Carothers Performance Knives Utility Fighter 2 Fixed Blade Knife CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade w/ Black Canvas Micarta Handle and Sheath

Carothers Performance Knives Utility Fighter 2 Fixed Blade Knife CPM-3V Stonewashed Blade w/ Black Canvas Micarta Handle and Sheath
Carothers Performance Knives, owned and operated by “Nathan the Machinist”.  With a degree in product design and extensive experience in 3D CNC machining and manufacturing, Nathan uses his talents to design high-end, quality tactical and art knives with a focus on functionality and ergonomics. In addition to knives, we design and produce high quality accessories for use in the knife making community.

The  6″ Utility Fighter was designed as a collaboration with design and functional input from a family friend, US Army Green Beret Jason Landphair. It is a well made, durable, high performance mid sized utility combat knife designed to carry light, tolerate rough use beyond the abilities of most alternatives, and function properly as a mid size fighting knife in addition to normal cutting chores. In this newest release of this old pattern it now has the Delta 3V heat treat that is optimized for edge stability so it will hold a sharp edge in rough use better than ever. A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so. I consider this to be one of the ultimate modern particle metallurgy super steels and a knife of this nature is an ideal application for it.

The handle is 3D sculpted CNC machined and ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average sized hand. Unnecessary weight is removed where possible and the tang is internally skeletonized for a neutral balance. The blade is made of .188″ CPM “Delta” 3V. Despite being light (8 oz) and ground relatively thin (.025″ before sharpening) it will tolerate rough use in demanding environments. You can baton and pry with it. It will tolerate punching holes in sheetmetal, cutting iron wire and even chopping through cinder block without breaking or developing excessive damage. One of the design requirements when developing this knife was it would be capable of opening a hole in a masonry wall without risk of breaking. You might damage the edge if you set your mind to it, but despite being light and reasonably thin (and subsequently a good cutter) the knife itself is practically unbreakable and comes with my rough use warranty: if it ever fails for any reason short of intentionally breaking it I will replace, repair or refund. Broken tips get re-pointed, broken scales are replaced with a material of my choosing


  • Model: Utility Fighter
  • Overall Length: 10.80"
  • Blade Length: 6.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.188"
  • Blade Steel: CPM-3V
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Material: Extra Grippy 3D Machined Scales In Canvas Micarta
  • Handle Color: Black
  • Fasteners Material: Black Oxide Treated 18-8 Stainless Steel
  • Sheath: Kydex
  • Weight: 7.50 Ounces
  • Country of Origin: USA