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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    I REALLY like the sounds of this!

    Thanks, Nathan. :thumbsup:
  2. Comprehensivist

    Comprehensivist Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 23, 2008
    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.

    Thanks! :)

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  3. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    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
    Oyster, grogimus, duramax and 17 others like this.
  4. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    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 :thumbsup:
  6. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    They're kinda ugly and a little worn but grippy as hell. :thumbsup:

    They even gave me a little luck while searching for some woodsy goodness.

  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ still looks leaps and bounds better that how the other guy had gotten them. Nice shrooms :thumbsup:
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  8. Josh K

    Josh K Pirate

    Sep 29, 2008
    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.

  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    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.

  10. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    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.
  11. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    Liking this pic
  12. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
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  13. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
  14. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Newly introduced "Sea Foam Green" and Double Black Canvas UF's

  15. stjones

    stjones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    ^^^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!!
  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

    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.
  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ Noiyce swedge!
  18. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I love my Behemoth too. Looking forward to the winter's unsanctioned efforts
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  19. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    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 ...
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  20. grogimus

    grogimus KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 27, 2012
    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.
    gusbuster, duramax, Odog27 and 7 others like this.

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