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The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by JustinFournier, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yes and no. The new Mori is a modern high performance super precision mold making machine with a Fanuc with AI Nano High Precision Contour Control capable of milling the bevels with fewer artifacts than our other machining centers. This means we don't need to hand grind the bevels which means this sword doesn't need to cost 3K. That increases the potential size of the run enough to justify producing it.

    We could get a little larger, I can get around a 36" part, but 18" will be the longest bevels I've ever milled in this way and will require special fixturing to support the cut.
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    A video of Dan using the K18 in anger would turn your stomach and violate YouTube policy.
     
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  3. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015
    ^rofl
     
  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    This has probably been asked and answered before but I'll chance asking again since I missed it ...

    And I know ... I have looked at and read charts and the numbers yada yada yada ... but IMHO ... real world use and performance doesn't always read the same charts ... nor play by those "on paper" rules ... so Nathan ...

    I was wondering what stainless steel you would be most likely to work with ... and what you think you could get the best all around performance out of?

    The two I was actually thinking of are Elmax and AEB-L ... I might be way off ... but I have liked the blades that I have in both steels over other stainless steels I've had much experience with ...

    just curious what if any thoughts you had on the subject ... and I totally understand if I just get a weak ... "meh stainless" ...

    Thanks - JJ
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Elmax and AEB-L are the stainless steel I would be most likely to work with.
     
  6. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Don’t know if you’ve seen them, but Nathan has made Utility fighters out of both Elmax and AEB-L. Mike
     
  7. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I did see the AEB-L run but not the Elmax ... I know AEB-L has impressed me what I have used ... and I like the few blades in Elmax a lot too.
     
  8. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    617
    Jan 17, 2014
    The Elmax was one of the early runs
     
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  9. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    @Nathan the Machinist Are we going to see any more updates or runs of one of the LC versions, 4V perhaps with all the tweaks to blade/handle geometry that have occurred since the pattern was last visited?
     
  10. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    +1 for the LC, though I would prefer D3V.
     
  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    not to answer for my bro, but I've got something new in the works which, (if accepted) will fill the void left by the LC quite nicely...
     
  12. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    The Heavey Machetey!
     
  13. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    617
    Jan 17, 2014
    Would that be the XLC? The Extended Light Chopper that some of us have been asking for?
     
  14. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Let us hear more good Sir!
     
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan, please don't listen to these loony yahoos! :D

    Please let 2020 be the year of many smaller CPK patterns and some with thinner stocks for super sliciness (I keep getting autocorrected for spiciness :confused:).
     
  16. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    In D2 of course;)
     
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  17. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Nice
    Keep them "BIG" Blades coming:thumbsup:
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ LOL, do you have any idea who the CFO of CPK is? Yes, the same as the CEO and the Chairwoman of the board :p
     
  19. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Who wields one of the baddest bad ass choppers. So what's your point? o_O:D
     
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    When you receive $ via PP, your phone can be set up to alert you via bling-blings and this culminates in dopamine release which makes you happy.

    My point? Jo luvs to be happy :D
     

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