The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. jlauffer

    jlauffer Tempt not the Blade Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Always preferred Coke. Used to drink 2-3 cans a day, but that stopped almost 20 years ago. Now mostly water, but still have a Coke now and then.
     
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  2. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    You should explore free articles on Larrin's knifesteelnerds website.
    He also has a book available if you don't get your fill on the website.
     
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  3. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment

    Jan 12, 2005

    Nothing but rainwater, distilled water, or pure grain alcohol, here...


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  4. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I enjoy a soda sometimes but it's not good to drink too much of them. I think that they are the major contributor to diabetes nowadays.
     
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  5. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Yep, I like it! I received my book yesterday.
     
  6. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    I don't trust rainwater. And distilled water is lacking natural minerals. But, I'm not a doctor.
     
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  7. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Yeah, but ultrapure demineralized water makes the BEST coffee...sucks ALL the flavor outta dem beans;)
     
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  8. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    And obesity.

    I've had various friends and colleagues ask for weight loss advice, only to discover that they never drink plain 'ol water. From childhood, it was juice, milk, Koolaid and soda pop. Aside from natural sugars, the majority of the available fruit juice on the market has added sugar (and milk naturally has a fair bit of sugar, which is why most keto folks avoid it).

    These folks are so used to drinking nothing but flavored liquids, they have to resort to stuff like Mio, because they can't stand drinking plain water. That's a result of not very good parenting, IMO.

    P.S.
    The Mio TV ad with the guy in the desert pretty much sums it up. When I'm thirsty, I prefer just water. If I'm badly dehydrated, I'll deal with an electrolyte rehydration solution (not Gatorade/Powerade), but there literally are folks who, while nearly dying of thirst, would probably complain about plain water.
     
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  9. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Leaves zero residue in coffeemakers too, but I haven't been a coffee drinker since college lol.
     
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  10. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2018
    @bluemax_1 less know fact is, that every sweetened drink makes you feel even thirstier, because sugars traps water.

    For me, I have not drink sweetened carbonated drink in years, I can't remember when it was last time.
    I am fine with water, tea and coffee.
     
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  11. nsm

    nsm Niagara Specialty Metals Dealer / Materials Provider

    162
    Jun 15, 2009
    We are working with Crucible and Larrin to finalize a datasheet and trademark the name for the cutlery industry. Preliminary reports from the field are very, very encouraging. We hope to have our small initial run ready to sell by the end of March. It will be widely available 4 to 5 months after we have the name and data.
     
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  12. 000Robert

    000Robert Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2020
    Will the new steel be named, "KSN1"?
     
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  13. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    486
    Dec 12, 2017
    I may have been a little too overzealous with my new Beast from the Southeast! :eek: I think I hit some pebbles in the ground while bashing through sapling roots. :oops: I couldn't help myself, this thing was striking down upon those saplings with great vengeance and furious anger!

    Best way to restore this damage? I'm not really a skilled sharpener, so should I send this in for rehab and a promise to keep it away from rocks?? ;)

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  14. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    I don't see any serious damage.
    I would try sharpening it myself.
     
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  15. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    486
    Dec 12, 2017

    What techniques and implements would you use? Is there a recommended protocol for sharpening edge damage on a D3V chopper?
     
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  16. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    It depends what you have on hand.
    I have a DMT diamond 8"x2" block with base that works great for a quick touch up.
    I also have a Wicked Edge "system" but that is expensive and not needed for this.
     
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Apologies to Nathan for responding in his ANAQ Thread but for the newer CPK'ers in here, the following are all the threads addressing past questions on sharpening CPKs, D3V and on other steels / tools:

    CPK sharpening topics

    #stillnotnathan
     
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  18. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Atta baby :thumbsup:

    Couple of scratches, skinned knee at worse..looks like you were being gentle.

    A good strop and let the beatings continue until you blow past the edge bevel...or you hear sirens..

    #notatallnathan
     
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  19. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    That just needs a quick touch up. It’s not a slicer so those do not need to be removed. Must have been rocks though because I’ve chopped down three trees with my BC and two with my HDMC. Neither knife has even a small ding in the edge. Three of the five trees mentioned were dead just long enough to make them hard as hell. Both knives can still easily slice paper.
     
  20. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    and you'll know my name is the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon thee
     
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