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    Backwoods "Crystal Lake" Chopper


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    Recently, Bill received a call from a fellow named "Jason" inquiring about a hardcore cleaver-like chopper than could take plenty of abuse. This fellow didn't want to go into much detail concerning the chores for this particular blade, but his shipping address was "Camp Crystal Lake". Bill went to work and came up with a chopper for Jason. I went over to Bill's shop today so we could give it a proper thrashing. Bottom line: this monster chopped down a tree (26" circumference) in no time and didn't have the first ding, roll, or rough spot on any part of the edge. In fact, Bill and I chopped down 3 different trees and the chopper shaved hairs and sliced through paper after all the chopping was complete.

    After we finished the chopping tests, Bill called "Jason" and informed him of the blades awesome performance. Just as Bill finished his phone conversation, someone else called him and said his name was "Michael Myers" and that he heard about a new chopper that Bill was testing. This "Michael" fellow put an order in for this same chopper and said he desperately needed it by October 31st. I'm sure Bill will hook him up as well.

    Here are the specs for this beast:

    13 5/8" OAL
    8.25" blade length
    3/16" blade thickness
    1095 carbon steel
    Green canvas micarta scales







    Last edited by Riverwarrior; 06-06-2012 at 08:08 PM.
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    That was fun shit right there now!!

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    Marc you and Bill have all the fun.............lol.One of these days I am coming down to play with you men!! Congratulations Bill on a bad ass chopper!! Marc thanks for the pictures!!!

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    were gonna get high tech one day and do a video

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    THAT IS MY FAVORITE BLADE SHAPE FOR A CHOPPER!
    Beautiful chopper Bill,f'in beautiful!
    I have one like it and sorry to say...one on order with another maker.
    I even have a real cleaver I'm going to cut down into a usable size & rehandle.
    It weighs 3 & a quarter pounds now & is a bit heavy for prolonged swinging'.
    I'll bet the Crystal Lake is a real pleasure to use.

    Thanks for the pics Marc.
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    That one is 3/16 doesnt weigh no were near that,its all in the h/t and the edge, it didnt take us no time to trash that big tree and 2 small ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel m View Post
    THAT IS MY FAVORITE BLADE SHAPE FOR A CHOPPER!
    Beautiful chopper Bill,f'in beautiful!
    I have one like it and sorry to say...one on order with another maker.
    I even have a real cleaver I'm going to cut down into a usable size & rehandle.
    It weighs 3 & a quarter pounds now & is a bit heavy for prolonged swinging'.
    I'll bet the Crystal Lake is a real pleasure to use.

    Thanks for the pics Marc.
    Mykel, I just couldn't believe how light the chopper felt in the hand. It was wicked fast to swing as well. With only an 8.25" blade, it performed like a beast and brought those trees down fast.
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    damn!!!
    "highly motivated and moderately dizzy, lol " D.F.


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    Looks like a good time to me!!!


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    That thing is a beast.

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    Will this one, or ones like it be for sale?

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    This one is definitely a "SHTF" kind of chopper..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwarrior View Post
    This one is definitely a "SHTF" kind of chopper..
    Oh hell yeah.
    Proud supporter of JK Knives # 67,and all makers of hand crafted goodness.
    It's better to have it & not need it than to need it & not have it! (a gun that is)
    May the forest be with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel m View Post
    Oh hell yeah.
    Mykel, this is one of my very favorite style of choppers. It's all about business. In fact, when Bill and I walked into the woods, the trees began to pick up their roots and shuffle away from us. They knew what time it was...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwarrior View Post
    Mykel, this is one of my very favorite style of choppers. It's all about business. In fact, when Bill and I walked into the woods, the trees began to pick up their roots and shuffle away from us. They knew what time it was...
    Yeah,chop chop time....
    Proud supporter of JK Knives # 67,and all makers of hand crafted goodness.
    It's better to have it & not need it than to need it & not have it! (a gun that is)
    May the forest be with you.
    And...CANCER SUCKS!

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    I want one!

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    You killed a tree

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