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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jun 17, 2016.
I REALLY like the sounds of this!
Thanks for this update Nathan. Like other replies above, I am very pleased to hear that you are tweaking the process to add extra steps to improve the blade finish on the end product. Even though you make the best engineered knives (“tools”) on the planet, nice cosmetics play an important role in showing your attention to detail right to the end. Cosmetics also contribute to the owner’s pride of ownership.
Many years ago I ran the kitchen at a good sized restaurant. I constantly had to stay on my cooks to make sure that the plate presentation of each meal was the best it could be because the extra level of care from that detail significantly influenced the customers’ perception of the whole dining experience. Even though the food may be the same, people will tell you that it doesn’t taste the same if the presentation looks like the cook just slapped it somewhat carelessly on a plate.
That analogy is especially noticeable to regular customers who are used to a certain quality of plate presentation (or blade surface finish) when there is an obvious change or lessening from prior standards. The coarser blade finish on many of the UFK’s stood out from the finish work we loyal customers had become accustomed to based on your prior work such as the HDFK’s.
I very much appreciate that you heard and responded to that feedback from a number of loyal customers in a very proactive and caring way. I don’t think you are going to lose any customers because of a moderate $$ price increase to provide a more visually appealing finely finished tool.
of my 3 EDCs, this one spends all its time in one place. It's used for cutting zip ties, cardboard, and other stuff, deburring aluminum etc. Note the high tech bench stand
Great job cleaning up those FK scales in Terotuf. A night and day difference WRT how they showed on the old original knoiyfefe! Well done
They're kinda ugly and a little worn but grippy as hell.
They even gave me a little luck while searching for some woodsy goodness.
^ still looks leaps and bounds better that how the other guy had gotten them. Nice shrooms
I like the Utility Fighter but I love CPK handles. Left to right, natural canvas (buffed), Ebonite, I dunno but I want full checkered to make a resurgence.
Sweet! I'm glad you got them. I've never been able to secure a terotuf set for the FK1s but I'm liking them on the UFKs.
Batoned/Split a bunch of kindling for the fire tonight and my neighbor thought I was absolutely insane doing what I was doing with my FK2. I haven’t had the balls to show him the 16 penny nail or concrete block yet..maybe soon. Low light and same picture with a flash.
And I showed him I was still shaving arm hair after splitting all that wood.
Liking this pic
Newly introduced "Sea Foam Green" and Double Black Canvas UF's
^^^Nice pair @TommyGun56!!
Would love to see side by side of buffed black canvas and buffed double black in some good light. The double black looks fantastic!!
My own personal Behemoth and perhaps my favorite knife. I love this knife. And I have beat the hell out of it and it just keeps asking for more. And the sheath by Grog. A great pair that have held up to me and keep asking for more.
This is the only knife that I have ever been able to five hit a two-by-four with.
^ Noiyce swedge!
I love my Behemoth too. Looking forward to the winter's unsanctioned efforts
I'm probably in the minority but I like the finish with tooling marks ... I plan on using them anyway so a satin finish or even just cleaning it up a little would be lost on me ...
but if they come out all purdy ... I can manage to make them appear less finished in due time ...
I love seeing the dings on the sheath and that it's still looking good and going strong. Can't make leather like Delta 3V but it's good to see it holding up.