Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Can a product like a gun or knife be designed to work well, but be so unattractive you wouldn’t buy it?
     
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  2. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    384
    Aug 31, 2010
    Yes. Because I can find something that will works as well or nearly so and be pleasing to the eye. With that said there is some inherent beauty in functionality.
     
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  3. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Yes absolutely. I simply cannot bring myself to buy an ugly knife no matter how well designed they are. Only the opposite end, I wouldn't buy the most attractive knife in the world if it wasn't functional or ready for hard use. I guess that's why I have a very nichè and relatively small collection these days. I need beauty and well thought out design, before I go ahead
     
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  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Fugly = Matty shan't buy!

    I would not necessarily state, "form over function" but for me, form is almost as important as function while giving function a slight lead over form, if need be.

    Case in point, back in early 2016 when we used to be on another subforum and someone had mentioned a certain Nathan Carothers' LC (the moniker CPK did not exist back then, neither did this subforum) my ears started ringing and after some research in here, I discovered that this Nathan fella was making some gorgeous looking knives as opposed to the other guy's (pun) which basically were longer or shorter versions of the same template which I had also deemed as being somewhat bulbous and not so sexy! The fact that Nathan was actually MAKING knives instead of just sketching them out plus being the FATHER of D3V, won over almost all of us from there to here, although a small handful never shook off their dreaded Stockholm syndrome ;)
     
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  5. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    Glock. I know they take a licking and keep on ticking, but I just can't own one. Just sayin'... (sneaks off to don protective flame suit)

    Winston
     
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  6. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    384
    Aug 31, 2010
    You’d be safer with some inflammatory political statement.

    that being said I agree that Glocks aren’t the sexiest gun out there but they aren’t bad and just keep shooting. The current gen5 is much better than gen 1 or 2. My favorite pistol is my Glock 34 with a light and optic. The gun that gets carried all of the time is a sig p365. Shoots well and concealable AF.
     
  7. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    EDC perfection!! Look how gorgeous they are!! :)

    My EDC-1a.jpg
     
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  8. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I see what you did there!
     
  9. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    Nice, what kind of can?

    Winston
     
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  10. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I bought one to try, a 17. I still have it to use for circumstances I know will be a risk for damage to whatever gun I have at the time, but I wouldn’t buy another.

    CZ Shadow on the other hand....
     
  11. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I can learn to like ugly. The same can't be said for lack of function, poor durability or sub par ergonomic interface
     
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  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Can this year get any better?

    Ginsberg died. 2020 keeps delivering.

    Rather than think, can this year get any worse, I’m going to think, what’s next?
     
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  13. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Match Grade SS pumping Black Talons.
     
  14. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    True dat ;)

    As long as it goes bang that's all that counts. Not a Glock hater, but just don't feel comfortable in my hands.

    I feel the same way about Springfields. XDs in the summer, and in the winter it's the XD sub compact which is the double stack version. About the same size as the 43.

    Not saying they're the most attractive thing on the planet either, but ergonomics work for me and they make noise every time.

    Winston
     
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  15. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    Nice...

    Winston
     
  16. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I love my 21sf Gen 3. It fits my hands perfectly. My Meprolight adjustable target Tritium night sights are sighted in at 40 yards.
     
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  17. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    now she was one amazing human being, and accomplished a lot for a lot of people
     
  18. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Truly a heroic figure. RIP RBG.
     
  19. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Of course they don't call them Black Talons anymore since the public outcry and people scared of them because they were black. But they are the same ammo, they don't look as, "scary". Sometimes my favorite online ammo store will trade a bunch of ball rounds to police departments for some BT's. And they sell fast! I would check their website 10 times a day until they had some for sale - and they sell out quick.
     
  20. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I don't feel like getting banned from BF today, so I will not comment about, "her".
     
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