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What knife would you like to see next from CPK?

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

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    nope, but you know what they say- a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  2. Karoi

    Karoi Unobtanium Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2014
    I’d just like to echo what quite a few others have requested regarding thinner knives.
    A 1/8” thick version of the FK2 (more or less) in D3V would be my dream knife :D
  3. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    I know I've posted this one in other spots in the cpk forum but not sure if here.

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    Would love a lighter/thinner chopper/machete. Probably my most often used big knife, great for clearing brush and light chopping duties.
    woodysone, Mike157, vkp78 and 4 others like this.
  4. Keoneloa

    Keoneloa Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    DEK is the one I'd like to see next....
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I don't ask for much so I'm still gonna keep my wishlist to something as low-key as possible:


    :D :D :D
  6. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    azwelke, gusbuster, Fullflat and 2 others like this.
  7. indawire

    indawire Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    And I'll second those Terotuf scales!
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  8. indawire

    indawire Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    And keep the length 1/16" less than 4" so I don't have any issues with CT. State law since I prefer a fixed blade carry.
    gusbuster, duramax, Fullflat and 2 others like this.
  9. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    The Dagger Grind and Satin UF Please:thumbsup::D
  10. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Yes this! and or acid wash too.
  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    On the next batch of UFKs aka FK2, please offer an added option for finer SW finish (eradicating the tooling marks as much as feasible) at an added cost, please also offer AW and Satin finish in addition to antique micarta handles. Those will sell quite well, my word is like money in the bank! :D
  12. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    But watch out for that monkey!
  13. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Too many different finishes starts to become a logistical headache, especially when people start switching, as well as slowing down production
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  14. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
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  15. Rollercoaster

    Rollercoaster Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2018
    Anyone mention potato knife yet :rolleyes:
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I beg to differ. Being able to offer what people want within reason, is good business. None of those requests are really outside the realm of CPK’s current capabilities.
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  17. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I'm not saying it's outside the realm of their capabilities, I'm saying anytime you introduce additional factors it complicates and slows down production. And it's not like they are having a hard time selling knives. But that decision is completely up to them. If it was my business, I would not add more to it if I'm selling out of product in minutes. But again, just my opinion.
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  18. Hundred Acre Wood

    Hundred Acre Wood

    Mar 19, 2017
    Don't even get me started.
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  19. Rob_Angerer


    Jul 30, 2008
    To fill out your product line: Scale down the FK2 a bit, into a hunting / utility knife. Blade from thinner stock (say 1/8" to 5/32"), ground thinner behind the edge, in CPM 4V or Vanadis 4E, run hard Rc62-63. A 4" Blade, but keep the FK2 handle (rather than EDC handle). A slicer that still has some amount of modest toughness. And, I'd also buy the same knife, but out of S110V (Rc63) or 20CV/M390 (Rc62).

    Better still, talk Crucible into producing their patented, but never produced, CPM 3V-Modified (with 2.5% Niobium and 0.11% Nitrogen).
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
  20. Rob_Angerer


    Jul 30, 2008
    Witness the incredible integral fighter Nathan posted on IG, as a stretch build, I'd like to see a subhilt fighter! CPM 3V would be most appropriate, but I've come to respect AEB-L (after having to get past steel-snobbery). Larrin Thomas has had a significant effect in this regard. AEB-L is a minimalistic steel, but in a stainless, it's toughness is tops. I'm thinking 8" to 9" subhilt fighter, left to the Carothers mind to design.
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