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Chopweiler CF / Black canvas.

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by mqqn, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi folks -

    I got time to do some chopping today with my new Chopweiler -

    Wow - it is almost unfair advantage using this knife on trees!

    Here are some pictures -

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    here is my friend Art trying it out - he really liked the feel of the knife in hand, I think he'll need one now as well ....

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    The knife worked great at chopping and pruning.

    I used orange goop to clean it up - it came out looking like new again.

    Great knives - my first impression is definitely a two thumbs up!

    best regards -

    mqqn
     
  2. mhawg

    mhawg

    Jan 10, 2003
    Ahhhh... breaking in those beautiful SRKW blades. More!
     
  3. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Thanks for posting pics and thoughts!

    Great looking CW...
     
  4. HandofCod

    HandofCod

    Feb 27, 2010
    Mines in the post! It's not convex though, is that factory produced or reprofiled?
     
  5. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi HandofCod -

    That is just the way it was delivered to me.

    Although it was not meant to be a pretty knife, it has one of the most beautiful hamons I have seen.

    The knife is really well balanced - leaning toward being just enough blade-heavy to make it a good chopper.

    I also like the handle contour - the plunging and rounded butt end helps keep the knife in your hand when you are really swinging it.

    Now I know what all the fuss is about regarding these knives. :thumbup: :cool:

    best regards -

    mqqn
     
  6. Thrill

    Thrill

    Sep 9, 2010
    Anyone know where this beauty is now?
     
  7. stenbäck

    stenbäck

    145
    Apr 1, 2011
    It might be in Sweden. Mine looks just like it anyway 🙂
     
  8. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I traded it to John Kiedaisch (JK Handmade Knives) - that was several years ago - wish I had that Chopweiler back.

    best

    mqqn
     
  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    One just listed on the EX that looks almost identical. Were these comp finish or double cut?
     
  10. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    They were comp finish, just enough of bead blasting to get the heat treat decarb off.
     
  11. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks elof. I wasn't trying to duplicate that look (heck, didn't even know they were released that way until now, thought they were all coated CG's) but my stripped/bead blasted looks nearly identical now that my scales are dry. Makes me like it a little more now that it looks original.


    Still with freshly oiled scales:


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    Last edited: Aug 29, 2016
  12. FloridaBlade

    FloridaBlade

    462
    Mar 10, 2015
    Looks nice HK :thumbup:
     
  13. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks man! I love that blade so much, maybe the best batoning blade I own.
     
  14. scrappy

    scrappy

    849
    Jul 7, 2007
    Looks great, is that a hamon line from heat treat?
     
  15. safetyman

    safetyman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    Yes, that hamon is a result of the differential heat treatment Swamp Rat used on older knives. Portion of the knife on the edge side of the hamon is much harder than the portion on the spine side.
     
  16. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    ^Yep, what Safetyman said. It's interesting how the steel took a different tone below the hamon.
     
  17. Snakebreaker

    Snakebreaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Absolutely beautiful Choppy Knocks. Love the way that turned out. Love me some Chopweiler! Nothing quite like it!
     
  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks bud. It is definitely unique/has a feel all its own. A Swamp classic for sure. I think I better go put in another plug to Jerry for the second half of O2W :D
     
  19. Snakebreaker

    Snakebreaker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Please do!!!
     
  20. scrappy

    scrappy

    849
    Jul 7, 2007
    Thanks!
     

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