What knife would you like to see next from CPK?

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

  1. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    A slimmer EDC bird and trout type knife, the most useful when upland hunting and fishing on a lake or river. Please, pretty please.
  2. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    Slim is in, just like those jeans the kids wear o_O
  3. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    Found it: CPK Skinner. Maybe two for Christmas?
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  4. Spears


    Jan 30, 2007
    I'm not usually one for suggestions since I think the designs that are already in place are pretty amazing.

    Though, how about a sub-forum designed knife? Nate can give a range of parameters (blade length, handle length, etc.) and the folks here can put up a design. Then, from there, we can take a poll of favorite design elements and amalgamate those into one design. Could be a monstrosity, could be a pretty utilitarian design.

    Ha, in all seriousness, I'd like to see something with a wharncliffe blade shape.

    Also, something in Vanax SC. I'd say a small Bird&Trout type knife or small EDC would be a good starting point to test out the steel; have .010" behind the edge with a 10 DPS secondary bevel. Really push the stuff and see what the users here can do with it.
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  5. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 29, 2017
    Iklwa please
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  6. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Would love to see a neck knife :thumbsup:
    Or anything medium-small for that matter
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  7. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
    Toenail clipper.

    I've got some thick big toenails.....
  8. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007

    Try one of these. Nice crisp edges
  9. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2019
    TMI Timmy, TMI ...

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  10. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    I’ve been giving this some serious thought lately. There are a bunch of knives I would like. Top of my list would either be a small kitchen knife (like a parring knife) in D2 or a Chefs knife in whatever steel Nathan deems best.

    Those would get the most use, everyday.
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  11. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    When we're up at the cabin my wife and I like using AEB-L in the kitchen ;)

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  12. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Any particular reason why? Is it more stainless?
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  13. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Because it's the only sharp knife there lol. We share the place with our in-laws, sister in-law and let friends and family stay whenever they ask to use it. As a result everything in the house is a conglomerate of extras collected from over the years. The knives left here are crap.

    Joking aside... yes we can be a little more haphazard with it and it will resist staining better it's also (for me) much easier to touch up. Notice the junk cutting board... quick strop and it's back out side with me cleaning fish near the lake, taking back lilies along the shore line, splitting kindling etc. then at the end of the day just like everything else it gets sponged down with the dishes and thrown on the drying rack for the next day. In the end I feel a small sense of freedom knowing how low maintenance it is. I could and i'm sure it would be fine if I did that with my Delta 3V ( and I have in the past with the edc both in D2 and 3V up until the DEK) but I tend to baby those more after use.

    Side note: its the only CPK I bring around saltwater. I absolutely love everything this knife is. That being said I'm excited for my 3v version as well.

    BTW This is the post that got me hyped about AEB-L. I listen carefully to everything this dude says...

  14. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Ha yeah we have sharper image knives at our cabin. Many times I'll just grab my convexed Busse for food prep
  15. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
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  16. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Chain Pickerel? It's a beauty!
  17. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 24, 1998
    A paring knife like. I agree. With holster to take to the field.
  18. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Did someone mention a folder? Thought I heard that...maybe I'm hearing things
  19. co556guy


    Dec 13, 2011
    I'm still stuck on the wharncliffe idea, maybe with a slight (and I mean slight) recurve.

    With a pointy point like the spyderco yojimbo.

    Highly tilted towards defense, but with the carothers treatment behind the design..... could be a good edc for the wharncliffe crowd.
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  20. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    Folder and SHDFK have my interest right now .

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