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Sale! Return of the CPK Field Knives.

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This is a fantastic medium/small woods knife and general purpose cutting tool for tradesmen and hunters. Every aspect of this is dialed in for long term cutting performance and designed for safety, durability and comfort. The handle, which is less slab sided than the original to facilitate turned grips used in bushcraft, is some of our best work. The steel and heat treat is some of the best in the world. The blade shape and grind geometry (slightly more acute primary grinds, but .005" thicker, than the original) are made to cut well but never fail you. The new sheath is fantastic. The original Field Knife was one of our most popular patterns ever but I think you'll find the new Utility Field Knife is even better. I'm proud of this new pattern and I think it represents some of our best work. And keeping with the original philosophy behind this knife we're keeping these milled and tumbled (like the original), no fancy grinds, to keep the cost reasonable for real users.

    The Utility Field Knife was designed as a collaboration with Lorien Arnold. It is a well made, no frills, high performance utility knife. The steel is Crucible CPM 3V at HRC 61 with the fully optimized heat treat with very good edge retention and edge stability. You'll be surprised how sharp this gets and how well it holds an edge. If you have never used 3V this hard and thin, it is gonna blow your mind.

    This steel with this heat treat will support a fine edge, so this was taken down to .020" before sharpening (though I'm leaving some additional meat in the tip now) and it was sharpened 18 degrees per side. This is relatively acute and it cuts well, but is very durable.

    Some might consider this a tactical knife but the point is not reinforced and it is not shaped or balanced as a weapon. It's reasonably thin behind the edge. It is a hard working cutting tool, a big skinning knife and woods knife. There is a hidden lanyard hole in the tang.

    The handle is ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average to relatively large hand. The tang is internally skeletonized. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined. The blade is made of 3/16” 3V with a heat treat that has been optimized to maximize edge stability in rough use. Despite being relatively thin it is durable. You can baton with it. You might damage the fine edge if you set your mind to it, but the knife itself is practically unbreakable.

    A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so.

    CPM 3V, Delta Heat treat protocol, 61 HRC, .188” thick at ricasso
    Total length 9.75”
    Blade length 4.625”
    Weight 8.0 oz
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or G10
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners

    Mashed Cat sheaths are custom made for these knives and are well designed and well made. They are avilable with a TecLok, which can be worn vertical or horizontal and can be configured for left hand or right hand carry or with a drop loop sheath.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 5 knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. They need scales and sharpened so they will not ship until end of next week. We only have one sheath at the moment so there may be some delay shipping your order while we wait for the sheaths to arrive.


    Rather than just take my word for it I made a video (the old Field Knife, we need to make a new video):

    These are all “utility field grade”, “as machined” and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.

    $285 in canvas micarta, black or natural
    $295 black linen micarta
    $295 in OD green canvas micarta
    $295 in OD green G10, Forest green G10
    $305 multi color G10 (currently have orange/black, red/black, ghost/black)
    $315 burlap micarta
    $315 rag micarta

    Includes an excellent kydex sheath. You have a choice of TecLok or drop loop.

    Shipping in the USA is $12.

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I'm in.
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  3. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    gusbuster, jjweb, donscpoo and 8 others like this.
  4. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    ajvail18, gusbuster, jjweb and 12 others like this.
  5. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    gusbuster, NUTRAMAC, jjweb and 11 others like this.
  6. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Looks like I may have made the cut! If so, one with burlap micarta and a teklock sheath.

    (ETA: I can’t make up my mind. Can I get an extra set of the ghost/black scales as well as the burlap?)

    Jo, my paypal and mailing address are unchanged. Just forward the invoice.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
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  7. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    first loser

    Edit to say this is totally tongue in cheek! Not lamenting the outcome of this at all.

    What did Ricky Bobby say, "If you aint first, yer last!"
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  8. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    I would love to have one
    gusbuster, donscpoo, Odog27 and 3 others like this.
  9. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    This was a proxy attempt for @halm

    Sorry man, looks like I am just out of it.
    mpjustin, gusbuster, Odog27 and 6 others like this.
  10. Turth


    Dec 18, 2014
    Glad to see these coming out already, and congrats to all the winners!
    NUTRAMAC, gusbuster, Odog27 and 2 others like this.
  11. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Grats! Winners! Def not as easy on a phone. Until the next sale... Enjoy the weekend all.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  12. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    Congrats to the winners. See ya next time :)
    gusbuster, Odog27 and woodysone like this.
  13. kurpak

    kurpak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lets try this again...
    gusbuster, Odog27 and Oyster like this.
  14. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Grats lol
  15. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    Wow, broke the internet! lol.

    Congrats to the winners!
    gusbuster, Odog27, Grenock and 2 others like this.
  16. Fatboy1994

    Fatboy1994 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2015
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  17. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Good times and I think I need a pacemaker! Congrats top 5 :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  18. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Damn, took two refreshes! Congrats to the top five!
  19. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    In, and congrates to the winners.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  20. ni1s


    Feb 10, 2014
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  21. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    1 please
  22. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
  23. Haole

    Haole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
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  24. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    total miss
    gusbuster, Oyster, woodysone and 5 others like this.
  25. Packerrat


    Jul 4, 2017
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  26. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    Wow - that was fast!
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  27. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
  28. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Sorry Jonny @91bravo , no luck on the FK2 today:(
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  29. jmac30


    Sep 14, 2011
    I’ll take one
  30. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Edit: Pretty sure I scored:rolleyes:
    Think i would like to try that new Ghost and Black G10
    Congrats to the Winners:thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
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  31. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
  32. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
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  33. jjweb

    jjweb Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    LOL!!! Congrats
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  34. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
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  35. Equipped4life


    Apr 23, 2015
  36. RobC2

    RobC2 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Oh well...
  37. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
  38. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
  39. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2017
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