What knife would you like to see next from CPK?

Icky Thump

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I'm excited for the S45VN ones at RC61-62 to hit, though. That made me reconsider CRK for folders. But I also discovered Hinderer, and before long I'm sure I'll break my New Year's resolution about how this year I'm only going to collect or use CPKs and a couple others... now it's like "CPKs and a couple... dozen... others..."
My XM-24 in S35VN performs pretty well. Definitely not soft. I looked pretty hard at CRKs but the softer steel always drove me away. Spyderco has S35VN dialed in but they stopped using it as the base native 5 steel a few years ago. Went back to S30V.
 

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My XM-24 in S35VN performs pretty well. Definitely not soft. I looked pretty hard at CRKs but the softer steel always drove me away. Spyderco has S35VN dialed in but they stopped using it as the base native 5 steel a few years ago. Went back to S30V.

They went back to S30V? FFS Why?
 

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They went back to S30V? FFS Why?

My first instinct would be for the sake of the $ but I think that may be both a bit harsh and somewhat unfair, although I'd argue that they do not see things as you often do, i.e, cost of the steel as mere rounding error in CPK's methodology. The reason I don't want to pin it exclusively on the bottomline is because they also do a lot of sprint / limited runs in other exotic and fad steels than almost any other big manufacturer. Shockingly, sometimes their sprint run prices are not that far off their S30V iterations but then again, the sprint runs seem to be commissioned (and prepaid?) by collaborative dealers & distributors.
 
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They went back to S30V? FFS Why?
I honestly don't know. I have no issues with S35VN if anything it seems a little more forgiving in use. Rolls more than chips and the edge retention is still very good. I had a friend who bought a N5 a few years after mine and it was S30V. I'll be holding in to this one though.
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Did a little googling and this was in an announcement from 2018
"After exhaustive in-house performance testing and tons of end-user feedback, we have also decided to change the blade steel of the Native 5 from its current CPM S35VN™ to CPM S30V®. This rolling change will be implemented as we exhaust our current inventory of parts, so some versions of the Native 5 will complete the switch sooner than others. However, the change will ultimately affect all standard G-10 and FRN-handled versions of this popular model."
 

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Waiting for my DEK1 and something comes to mind. Maybe something strictly for defense, even more so than the Boot Dagger, like a double-edge Karambit? Like the War Boar from Busse; or the Olamic Cutlery Karambit but scaled down, less imposing and more specialized for its purpose - more hidden, less showy?

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I'm curious with how much cutting/slicing power can be pushed with a more cuvy, forward-facing tip, dual-edge grind?
 
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Waiting for my DEK1 and something comes to mind. Maybe something strictly for defense, even more so than the Boot Dagger, like a double-edge Karambit? Like the War Boar from Busse; or the Olamic Cutlery Karambit but scaled down, less imposing and more specialized for its purpose - more hidden, less showy?

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I'm curious with how much cutting/slicing power can be pushed with a more cuvy, forward-facing tip, dual-edge grind?


Awesome idea!!!
And radius/contour the edges/corners on the ring.
 

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My apologies if that was mentioned before but as the Kephart is coming, I thought it would be cool to create a whole line of classic designs....after Kephart it would be cool to see Nessmuk patrern and maybe classic Canadian belt knife and karambit as mentioned above.

Classic, timeless lines...history behind it....combined with modern approach and materials. I would buy it
 

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:oops: I'm a little distracted lately. I should have known!

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I have been long hoping for a smaller UF, but I saw this picture and was like "eureka!" I would love to see the UF reimagined in the size of the skinner.

While I don't believe my experiences reflect the needs of all servicemembers, I do imagine a UF on this scale would have been my just right "Goldilocks" knife for use overseas...small enough to be discretely on my kit day in and day out, thin enough to easily conceal IWB in civilian clothes with or without a pistol, tough enough to depend on in a variety of uses....
 
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