The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Keoneloa

    Keoneloa Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 2, 2016
    sonofabitch...axes...now I am going to have to get a second job---anyone know the going rate for selling blood?
     
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  2. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I hear it depends on your age. They want that young blood! Ambrosia charges $8000 for blood from a young person I think.
     
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  3. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    man, I have had some strange thoughts on how to pursue axe construction using the tools at CPK's disposal...might be time to bust out the sketch book
     
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  4. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    100% yes to Axe or Hatchet!
     
  5. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Kalinga axe imo
     
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  6. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Is Jo the one you want Headhunting?
     
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  7. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

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    Mar 12, 2018
    An ax? Ffs yes please
     
  8. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    what kind of $ would you good people be willing to pay for a CPK axe? Just curious
     
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  9. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
    I would be expecting something along the lines of RMJ's pricing personally
    ETA: I have not brought myself to buy an RMJ, but when it comes
    CPK-Pop I'm a huge fanboy and money becomes no object
     
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  10. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Initially I thought around $500.

    That would probably go up some once I see it and start getting excited. My high end would probably be around $700-$800.

    I’m really (I mean REALLY) looking forward to getting my K18 but I doubt I’ll ever spend that much on a blade of any size again. Regardless of what your getting it is still a lot of dollars.
     
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  11. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I would have to see what size and best use for it. If Nathan makes one I would be interested for sure but I doubt I would pay more than $300.00 for an axe.
     
  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    $300-$500+ I imagine.
     
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  13. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I have an RMJ Eagle Talon with no practical use, which was 3x or more the cost of my GB which I’ve worn the handles in on.
     
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  14. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    ^This, dammit.

    Lorien and Nathan, if you are listening. Please make and actual axe head and not one of these flat, tacticool pieces of sh*t like all the crap you see for sale in the exchange here. While I am at it, please hang it on a nice stick of hickory too. We don’t need another multi edged, f*cking spike polled, tomahawk or “axe” with micarta or G10 slabs like the RMJs, Winklers, GG&G and on and on and on.

    A nicely balanced head with your attention to metallurgy and geometry and a wide faced poll for driving felling wedges while dropping trees and bucking would be something special. A 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 pounder so it would still be a decent camp/hiking tool as well on a 20 to 24 inch stick.

    .....and hickory, don’t forget the hickory.
     
  15. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    ^ That head on a 24-26" piece of hickory would be the cat's pajamas.
     
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  16. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    238
    Mar 12, 2018
    Handle length always gonna be personal taste.
    Would head only be a viable option?
    Would cut down on postage for international customers interests.
     
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  17. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    That’s what I was thinking, too. I’d be willing to stretch the budget a bit more if need be.
     
  18. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
    X2. Well said.
     
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  19. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

    545
    May 27, 2018
    Yea my bad, I just assumed that it would go that direction. I'm still all for it either way. I would also be interested in D3V shurikens so sign me up for that too
     
  20. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    I like the idea of being able to get a well made axe head and hanging it myself! At 3# I'm thinking 28" handle. Someone else would like that at 26" I like a fawns foot, someone else would like straight.

    I'd be in if it was in the $300 range.
     
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