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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinostocks View Post
    Did Nathan really say, "it funks the jive"?! Nathan, are you related to the late Rick James?
    His name's Nathan Carothers......beech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolverrodger View Post
    This goat thing is scary
    It certainly is funking some serious jive
    That's Drama Goat. He unfunks the heck outta the jive.

    Hey Nathan, can you say at what point of the testing phase you're in. Nothing specific necessarily, just wondering if you're far enough in to have settled on the blade geometry at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Knocks View Post

    Hey Nathan, can you say at what point of the testing phase you're in. Nothing specific necessarily, just wondering if you're far enough in to have settled on the blade geometry at this point.
    I still need to get Loren's testing and input, but yes, we've pretty much settled on blade geometry and are simply dialing in a few ergonomic details. Production is now waiting on material (this is a custom thickness) and a mill to open up. These will be the next pattern we produce, though it's going to be a little while before we have them ready for sale.

    I'm also considering a small batch in D2.


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    I'm gonna start practicing the refresh/F5!!!
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    I think I'm going to have to cheat on my Busse knives with this beauty. Hopefully it will be a preorder as I've never been successful at getting in on the Friday sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan the Machinist View Post
    I still need to get Loren's testing and input, but yes, we've pretty much settled on blade geometry and are simply dialing in a few ergonomic details.
    Sweet! Thank you for the response.
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    Has there been any mention of how much one of these bad boys weigh? Roughly at least??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraBaconPlease View Post
    Has there been any mention of how much one of these bad boys weigh? Roughly at least??
    It is currently 12.5 oz


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan the Machinist View Post
    It is currently 12.5 oz
    Damn that is light. Nice!!!

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    ^ lol, only a Busse guy could say that ....

    It's moderately skeletonized, there is a fuller and we scaled back a little from 1/4", so it's not as heavy as it might be, but it's a pretty stout knife. I probably wouldn't call it light. At 4.8 oz, the EDC is light...


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    Lol

    It's light for its size that's is for sure. Going to be an excellent belt knife, won't even know it's there compared to the bricks I've been carrying!

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    Got admit I am a Busse Guy too, But 12.5 ounces is light, I like it! Hell the Light Chopper at 17 ounces is easy to carry all day for me! Looking forward to this one!!
    I will take one in Camo Micarta and the new Black and OD Green Micarta-sending payment now to Jo, hope I score! Just kidding, cannot wait!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan the Machinist View Post
    ^ lol, only a Busse guy could say that ....

    It's moderately skeletonized, there is a fuller and we scaled back a little from 1/4", so it's not as heavy as it might be, but it's a pretty stout knife. I probably wouldn't call it light. At 4.8 oz, the EDC is light...
    I hope that you will also stick with that weight criteria when you decide to usher in a new era by way of a CPK-Folder. 5 oz or just over/under by a smidgen would be optimal for a stout, tough and practical folder which will not be a pocket anchor!

    Plus after experiencing your D2 in person, I will not be miffed whatsoever if you decided to go with your version of D2 as opposed to more "exotic" steels in your projected folder. In fact now I would say that would be an excellent choice

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    If there's a pre-order for this knife, please put me on it. I've missed out all Friday sales for the LC and FKs. If it goes to Friday sales, is there someone kind enough to proxy me🙏?

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    Quote Originally Posted by habagat715 View Post
    If there's a pre-order for this knife, please put me on it. I've missed out all Friday sales for the LC and FKs. If it goes to Friday sales, is there someone kind enough to proxy me🙏?
    Same here !
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    12.5oz is pretty reasonable, I definitely want one.

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    I just received my LC today. It is absolutely stunning!!!
    It really opened my eyes to how awesome this SK is going to be!!!
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    I'm a Busse guy too, but I'm really wanting this knife !! And also would love a pre order

    I thinking this is going to be right up there with my favorite Busse, the SFNO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinostocks View Post
    I hope that you will also stick with that weight criteria when you decide to usher in a new era by way of a CPK-Folder. 5 oz or just over/under by a smidgen would be optimal for a stout, tough and practical folder which will not be a pocket anchor!

    Plus after experiencing your D2 in person, I will not be miffed whatsoever if you decided to go with your version of D2 as opposed to more "exotic" steels in your projected folder. In fact now I would say that would be an excellent choice
    With Nathan's ability to craft not only a light weight but a well balanced knife using meticulously designed skeletonized sections and in some cases fullers; and his mastery of the mill proven time and time again, I bet he can do much better than the solid liner/scale pocket anchors you are used to. I'd like to see 1.0-1.2oz per inch of blade length and a focus on performance.

    Keep in mind Nathan carried a Mnandi for a long time, that is a very little knife by many of today's standards. There are some knives with hardware sets that weight more than a Mnandi I bet.
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    I was amazed at how light the new survival will be. It'll really be interesting, once it's in production, to handle the production model and try to notice subtle changes from the test piece.

    Great feel, great look, too.

    And maybe a small of D-2 as well, huh? Cool.
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