Nathan "The Machinist" Carothers 8" Shiv/Fighter with Spec Ops Sheath

almost 3 years ago
Nathan "The Machinist" Carothers 8" Shiv/Fighter with Spec Ops Sheath
Bear Ops
Available on
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In the West

Can anyone have TOO MANY of Nathan's shivs, I think not - but I guess I probably do - so here goes another one, but it is the last I will be letting go of, they are just too classy - a tool perfected for a sometimes necessary purpose.
$245 including shipping (CONUS) via USPS with signature confirmation, payable via Paypal only, shipped only to a confirmed Paypal address. US buyers only.
I have several of Nathan's knives and might as well let one go. Couple of small spots here and there but nothing problematic.
A super shiv, if you don't like it, return for full refund, naturally.
Nathan sells out on every lot of blades he posts, usually almost immediately, so here is a chance to get one of his best sellers NOW, without having to wait. And we all know that when it comes to Nathan's knives, if you wait, you lose!
Here is what Nathan Carothers has to say about it:
"This is a heavy duty combat knife designed as a stabbing weapon and built to tolerate extremely rough use in demanding environments.
The handle is ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber and pinch grips for an average to relatively large hand. The tang is internally skeletonized. The scales are 3D sculpted CNC machined canvas micarta. The blade is made of
Latrobe A2 steel with a heat treat that has been optimized to maximize strength and toughness. The blade has a swedge grind that creates distal taper and deep fullers that, together with the skeletonized tang, create a relatively light weight package (11.7 oz) that is supremely well balanced with thoughtful and deliberate distribution of mass that gives it a surprisingly light and lively feel in the hand without sacrificing tip strength.
The steel, Latrobe A2, is a high quality domestically produced high carbon tool steel (not a stainless steel) with high impact and torsional toughness. It also exhibits good edge stability and edge retention which make it a good choice for rough use. In this application it will tolerate abuse such as aggressive prying, punching holes in sheetmetal, cutting iron wire and even chopping through cinderblock. Being a 5% chromium steel it is not stainless, but has better corrosion resistance than something like 1095.
Latrobe A2 steel, tested 59 HRC, .250 thick at ricasso
Total length 12.75
Edge length 7.5
Weight 11.7 oz
Extra grippy 3D machined canvas micarta scales
Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
Spec Ops Combat Master sheath can be hung from a belt, mounted to all duty belts, is M.O.L.L.E. compatible and jump certified."
First "I'll take it" gets it, if followed shortly thereafter by Paypal. I communicate via Blade Forum's private message system (the method by which you can obtain my Paypal address), not by email, so you must, too, in order to buy this piece.