Random Thought Thread

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

  1. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    I watched a few videos and yep wow, they sure do need a lotttt of work!
    I am sure i'd kill a few before I got anything of substance.
    Maybe I just buy an established one. I saw a few at around the $100 mark
    Not quite as impressive as one that sold in Japan for more than $900,000 o_O but it would be a start :p
     
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  2. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    CA Penal Code 187 is for murder. It’s been mentioned in music and movies for a long time.
     
  3. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    it's really unlikely I'll ever be back, but I never say never! I appreciate the invite though
    the place I rode was on the edge of this big canyon I want to say at the south end of the island. My buddy, Chris, told me it was the most extreme trail. That was about 14 years ago
     
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  4. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Wow... I just Googled, "Most expensive bonsai ever sold".

    $1,300,000 :eek:

    I guess it's understandable, since it's supposedly ~800 years old. That's a LOT of care for a ridiculously long time. After that many generations in a family, I'm actually surprised it would ever be sold.

    If you think about it, $1,625/year for tending to it isn't too bad :p
     
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  5. fatfrog

    fatfrog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 26, 2019
    Not styled into bonsai yet but I have several maple seedlings I'm growing with the intent of turning into bonsai!

    The closest thing to a bonsai in our plant collection is probably my bonsai-styled Thai desert rose:
    IMG_20200716_180438.jpg
     
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  6. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017


    Pre-orders on the Signature SDFK when??? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  7. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I have a bush but it ain't a bonsai
     
  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ that is awful
     
  9. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Random thought:

    A few years back, I helped a non-hardcore knife guy friend (older), who had been impressed by my Light Chopper land one of his own. He doesn't use it as often as he would like, but he is quite fond of it. He recently told me and some other folks that he would like to be buried with it. I can't think of a better endorsement of the quality of Nathan's work.

    (Note: while this friend is older, he is in awfully good shape, and if his family is any indication, burial is still decades away. So don't be planning any grave robbing.)
     
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  10. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Imagine the archaeologist in 10,000 years.

    "Hey, check out this bad a$$ knife I found! Holy chit, is it sharp!"
     
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  11. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017
    Is there a running list of in-works (DEK, K-18, Boot Dagger, Kephart, etc) and upcoming (SDFKs, what else?) projects? Are there any new chopper/chopper-esqe blades being discussed? Where do I find this info amongst these threads?
     
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  12. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    ask, and ye shall receive
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Here ya go: What is in the works at CPK? | BladeForums.com
     
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  14. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Ah, Kali slang! Maybe that one hasn't quite permeated the DMV as much as it has the 213.
     
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  15. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
    I've been dreaming of fried chicken all week!
    2 more days until the weekend, I've lined up some bacon grease from a reputable source, and I'm going to start the brine tomorrow. Pumped!:D
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
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  17. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Moved to the appropriate thread.:oops:
     
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  18. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Been in the DMV since the late 80’s early 90’s, but you had to be listening to Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Tupac and the rest of the West coast gangsta rappers to have been familiar with it. I have you pegged as more of a Captain and Tennille kinda guy......
     
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  19. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Hey man, if you leave that pic up there, I am gonna be forced to send something wildly inappropriate to Chip in the mail........
     
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  20. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
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