Random Thought Thread

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

  1. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    Mass here (Metrowest).
     
  2. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Thinks REALLY highly of it apparently, quite the markup...ships from 20 minutes away from me, lol.
     
  3. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    I agree, that would be a hard pass for me.
     
  4. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    What were they originally? 700ish?
     
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  5. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    $750 plus shipping with a $200 refund if you got certified to compete, if I recall correctly.
     
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  6. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    I would like that.
     
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  7. SharpPancake

    SharpPancake Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 30, 2018
    I just run out of protein pancake mixture....sad times coming
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Sharpening a sword length double edge recurve is pretty cool
     
  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    One and a half hours to sharpen a K-18 from start to finish.
     
  10. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    fuuuu...
    I hope you guys who preordered this sword realize what an unbelievably good deal you got.
     
  11. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    Yup, thanks Nathan:D!
     
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  12. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    see how easy those boot daggers are?
     
  13. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Last time I was in NorCal, I got the biggest ticket I have ever received. Apparently, passing a semi while pulling a 10' trailer on the highway is a big no-no. Here in Oregon, though we have a separate speed limit for semis on the freeways, we do not make other vehicles that are hauling small trailers, RVs, boats etc. abide by the same limit.

    It also didn't help that I didn't know how big the ticket was going to be until they mailed it a couple months later. I'm still pretty steamed about it...

    Edit to add: All that to say, though I am not in a huge hurry to travel to NorCal as a result, it isn't improbable.

    I hope to travel east when this virus stuff is handled and becomes old news. I have lots of family in Maine and I usually fly into Boston and then drive up to Maine - it's generally cheaper than flying into Portland.


    I've met quite a few folks in person here on BF, I'm always down to meet more.
     
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  14. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Welp, we've managed to pull enough power today that we've tripped the transformer. Ran on generator for a while. The power company had to come out and reset us.
     
  15. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    843
    May 6, 2014
    It's good that there's a trip on the transformer. It sucks when you melt the supply lines going from the transformer to your power panel!
     
  16. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    we-need-more-power.jpg
     
  17. Box_Opener

    Box_Opener Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 21, 2018
    That's the good stuff.
     
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  18. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    I ate so much Chinese food earlier today that I wasn't even hungry again for a full 35 minutes.
     
  19. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    For a small fee, I think I can get a rider inserted in the next Covid relief bill bannning the shipping of sharpened swords in interstate commerce . . . for safety. Yeah, safety - that's the ticket! Then you can tell the rest of the folks that you would love to sharpen their sword for them, but you just can't legally send it to them that way . . . Darn! ;)
     
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  20. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    I can't recall who it was who volunteered to host a BF/CPK/blade enthusiasts get together/campout, especially after everyone had received their K18s. I'd still like to go to something like that when things get a little more back to normal.
     

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