What knife would you like to see next from CPK?

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Per Nathan, a Kephart is on the board for some time in the not too distant future.
     
  2. .357gus

    .357gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    There’s a Kephart in the pipeline, but I don’t think it’s considered a camp knife. I believe it’ll be around 4” to 4 1/2” blade, and thin.
     
  3. Dr_Void

    Dr_Void

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    Apr 2, 2019
    Yep, I read about that a few months ago. Apparently it’s a relatively simple and common design to make... or something along those lines. Just wanted to bring it up again and change the subject.
     
  4. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    we do sometimes have the occasional foul language on this forum but let's please keep it to a minimum. politics referring to knife laws might be fair game if we're careful to tiptoe around the politics, but politics of this nature does not belong on my forum.
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    well that's good luck. We're grinding sheet now and once the K18 is off the mill the Kephart is next. We'll start cutting chips in about 4 weeks.
     
  6. co556guy

    co556guy

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    Dec 13, 2011
    You won't have to worry about it again.

    I get the feeling from Lorien that I'm not welcome here. If that's the case, please let me know and I will happily oblige.
     
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  7. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    As far as I can tell you are an excellent new member here. You are very welcome here, just please keep the politics at the political arena subforum not here. Thanks.
     
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  8. ElCaptain

    ElCaptain Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 1, 2011
    Does anyone remember where the kephart rendering is? We could add it to the CPK encyclopedia too...
     
  9. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    All knife enthusiasts are welcome here, but things stay civil because certain contentious topics like politics or religion are kept off the forum.

    There are plenty of other places where those topics can be discussed.
     
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  10. Dr_Void

    Dr_Void

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    Apr 2, 2019
    I love you?
     
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  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
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  12. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'd like to see this kephart be a thin slicer. Something I could skin and debone deer with. CPK builds some of the best large blades out there IMO, so lets see something small, with a large belly and thin, thin thin!
     
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  13. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    ^that part.

    We all come here because we're interested in knives- to scratch that itch. Nobody wants to hear anyone's political opinions we get that everywhere else.

    If you want to talk politics, there is actually a subforum just for that. I've been spending a little, (largely fruitless) time in there lately, you should check it out I think you'll find a lot of like minded regulars.
     
  14. co556guy

    co556guy

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    Dec 13, 2011
    Im very relieved to hear that was your intended message. I liked you and your work and your useful artistry (knife design).

    Now that everyone's chimed in:
    1) I'll not politic, pinky swear
    2) My apologies to everyone in the thread for causing the disruption.
    3) I'd very much like to move on now that the matter is settled, mostly so that we can get back to telling Nathan what we want him to make for us.
     
  15. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 21, 2014
    I wanted to like this twice so I quoted it.
    I'm in for thin!!!
     
  16. co556guy

    co556guy

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    Dec 13, 2011
    I'm hoping for 90's cocaine rocker thin.
     
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  17. Dr_Void

    Dr_Void

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    Apr 2, 2019
    Do you think that the DEK or bad-idea-FK2 or EDC are too chunky for processing game? FK2 has a fat bellay

    I imagined the kephart with FK2 handles to be a jack of all trades/specialize-in-none type.
     
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Most likely you will not see something extremely thin from CPK. A long time ago I had asked Nathan if he was against something really thin at the ricasso, say, <.125" because her didn't want some knuckle head / numbnut doing something totally inappropriate with a thinly stocked CPK, somehow breaks it and then probably starts howling and hollering about the vaunted D3V not to be all that! Nathan then confirmed that he's apprehensive about making such blades (let's say 4" or longer) for those kinda reasons. I dunno though, he may have changed his mind since then.
     
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  19. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Other than being made of a high hardness, abrasion resistant, unbreakable super steel I will attempt to copy the original closely. I had to rein in my natural tendencies to tweak, tweak, tweak. It's not thick, but it's not super thin either. ~.160" at the ricasso. I want to make the knife that Horace would choose today, I think it would be hubris to modify his design on this project. I'll stick to the metallurgy on this one and leave the geometry alone.
     
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I sure hope that one of your super-duper steels of choice will be your trademark D3V.
     

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