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Five 12" Behemoth Choppers, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    We will have ten more of these here next week and that will be the last of them for a bit, then we're going to get into some Heavy Duty Field Knives.


    The 12" Behemoth Chopper is a large high performance cutting tool that incorporates what we've learned in our collaborations with Lorien Arnold and Dan Keffeler and learned from the handle, grind geometry and weight distribution optimization of several years of chopper development. This is the largest knife we've ever offered and the highly refined design and heat treat represents some of our best work. I feel this is one of the best, state of the art, large high performance knives made.

    They're made of CPM 3V at HRC 60.5 with the Delta heat treat protocol that I believe is the finest heat treat for this material available anywhere. This is an exceptional knife with a combination of toughness and edge retention that will blow your mind.

    The blade grind geometry is based upon the work we've done with Competition Cutters (legitimately won this years world cutting championship in Atlanta). The grind angles and shallow S grind are optimized for deep penetration with good chip removal and minimal binding. And although this is a stout strong blade it is not thick or overbuilt and clunky. If your experience cutting with large choppers has been with thick heavy knives this is going to be an eye opener for you. And although not remotely competition legal, the 12" Behemoth Chopper would be very competitive on the race course.

    With a generous handle offering multiple hand positions and a 1/4" thick 12" blade this is a Big Damn Knife. But it is well balanced and does not feel clunky in the hand. At 24.5 ounces it is reasonably light for it's size and could be carried in the woods or on a hike or camping, though it doesn't exactly disappear on your belt. It is somewhere between a heavy duty machete and an extra large camp knife.

    The hand grip works as a heavy camp knife when held towards the front with very good balance and dexterity for its size. When held towards the back it fully fills the hand and offers control and reduced hand fatigue for extended hard chopping. Like the HDFK before it, the handle on the new BC is the product of a long iterative process of testing and development. It will impress you.

    It has a forward lanyard hole (as used in competition cuts) and a hidden rear lanyard hole.


    Specs:
    Delta 3V, 60.5 HRC, .250 thick at ricasso (1/4")
    Total length 17.75"
    Blade length 12.0"
    Weight 24.5 oz
    Edge angle 20 DPS
    .035" BTE with additional meat towards the tip.
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or TeroTuf
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Hidden lanyard


    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 5 knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. The knives need scales and sharpened. They will ship next week.

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.




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    The scales in the picture are all buffed. It looks nicer and it helps the geometry "read" better in the photographs, but consider ordering unbuffed for better grip.

    These are all "field grade", "as machined" and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.

    PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE SHEATH

    $580 in canvas micarta, natural or black
    $590 in black linen micarta
    $595 in OD green micarta
    $605 in black unbuffed TeroTuf on a black micarta liner. (ugly material that works awesome)
    $605 in black hard ebonite on a black micarta liner. (currently experimental, don't buy this unless you just really want to)

    If you want a kydex sheath with drop loop, we have the well made Mashed Cat sheath available for $85

    Shipping the BC in the USA is $15.


    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Jo will contact you via PM or email on Sunday or Monday. Emails though BF often get lost in spam filters. If you don't hear from her by end of day Monday please contact Jo on her PM, or send us an email at carothersknives at g mail dought com
    We will have ten more of these here next week and that will be the last of them for a bit, then we're going to get into some Heavy Duty Field Knives.

    Thanks for looking,
    Nathan

     
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  2. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    916
    Oct 2, 2013
    Proxy for @Fatboy1994 - Here you go, brother ;)!
    Thanks a lot Nate, Jo, Mark & Lorien!! Hope everyone will be/stay safe during this Storm!!
    C.
     
  3. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    365
    Mar 15, 2012
    I'll take one please
     
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  4. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    989
    Aug 2, 2011
    No one beats @CataD...

    I think we're both proxies for @Fatboy1994


    Please pass mine down
     
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  5. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    119
    Jan 6, 2018
    Please pass down

    Mine Is waiting for me at the post office!!!
     
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  6. mikanuts

    mikanuts

    33
    Jun 17, 2018
    I would like one, please.
    email4ets AT Gmail DOT COM
     
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  7. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    100
    Jan 25, 2018
    Would like one please if I made it
     
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  8. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Gold Member Gold Member

    800
    Dec 22, 2017
    1 please.
    Thank you.
     
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  9. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    426
    Apr 7, 2016
    What the hell is going on here? I log on here at 3:02 and I am still #9?!?
     
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  10. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    My God I have gone Blind
     
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  11. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    The post wouldn't load. Very frustrating.
     
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  12. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    426
    Apr 7, 2016
    They said that would happen if you played with it too much.....
     
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  13. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I couldn't get the post to load until 3:01. There may be an internet logjam due to the hurricane.

    We're going to post ten of these next Friday. I expect that will last for a while.
     
  14. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Based on what I see above, I would have been the first to lose, lol. But what do I need with two of them? Maybe one for each hand??.....?? Nah. But it was fun losing.
     
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  15. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    761
    Jul 7, 2011
    I’ll take one too if I make it up the list
     
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  16. RedbeAR15

    RedbeAR15 Platinum Plucker Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Any scraps left?
     
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  17. safetyman

    safetyman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Sep 8, 2008
    I’ll take one if there are any left please.
     
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  18. Crosier

    Crosier Gold Member Gold Member

    623
    Nov 15, 2011
    If any left I’ll take one.
     
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  19. Fatboy1994

    Fatboy1994 Gold Member Gold Member

    102
    Mar 31, 2015
    That is awesome. Thank you very much, I really appreciate it.

    thanks
    Paul
     
  20. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    916
    Oct 2, 2013
    You're very welcome, Paul!
    Cheers,
    C
     
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