I am waiting for a Camp Axe and Trapper Hatchet. It will more than a year before I see them. I trust the wait is worth it:thumbsup:
     
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  12. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    ^^^^No doubt the wait is worth it, I ordered 2 Camp Axe's in June, so I have a wait also. They are a very special Axe IMO:thumbsup:
     
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  13. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    I cannot agree more. I can feel the passion and effort put into creating it. It seems to have a soul of its own. What made it more special for me is it is my first and one and only axe.
     
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  14. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    A few makers whose work I'm really drawn to; David Mirabile, Nick Wheeler, and Stuart Branson.

    To kill two birds with one stone (and slightly derail this thread:confused:).... It seems to me, that up until now, the original designs that the CPK crew has produced, just about cover most of our real world needs (okay, might need a fillet knife to really be complete).

    Of course, I'm interested in anything that is designed and created in the CPK the shop. If we are going to diverge in to the "it would be cool but maybe not quite as practical" realm, I would be rather thrilled to see Nathan's interpretation of a Japanese influenced blade (like a tanto).

    There has been discussion of a fighter/bowie (what ever one's interpretation), which is why I included the Nick Wheeler blade below. This is the style I'm fond of. A smaller version would also be welcomed. I'm also sensitive to the fact that we don't want to be looking for copies of existing knives.

    If this is too much of a derailment, I'm happy to delete most of my jabber. Mike

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  15. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Nice collection Mike! I love Nick Wheeler bowies too. Am still waiting for the chance pick one up.
     
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  16. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Hi Don. Thank you!
    It seems that Nick is making knives. I’m just not sure where they are going. I’ll keep my eyes open for you. Mike

     
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  17. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    I could not resist not putting a patina on my 52100 PM2 after seeing some oxidation on the blade. I m digging this new look on the blade.

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  18. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I’d like to have one in D3V too! :thumbsup:;)
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    Excellent sheath by Chuddy Bear :thumbsup:
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  19. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Very nice Gus:thumbsup:;)
     
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  20. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks Tom!
     

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