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SOLD, Ten, 6" Utility Fighter

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The 6" Utility Fighter was designed as a collaboration with design and functional input from a family friend, US Army Green Beret Jason Landphair. It is a well made, durable, high performance mid sized utility combat knife designed to carry light, tolerate rough use beyond the abilities of most alternatives, and function properly as a mid size fighting knife in addition to normal cutting chores. In this newest release of this old pattern it now has the Delta 3V heat treat that is optimized for edge stability so it will hold a sharp edge in rough use better than ever. A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so. I consider this to be one of the ultimate modern particle metallurgy super steels and a knife of this nature is an ideal application for it.

    The handle is 3D sculpted CNC machined and ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average sized hand. Unnecessary weight is removed where possible and the tang is internally skeletonized for a neutral balance. The blade is made of .188" CPM "Delta" 3V. Despite being light (8 oz) and ground relatively thin (.025" before sharpening) it will tolerate rough use in demanding environments. You can baton and pry with it. It will tolerate punching holes in sheetmetal, cutting iron wire and even chopping through cinder block without breaking or developing excessive damage. One of the design requirements when developing this knife was it would be capable of opening a hole in a masonry wall without risk of breaking. You might damage the edge if you set your mind to it, but despite being light and reasonably thin (and subsequently a good cutter) the knife itself is practically unbreakable and comes with my rough use warranty: if it ever fails for any reason short of intentionally breaking it I will replace, repair or refund. Broken tips get re-pointed, broken scales are replaced with a material of my choosing.

    CPM 3V, Delta heat treat, tested 61 HRC, .188" at ricasso
    Total length 10.8"
    Blade length 6.0"
    Edge length 5.6", 20 DPS
    Weight 8.0 oz
    Extra grippy 3D machined scales
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners

    The price includes a very nice Mashed Cat Kydex sheath with TecLok.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are ten knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. We are sharpening now and we will try to get them out next week although time will be tight due to the holiday.

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.


    Rather than just take my word for it here is an old video that illustrates the excellent durability of this pattern in CPM 3V:

    These knives are unusual because they are machined. I do this in my shop on industrial CNC machine tools. A WIP thread documenting their construction can be found here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1153472

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

    They are shown with buffed scales but you can request unbuffed for an ugly alternative with better grip.

    Price is:

    $305 in black or natural canvas micarta
    $315 in OD green G10
    Shipping is $12
    I take paypal, cash, check, or MO.

    Jo will contact you via PM or email on Sunday or Monday. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by end of day Monday please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at carothersknives at g mail dought com

    Come by here again next week for another batch of these 6" Utility Fighters.

    Thanks for looking,
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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I'll take one.

    Happy Holidays
    Odog27, Oyster, Grenock and 5 others like this.
  3. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    I'll take it.
    Odog27, Oyster, Grenock and 4 others like this.
  4. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    Merry Christmas and HNY CPK. I’d like to claim one by proxy for Grenock.
    Odog27, Oyster, Grenock and 7 others like this.
  5. AmericanAsApple3.14

    AmericanAsApple3.14 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2014
    One please with black canvas, thanks!
    Odog27, Grenock, jjweb and 2 others like this.
  6. TXGatorbait

    TXGatorbait Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2016
    Odog27, Grenock, jjweb and 2 others like this.
  7. stjones

    stjones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 23, 2010

    ETA - Buffed black canvas, please.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  8. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    This is for @Hard Knocks
    (Also see my post further down in this thread)
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
    Odog27, Grenock, TommyGun56 and 9 others like this.
  9. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    i’ll take one!

    Edit: I'll take one in natural micarta, please. Super excited about this one!!! Thanks!!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  10. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    :) finally

    EtA Please and thank you! Merry Christmas CPK Team :)
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  11. Equipped4life


    Apr 23, 2015
    1 in unbuffed black please!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  12. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Sweet! Oyster, thank you sir!!

    Dear Jo, please invoice me for one with unbuffed black canvas.

    Kind Regards,

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
    CataD, Odog27, Wood5045 and 9 others like this.
  13. HoneyDualBlades


    Feb 13, 2015
    I'll take one
  14. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    Happy Holidays to all :)
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  15. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018

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  16. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    #9!:D but still to slow...looks like I'm luck #13 after the dust settled:(

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  17. captjlw

    captjlw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2016
    1 please
  18. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Wow, I was clumsy that time but was just testing my speed for the upcoming FK2 ;)Congrats all who scored!!!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  19. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
  20. bullpin

    bullpin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    I tried Anyways. Congrats to the lucky few . Anyone score their second :eek:? Merry Christmas to all!!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  21. folder geek

    folder geek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    In please and thank you
  22. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    ill take one
    Grenock, Hard Knocks and gusbuster like this.
  23. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    mpjustin, ni1s, gusbuster and 3 others like this.
  24. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
  25. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  26. itadakimasu


    Oct 31, 2013
    I'll take one.
  27. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Sucks, I'm always unable to be around a computer when these happen. Crud cell phone connection.
    Odog27 and Hard Knocks like this.
  28. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    ill take one
    Odog27 and Hard Knocks like this.
  29. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
  30. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
  31. jjweb

    jjweb Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    HELP !!!!!

    Congrats to winners and everyone have a Merry Christmas !!!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
  32. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
  33. Kal-El

    Kal-El Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2010
    Too funny
    Panthera tigris likes this.
  34. jonny


    Mar 1, 2000

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