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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2017
    Thanks now I'm really torn, it looks great.
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  2. mpjustin

    mpjustin Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 5, 2009
    Seeing all these options on the UF really makes me want another HDFK with acid wash and some smelly kind of wood of Nathan’s choosing!
    Oyster, Mike157, Odog27 and 2 others like this.
  3. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    It was surprisingly hard to settle on just 2 (or 3) UF choices. There's not a bad choice. Just so many cool options.

    Cheers to the CPK team and the BOOMING start to 2019!
  4. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    By my count the UF pre-order included 180+ knives when it closed. That assumes that the 'in' and similar posts are down for one only, and the lower number when people posted things like '3-5'.

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  5. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I keep moving down on the UF preorder list. I was # 20 for a couple of days, this morning I noticed I was # 30, and now I’m #31?
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  6. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    It looks like the post numbers are getting 'fixed'. When the thread unlocked, there were a lot of 'duplicates' (e.g. there were 3 or 4 people that had #5 post, similar to the fast sales Nate does). We broke the internet again..
    Now, if you look, everything is in order. So, you were always #31 (by position) but not as a post number. I don't know if I explained it correctly... ;)
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ this Gus.

    I was always pegged as the 10th claimant, i.e poster # 11 after Nathan's OP which always counts as post # 1. Initially, I did't even bother to take note as to what # number I was at because the duplicate simultaneous posts often make that initial number meaningless!

    I looked up and down the preorder thread several times when I was being nosey and counting and to the best of my recollection yours was always on the 2nd page somewhere in the middle to the lower end. I didn't not notice any peculiar pumps up or down with the posters whom I was familiar with.

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  8. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    I did count, and I was always the 15th post/position - I'm now #15, which is correct. I had a one digit post number before the corrections, but didn't care about it, not relevant in these sales/presales :)

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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Exactly! Also let's remember that some of the preorder folks (looking in the mirror) are requesting full-tilt customization requiring Nathan's angelic touches. This means that irrespective as to how early one falls in the rotation, it is more than likely that with a heavily custom UF, that person may see his custom UF well after some other way behind him have already received theirs.

    We knew what we were signing up for this one which is totally cool. With some makers for a custom knife of this caliber, we could be talking a couple of years at 2+ time the CPK prices.
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  10. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    My wife did my posting for me and got me to the front of the line two times in a row. She was off for the holidays so it worked out great for me. I will have my first UF Today!! Never been so proud of Her. Just Kidding she is awesome.
  11. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I have to say just so happy a UF preorder even happened :) and I’m in on the list :) :) Everything else is now water off a ducks back :) just my happiness speaking :) :) :)
  12. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 29, 2017
    Is it too early to start a return of the Shiv campaign?:)
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  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Never too early for making any CPK wishes, but IIRC Nathan had sworn in the past that this is the one which he would never be revisiting, at least as in its original format. However he did recently refer to some kind of 8" integral dagger, dagger-like 10" Shiv and some other super cool ideas written on his white board. Then he dumped on and called himself a "useless lout". Take his musings for what they're worth :p

    NUTRAMAC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 8, 2014
    Ditto! I started the Journey number 46 last I checked I think I am #60.
    Some serious love for CPKs Utility Fighters!
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  15. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Please, Mr. Carothers sir. I needz this in my life (and one of them oh so sweet integral daggers).
    Signed, a newly addicted CPK fan.
  16. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Bad news: I carry absolutely zero weight and favor around here despite some popular yet false beliefs! In fact whatever I might muse and wish, the opposite of seems to happen. That said, being a legend in one's own mind is a warm and fuzzy although a deranged one :D
  17. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    I am hoping that outright pleading (begging) will sway the mind of Mr. Carothers. I have employed the same tactic when buying lottery tickets and have a suspicion the outcome is going to be the same.
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You're a new comer around here and as you have discovered, the CPK subforum is a very welcoming one :)

    That said, you have fortunately found your way in here at a very sweet spot if you are a fan of small - medium sized knives. The fact that Nathan had agreed to resurrect the UF pattern, let alone agreeing to run a UF preorder is a HUGE FUDGING DEAL. It took a lot of pleading and groveling even lying by yours truly (ref; Nathan's stocky lil pony) :oops:

    By and large, last year was the year of the Choppers / HDFK. This year, the long awaited debut of the new FK plus DEK1 and this UF. As said, good time to have come around here for those who seek smaller and more utilitarian blades by CPK.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
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  19. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    All for the utilitarian type. Not much need for choppers here in the prairies, unless I decide to help a farmer harvest some canola, so I look forward to the year of the utility/field knives!

    I have seen a lot of UF interest. I was hesitant at first, but this many people cannot be wrong, which is why I took the plunge on two.

    I do wish I got here sooner; always lurked and never participated/purchased. Missed out on the shiv; really hope it is resurrected as well, but I am sure I will be more than content with the FK 2 and DEK offerings. Really looking forward to all the offerings from CPK, can't wait to see what 2019 will bring!
    Maybe an axe!?!?!?!
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  20. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Don't you ruin our future with him @Casinostocks You'd better send him his Pony!

    I'll chip in for postage :D

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