The 'I ❤ Nathan' Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Mar 2, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

    Thanks. Fixed it...
     
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan, you are one heckuva stand up dude. Perhaps one day, while on your way to the Betzner Island for the bi-annual vacaycay, you will find the time to stop over in San Diego so that we can grab some beer and grub. Bring Jo too, if you must :p

    Seriously, I will never leave you, Jo or CPK and by extension the knuckleheads who I have come to like and befriend on here. I really don't care for BF right now but that may change, if it does, it does and if it doesn't, shrugs! I'll just let the paid membership expire and be done with it. I'm also in a very weird mood because I can't shake the loss of my beloved dog. Man, this thing has fudged me up sooo badly! Only time heals all pains.

    #cpklove
    #cpkforever
    #cpklife

    P.S. I had asked our resident poet Eric of the FoneDork fame to write an ode in your honor but I dunno man, our normally very chatty Eric has lately been as useless as tits on a hog. He has not recited any of his impromptu poems for a looong time. I think that he needs a new muse or something "worse" very badly ;)
     
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  3. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'm with you, Nate:thumbsup:
     
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  4. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

    468
    Aug 31, 2010
    Please feel free to hit me up as well if you are in San Diego.
    Casino, that loss takes awhile to heal.
     
  5. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Sorry to hear about the doggo, Mat.
     
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  6. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
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  7. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    that sucks, man. Try and keep your chin up. I'll put in a request for you.
     
  8. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    :D
     
  9. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Okay I admit it-
    I luv Nathan (NinJo as well) too!
    Such a wizard with the tools!
     
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  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I have been toying with the idea of coming outta semi-retirement to go back to work for a dealership maybe for a couple or so before I lose all my already waning "skills" altogether! At first, losing my bestie recently made me give this notion very serious thoughts for a total change in daily routines, but then I started seeing all these newer acronyms: UF2, DEK2, SDFK, FK-AMZN (made this one up because it sounded naughty!) and a few others possibly in the pipeline.

    Shyte, I'm just barely done paying for the 3-4 DEK1s coming my way and a bunch of other stuff calling up my number in their rotation soonish! I'm gonna tell Mom that I lurve Nathan (although, I lurve Jo a little more :D) and that it's a high maintenance cyber-lurve :p

    #alwysblameallonnathan
     
  11. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    All the best - whatever you decide to do!
     
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  12. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 26, 2012
    Oh puh-lease. Show me another maker capable of or even having the idea of a fluted parabolic chisel grind. To say nothing of your level of metallurgical consideration, detail, and execution. Show me one other knife out there that slices and kicks off food like that Potato Knife. I have some super-slicey kitchen knives, but that thing is genius for its purpose. Tsuchime ain't got nothin on that parabola. And my super-slicey knives were made by large companies that had teams of PhD engineers working on each design.

    I do get your bang-for-the buck angle and do very much appreciate your value-oriented approach :thumbsup::)<3
     
  13. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Thanks again Nathan for offering (making available the K-18:thumbsup:. I know it has been a pain in the ass, but the end result is just Magnificent;)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm glad you like it. That means a lot to me.
     
  15. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    ^^^Like them? Hell I LOVE Them:thumbsup:;) Without question my New favorite:thumbsup:

    I would however disagree somewhat with the below statement:D The workmanship on these FAR EXCEEDS any expectation I might have had;) Thanks again

    These are Utility Field Grade, milled and tumbled with visible tool and grind marks. You're buying a real and fully functional high performance sword built to cut stuff, not a shiny wall hanger, please don't buy this if you're looking for some flawless art piece. We're keeping the cost of this project within the means of regular folks, a perfectly flawless finish on these isn't practical at this price point. You guys are familiar with our standards, these will be made to our normal utility field grade standard which is generally regarded to be pretty good. PRETTY GOOD INDEED:D

    Tom
     
  16. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Right?! I was REALLY impressed with the as-milled finish on my pre-HT one...very well done:cool::thumbsup:
     
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We're ordering steel for the upcoming Utility Fighter 2, which needs to start production this summer for us to remain on schedule with the customer. I order full billets of 3V so I usually split the order between two patterns. I'm trying to decide what the other pattern should be. Right now I'm thinking about the 22" Notta-Katana. Jo thinks we should push that back a while since we just did a sword. What do you guys think? Too soon?
     
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It’s never about it being too soon but all about being too late, i.e, being too late and missing the boat! If you have the set up all figured out, my input FWIW, is to absolutely go for it.

    I was going to go into it and explain as to why it’s now a good time to take a risk but whichever I was going to couch it, I deemed it skirting political issues but if you can guess as to what my thoughts are at, lest you miss out on it. Nuff said.
     
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  19. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Let's at least see the design before we do anything hasty like postpone...
     
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  20. Odog27

    Odog27 Basic Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I don’t think it really matters... I’m sure I’ll want one whatever it is.
     

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