CPK Survival Knife

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jul 29, 2016.

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  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Just remember that Leprechaun is pronounced something akin to Leprekahn. I'm just saying ;)
     
  2. Cobra5

    Cobra5 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 3, 2016
    Thanks for showing us the sketch Lorien!
    I took off Friday for a long motorcycle ride and just got back home, so I didn't see this until now.
    I do appreciate it.


     
  3. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's the shit
     
  4. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    Hopefully the mockup comes out good... that drawing looks like a winner.
     
  5. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    pretty much got it profiled but forgot it at work, new info next week
     
  6. Dantone05

    Dantone05

    Dec 31, 2014
    Looking saweeeeet!!!
    I can think of some BC forests that this would serve mighty fine in. :thumbup:
     
  7. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 2, 2008
    Interesting.

    This is the first time I have encountered this particular theory of the term's history. I admit to pronouncing the "ch" in discussion with non-knife folk, though I am always hesitant about it and often offer "c'oil" as well. As to the etymology of the term, it was originally explained to me as it is in this book from the late 19th century:

    https://books.google.com/books?id=g...EINTAE#v=onepage&q=history choil file&f=false

    If the link doesn't work, here is what is typed:

    Choil History.jpg

    Evidently the cutlers in Sheffield used the term "choil" as a verb specifically referring to filing-work done right at the junction of cutting-edge and tang. What may be of most interest to you is that the authors (separate authors) both write "choil" phonetically, i.e. they heard the term spoken as opposed to seeing it written, which argues for the pronunciation of the "ch-". *shrug*

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    My apologies for how off-topic that was :p
     
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  8. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    We'll probably never know the root origin, but to have found 1889 text referencing the word does, indeed, lend credence to pronunciation with a non-silent h. Great find, that old article.
     
  9. Torch76

    Torch76

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    Nov 1, 2015
    Just seeing this. Wow! Super excited.
     
  10. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    the aluminum mockup is nearing completion...
     
  11. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    a little more tweaking before moving on to the scales, but everything looks like it's going to work.

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  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Very, very nice. Very interesting finger choil.
     
  13. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    This'll be fullerless? That can be a word, right? :D

    Looks like a very versatile size.
     
  14. jjweb

    jjweb

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    Nov 20, 2015
    I am liking it !!!! Can you give us approx dimensions on blade and overall length .
     
  15. AmericanAsApple3.14

    AmericanAsApple3.14 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 10, 2014
    Looking good! Any chance it'll have a swedge?
     
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I doubt it very highly because SK is abbreviated for Survival Knife so having a swedge may not lend itself too well to its ability to be very safe under heavy batoning in a possible survival situation! It would look cool though!
     
  17. AmericanAsApple3.14

    AmericanAsApple3.14 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 10, 2014
    That's true - the spine near the handle would still be thick enough but you'd probably end up chopping through your baton when you needed to hit the tip a lot. Still hoping but it's looking great either way!
     
  18. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    there will be a fuller if the material is thick enough for that to make sense. There won't be a swedge, for the reasons already given.
    the finger choil is the one part which hasn't been finished yet- removing material slowly there as i want to minimize the size and maximize its versatility.
     
  19. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Do you mean it will need a run in ProE/ first?

    Just curious as I thought you had already indicated where the tang is going to be skeletonized so I figured no fuller.

    I'm mostly wondering how the thought process works for you and which parts Nathan finalizes like weight distribution and balance.

    Awesome work though, thanks for sharing this stage with us.
     
  20. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    the odds are good that we'll prototype this before going to production. Kinda makes sense for a survival knife... :)
     
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