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The “Ask Casinostocks a question” thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by khukoo head, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thank you Nathan and many thanks to you all. I feel both very honored and humbled by the outpouring of the well-wishing messages both on this thread and also privately.

    Nathan, you and Jo not only make the best darn fixed blade knives for the buck, but more importantly you both are really and genuinely great people and thus your subforum has morphed into something in your own image and spirit of goodness. I actually still read EVERY single post on CPK subforum religiously as it is now a force of habit, a very healthy habit which brings smile to my face even during hard times :)

    I am fine guys and gals, and I will be back again at some point for our usual-usual. It's just that my earthly Family needs me more now.
  2. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
  3. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Take care Matty and come back soon as you can.

    Grenock, Odog27, Fullflat and 4 others like this.
  4. moparsbob

    moparsbob Basic Member Basic Member

    May 6, 2014
    Best wishes for things to work out for you & your family, we'll be waiting.
    Odog27, Fullflat, Standard78 and 3 others like this.
  5. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Stay the course, Matty. Whatever bad juju happened, this too shall pass, and hopefully sooner rather than later. Well wishes and good thoughts heading to you and yours.
  6. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    Fret not my friend, we will hold it down for you while you tend to biz.
    In the meantime, I’m happy to answer questions (temporarily) for Señor Casinostocks.
    Just remember, there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...
    David Lennon, Odog27, stjones and 2 others like this.
  7. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Hey @khukoo head, don’t forget the hashtag that Matty uses, just to make it official.:rolleyes::)
    Odog27 and Jo the Machinist like this.
  8. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    Oh yeah..
  9. jackal_727

    jackal_727 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Fixed that for ya...
    Mike157, Jo the Machinist and Odog27 like this.
  10. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Haven't spent a lot of time on the forum in the last few weeks and just caught up on this thread. Best wishes to you and your family Matty.
  11. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Platinum Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Have you ever gone to a strip club in New Orleans where it turned out they were all dudes?
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  12. Keoneloa

    Keoneloa Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    best wishes up for good results for you and yours Matty through whatever curve ball the universe has thrown your way
  13. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I’m no Casino, but I did go to one during a drunken road trip to Ensenada Mexico when I was stationed in El Toro California. It was quite a surprise!:D
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
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  14. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Best wishes in what you are recovering from Casinostocks!
  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I believe that there's one right here in San Diego county (could be a burlesque style drag-queen type bar) in the Hillcrest area which is very LGBTQ (VERY, VERY!) I've been told that some of the "ladies" over there can be quite strong; some can probably pick you up by the scruff of your neck and then hoist you onto the stage but as stated, I've merely been told :D
  16. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    Hey Casinostocks, can you ask NTM what he means when he talks about “hardening humps” and how it affects “temper”, please? (I’m too immature for that kind of grown up talk). Thanks.
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The secondary hardening hump is seen in many complex steels where the hardness plateaus and then rises with tempering temperature where you may see a higher hardness at 950 F than you see at 850F for example. The cause is two fold: one is the conversion of soft retained austenite into martensite (the hard structure of steel) and the other is the precipitation of secondary carbides which can increase the hardness of the structure through dislocations and also increase the measured hardness simply by reducing the depth of the dent from the diamond during the test. This is all well and good if you're a commercial heat treater simply trying to hit a particular hardness number on a tool without messing it up and can be necessary on tools subjected to certain coating and processes that exceed a lower temperature temper.

    It's a bad idea on knives.

    There are other ways to address retained austenite that are better for a knife application and tempers above a certain point allow the matrix to relax around any eta carbides formed from cryo, negating their pinning effect.

    So when the dude a chump pump points a finger like a stump
    Tell him "step off, I'm doin' the Hump"
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm usually very relaxed and tolerant but infractions will be issued for scientifically oriented nerd talk in this thread!
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  19. khukoo head

    khukoo head Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2015
    Lorien said in another thread that his Elmax is “harder than woodpecker lips”. Do you know how hard that is, or should I ask him?
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I'm a Libertarian when it comes to social issues, hence I never tend to ponder much one's proclivities when it comes to the pleasures of the flesh :)

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