Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I started machining my hoddy knives. I work at a small machine shop that is nice enough to let me jump on the 2 axis cnc once in a while. About 4 years ago I made a 23.5 inch cpm3V chopper called the grinch. It was 0.220 thick and 2.3 wide. The handle could be handled two handed but was shorter. Long and the short is I started to explore making a faster, lighter and backpackable grinch. I drew up a design in bobcad and made it. I recently finished it and have been testing. I live up north and it was 0 degrees this morning. I had it hardened a 58 59RC because it the lower temps it will endure. When i go winter camping i have a 24inch saw and a cutting impliment. Mainly cutting 5 to 6 inch and under wood. Well it is handling as expected. 0.150 stock. 1lb 6 oz. 23.5 inches overall.