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The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Not just you;) I love some schmoo too:D
     
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  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    sure :thumbsup:

    edit to add: who doesn't!
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I recently asked Nathan a similar question where he went into one of his typically long-winded and laborious responses. You can see the question and the answer in this thread linked below in case you have copious time on your hands:

    https://www.bladeforums.com/threads/the-ask-nathan-a-question-thread.1425245/page-146#post-19125836

    :D :p

    I think that he had mentioned 0.145"-0.155" in a follow up but I don't seem to be able to find it now. YMMV!
     
  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    :D :D :D
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I went back and added to it. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    ^ :D :D :p :D :D
     
  7. Slayer_Slaine

    Slayer_Slaine Gold Member Gold Member

    119
    Sep 25, 2016
    Hey Nathan ive seen a couple interviews with Ethan Becker at blade show from last year and this year messing around with an original Kephart. He pointed out that the original design is double convexed where the thickest part is around a third of the way down the blade and going towards the spine theres a convex grind as well as the main convex grind towards the edge. He said this wasnt possible for them to do on the Kabar rendition of the Kephart so i was wondering if you'd considered incorporating this feature in your take of it.
     
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  8. ElCaptain

    ElCaptain Gold Member Gold Member

    165
    May 1, 2011
    Hey Nathan, will my HDFK antique micarta handles fit on the camp knife?
     
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  9. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Hey Nathan, what's a camp knife, and can I have one?
     
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan, did you have to commission a newly molded batch of kydex sheath for the double-edge Fighters or do the ones for the single edge UFs fit the same? I imagine if the latter, then you must've sheathed and unsheathed plenty of times to ensure no scratching being caused by the sheath?

    I'm getting some leather ones which were based on the single-edge UFs so I was wondering specially since the leather ones are more forgiving in general. Will you get upset if we order the DEF without the kydex?
     
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  11. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    We have commissioned new sheaths.
     
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  12. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    As with the DEF's for sale on the subforum today, will the stainless fasteners be standard on DEFs or should I specify them (because I want them:)) on current/future DEFs?
     
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  13. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Please specify.
    Thanks!
     
  14. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Does that include the smelly hammer wood scale version too Jo? Those looked a little different spec.
     
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  15. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I wasn't planning to.
     
  16. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    No
     
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    A possible future project
     
  18. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah there are new sheaths for the double grind. Yes, kydex can scuff your finish. If someone orders a satin finish and doesn't want a sheath we can talk about it. Otherwise, a sheath is standard on most patterns.
     
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  19. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm moving away from the black oxide fasteners. Pre-orders that were ordered with them will get them as will old patterns (unless specified otherwise) but going forward I'm discontinuing them. People can always request one or the other if they have a preference.
     
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  20. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    469
    Sep 29, 2017
    Hi Nathan

    Will you be making handles to match the K18 terotuf for other models?

    Many thanks
     

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