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This thread is for all those "risk takers" who have taken a chance and purchased a knife from CFK or iPAK. I know you are out there, I have seen several photos of some very nice blades here on iKC. 

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CFK White Bone Skinner

This is my 2020 CFK Custom Skinning knife. As a blade style, trailing point blades are not necessarily my favorite, unless they possess those sleek curvy Persian lines as this one does - subtle as they may be!

This general purpose Hunting / Skinning knife features a trailing point mirror polished blade, finger well in handle, custom file work on blade spine & tang, Camel bone scales, small Mosaic pins, stainless steel bolsters, and a brass lanyard hole. 

This one actually made it into my Steak knife arsenal - one of several I like to take when I go out for a fine steak dinner.

The juice on this one:

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Style: Hammered Steel Clip Point Bowie; Hollow grind
Blade Type: D2 Stainless Steel    
Blade Length:  6 3/8"       
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle:   5 1/8" ; Sub hilt w/ Sheep horn & Camel bone      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 11 1/2"       
Weight: 12 oz      
Rockwell: Vacuum Hardened to 58-60 HRC (so it is claimed)      

MARKINGS:          
Obverse Markings: CFK logo w/ D2 Tool Steel
Reverse Markings:  None
Guard / Pommel: None
Custom File Work: Custom file art on tang

Sheath: Yes; "pocket" sheath w/ fire starter or sharpening rod loop
Material: Buffalo hide 
Sheath Notes: The attached straps are for concealed and horizontal carry options

CFK Shadow Hunter

This is my 2021 CFK Shadow Hunter, a mid-size hunting Bowie with a black powder coat blade. I typically shy away from powder coat blades, but I just couldn't pass this one up.

This full tang hunter features a 1095 high carbon trailing point hollow ground blade, stainless steel bolsters, and sheep horn scales with mosaic pins and a brass lanyard hole.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Style: Trailing Point w/ Swedge, Hollow grind, jimping
Blade Type: 1095 High Carbon, Black powder coat
Blade Length: 5 3/8"
Blade Gauge: 3/16" at Spine
Handle: 4 3/4" w/ Sheep horn scales, 2 mosaic pins, lanyard hole
Tang: Full tang
Overall length: 10 1/8"
Weight: 10 oz
Rockwell: Oil Hardened to 58-60 HRC

Sheath: Yes; "pocket" sheath w/ ferro rod or sharpening rod loop
Material: Buffalo hide
Sheath Notes: The attached straps are for concealed or horizontal carry options

MARKINGS:
Obverse Markings: CFK logo w/1095 High Carbon
Reverse Markings: None
Guard / Pommel: None
Custom File Work: Artistic file work on tang spine

CFK Calico Bowie

This is my 2021 CFK Calico Bowie, so named because of the "Calico" coloring of the sheep's horn scales. This custom bowie is a classic design, simple in dimension and weight. It features sheep horn scales, mosaic pins, a brass tube lanyard hole, and stainless steel double hilt. The clip point bowie-styled blade is made of VG-10 stainless steel, and sports a 90 degree spine for use with a ferro rod. Light weight and durable, it is ideal for hunting or general camp functions.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Style: Clip point Bowie; satin polished
Blade Type: VG10 Stainless, hollow grind, 90-Degree Spine Edge
Blade Length: 6 3/8"
Blade Gauge: 3/16" at Spine
Handle: 4 5/8" w/ Sheep horn scales, SS bolsters, mosaic pins
Tang: Full w/ custom file work on top of spine
Overall length: 11"
Weight: 12 oz
Rockwell: 58-60 HRC (Cryogenically tempered )

Sheath: Yes, w/ ferro rod or sharpening rod loop
Material: Buffalo hide
Sheath Notes: The attached straps are for concealed or horizontal carry options

MARKINGS:
Obverse Markings: CFK logo w/ VG10 Stainless
Reverse Markings: None
Guard / Pommel: None
Custom File Work: Artistic file work on tang spine

CFK Damascus Steak Knife

This Damascus Hunting knife from CFK is one of my latest additions in the personal steak knife arsenal. Suitable for the casual dining at the Texas Roadhouse or fine dining at Rick's Chop House, she makes a statement when used!

The knife features a raindrop patterned Damascus clip point blade boasting of 396 layers, custom art file work on tang spine; Camel bone scales; two Mosaic pins; stainless steel bolsters and pommel; and a lanyard hole.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Style: Drop Point w/ Swedge, Hollow grind, 90 degree spine
Blade Type: 1095HC & 15N20 nickel carbon Damascus, raindrop pattern    
Blade Length:  4"      
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle:   4 7/8" w/ Camel bone scales, 2 mosaic pins, lanyard hole      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 8 7/8"       
Weight: 10 oz      
Rockwell: Oil Tempered to 58-60 HRC      

Sheath: Yes; "pocket" sheath w/ fire starter or sharpening rod loop
Material: Buffalo hide 
Sheath Notes: The attached straps are for concealed and horizontal carry options

MARKINGS:          
Obverse Markings: None
Reverse Markings:  None
Guard / Pommel: None
Custom File Work: Custom file art on tang

CFK Damascus Steak Knife

This Damascus Hunting knife from CFK is another one of my latest additions in the personal steak knife arsenal.

The knife features a ladder patterned Damascus drop point blade, custom art file work on both the blade and tang spine, sheep's scales, two Mosaic pins, stainless steel bolsters, and a brass lanyard hole. All the elements need to carve on that perfect steak!

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Style: Drop Point, Hollow grind, 90 degree spine
Blade Type: 1095HC & 15N20 nickel carbon Damascus, ladder pattern    
Blade Length:  4 1/2"      
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle:   4 1/2" w/ Camel bone scales, 2 mosaic pins, lanyard hole      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 9"       
Weight: 8 oz      
Rockwell: Oil Tempered to 58-60 HRC      

Sheath: Yes; "pocket" sheath w/ fire starter or sharpening rod loop
Material: Buffalo hide 
Sheath Notes: The attached straps are for concealed or horizontal carry options

MARKINGS:          
Obverse Markings: None
Reverse Markings:  None
Guard / Pommel: None
Custom File Work: Custom file art on blade and tang spine

CFK Janus Hunting Knife

This is my CFK "Janus" Hunting knife, so named for its distinctive sheep's horn scales of different colors.

Wonderfully balanced, it features a drop point blade of 52100 ball bearing steel, a single quillon brass guard, exquisite sheep's horn scales, mosaic pins, and a brass lanyard hole. Other details include jimping on bade spine, and artistic file work on the tang spine.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Style: Drop Point w/ Swedge, Hollow grind, Satin polished
Blade Type: 52100 Ball Bearing Steel    
Blade Length:  5 3/8"      
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle: 4 1/2"; Sheep horn scales, Single quillon brass hilt      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 9 7/8""      
Weight: 9 oz      
Rockwell: Oil Hardened to 58-60 HRC      

Sheath: Yes; "pocket" sheath w/ fire starter or sharpening rod loop
Material: Buffalo hide 
Sheath Notes: The attached straps are for concealed or horizontal carry options

MARKINGS:          
Obverse Markings: CFK logo w/52100
Reverse Markings:  None
Guard / Pommel: None
Custom File Work: Jimping on blade spine, Custom file art on tang spine

Here is one of my new knives. 

When I happened upon it, I was simply drawn to its design and materials.  I just had to chase it, was very fortunate and was able to get it.  The format that Lars has started in this thread will be attempted to followed.

Specifications:

Blade Style: Camper Sport/Skinner : Hollow grind, Satin polished
Blade Type: DC-53    
Blade Length:  5"      
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle: 4 3/4"; Camel bone scales      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 9 3/4"      
Weight: 10 oz      
Rockwell: Hardened to 58-60 HRC

Part of the concession that I made in order to get the previous knife, was that I had to get one for my wife.

While her style is a little different than mine, this is still a fine looking blade.

Specifications:

Blade Style: Parang Cleaver : Hollow grind, Satin polished
Blade Type: D-2    
Blade Length:  6 5/8"      
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle: 5 1/2"; Rosewood bolster and Padauk scales      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 12 1/8"      
Weight: 13 oz      
Rockwell: Hardened to 58-60 HRC

There you go - Now that is a smart looking blade my friend. Love those finger contours too...

And that's a great photo...you should start lobbying Jan now for a spot in the 2022 iKC calendar...who knows, you just might get the center fold!  :-D

So spill the beans...is this going to be a show piece or see active use?

LOL!  Jade's (my wife) knife has already seen use in the kitchen chopping up dinner last night!

Mine probably wont see a ton of use, but I will certainly be using it to skin and process a deer later this year should I get one.

With very few exceptions, all of my knives are in line to be used at some point.

Well, as I have said many times - the food always tastes better when you use one of your knives from your collection. Jade must know that intuitively. I bet dinner was fabulous last night! :-)

Hers has that nice Seax line to it - and it looks comfortable to use. Well done Jade!

Oh oh....  This stuff is contagious.

Reminds me of a line from Robert W. Service's "Spell of the Yukon"

     "It grips you like some sort of sinning.

      It twists you from foe to a friend."

Specifications:

Blade Style: Hunter/skinner : Hollow grind
Blade Type: D-2    
Blade Length:  4 3/4"      
Blade Gauge: 3/16" Thick at the Spine  
Handle: 4 1/2"; Sheep horn w/ mosaic pins      
Tang: Full      
Overall length: 9 1/4"      
Weight: 8 oz      
Rockwell: Hardened to 58-60 HRC

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