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Fun Friday Sale 2! Medium Chopper, .190-.200

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.

    This batch is .190-.200. There are two. This sale will unlock at 4:00 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 2 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,
    Odog27 and Mike Pierson like this.
  2. lancelot

    lancelot Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2005
    I'll take one, and try the Ebonite, thanks!
    Odog27, jjweb and Casinostocks like this.
  3. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Wait? Did I do it? Did I get one? WOOOOHOOOOO!!!!

    I will take one please, with ebonite scales. :D
    Odog27, Oyster, jjweb and 2 others like this.
  4. jjweb

    jjweb Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2015
    congrats to the top 2 !!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    CataD likes this.
  6. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    speed test. Congrats to the winners!
    lancelot and Casinostocks like this.
  7. ajvail18

    ajvail18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2017
    Congrats to the winners
    lancelot and Casinostocks like this.
  8. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
  9. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
  10. dtmbinb


    Feb 22, 2011
  11. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    In... Foiled again...
  12. bullpin

    bullpin Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 8, 2010
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2018
  13. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    This ain't no fun Friday so far...... dammit!!!!!
    Odog27 likes this.
  14. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    n for one
  15. moparsbob

    moparsbob Basic Member Basic Member

    May 6, 2014
    Oh well...
  16. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
  17. Dirtbags00

    Dirtbags00 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2015
  18. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
  19. Cyphervox


    Jul 15, 2013
  20. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    Nov 23, 2017
  21. Cyphervox


    Jul 15, 2013
    3 Server errors???
  22. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Martin, I'm very sorry Bud as I fell short today and kept getting beaten by the faster folks to the draw. Unfortunately, I will be missing proxying for the last one scheduled for 5 PM.

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