The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Too long. 2020 is the absolute worst.
     
  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Jo, sending you a massive brotherly group hug from all the CPK regulars. We designate Nathan to proxy this GH on our behalves. Step up Nathan!

    Oh ETA: #stillnotnathan :D
     
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  3. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    My very best heartfelt wishes to the very awesome Carothers. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I'm with you Jo, way too much heavy stuff going on in our lives too.
    Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.
    Be well.
     
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    We're currently in our fifth year of 2020. I think we're looking at two maybe three more years of this...
     
  6. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    2020 was a lemon. Still trying to figure out how to make some lemonade
     
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  7. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Time for the optometrists to come up with a different term for perfect vision, 'cuz 2020 looks all messed up.
     
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  8. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    I hate to say it but I think you're right.
     
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  9. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    Yeah, hate to break it to you Lorien but you need other ingredients for lemonade.

    I say just grab some good tequila, maybe a little salt, and rock the lemons that way. Makes the year a lot easier to deal with as well :cool:

    Matt
     
  10. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    Nathan, I made a set of liners for my FK2. I would have preferred to get them from you. They would have fit better (seamless) and would have saved me some time. I really like them and would probably buy several pairs for various knives. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. I was able to use the original screws and sheath without any issue. Leather sheaths would stretch and Kydex is easy to expand with a heat gun or even a hair drier if someone used multiple liners.

    If you decide to do it please consider offering colors in addition to black.
     
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  11. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I opted for an Evenheat kiln, some precision ground A2 flat stock and some belts. We'll see what I can squeeze from that
     
  12. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    Go for the inward significance of A2. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    257
    Oct 18, 2019
    That ought to be interesting, guessing it will be nice and sharp with bright yellow scales :p

    Make sure to post pics :thumbsup:

    Winston
     
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  14. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 18, 2019
    Maybe I’m reading too much into this, and these posts in two different threads are in no way related, but I’m beginning to wonder if you’re stringing us along...

    Might you have a surprise in the works? Or has my life of treachery and deviousness caused me to over think things and see these traits in others?

    Winston
     
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  15. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    right over my head!:confused:

    I like A2- not the best edge holding, not the toughest, but it's nice to work with and will do the job. It's cheap, available in Canada in PG form, and can be hardened without messy oil quenching. I have so much to learn and am more of a learn on the job kind of person, and I guess I'll see what happens
     
  16. mendezj

    mendezj Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nov 24, 1998
    You’ll do great, I’m certain. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    So, will the first successful experiment be dubbed the LAL (Lorien Arnold Lemonator)? :p
     
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  18. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    or maybe just "Elemonator"? :)
     
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  19. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    My memory could be going but I somewhat recall some discussion about a new integral dagger being developed.

    Is the Boot Knife the result of that? It seems like the closest thing right now but not sure if something longer is in the works.
     
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  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ IIRC, the concept of an integral Shiv was on their big board of ideas. The one which Nathan had said would probably cost as much as a tooth crown. But then again, this was all in the discussion during the more certain times of the year known as 2019, so the deck could've very well been shuffled a few times since then.

    #stillnotnathan
     
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