Everybody say hi to my mom!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    This was so wonderful, made me tear up a bit TBT. I either read or heard something a while ago which I'm too forgetful to repeat verbatim but the gist of it was this: those who do not achieve their potential in life presumably because of self inflicted un forced errors, will scorn to see that better version of themselves who they could've been in their last days of their lives.

    Nate's Mom, be very proud of your Son because I can't fathom that your Nathan would have to worry much or regret much with regards to the above. He's indeed a very good man.
  2. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Hi Nate's Mom:)
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  3. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Fine young man, indeed. :thumbsup:
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  4. Bigfattyt


    Jun 23, 2007
    Hi Nate's Mom!! Welcome to Nate's Kingdom!!
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  5. Keoneloa

    Keoneloa Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Hi Nate's Mom!
    Your son makes awesome stuff!
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  6. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    Hi Nate's Mom. Yes, your son is making some of the very finest knives in the world - you should be very proud!
  7. lex2006

    lex2006 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    Hi Nates Mom
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  8. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    Hello, Mrs. Carothers!

    I've been working with Nate- making some knife designs, helping out here and there with internet and marketing things- for several years now. The thing that impresses me the most about your son is his integrity and his empathy. He is a rare man in many regards, mostly for good, (although he is known around here as an 'Evil' genius).

    He is an extraordinarily thoughtful and trustworthy guy, and I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to hitch my wagon to his horse. I expect that you have a lot to do with all that and I'd like for you to know- I don't say this lightly- that he is one of my best friends.

    Your daughter in law is also delightful, as are your rapidly growing grand kids. I'm really so happy for your family in general!
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  9. blanex1


    Feb 11, 2015
    hi Nate's mom. you have a vary talented son.
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  10. SneezySky

    SneezySky Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 23, 2017
    Hi Nate's mom! We love his knives around these parts. I'm setting aside mini collections to hand down to my boys. I know they'll last forever.
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  11. glocjt


    Jan 29, 2007
    Hi Nate's mom! Just wanted to chime in along with all the other Nate-oholics here and express how much I love his knives! They're just about the only ones I use these days!
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  12. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Late to the thread, but hi Nathan's mom! Lots of fans of your work (and his)!
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  13. OldKnight

    OldKnight Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    Hi Nate's Mom!
    Mom is a boy's best friend:thumbsup:
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  14. g_dog1


    Feb 8, 2017
    Hi Nathan's mom. You will be glad to hear that Nathan has carved his own niche in this unique hobby.
    Take care
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  15. Airbornetx


    Feb 6, 2007
    Hi Mrs. Carothers,

    In addition to the admiration I have for the products created by your son is my appreciation of the community that he has created. The latter is by virtue of his personality, his values, his ability to express himself, and his insistence on a certain decorum -- I am confident that nature and nurture both played a role in this.

    Warmest regards,

  16. 'Iokua

    'Iokua Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 9, 2016
    Hello Mrs. Carothers,
    Your Son's work is well known around the world.
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  17. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Hi Nate's Mom! Congrtaulations on and my utmost gratitude for your fine progeny!
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  18. sandgrouper

    sandgrouper Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    G’Day, Nathan’s Mom,

    I guess you will have seen by now that your young Nathan is widely and deeply respected by a substantial and worldwide community of discerning knife buyers and users. And, of course, so are numerous other makers.

    However, I have to add that in my estimation and I believe in that of many others, Nathan holds a unique position as the genuinely preeminent maker in the particular part of the field that he has chosen to work in. His profound knowledge, relentless pursuit of sound empirically based understanding of the product and the production methods and meticulous approach to realizing the fruits of those exercises mark him out from any of the other fine knife makers currently practicing. At least in my opinion.

    He melds a blend of science, engineering, trade knowledge, experience, craftsmanship, scrupulous honesty, appropriate humility and artistic flair that appeals to me more than any other practitioner and is truly a credit to you, the rest of his family tree and all those he learned from along the way.

    Good job and congratulations.
  19. David45

    David45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2017
    Hi Nate’s Mum!
    I hope he keeps your knives as sharp as he does ours.
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  20. maxkreigers


    Nov 26, 2014
    Hi nate's mom!!!

    Thank you!!
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