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Fun Friday Sale! Who wants to be a guinea pig!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Dec 7, 2018 at 3:18 PM.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Opens at 5:00 eastern time

    Please do not buy this without reading and understanding this first.

    This sale is not open to the general public. This sale is only open to folks who have and use one of the original Field Knives and agree to use this knife when they receive it. This knife is for sale for $260. <--- these prototypes cost a lot more than that to make. The purpose of making these and getting them out into the wild is to get feedback from users who already have a first generation Field Knife and can provide feedback to me about this design. We're dialing it in and we want your input too. So we're looking for guinea pigs.
    Also, be aware these are prototypes and are rough. They're hand ground by an alcoholic monkey with aging vision and advanced ataraxia. They're rough folks. There are tool and grind marks we wouldn't normally send out. There are scratches and bad words. Don't buy this knife, you probably don't want it.
    One knife is for sale here, we'll post the other next week.

    Specs:
    9.5" total length
    4 5/8" blade length
    8.0 ounces
    Delta 3V
    .188" thick
    20 DPS
    HRC60
    burlap micarta (buffed or unbuffed)

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    Field Knife 2 (The Utility Field Knife) prototype (rough), no sheath, $260

    Shipping $12

    Thanks,
    Nathan and crew
     
  2. Panthera tigris

    Panthera tigris Street Samurai Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 21, 2012
    I will jump in to claim one by proxy on behalf of gusbuster who is an eager and willing piglet.
     
  3. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    934
    Oct 2, 2013
    oh well :(

    Eta. Congrats PT and Gus :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 6:17 PM
  4. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    255
    Sep 22, 2016
    Hah. Getting closer! Congrats Gus!
     
  5. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Congrats
     
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  6. ni1s

    ni1s Gold Member Gold Member

    601
    Feb 10, 2014
    In for Hard Knocks if he can't make it, want's it and it's not frowned upon...

    Edit: Well, it was worth a try... Congrats Gus!
     
  7. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    480
    Apr 7, 2016
    Dammit, right behind Nils again!

    Sorry Dave/Hard Knocks, I tried brutha! PT is too damn good at this.

    Work that thing Gus, and report back!
     
  8. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Me plz
     
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  9. bullpin

    bullpin Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Me
     
  10. stjones

    stjones Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    ...
     
  11. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Wait, Gusbuster uses his knives...?

    I’m shocked - shocked - to hear that knife use is going on in the Gusbuster household...! :eek:

    Congrats Gus!
     
  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    He wants to stab the large possum who shows up in his backyard late at nights to steal his cat's food. So here is the scenario:

    Gus will use the UF which he got in todays sale to stab / kill that possum and will use the proto FK2 to field dress that critter. I really hope that Nathan & Co enjoy Cuban style possum kebob because Gus is gonna send 'em some :D
     
  13. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    That was good Mat:rolleyes:
     
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  14. mb>

    mb>

    Sep 24, 2014
    Congrats Gus!

    This model would be a cool pass around project. Just a thought for Nathan or whoever if someone was so inclined.
     
  15. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Happy for the winners and wouldn’t qualify as a non-FK owner anyway, but was thinking the exact same thing.
     
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Doubt me and you will get some possum meant too!
     
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  17. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Congrats to the winner :) !!!!!!


    I’d love to jump in here, but as I’m too afraid to use my orig FK :) lol , I’m out
    In all honesty I wouldn’t make a good test subject for these.
    Can’t wait to hear all the feedback :) :)
     
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  18. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks Jarrett! You da Man! I promise to do my best at a user comparison. :thumbsup::)
     
  19. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Go beat it up some Gus, and please, some pictures!:)
     
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  20. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Ha Ha! You know it bro! I’m gonna make me some Cuban possum on a stick! :thumbsup::D
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2018 at 9:03 PM

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