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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
    I'm not seeing any real definitive answers to this after some looking, so @Nathan the Machinist would you mind posting a shipping update on the recent 40 boot daggers? Sorry if I'm being a pain in your ass.
     
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  2. steelcitysixteen

    steelcitysixteen Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 12, 2017
    I was #6 in the sale and I got my shipping notice today.
     
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  3. jlauffer

    jlauffer Dissident Aggressor Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Was #3 and received my dagger yesterday
     
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  4. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    The eagle has landed!
     
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    It's 9:00 and I just got in from the shop from sharpening. It's been a long day.

    We won a machine that I've been coveting for years at a recent auction. It was kind of a long shot and I'm pretty stoked to get it in. But it was disruptive and this screwed up some of our production schedule here. We're working on daggers now and we are shipping but it is slow going because I'm the only one here who does well sharpening them and my attention is split up several different ways.

    We're working on it.
     
  6. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Thanks Nathan, I appreciate it! I'm patient. :)
     
  7. benchrest308

    benchrest308 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    @Nathan the Machinist after seeing multiple pictures of the boot dagger, I'd say this dagger, to me, has some Bob Loveless characteristics. Was there any Loveless influence used in this design?
     
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  8. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    I sure hope so, I'd love it if mine arrived with a mirror finish! Somehow I doubt it, he was already spending 20 minutes just on the sharpening...
     
  9. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

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    I can see what you're referring to, but no, that might be a coincidence.

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    However every dagger I make is inspired by Billy Mace Imel. That's not to say there is deliberate borrowing of design elements as much as simply literally inspired.

    His are art knives whereas mine are functional, but I always measure myself against him.
     
  10. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Just finished our new kitchen and most of the house ( it only took nearly 7 years since we bought a skeleton of blocked walls and concrete floors :rolleyes:) . I immediately thought of a potato knife but I knew they only come up rarely and I have Global knives I bought nearly 8 years ago. But I want this bad even though I'd burn water :oops: I know it will be class. If I bring in my HDFK or LC to the kitchen I think she will believe I've finally lost it:p.
    Hope you all had a good holiday.
     
  11. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    Oh man! I probably overstayed my welcome at the Billy Mace Imel table at the last Blade Show. He and his wife are very gracious, but one could spend hours admiring their work. Mike
     
  12. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Hi Nathan,

    Just a quick question, if I use a knife and the finish becomes blah lol :) Do you offer any refurbishing. Like maybe stonewashed or acid , not asking for a custom or fancy finish.

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
  13. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    No, at least at this point we're not able to offer any kind of spa services. Not while we have other orders waiting. We have a lot on our plate without bringing in additional work. That and we tend to lose stuff when people send it here.

    Maybe someday.
     
  14. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Ok , thank you :)

    So just buy spares to admire and another to use ;):p:D Got it :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  15. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    That's what I've been doing Bill.
     
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  16. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    Hello Nathan, can you recommend anyone who might be able to make a custom knife display/stand? I was thinking something using the CPK logo where the Shiv could be put in being held by magnets. Kind of like a crown jewel?
    I guess if anyone has suggestions that would be appreciated, as well.
     
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  17. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Sorry, I don't know anybody who makes stuff like that. *shrug*
     
  18. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015
    Billy and Beverly are the best. What an awesome pair!
     
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  19. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015
    I need one for my dagger. :(
     
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  20. Lorien

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

    Dec 5, 2005
    I would love to make you one!
     
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