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I've changed my mind about the Heavy Chopper

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The BC and HDFK pre-orders are winding down here and should be finished within about five weeks. We're in the pre production planning stage of the upcoming run of Medium Choppers and have started cutting up sheet for the project.

    I was going to add the Heavy Chopper into the Medium Chopper pre-order and simply make more of the original Heavy Choppers. But it's a way overbuilt knife that I decided not to put into production years ago and I'm going to stick to that.

    Instead I'll release a variation of the original Heavy Chopper which will be a 1/4" thick 10" Chopper that fits within the new Medium Chopper profile but isn't stupidly over built. It won't be obtuse like the original, it will have tall thinner grinds with the same bevel angle and S grind used on the Competition Choppers, only it will be left a little thicker behind the edge for durability. We've found a good sweet spot for this kind of geometry and we're going to use it. At about 23 ounce the weight falls almost exactly between the MC and the BC (just like the original). It will be stout enough but it's still going to be a cutter not a kludge.
     
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  2. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Isn't the Medium Chopper .220 thick? If I am understanding correctly the Heavy Chopper is going to be .225 thick? Thanks
     
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  3. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    726
    Jan 14, 2015
    Awesome Nathan. Looking forward to it!
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The MC is .220, the HC will be .250 or .260, like the original
     
  5. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    10" of 1/4" thick steel is a good thing in my books :thumbsup:
     
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  6. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Got it thanks-I had a Uncle Matty MOMENT:rolleyes:
     
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  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    smart move
     
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  8. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Verrrry interesting!
    I’m in
     
  9. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    I keep buying your knives because they work so well. I’m sure any changes you’ve made weren’t done whimsically and will result in an all around better tool. I just need to figure out the better fit for me - HC or MC?
     
  10. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    will it be the HMC?
     
  11. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Or the MHC ?
     
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  12. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    I will take one, whatever it is called:D
     
  13. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    how about the THC, (thick heavy chopper)...
    :D
     
  14. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    480
    Apr 7, 2016
    Gee, didn't see that one coming....
     
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  15. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    hehe
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Revolverrodger

    Revolverrodger Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    It looks like those west coasters have alot of THC products
     
  17. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    Apr 7, 2016
  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    For a minute after just reading the title of the thread, I had feared that Nathan had abandoned the idea altogether! Phew!
     
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  19. betzner

    betzner Best of the West Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Questions to @Nathan the Machinist

    1: will it still be available at the same time and in the same pre-order as the Medium Chopper or will it be made available at another, later time, and if so, will it be in a pre-order?

    2) will it still be called the Heavy Chopper (HC) or should we address it as something else?
     
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  20. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    It’s The Heavy Chopper now
     
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