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Testing...testing...HDFK (aka N.A.S.K.)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    More content to follow;

    There is much yet to be said about this knife, but for now, let's let the pictures do the talking. Keep in mind that this is one of a few prototypes and that the grind is of the 'racing variety', and that the finished product will exhibit the fit and finish you've come to expect from CPK.









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  2. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Thanks for all the videos as of late.

    I'm looking forward to the NASK so much. This is going to be a sweet knife
  3. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
  4. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Thank you !:thumbsup::)
  5. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
  6. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Agreed. :)
  7. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Thanks for all the media!

    Seems from the looks, anyways. that the NASK has DNA tracing back to the LC, which is always a GOOD thing IMHO.

    However, the choil appears to be a bit more roomy than the LC's...or is this an optical illusion due to it's scaled down size?
  8. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Excellent, looking forward to the arrivals, whenever they actualize!
  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    It would be awesome to see the first batch of these released into the wild by mid Sept. After Nathan's customary detailed explanation of the progression in manufacturing, I've torn out the month of August from my calendar (didn't like the photo anyway) and circled the days ensuing Sept 15th instead :)
  10. Tinbanger

    Tinbanger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Man, i cant believe i passed on this one.
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  11. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Thanks. :thumbsup:

    So forgive me if I am behind the curve a little bit. I know you said the final version will look slightly different. In the final version, will there be anything at the back of the handle like with the FK or will the handle sit flush with the scales? Also, will it have a squared spine or one with "soft" corners?
  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    From Nathan on another thread regarding prior questions on 90 degree spine:


    "If somebody wants to grind a flat on their spine it won't hurt my feelings, but the knives leaving my shop will cut with their edge and nowhere else. Every other surface is chamfered and smoothed. I know that isn't popular with some folks who want to be able to throw sparks from the spine but I feel a knife, as a cutting tool, should be hand friendly on all surfaces except the cutting edge. I see a knife with a burr or unbroken edge that isn't a cutting edge as unfinished and potentially dangerous. People who want a particular kind of spine detail that is sharp will need to grind that themselves, that's not a detail I want to put on my knives. Sorry."

    I also think that Nathan had made some comments about the handle / tang / pummel but I can not find a definitive one. However, IIRC, the pummel will more than likely be more similar to the LC / EDC patterns, unlike the FK pattern.
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  13. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    the choil on the LC is not designed as a fingerhold, the one on the NASK is
  14. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    a little more show and tell before we move on to testing;





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  15. Benson X

    Benson X Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    Very cool - thanks for taking the time to share with us Lorien! :D
  16. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Awesome video, bro. I love you, but turn your phone sideways. Feels like I'm looking at you through a keyhole, which is icky and uncomfortable. :confused:
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  17. Joecleo86

    Joecleo86 Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 1, 2017
    Ok now i really want one
  18. ManOfSteel89

    ManOfSteel89 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2012
  19. Ian80

    Ian80 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    I'm glad I signed up for one of these!
  20. habagat715


    May 26, 2016
    Now I'm excited to see what the final production of the NASK will look like!

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