Random Thought Thread

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

  1. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2018

    Ya’ll Got any more of them shivs?
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  2. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    I bet Mr. HAPPY is happy. He sold his FK2. I have no idea what he got for it, but it looks like others are trying to cash in.
  3. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Worth $500 anyway imo
  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Kinda crazy when you think that next Friday, there will be 50 of them at the sale and lord knows how many in the pipeline for some time to come...
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    It seems like these may actually be "in stock" at some point...
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  6. coinbuysell

    coinbuysell Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2014
    Go get'em Jo and try to stay dry, it is going to be nasty here tomorrow. I may try to sneak down there and check it out since it's not too far from my house near DFW airport.
  7. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    Good luck. Dfw is about 5 hr from my house. I plan to be at the texas bushcraft gathering tomorrow.
  8. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Men’s competition starts at 10. Ladies at 2:00. Then there will be the 2nd half of men’s prelims. Tomorrow will be the Men’s final. :)
  9. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Is anybody going to the Eugene Oregon knife show today?
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  10. Allmy Digits

    Allmy Digits Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 14, 2014
    If your curiosity is getting the best of you, send me a pm and I’ll tell you.
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  11. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    I hope mr happy is happy. Good guy ive done at least 6 deals with him both ways. I was in full negotiations over that knife with him. I told himi was really after hdfk. He kindly allerted me to the one i bought here yesterday. He has an amazing ability to find off grid knives like a pink g10 tglb or an early 80s busse jerry personally hand ground and handled with an actual bear jawbone.
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  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Jos before bros
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  13. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    According to Nathan, about this many:eek:
    ......I'm literally making thousands of those.....
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  14. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I'm a bit late to the party ... wasn't around yesterday but wishing you good luck this weekend Jo !

    maybe someday they will televise cutting comps like they got into timber sports for awhile years back.
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  15. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    Iirc the main bottleneck cpk experience is with the heat treat
  16. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    That would be pretty cool. I miss ABC's Wide World Of Sports, where they would show the more obscure sporting events. I'm pretty sure it helped pique interest in some sports that most folks didn't even know existed.

    TBH, seeing the pros at lumberjack competitions helped me refine my chopping technique back when I was a cub scout.

    What better way to learn form, accuracy, power and efficiency, than watching folks who've spent years perfecting it?

    Nate, mentioning Jo being the only female to 2-hit a 1x4 in competition... that's technique. I've never had the fortune to meet her in person, but she's tiny in all the photos, so she has to use technique to develop that power.

    It's also why I like watching Dan's chopping videos. His technique is awesome to watch. Using his whole body to generate power (as opposed to folks who only use their arm), and still having the accuracy to hit in the same cut more often than not. Most folks swinging that hard can't hit anywhere close to the same spot twice.

    In comparison, it's absolutely hilarious to watch any of the thousands of 'seasoned' YT reviewers, featuring folks whaling away at a downed tree/piece of wood with absolute crap technique (dozens of chops, either completely vertical, or all over the place).
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  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I've never thought about it, but now that you've mentioned it, I have to wonder what PHT looks like, considering they process stuff for many different makers?
  18. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
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  19. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007


    Yeah, technique is a big part of it. That and, you know, look at her freaking arm...
  20. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    They're a big outfit, they do a LOT of work. But our process is non-standard and can't be done anywhere at anytime. There is a specific oven and cryo setup that, when down for maintenance, can lead to logjams.
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