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Medium Chopper

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by CPK Mark, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. CPK Mark

    CPK Mark KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 24, 2017
    This wonderful beast followed me home the other day. I will keep her. (Until Rena takes it from me). Developemental Medium Chopper (mine weighs in at .200) with probably the best feeling scales (developmental prototypes) I’ve wrapped my hands around.
    I’m really digging this pattern. I’m sure those that have hefted a MC would agree.
    I’ll post more pictures tomorrow after I flaggellate her a bit.
     

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  2. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Nice! Give 'er some stick.

    And what are you taunting us with in the background?
     
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  3. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Those scales... :eek:

    And ya, what’s up with the blades in the background? FK2?
     
  4. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    To me, the background knife looks like the developmental DEK1 ;)
     
  5. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 22, 2017
    Very nice!
     
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  6. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    Best knife ever man. It feels like I’m holding an HDFK, except then it’s big.
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Borrowed from Lorien's DEK1 thread:

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  8. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    The rubber hybrid handles are awesome @CPK Mark! They stick like glue, absorb shock and help eliminate that little bit of torque on impact, thus, no readjustment of your grip on the knife!
     
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  9. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I really hope these become available for public consumption. I’m digging these. The looks and perceived benefits.

    How’s the wet performance? Does the grip improve or become slicker? I’m guessing the former?
     
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  10. CPK Mark

    CPK Mark KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    50
    May 24, 2017
    Johnny(?) I knew you would know about the scales. Not positive, but you may be the only one. Really looking forward to wringing them out.
    The background patterns (2) are some of my material.
     
  11. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I haven't tried them wet yet. I can swing my BC pretty hard without a lanyard, but still feel confident that the knife won't slip out of my hand. They are that good! With the forward lanyard AND these rubber handles on, you'll benefit from what this extreme chopper has to offer!

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    The question is, how durable these handles going to be? Well, so far, so good! Time will tell how these will hold up to our outdoor ventures into the woods. :thumbsup:
     
  12. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    My money says that you're gonna love the extra performance of these handles!
     
  13. CPK Mark

    CPK Mark KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 24, 2017
    I’m hefting it right now and I don’t really see them getting slick from anything, but I will find out tomorrow.
    I am only speaking from observation, but I would be supprised to see these available on the regular. They are very time consuming and usually disastrous.
    How do you machine rubber?
     
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  14. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'd love to take an MC for a test drive. The LCs see a lot of use these days, (especially the RLC now that it has a sheath), curious how the differences manifest

    today at CampB with RLC, dimensioning bridges
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  15. CPK Mark

    CPK Mark KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 24, 2017
    87874161-B1FD-4D4A-87AC-4CC34A5FE480.jpeg Better view. The micarta around the screw is just a boss.
     
  16. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 7, 2011
    Ebonite is the Arnold Schwarzenegger to Danny Devito’s rubber.

    -George Washington
     
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  17. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    High performance grip!
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    Lanyard hole delete.
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    Fills the hand nicely! Did I say that these handles grip like glue?
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  18. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    :eek: :(
    I’d pay extra for such a sweet functional custom looking grip. The contrast with the micarta makes it pop.


    It would take ...... an EVIL GENIUS
     
  19. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    Where did you guys get those scales? Any chance I could grab a set? Are they from CPK? Thanks in advance for the info
     
  20. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Those handle scales are currently purely developmental and the reason that Jonny (91Bravo) received one is because he went on the Knife or Death (KoD) show. Nathan came up with that solution for his Behemoth Chopper (BC) to be time efficient throughout the course since reportedly very little grip adjustment would be required, hence saving every precious second on a competition. I suspect that Mark is now our guinea piggy trying those scales on his MC to see if there are going to be commercial feasibilities down the road. Last but not least, Jonny's BC order was also supplied with the edgecut antique micarta handle scales which he had originally preordered so these scales in here were the icing on the cake for making it with his BC to KoD.
     
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