Welcome to Carothers Performance Knives, owned and operated by “Nathan the Machinist”. With a degree in product design and extensive experience in 3D CNC machining and manufacturing, Nathan uses his talents to design high-end, quality tactical and art knives with a focus on functionality and ergonomics. In addition to knives, we design and produce high quality accessories for use in the knife making community. At Carothers Performance Knives, the design, materials, and manufacturing are all purpose driven. Take a look around our site and see what makes us different.