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Medium Choppa thread!!

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by grunt soldier, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    It looked like the LC and MC were pretty comparable.
    I counted 30 whacks with the LC and 32 with the MC.
    HDFK was up around 80-90... Kids interrupted me while counting.
    Just curious how comparable the LC and MC felt in hand (@ATJ999).
    Is there an obvious weight difference? Does one bite deeper than the other?
    Do I need both???
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  2. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Having a few LC's I can wait as long as necessary (Pre-order) to obtain one of these:cool:
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  3. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    I think the CPK team went the right direction with the MC. It is just noticeable in weight difference when using, but not enough to cause more fatigue. They both bite about the same I would say, or close to, but the LC blade geometry "slices" into the wood like a light saber, the medium chopper uses its weight and more "powers in" to the wood. If that makes sense. Don't get me wrong, the MC is thin behind the edge and is effortless when chopping and slicing into the wood, but for people that have the LC, you know how thin that edge is and how "slicey" it is. In the post with the LC edge deformations I mentioned that my LC has quite a few tiny deformations. My medium chopper has not had one so far(I have not chopped as much with it, or as hard of wood yet, but confident it won't have this problem).
    It is different chopping on camera, live or not. haha Just not used to it, but off camera, I would say you are right, they are VERY comparable. The MC is just stout enough to take much more abuse but still perform at the same level. The LC and MC do feel a little different in hand, I will have to pay more attention about that and get back to you guy with a more detailed answer. Maybe after I get home from work in the morning I'll spend some time comparing grips when using.
    BTW, just say the MC on the exchange!!! hopefully someone here scored that that will put it to work soon!! :)
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  4. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Nice comparison thanks! I would think the MC would bite slightly more (deeper) than the LC because it is slightly heavier, (Just a thought)! The Main advantage of the MC is that people who weren't around or couldn't get the LC previously will now down the road have the opportunity to pick up a Great Chopper:thumbsup: Don't know if you have a BC on Pre-order, but i bet you will see a significant difference in it and the LC! Thanks again for your thoughts and Video:cool:
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  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Really appreciate your thoughts!
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  6. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Disclaimer: I've never held an MC--

    ... but I can attest to the fact that I can really crank the LC with a level of speed that I can't approach with other blades of equal length but greater mass and different ergonomics. The LC is really head and shoulders above others in my arsenal in this issue of small mass + ergos!

    Of course it's easier to degrade your aim when you're really whipping a blade.

    Perhaps the MC would be more controllable requiring less acceleration to strike with an equal amount of force due to its greater mass?

    Force = Mass x Acceleration

    Should be fairly straightforward trial for any member with both models.

    There are some other specs that differ between the two besides the mass that would need to be accounted for...but the two models are pretty similar to each other in other ways.
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  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Any other pics from members who have received theirs from the pipeline? I need pics to hold me over...
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  8. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Made some matching pants for mine yesterday;) (and my HDFK/Bradford G3 combo).


  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Any weight on the other side of your Falcon pack to offset the weight of the blades on one side?
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  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Here we go....;)

    The other side has my "Linear consumables stash tube", a couple pairs of Knipex pliers, giant zipties, cotton and leather gloves, and a couple smaller pouches(e-cig stuff, monocular, SAK).


  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Nice, looks like you making use of every little inch on that pack! :) Now I just need my MC to come in so I can do the same thing!
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  12. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Most of it is an accumulation of things that have saved my butt on the side of the road/up tower in a wind turbine, with a decent amount of first aid/comfort and a bit of "OMG Zombies" thrown in. And it's my lunch bag ;).

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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008

    Eric has started pressing these. If you want one, contact him by this weekend!
  14. Standard78

    Standard78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2015
    I’ll take it!
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  15. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Thanks for the update. Order made
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  16. Mjr69


    Mar 15, 2015
    Thanks for the heads up!
    Got my order in.
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  17. aquatimer

    aquatimer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 10, 1999
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  18. ajvail18

    ajvail18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2017
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  19. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    @Nystagmus I think Eric will be done with my knife you see above, on Sunday. I'm hoping he will ship my MC and holstex sheath next week! AFter that, you'll have to send your knife in if you want a sheath done!
  20. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    I was just reading this thread and sent him an email! Thanks!!

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