Butter Knife - CSE

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Product Description

“We have had so many guys come back so stoked on riding the board they originally bought for their daughter!”
Carl Schaper

Bottom: Soft roll to mid-V to double concave
Rider: Beginner – pro
Wave Type: 1-6ft

Butter Knife Design

The Butter Knife with its classic outlines, perfect performance longboard rockers, and well-thought-out volumes is suitable for all abilities. Surfers get to ride these as single fins in the smaller conditions and discover their nose-riding potential.

And when it gets a bit punchier, you can just slip in the side bites and you have a perfect riding board for just about all conditions. As a thruster, a Butter Knife is balanced and predictable. Pop in a quad setup and use a bucketload of speed and increased bite to your advantage.

Butter Knife Fin setup

The Butter Knife comes in three sizes and a 4+1 fin configuration enabling you to be creative in your setup as a quad or thruster. NSP positioned the Surf 10 fin box slightly further back to make it available for a thruster set-up

Available with FTU fin boxes and are compatible with Futures Fins (fins not included).

High-Performance accessories by NSP

Scroll to the bottom of the page for additional interesting shapes and suitable high-performance fins for the Butter Knife by NSP


Length Width Thickness Volume Weight +/- 5%
8'0" 21³/⁴" 2³/⁴" 55 Liters 5.83 Kg EST
8'6" 22" 3" 64.5 Liters 6.06 Kg EST

    Additional Information

    Who’s the Butter Knife for?

    Riders looking for a mini-mal with a deeper performance envelope are well-advised to check out the Butter Knife. With its classic outlines, perfect performance longboard rockers, and thought-out volumes, the Butter Knife is a shape for riders of all abilities looking for a mid-length that works and performs on smaller days.


    CSE is NSP’s high-performance custom surf epoxy lay-up, with a UV-stable resin and satin rub finish. Clear UV-stable resin, CNC-cut and hand-shaped to detail by our very best craftsmen, CSE boards benefit from specific glassing schedules, carefully selected to get the most performance out of your CSE shape. This way, the perfect construction and layer combination makes it into your Shaper's Union Surfboard.

    Butter Knife Features

    – Classic shape outline with the perfect amount of nose volume

    – Beautiful pinstripe accent

    – Pulled-in performance tail with 4 x FTU fin boxes and surf 10 box

    – Strong, durable, and lightweight Paulownia wood skin

    Shapers Union

    Carl Schaper

    Shaper’s Union

    The Butter Knife is a Shaper’s Union creation, a collaboration between NSP and world-class shapers like Carl Schaper. Established to bring new energy and high-performance to the surf line-up, Shapers Union is NSP’s way to showcase the incredible skill and talent of some of the most accomplished shapers in the world.

    Carl’s philosophy
    “Keep it simple, stay neutral and make sure the boards are fast. Get the right board for the right guy for the right conditions.”

    Residing on the island of Oahu, Carl Schaper operates from the legendary Sugar Mill, creating longboard shapes, guns and mini mals for surfing royalty from Hawaii and beyond. His knowledge of shaping and construction is an essential part of the Shapers Union DNA.

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    CSE Butter Knife

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