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The "Ask Nathan a question" thread

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

  1. Ratman79

    Ratman79

    Jan 5, 2016
    Nathan, thanks for the quick reply. I along w/ most, if not all of us, certainly await 2018 for the exciting projects you have planned :D
     
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  2. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Nathan, was wondering if you any plans in the future (2018 or beyond) to offer a BC pre-order? Looks like your schedule is pretty Hectic as is! ;) Thanks
     
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  3. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yes I do. It's a really cool knife, I need to work out the final details and manufacturing processes and I hope it can become a pattern. My BC is probably my favorite knife, I just need to do my homework first. :thumbsup:
     
  4. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Great News Nathan, Thanks:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    777
    Jan 14, 2015
    This is really great to hear!:D Thank you Nathan!
     
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  6. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Great news Nathan!
     
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  7. Skrapmetal

    Skrapmetal

    Jul 13, 2009
    Awesome.

    Any idea how long before you will? I keep missing the preorders lately.
     
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  8. ridnovir

    ridnovir Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    Does BC stands for Behemoth Chopper?
     
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Yes.

    P.S. still NOT Nathan :p
     
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  10. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    734
    Jan 17, 2014
    Awesome photo, and CPK collection!

    Any idea, offhand, of the weights of the LC, HC and BC?
     
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  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'd love to borrow yours some day... :)
     
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  12. rodriguez7

    rodriguez7 Gila wilderness knife works Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 1, 2009
    I have a question for Nate! What are thoughts on cpm cruwear vs cpm4v. I’m thinking of making myself a nice all around outdoor blade, and I’m trying to decide between these two. I’m looking for the best combination of edge holding and toughness. The intention of the knife is an all around single blade to take on my 10 day wilderness elk hunts. Camp chores, skinning and quartering game, chopping and fire prep. Have you tested cruwear any?
     
  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    ^^^Not to presume to speak for Nathan, and I suspect he'll be along soon enough with an actual, thoughtful answer, but I bet his answer will go something like this:

    "It's all about the heat treat. A low grade steel with the correct heat treat for the intended performance will always win over a great steel with a crap heat treat."

    He'll then go on to explain why this is best performed while playing Whale mating sounds and the lattice structure of the crystalline microcosmic gamma doo-dads needs to be aligned with the 39th parallel. But it's better if it comes from him. He'll explain it in a way that makes sense....
     
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  14. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015
    LMAO!
     
  15. rodriguez7

    rodriguez7 Gila wilderness knife works Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 1, 2009
    It’ll be heat treated by peters, with Nathan’s tweaks, I’m just wonder if it’s worth going with these, or possibly 3v, instead.
     
  16. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    So much of this to be excited for.

    Please, someone keep an eye on Nathan. Hold his hand when he crosses the street. Put his seat belt on him when he’s in the car. Blow on his soup to make sure it’s not too hot. We can’t have anything happen to him. Must protect him at all costs!
     
  17. lozdesign7

    lozdesign7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Hi Nathan,

    I was wondering what software you use to model the knives? Also is there an 'Industry Standard' software that most knife makers use?

    Thanks a bunch!
    Lawrie
     
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan, are you going to make your new batch of UFs (whenever it moves up that big to-do board) with the already tried and tested Elmax in that pattern, your D3V or perhaps even 4V? I understand to offer in different steels will perhaps become too cost prohibitive. Would you be open to doing that pattern as a custom order for those who wish to jazz them up with more exotic handles and wish to order with double-edges? Thank you.
     
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  19. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

    I have no real opinions on cruwear. If you end up making a knife from it I hope to hear your impressions.
     
  20. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    I use Pro/ENGINEER.

    A lot of makers use SolidWorks.
     

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