SALE! Five Medium Chopper prototypes

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This is a new pattern so I'm posting this early so you can read it at a leisurely pace. I'll unlock it at 3:00 eastern time.

    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, .220" thick at ricasso
    Total length 15.950"
    Blade length 10.0"”
    Weight 20.6 oz
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta and Terotuf.
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners

    Being a prototype, there are no sheaths available for this pattern yet.

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are five knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not necessarily the knives you will receive.













    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

    Shipping is $10

    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

    We're going to have 25 HDFK out in the main sales area next week.

    Thanks for looking,
  2. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    I'll take one medium chopper with unbuffed od green scales, please.
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  3. FeralGentleman

    FeralGentleman RansomWildernessCo Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 13, 2013
    Fat fingering my way into a Medium Chopper (hopefully)

    Tero-Tuf on black please
    extra unbuffed OD over black scales if available
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  4. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016
    (1) in Tero-Tuf please
    (1) Extra set of Buffed Black Micarta scales (if available)
    MTBmonkey, Phill50, Odaon and 7 others like this.
  5. AR-Trvlr

    AR-Trvlr Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    one in natural micarta, please
  6. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    I'll take it.
    MTBmonkey, Phill50, Odaon and 4 others like this.
  7. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 29, 2017
    Ha. Well isn't that just my luck:)
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  8. chchin2


    Sep 1, 2015
    i'll take one please
  9. PharetH


    Aug 2, 2016
    I'll take one
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  10. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    yep, congrats to the winners!
    Oyster and Choppaman like this.
  11. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    I'll take one. Unbuffed black micarta
    Oyster likes this.
  12. Kirkwood


    Dec 29, 2012
    Hi Nathan and Jo: I'll take one please. Thanks!
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  13. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Glad they're are enough for all who got in at #5....

    Wishful thinking.
  14. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    One please
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  15. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    I’ll take one

    EDIT* Before I hit refresh it said I was number 6. I was thinking: maybe?? Just maybe?? Then I hit refresh, lol.

    Congrats to the five! Hope to see some more pics soon.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  16. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Congrats to the winners.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  17. Packerrat


    Jul 4, 2017
    congrats folks. onward, production models!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  18. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
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  19. Turth


    Dec 18, 2014
    I'll take one, should I be so lucky.
  20. RaggedEdge


    Nov 2, 2017
    Oh well. Congrats to those who saved me some money!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  21. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I’ll take one, if I made it in

    Haha my finger slipped, took probably around 3 seconds to post this time
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  22. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Crazy frenzy today
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  23. Fatboy1994


    Mar 31, 2015
  24. Cyphervox


    Jul 15, 2013
    Black micarta, please!
  25. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
    one order
  26. David45

    David45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 27, 2017

    I'm really hoping someone lost count and there are really five more MCs lying somewhere around Jo's shipping table. :rolleyes:

    Can the slowpokes at least get the skillful Keyboard Ninjas to do some picture intensive reviews so we can enjoy these new blades vicariously?
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  27. Equipped4life

    Equipped4life Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 23, 2015
    I'll take 1 please in terotuff
  28. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    Congrats to the winner :D
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  29. Odaon


    Apr 13, 2009
    I would like to attempt a proxy claim for @NUTRAMAC
    NUTRAMAC, Oyster and Choppaman like this.
  30. Rob_Angerer


    Jul 30, 2008
    I’ll take one in Micarta.
  31. pwrdbycotn

    pwrdbycotn Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2015
    Congrats winners!
  32. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 4, 2009
  33. jjweb


    Nov 20, 2015
    Congrats to the winners
    Dang you guys are quick !!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  34. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Congrats to all who scored.

    All CPK are at the top of their class, but these seem like they’re going to be extra special.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  35. ctrsurf


    Feb 1, 2012
    1 medium chopper natural micarta handle pls
  36. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Crud. Way out of it. I accidentally pressed submit before I had typed anything :( It hung up.

    Congrats to everyone who landed my MC ;)

    Until the next chance.
  37. MR HAPPY

    MR HAPPY Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2018
  38. wireman12


    Jan 19, 2017
  39. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
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  40. Shark01

    Shark01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2015

    No chance and I even used a turbo carrier

    Congrats to all who scored one!
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