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Fun Friday Sale 1! Medium Chopper, .205"-.220"

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    These are Medium Chopper prototypes that are surplus from development. They vary in thickness. The thinnest is as light as the Light Chopper, but in the MC profile.

    We're going to do three separate sales today in the different thickness. Total of seven knives.

    These are all non-standard and do not come with sheaths.

    We're giving these an acid etch to make them look different than standard to prevent future confusion.

    We're starting today with .205-.220. There are four. This sale will unlock at 3:00 eastern time.

    The knife in the picture is .208. The grind angle is the same on all of them, so the thinner knives have lower grinds.

    The Medium Chopper is a little bit more robust than our last 10" chopper for those of you wanting something a little more stout but still not over built. This is not some sharpened prybar, the edge and grind geometry are thin and tuned for cutting performance. It hits hard and bites deep and that power is backed up by the performance of our Delta heat treat CPM 3V.

    Delta 3V is Crucible CPM 3V with a heat treat optimized for edge stability. It is a highly refined process developed over years of experience and is significantly different than the industry standard. You'll be surprised how sharp this gets and how well it holds an edge. If you have never used 3V like this, it is gonna blow your mind. Also, a side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so.

    The Medium Chopper has a thoughtfully designed and well developed hand grip. It supports multiple positions to reduce fatigue and accommodate multiple tasks. It works well as a large camp knife when held towards the front with good balance and dexterity. When held towards the back it fully fills the hand and offers control and reduced hand and forearm fatigue for extended hard work.

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

    CPM 3V, Delta heat treat, tested 60-61 HRC, .180 - .215" thick at ricasso
    Total length 15.950"
    Blade length 10.0"”
    Weight varies
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta and Terotuf.
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Ebonite scales with oversize natural color titanium fasteners

    Being prototypes, there are no sheaths available.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 4 knives available in this sale.

    We are sharpening now. These will ship by the end of next week.





    Price is:
    $375 without sheath in black or natural micarta
    $390 without sheath in OD green Micarta on black micarta liner
    $400 without sheath in black (gray) Terotuf (ugly material that works awesome) on black micarta liner
    $400 without sheath in black hard Ebonite natural rubber on black micarta liner

    Some thoughts on hard Ebonite:

    Shipping is $12

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    Due to limited quantities, please limit one order per post

    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

    The first offering of the glorious 12" Behemoth Chopper is up next on the 24th

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  2. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    I'll take it.
    Phill50 and CataD like this.
  3. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Finally :). I'll take one!
    Phill50 and Casinostocks like this.
  4. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    In for one in Ebonite, thanks very much!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
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  5. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Unbuffed black micarta, please.
  6. ajvail18

    ajvail18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Just missed it.

    Congrats to the winners
    David Lennon likes this.
  7. jjweb

    jjweb Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    Congrats to the top 4 !!!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Phill50 and CataD like this.
  9. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
  10. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
  11. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2015

    Congrats to those who scored one!
    CataD likes this.
  12. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    Take one
  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Damn, two more tries to go......

    Congrats to the fast guys!
    Wood5045 likes this.
  14. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Well, clearly I am out of the running, but if it somehow slips to me, I'll take one.
  15. Béma

    Béma Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2011
  16. Cyphervox


    Jul 15, 2013
    1 with Ebonite scales with oversize natural color titanium fasteners, please!
  17. supertac916


    Sep 6, 2014
  18. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    Nov 23, 2017
  19. Anttheknee


    Feb 19, 2012
    I'll take one! If it gets to.me.
  20. bullpin

    bullpin Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 8, 2010
  21. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    In! You can hope, can't you???
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018

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