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9-1/2" Mattchettay in Crucible CPM-4v

Discussion in 'Custom & Handmade Knives' started by Matthew Gregory, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Two years ago I made a stupid zombie chopper in response to my buddy's insistence that I needed to give the show "The Walking Dead" a shot. I made a handful of them, with the first shown in this thread. It featured an intentionally crude 12" blade, and worked obscenely well.

    He was wrong, btw. The show sucks. :p

    Here it is two years later, and I promised myself to never make another. Then a really good guy asked about one, and I expressed my intention to never repeat the pattern, but then the idea of a slightly smaller version ate at me, and I had just enough of the original handle material, so here we are - the last Mattchettay.


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    The blade is 9-1/2" long, .150" thick Crucible CPM-4v, and straight-razor sharp. The handle is cumaru, or Brazilian Teak, and everything about it - like the original - is meant to look crude, as apparently that's a prerequisite for stupid zombie choppers.

    Before sending it on it's way, I had a little fun with it in the woods. Well in excess of 50 beech saplings were culled, along with a couple feet of surplus 1-1/2" maple sap line getting chopped for good measure. You can snick 2" bites off the saplings all the way down with a quick flick of the wrist, like taking the heads off dandelions. Way too much fun. Made the dog nervous.


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    For the record, beeches are considered a nuisance in the area I hike, and the resident forester has encouraged me to approach them with extreme prejudice.


    ...they're probably heaps more fun than zombies, anyway. ;)

    Overall length is 15", and weighs in at 17-5/8 ounces.

    Kydex for this one:


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    Thanks for looking, everyone!
     
  2. Steve Nuckels

    Steve Nuckels

    Aug 18, 2009
    Really very cool, great tool to carry to get some shooting lanes cleared!
    I like everything about it!

    Steve
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    Member, W.F. Moran Jr. Foundation
    ABS AP
     
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  3. Dawkind

    Dawkind Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Great fun indeed....never say never.
     
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  4. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Yes! Looks very fun.
     
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  5. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    looks like a mean performer !
     
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  6. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    ...for crying out loud, I forgot about the stupid paper towel tube cut!!!!!

    :D


     
  7. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    318
    Oct 1, 2017
    Looks wicked to bad it's the last one!
     
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  8. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Awesome! Taking orders???:D
     
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  9. Jsega51

    Jsega51 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Wow, look at those front loaders in slow mo!

    Sweet chopper Matt...
     
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  10. rooster68

    rooster68 Gold Member Gold Member

    465
    Aug 29, 2014
    Matt, that's wicked! Love the vid
     
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  11. JParanee

    JParanee

    Dec 23, 2006
    Great stuff buddy
     
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  12. ShannonSteelLabs

    ShannonSteelLabs KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    976
    Sep 9, 2015
    Yea thats sweet. Great design!
     
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  13. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow

    Apr 12, 2006
    Looks good to me! :D
     
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  14. RogerP

    RogerP Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2002
    Wicked chopper Matt. I still dig mine.
     
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  15. Justin Presson

    Justin Presson

    817
    Dec 4, 2013
    Nice Matt! O come on you know you want to split a zombies head with that!
     
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  16. Darrin Sanders

    Darrin Sanders Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 6, 2009
    Even stuff you claim to be "crude" has that Gregory elegance.
     
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