Random Thought Thread

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

  1. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    One may wonder how you know the difference? :D
  2. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Hasn’t everyone?
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  3. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Maybe we need a poll. ;)
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  4. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Let's be all-inclusive if we have a poll. Be sure it includes burros, asses, thems that like 'em, thems that don't, and thems who just borrow and burrow asses:p:D:eek:o_O
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  5. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Happy Mother’s Day! BMFs!:p
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  6. TRfromMT


    Jan 4, 2016
    There's a sales thread with actually a good number of CPK. Where I am struggling to see the credibility of the sale is that there are some fairly high end (apparently, to my admittedly complete cluelessness)... um... light sabers? Everybody has their thing, I suppose. I'm not sure why I find this as silly as I do. Maybe it's because they are described with such mainstream specs and notes on their condition. It's like they are "real light sabers"! I mean, we all know they are toys, right? Right?

    I'd just hate for some unsuspecting basement dweller to happen along and think they were getting a real one....
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Apologies, major brain*rt. Nothing to see.

    That is why at the very beginning some of us wanted to come up with a thread to accumulate information on the primary bevel edge angles, for all CPK patterns. Such information is not only useful when it comes to sharpening while using a fixed pivot sharpening system but it is also useful for secondary market originals vs tampered with edge angles which is something that must absolutely be disclosed to unsuspecting buyers. To term as just sharpened does not tell the whole story because there's a reason as to why Nathan sharpens his CPK patterns at the angles which he deems correct, according to his exhaustive experimentations and tests to achieve the edge which he deems best to fit the knife and the purposed intended for.
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  8. TRfromMT


    Jan 4, 2016
    Sharpening is one thing, but dueled or not dueled.... that is the question :cool:
  9. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    You should buy one of the lightsabers and rehandle it in wood
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I didn't even notice the lightsabers, LOL. I thought Tony was referring to the CPKs, so I feel silly now. I'll delete my earlier post accordingly.
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  11. TRfromMT


    Jan 4, 2016
    Been there... fancy Koa, of course :D


    (Not my image, but this has made the rounds)
  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
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  13. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 4, 2007
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  14. TRfromMT


    Jan 4, 2016
    Yeah. I saw that. When I saw them posted as a legitimate sale item, I had to look them up (curiosity got the best of me.) I have no way to describe how stupid this strikes me. But one man's stupidity is another man's genius, I guess.
  15. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Me and my wife have been section hiking the Appalachian Trail for a few years. I don’t know how much news coverage the recent attack/murder on the AT has gotten (I found no mention of it on BF), but I can’t believe how it all went down. There was repeated interaction between the nutjob and the people he attacked. I’m a bit stupefied. When we are out there we carry a big can of bear spray. Beyond that we have carbide tipped hiking poles. And of course, I have no less than three knives with me.
    The part I’m having a problem with is how much slack these people gave him.
    Don’t get me wrong - I’m not blaming the victims. I just can’t fathom being that tolerant.
  16. indawire

    indawire Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    You got that right, somebody should have fed that wacko to the bears a long time ago with a little pepper spray on him for seasoning. Just because you meet someone out in the woods doesn't mean you should turn off the radar. That particular problem was going on for a long while.
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
  18. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    If some guy stabbed my sleeping bag and said he was gonna burn me and started pooping all over I would sap him and leave him tied up somewhere
  19. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Every time I read about one of these type of predatory crimes, it reminds me that some of these criminals can target vulnerable sheeple just like wolves smelling blood.

    Plus, kids nowadays fight a lot less than when I was raised in the 70's. They don't know how to scrap, matter of fact, they don't even know how to handle a real physical threat for the most part. I'd bet 75% of millennials have never been in a fist fight in their entire lives.

    In one regard that's a good thing-- it shows we're raising kids to be more kind and empathetic in general. But in the chance event that one of these "nice" kids/adults gets faced with a violent sociopath hell bent on destruction they're at a real disadvantage... it's like when the weasel got in the henhouse.

    If you were raised in my neighborhood, in my era, we had radar for these kind of toughs and we knew how to sort em out, too.
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  20. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    What a damn shame.

    The old adage “I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6” comes to mind in instances like this.

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