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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 9, 2016.
Per Nathan, a Kephart is on the board for some time in the not too distant future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Does anyone remember where the kephart rendering is? We could add it to the CPK encyclopedia too...
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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There'a an App, er, thread for that:
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!
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.
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.
I wanted to like this twice so I quoted it.
I'm in for thin!!!
I'm hoping for 90's cocaine rocker thin.
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.
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.
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.
I sure hope that one of your super-duper steels of choice will be your trademark D3V.