The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    think of it as an HDFK/LC mashup

    the OG LC design was never really intended to be a 'chopper', per se

    the original handle was designed more for retention and precision than for long term chopping comfort. Trail blazing was its raison d'etre, where all types of things need cutting but the bigger stuff would be the domain of the chainsaw

    the new model, yet to be named, is more of a camp knife designed for everything from chopping to cleaning your fingernails to prepping your food. Not necessarily in that order. It will be a very versatile, big knife

    I'm just finalizing the 3D model and expect it to be on its way to CPK HQ over the next couple weeks
     
  2. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    So shorter than almost 10” BL then?
     
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  3. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    The LC was/is one of my favorites. Both the HDFK-XL and the more machete-ish design I’ve heard mentioned before both sound like blades I need.


    I need this so bad. A thin stock, uber slicer. A re-release of the skinner would do it, or any other design CPK thinks is best.


     
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  4. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2007
    How about delta-aebl ?
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Our HT for AEBL is multi step and involves complex cryo and shares many similarities with the Delta protocol. We did make an effort to optimize it.
     
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  6. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 23, 2007
    How about alpha aebl
    Sounds cool I think
     
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  7. vkp78

    vkp78 Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 6, 2014
    YouTube policy is surprisingly selective as evidenced by the large number of videos involving livestock and big blades.
    But you are right, if it is the Hippocratic oath that the good doctor is planning on violating, it probably wouldn't fly under the radar.
     
  8. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    @Nathan the Machinist I'm curious what steel you'd recommend for kitchen use, as a chef or honesuki style.
     
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  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    AEBL @61-64
     
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  10. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    How about a run of potato annihilators to pay for those invisaligns?
     
  11. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I think we lost money on those
     
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  12. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Maybe a run in AEBL @61-64 ;) priced right for you? Please?
     
  13. Forester_01

    Forester_01 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 20, 2018
    What are the differences between the fk2 and the fk? Also is the fk2 referred to as the utility field knife?

    Thanks
     
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  14. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    The FK2/UFK is a refined or second generation FK/FK1. There are minute differences in blade profile. The handle shape is also slightly different. The FK had a scraper on the pommel. The UFK/FK2 does not.
    Overall they are the same knife with minor changes between generations.
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    Comparison photo by @kurpak
     
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  15. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Good afternoon Nathan, is the HDMC going to be offered again (after today)?

    Thanks
    Tom
     
  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Probably at least one more time
     
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  17. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Thanks:thumbsup:
     
  18. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 28, 2015
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  19. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    hey Nate, have you heard of K390? A younger sibling to M390, but with cobalt. Looks neat
     
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  20. Murphjd25

    Murphjd25 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    I really liked K390. I had a Police 4 but I wish I could get some K390 in a fixed blade, hint hint :)
     
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