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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I get the lanyard before unsheathing part, but can you elaborate why the sheath *must* have two means of securing the blade?

    Not debating, just really curious. Is that a bladesports rule?
     
  2. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    760
    Jul 14, 2004
    I had training and my first competition two weeks ago. They informed us that sheaths had to have two means of retaining the blade in the sheath. I don't know anymore than that. You could email Donavon Phillips at bigdknives at gmail dought com to get specifics.
     
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  3. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Thanks. I think I understand what they want. I’m guessing you just need to have a proper grip on knife (hand through lanyard before unsheathing. Understandable in today’s can’t be too safe world. Thanks for the help.
    on another note...
    I gotta say , I’ve bought a lot of knives throughout the years. This is the sharpest knife I have ever received. I couldn’t help myself but to slice all the packaging within the first minute I had it. Great job CPK.
     
  4. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Thank you, I'm doing these myself. That level of sharpness is "race ready". Obviously you have to practice but you'll need to get it back to that level to race.



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    The knives have to be very sharp to be competitive, it can be the difference between first place and 5th. Straws are worth 5 points and there are often two. Rope, paper (sheet, tube etc) need a fiendishly sharp knife.

    We're using V4E because it can go though the wood targets and maintain that freaky sharp edge better than anything we've tested and still hold up to the impacts from the hard hits without chipping out in thin sections.
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Dan Keffeler and a three hit 2X6

     
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  6. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Dan Keffeler (the best in the world at this) and a world class run on his practice course

     
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  7. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    A knife slipped in transit and someone ended up with 9 stitches. Now we have the secondary retention requirement.
     
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  8. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    760
    Jul 14, 2004
    Nathan,

    What is the edge bevel in degrees on the racing edge? For resharpening purposes. Thanks.
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    15 DPS
     
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  10. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
  11. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

    733
    Mar 1, 2016
    I've watched this video probably a dozen times. I can't get over Dan's response after the 3rd chop! :D

    It's almost as if he's disappointed, or maybe surprised that it only took 3 chops. He was lined-up and expecting that 4th swing, but it was just a big let down. What an impressive choppa!
     
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  12. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    760
    Jul 14, 2004
    While practicing today on a vertical 2x4, the third chop snapped it off. I did the same thing, just stood there and looked at it. Sorta stunned me. The racing edge is wicked.
     
  13. Dan Keffeler

    Dan Keffeler Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    216
    Jun 28, 2010
    In my opinion this knife is the best competition Chopper I have ever used.
    Dan
     
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  14. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    of course, it's a CPK!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::D
     
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  15. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    All I’m doing with mine, so far, is fooling around, but it’s IMPRESSIVE to work with. I have to rethink a number of things when using it.

    I have a 1/4” sheet of sacrificial plywood for the cutting surface on my newly-made tennis ball/golf ball ramp. I keep cutting THROUGH the sacrificial sheet while I’m cutting the targets. Moving to solid 1/2” plywood to see if this helps.
     
  16. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Lol, accidentally cutting through everything isn't such a bad problem to have;). I can't wait to get my hands on mine, but I'm WAY down on the list so it's probably going to be a bit.

    ~Chip
     
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  17. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    Austin bought a practice competition table from a former competitor. Big D helped him make the connection.

    He has been practicing for 2 months now. As soon as his competition chopper gets here, he will ramp up and sign up for the first event he can.

    Glad to hear it's that good.
     
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  18. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014

    Even with another knife, Austin has found that 5/8 or 3/4 is what is needed. Same reason. What do others use? Also, who can make this type sheath?
     
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  19. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    760
    Jul 14, 2004
    I have a few of these 1/2x3" boards that I cut to 32" (official length) long. Screwed it down on a 2x4. Works good and is taking the whacks pretty good so far.

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    Here's the second level of retention that Jo Smith put on the sheath he made for my CC. It attaches the strap to the back of the sheath.

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  20. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    I just picked up a sheet of 1/2” plywood to try for the ‘sacrificial’ piece. A solid board may end up being more resilient. Guess we shall see!


    Need to make a sheath for mine, too. Not sure where I’ll head, yet.

    I have to find someone to fabricate the board clamps necessary for all the 2x4 cuts. No welder, here.
     
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