The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I just got back from a little hiking trip with the wife and kids. We rented one of the state park cabins (Hocking Hills). Hiked during the day - got to shower and sleep in a bed every night.
    If we had been camping I would have taken my HDFK or FK2. Because we had the cabin I didn’t feel I needed anything that indestructible, so I took my DEK1. This was the first time I carried and used my DEK1 to any extent. I cleaned up a stick for my youngest to use as a walking stick/sword/rifle. Popped off some kindling from the fire wood to get the fire started - no batoning. And sliced up apples, meat, cheese and bread on the trail for a snack.
    All of this to say that the DEK1 is slicer. It performed great at every task I put to it.
    And that you might want to look at the DEK1.
    I’ve carried the FK2 on a couple different multi day hikes as well. It has always performed flawlessly.
    All that being said, you can’t really go wrong with any of CPK’s products. Because if it doesn’t work for you, you won’t have any problem selling it to reclaim your money.
    You owe it to yourself to try one. There’s a reason “performance” is their middle name!
     
  2. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Nathan, on the "CPK Buy, Sell, Trade" thread you say: "if you post your authentic Conan the Barbarian collectors edition sword for sale (not a CPK related posting) I will edit your post to be about your My Little Pony collection and then I will mock you." That brought me great joy, as I was thinking or offering to trade my My Little Pony collection for a K18, and now you won't have to edit my post. :D

    But seriously . . . how about a post offering one (or two) specific CPK knives for trade for a non-CPK item - or even a non-knife item (something perfectly legal, of course - just hard to find right now), or vice versa. That is, a trade offer involving CPK knives and something other than cash or other CPK knives. Asuming the poster (me) has a gold membership or above (I do). Is that permissible there? If not, does anyone know if it is permissible in any other subforum here at BF?

    TIA!
     
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  3. maxkreigers

    maxkreigers

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    Nov 26, 2014
    Hi Nathan! Do you think a knife can be made in tungsten? What would be her inconvence and quality?
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    As long as a CPK is in the mix somewhere I think it's relevant.
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    tungsten? Would probably be pretty miserable. Tungsten carbide perhaps? It would be very hard and brittle. There are lots of tungsten carbide cutting tools. They don't hold up well in a narrow edge that cuts well but they have great wear resistance in soft abrasive materials. Wear resistance does not equal edge retention. They're usually found in tools used in rigid setups for very controlled cutting parameters and relatively obtuse geometry.
     
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  6. patrickguignot

    patrickguignot

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    Sep 10, 2015
  7. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    We're experimenting with it now
     
  8. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'ma definitely spec this on at least one upcoming LA design
     
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  9. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Thanks.

    I should be posting an "interesting" trade proposal in the near future.
     
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  10. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    492
    Dec 12, 2017

    If you are offering your my little ponies for my new folder let's do this thing! o_O
     
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  11. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    If you have a Princess Luna PM me before posting in the BST thread. I’ll make it worth your while. I mean my friend will make it worth your while - me being a proxy as I have no interest in those stupid little ponies!
     
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  12. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    WTT for actual pony. Preferably grain fed.
     
  13. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    492
    Dec 12, 2017
    Bronies unite!
     
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  14. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Just googled it - horrified to find out it’s a thing.
     
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  15. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Is that what it's gonna take to get an integral shiv? Guess I'd better start hitting up the stock shows.
     
  16. BIGDORK

    BIGDORK Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 27, 2018
    Dont look into it any further, it doesnt get better
     
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  17. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Nathan, will you be doing a Skinner for the Amazon line?
    I think it would be a horribly wonderful idea. Great size for a general/all purpose knife that the common user would buy. Something tells
    me this would be a winner.
     
  18. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    I like what you did here.......
     
  19. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

    492
    Dec 12, 2017
    I can't think of a better fit for this steel than a Heavy Duty Camp Chef (HDCC). What say you???
     
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  20. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

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    Mar 12, 2018
    Dumb question, what size fasteners do I need on an fk1?
    Just went to change scales and noticed one has been butchered:(
     
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