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What's up around here (update)

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The new (old) Mori has been coming on line intermittently as we've been dialing it in for our process (tightening it up with fresh bearings on the ball screws, bumping up the memory for our big-ass programs, running down oil and air leaks etc). Losing the Pig (an old box way Bridgeport machining center that we've had a long time and loved) was disruptive but things are starting to churn again. Our primary Mori Seiki and the old Romi have been running over time making up the slack. The Kia has been sitting idle waiting on someone to feed it some micarta...

    The new "pig" (what we've been calling this "new" old Mori from the paleolithic era that we just got) is starting to pull some weight. Looking forward I'm excited about the new work that will start coming out at the end of this year.

    We sent about 90 EDC out to heat treat last week and have another 100 almost ready to go. Some of these have a swedge. These will be the last of this pattern. I'm either retiring it or we may revisit it again in the future but we've made a lot of them and it's time to move on.

    The remaining Competition Choppers went out to heat treat today.

    The first of the Behemoth Choppers are going out to heat treat in about a week. Once that pre-order is filled we'll open up a pre-order for MC and HC.

    The next batch of HDFK is also going to start finishing up soon. Once that pre-order is filled we'll open up a pre-order for a mid-sized knife, probably the new Field Knife.

    A limited run of a few Utility Fighters will be going onto a machine in a few weeks.

    Immediately after that will be a good sized run of the new Field Knife 2.

    We're expecting the new DEK1 from Lorien soon. We'll be testing and tweaking it and hope to see it start production hopefully by the turn of the year.

    There is a production dagger and a folder on the whiteboard
  2. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    !!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: !!!!!!
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  3. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Oh man. [​IMG] Oh wow. [​IMG]

    Liking everything I hear. Need that swedged EDC, FK2, all the UF, and Lorien's DEK.

    Dagger and Folder??? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
  4. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    It's been quiet around these parts. Been waiting on a bomb to drop..... and here it is... BOOM! :D:eek:

    Excited to hear about the progress. So much going on behind the Carothers scenes I can't begin to imagine. Glad to hear you guys seem to have everything about sorted and running smoothly. Have a Great weekend all!
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  5. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Could you expand on a Limited Run on the UF's?:cool: I only WANT 2
    David Lennon, duramax, T.O. and 4 others like this.
  6. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    I got to use my training edge CC last weekend for new training and my first competition. It.Was.A.Beast. Goes thru a 2" rope, golf ball, 10 water bottles like they weren't there.

    No pics as it's off getting some pants. Thanks Nathan and Jo for the extra hard work getting it ready in time.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
  7. indawire

    indawire Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Uh, can I get in line for one of those EDC's right now? And the new field knife while I'm at it;)
    betzner, T.O., Circle10 and 1 other person like this.
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Using the word expand instead of expound, was a very nice and timely Freudian slip there. I also want Nathan to expand that planned limited run of the UF instead of expounding or any detailed WIP. Just do it :p
    T.O., TommyGun56 and gusbuster like this.
  9. - SpyderMan -

    - SpyderMan - Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 28, 2015
    Excited! :eek:
  10. monkeynono


    Aug 22, 2014
    Ohhh baby, HC pre order!!!
  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Holy cow that's a lot of (exciting) stuff going on!
  12. XtianAus


    Mar 3, 2016
    @Nathan the Machinist could you please possibly do a pre-order for the UF?
    Its impossible for some of us to even stand a chance at regular sales.
    gusbuster, duramax and Mike Pierson like this.
  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I want another CPK chopper!
  14. Cro

    Cro KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 30, 2010
    Awesome, I'll have my preorder HDFK just it time for the next preorder. After missing secondary market FKs multiples times by few minutes nothing could be better news. Now how about a small preorder batch of potato knives while the DEK is ramping up? 8)
  15. Choppaman

    Choppaman Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2017
    Thanks for the update @Nathan the Machinist it certainly sounds like you guys have been slammed with work. Looking forward to my HDFK(s) and getting involved with everything else you mentioned!!! :D:thumbsup:
    Oyster, Odog27 and - SpyderMan - like this.
  16. CPK Mark

    CPK Mark KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 24, 2017
    The Swedged EDC's are off the chain! ( That's good. Real good.)
  17. Dantone05


    Dec 31, 2014
    Ho-lee-sheeet! :eek::eek:

    Looking forward to all of that and glad I've been saving up my knife funds :D:thumbsup:
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  18. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Thank GOD that Production Dagger and Folder are only on the whiteboard!!! :eek:

    I need time to pay a few things off before Nathan unleashes these "must have" CPK Blades!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D --- :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  19. ridnovir


    Mar 12, 2012
    Thanks for the long awaited update. I only hope that there will be a pre-order for FK2 and UF
    gusbuster likes this.
  20. DJC72

    DJC72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Fieldknife and folder for me! Thanks for the update
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