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What’s you favorite CPK, why?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by gunslinger387, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Light Chopper...great neutral handle that feels like it was made expressly for me...

    I use mine very Machete-like...I just don't scythe down close to the ground with it :eek:

    it's very "snappy." :cool:
     
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  2. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    Nate and co. will see it first, which should be next week,so we'll see where things are at after that
     
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  3. grogimus

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

    Apr 27, 2012
    Whatever happens, you are a stud @Lorien.
     
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  4. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    For me it’s the EDC1. It’s light weight and I can carry it without noticing it.
     
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  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Mine would have to be HDFK. It's the perfect camp knife and does a little bit of everything well.

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  6. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Basic Member Basic Member

    84
    Nov 1, 2018
    I use my EDC2 the most. Mail and boxes don’t stand a chance.
    I have an OG non delta Field Knife One.. my first CPK... my hand keeps finding that one to fiddle with while I am surfing the web
     
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  7. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    770
    Jan 17, 2014
    MC for me, out of all my CPKs (EDC2, FK1, FK2, UF, HDFK, LC, MC, HDMC, BC).

    Always been a Large Camp Knife fan. The HDFK is a great knife, and I can absolutely see why so many folks picked it as their #1 choice. It's really a Goldilocks size for the vast majority of folks.

    The MC is my pick, simply due to my own personal preferences. I've learned to use a 9-11" blade to do just about anything I might do with a 6" blade, but I like the added chopping power.

    I'm a big fan of the FKs as well, but if for whatever reason, I could only keep one CPK, it would be the MC for me.
     
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  8. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    The FK1 is in close second, and is the knife I’d keep, if I could only keep one.
    I love the grip on it. At first I really didn’t understand what people liked about it so much. After some use, I found out. It’s versatile and feels great.
     
  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    The FK2 is damn near perfection. I could go on and on about the handle ergonomics, steel and geometry.

    As to the original question, "which CPK?"...

    THIS CPK. There are a lot of FK2, but this one is mine.

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  10. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    912
    Sep 5, 2009
    Another vote for the HDFK for the best multi purpose knife. However I find myself carrying my FK2 more often because lately my hikes have been more urban than back country. (But if I only could choose one it would be an HDFK)

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  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    EDC is my most used knife, cus EDC! It cannot do what the HDFK can, but the HDFK can do almost anything the EDC can, cept EDC!
     
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  12. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    The OG field knife was near perfect to me.
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    I (regrettably) traded the FK for the HDFK which was also almost perfect, just a little to big for my uses.
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    I now currently only own the EDC2 which has blown me away. If it were just a little bit bigger, near the size of a field knife then, i'd say it were my stand out favourite.
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    Long story short. I just can't pick one :D

    I am really hoping the DEK turns out to be a slightly larger EDC. That would make the most perfect knife ever for me.
     
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  13. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Jesus fckin' Christ, those are some God Damned pretty things on that table
     
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  14. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Haha, I use to collect gemstones before knives :p
     
  15. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    For “feels right in the hand” - it would have to be my A2 Shiv. Funnily enough, I don’t really like the way the HDFK feels but it works great, from choking up for detailed carving to holding the very back of the handle for chopping.
     
  16. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Gold Member Gold Member

    363
    Oct 27, 2016
    Another vote for the HDFK. Easily the most capable all around fixed blade I own. And the performance! I have used it for pretty much everything, even filleted a bunch of fish with it, just because. As everyone who has one knows, it can handle virtually anything. I’ll also agree about the perfect ergonomics.
     
  17. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Blasphemous blessings by Bobby B
     
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  18. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    And here I thought you were alliterate......
     
  19. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Alliterating and always appropriately asinine, amigo
     
  20. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    Having to pick now, it'd be the Utility Fighter. It's not a chopper. I feel I would carry a small hatchet for that. I find the handle extremely comfortable, well balanced, and the blade shape perfectly useful from picking something out of a log, cutting up a steak, opening boxes, or whatever I have asked it to do. It's light and rides well in just about any configuration.
     

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