Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. PharetH


    Aug 2, 2016
    I wonder if that is my old HDFK. I believe it was the only PSF27 with antique handles. Though, I suppose someone could have swapped some onto another one.
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  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    When it comes to any beautiful CPKs while in transit, the wait just plain out sucks!
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    If you had sold it to Ivan, but I doubt it. I don't think that was a swap out because it came like that from Nathan's workshop although not thru the usual channels.
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  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It's refreshing to see a few new faces in the Friday Sale thread who may not have made it otherwise. It was a great idea Nathan and a nicely mellowed change of pace.
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  5. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    even I was able to get in on it!
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Yup, even you managed to sneak in ;)

    Alas, no UF sale thread will be like this one , i.e, nice, slow and leisurely! Heck, I'd also wish for a nice, slow, leisurely and prolific future for Nathan & Family if I could magically string these all together.
  7. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’m just holding out with the HDFK sale lol. Do I need another well no, would I like another in burlap micarta ?????? There is the problem lol, of course !!!!!!
    I want another in burlap !!!!!! the dang knife is just to nice :)
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  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Had I not scored that one in PSF27 which is coming my way, I'd be going for my 3rd HDFK from Nathan's. Is hoarding one of the 7 deadly sins?
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  9. Oyster


    Aug 2, 2011
    I really just want the burlap or antique micarta scales. But it seems those are only available with the blade...
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  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The antiques are definitely getting harder to come by. Nathan is stating to contact Jo to find out about both availability and co$t when ordered with the HDFK blade.
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  11. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    I'm in the same boat lol
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  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I believe gluttony covers it ;)
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  13. ilyk

    ilyk Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2015
    I just ordered a mega saweeeet canvas belt off amazon. When my HDFK shows, I’m strapping up and walking around my house shirtless for a month.


    Edit: I was gonna say pantless, but I hear these things come ready to cut...
  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I know some will hate me for saying this (and I apologize in advance), but it would be kind of nice if Nathan @Nathan the Machinist just waited to sell the rest of the UF until they were all ready to ship, then did a sale similar to this weekend's HDFK sale, and limited them to 1 per person.

    It would certainly help most of us who want one, to get one.
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  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ no arguments or any hateful thoughts from me :)

    One thing though about the legend of NtM:

    He has always sold a limited number of knives (quantitatively speaking) on certain pre-announced Fridays on Blade Forums. That's his modus operandi and that's what he likes to do, a feat which I doubt will be changing any time soon. Back in the days when this subform was just an infant and there were maybe a dozen or so of original knuckleheads bantering on here, he had said something to the effect that he likes to make knives during the week to be able to offer them for sale on every other Friday or so, have Jo follow up with orders, collect the moola and admin the delivery. A sorta much simpler life back then so it seemed.

    Then things grew out with a big bang! Note one of his most recent postings, he has expanded the operation both by manpower and machinery, yet he has much less time for himself and his family. I don't think that we can blame the man if he just wishes to keep things simple at times, even though that may come at the expense of some of us missing out but that said, I'm sure that the mere thought of some missing out gnaws at him so he just keeps grinding it out. I'm hoping that he doesn't burn himself out.
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  17. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    My wallet is ready^
    Just need a chance to get one
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  18. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    I am aware of the way things have been around here from the start. I've been quietly watching all along. ;) Delta 3V is where I really started listening. :) Other makers have used similar small-batch offering sales models in the past. Things change though, especially as the business gets bigger and output increases, like they clearly have been. In some ways, I think the sales model like this weekend's slow HDFK sale make more sense, and may well actually be simpler and less stressful for everyone. Maybe not as "fun" though...
  19. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    This week's sale is only slow and casual because there are literally several hundred HDFKs out there already. That is the reason there is no rush and it can be kept open all weekend in advance. The same would not work for a UF sale, even if Nathan had 100 on the shelf ready to go. They would be sold in less than a minute in all likelihood. If he opened a sale thread for them and kept it open all weekend, it would be on page ten after the first hour. My guess it would end up somewhere neighborhood of 500 or more before it closed on Sunday evening, making it just another pre-order, as I don't ever see Nathan's model changing to have 500 of any model just sitting on a shelf unclaimed, nor should it.
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  20. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ Yup, that...
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