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The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Are the rag micarta scales on the FK2 matched in any way? Book matched perhaps? TIA!
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yes, they're made from neighboring pieces on a sheet. We keep them together as we make them.
     
  3. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    @Nathan the Machinist, you any kin to Wallace Carothers? Well, in this month's Spyderco Byte, there's an interesting article about Nylon. Wallace Carothers invented it in 1935 and I thought it was cool that he was a Carothers!
     
  4. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Thank you Nathan! I was looking at mine pretty closely last night, and it sure looked like they were closely matched. :thumbsup: :cool:
     
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  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan, if my memory serves me correctly, I don't think that you have announced the retirement of the EDC pattern. Wasn't there a plan to offer some more EDC3s? I sure hope that I will have an opportunity to get one more of these with Terotuf handles before they are put to pasture but feel free to break my heart without any hesitation :) :p
     
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  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I had someone ask me and I couldn't give them a definate answer so ... do all of the fasteners on CPK knives use the same size bit? and type of bit? ... or are they different on some models?

    He swore he needed to use a different size then what I use ... so it got me curious to know what size each model uses and if some are different?

    Thanks - JJ
     
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  7. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

    We will make more edc's in the future
     
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  8. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The black oxide coated stainless fasteners are 3/32 Allen. Most of the titanium are torx, but I'm going to transition into Allen on those as well as a running change.
     
  9. ElCaptain

    ElCaptain Gold Member Gold Member

    165
    May 1, 2011
    Nathan, will you be offering the FK2 in other steels such as Elmax, AEBL, or something new?
     
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  10. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I don't know
     
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  11. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Any chance for any teaser pics, specs, thoughts, ideas, musings, etc on the KOD blade?

    Mind is spinning with what direction this might be heading. I have a feeling this blade will make it into the grave with me. Please, satiate me.
     
  12. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    I’m liking the ghost g10 colors, Nathan. CPK offers a nice handle material selection, and unbuffed natural canvas has been my go-to. Do you plan to offer natural linen in the future.
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Has not been on my radar
     
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  14. amflud

    amflud Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Ok. Thank you for your response.
     
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  15. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hi Nathan, are you still planning on 10 MC units for tomorrow's sale? TIA.
     
  16. westfork

    westfork Gold Member Gold Member

    572
    Aug 27, 2003
    If it's not 40, then he has to return the $5.
     
  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yes, I figure that if John Lennon is The Walrus then Mark Scrimgeour is The Narwhal. You were thinking Matt Gregory? A lot of people think that.
     
  18. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I never got my $5 :(
     
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  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Honestly man, you're way too inexpensive to please. Step up your game, please; for Unc. Matty's sake!
     
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Huh?!
     

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