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SOLD, 10" Heavy Chopper (HDMC) , Delta 3V, micarta, Terotuf, colors

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The 10" Heavy Duty Medium Chopper (the Heavy Chopper) is about the same size as the Medium Chopper but very stout and practically unbreakable. It combines a high degree of extreme durability with outstanding edge retention and good cutting performance with top-of-the-line ergonomics for an engineered cutting tool that performs well but this heavy duty chopper is practically unbreakable.

    It could be relatively competitive in a cutting competition but it also has a handle that accommodates multiple hand grips and blade geometry that is very durable. Part of that is the robust geometry and part of that is the Delta 3V heat treat protocol that I believe is the finest heat treat for this material available anywhere.

    The hand grip works 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 fatigue for extended hard chopping. Like the HDFK before it, the handle on the new 10" Choppers is the product of a long iterative process of testing and development. It will impress you.

    It has a forward lanyard hole as used in competition cuts and a hidden rear lanyard hole.
    After machining the primary bevels are hand ground with the shallow S grind we're using on our competition choppers that are winning races.


    Delta 3V, 60-61 HRC, .275" thick at ricasso
    Total length 16"
    Blade length 10"
    Weight 25.6 oz
    Edge angle 22 DPS
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or TeroTuf
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners (you can request uncoated if you prefer)
    Hidden lanyard

    These are all “field grade”, “as machined” and ground, stonewashed with tool and grind marks.

    Price includes shipping and a very good kydex sheath

    $582 in canvas micarta, natural or black (excellent material, this is your best value)
    $592 in black linen micarta
    $592 in OD green micarta (no liner)
    $612 double red canvas micarta on black liner (red resin, red textile, looks maroon)
    $612 double black canvas micarta on red liner (black resin, black textile, looks as black as Jo's soul, red G10 liner)
    $612 in Burlap micarta
    $612 in Terotuf (with liner)
    $612 in hard Ebonite hard rubber on black liner (experimental material, don't buy this unless you just really want it)
    $612 in brown/green/black rag micarta on black liner

    Shipping in the USA is $12 and is included in the sale price.

    We're offering these choppers with buffed or unbuffed scales. It used to be that buffed was standard, but we're changing to unbuffed as standard because it works better on these larger knives. If you want your scales buffed (it does look very nice) there is no extra charge, just include a note in your order.

    The price includes an excellent kydex sheath. Drop loop is standard but if you would prefer you can request TecLok instead. This is a big knife and you probably won't carry it on your belt with a Teklok but some folks mount to their bag and a TekLok is ideal for this.

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

    We are grinding now, we will try to ship next week but we're a little behind this week due to the 4th so some of these may ship the following week.

    If you get a knife in this sale, please send an email to Jo at jocarothers (at) gmail (dot) com. A good subject line would be: "Heavy Chopper sale 7-5-19 post #X"

    Please include the following information in your email:

    1: Your post number on the sale thread.
    2: Bladeforums name. (for example "Jo the Machinist")
    3: Real Name.
    4: PayPal email address so we can send a paypal invoice (or ask about other payment options).
    5: Shipping address.
    6: Scales Choice.
    7: Sheath Choice.
    8: Any questions you may have or special instructions..

    Once I receive this information, if everything is there, I will send you a PayPal invoice. If information is missing or you have additional questions, I will reply to your email. When your email is read and processed I will send you a reply letting you know we've received your information.

    We will have the last of 10" Medium Choppers here next week. That will be the last of that pattern for a while.

    Thanks for looking,
  2. Briandt3

    Briandt3 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 29, 2018
    1 please

    Buffed OD green with Ti fasteners and the drop loop, thanks much !

    Email sent with added question re: extra set of scales.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2019
  3. westfork


    Aug 27, 2003
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  4. Rob_Angerer


    Jul 30, 2008
    One plz
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2019
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  5. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    In for one. Thank you!

    Natural, unbuffed, micarta handle scales. Drop loop sheath and black oxide fasteners.

    Email on it's way. Thank you. Mike
  6. kingdmx3


    Apr 19, 2009
    I will take one. Black micarta rough. Drop loop sheath. And black oxide fasteners.
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  7. SpotOne

    SpotOne Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 1, 2014
    I'll take one. Ebonite handle. I assume this is the same handle as the regular MC??
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  8. NYCDanMan


    Sep 18, 2011
    I will take one! $612 in Terotuf (with liner)
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  9. Alex Li

    Alex Li

    Jul 6, 2019
    I will take one, please.
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  10. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    yes it is.
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  11. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    OK, I'm in for one. Unbuffed black linen micarta, matte Ti screws, drop loop sheath.
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  12. Moander


    Feb 7, 2014
    If I counted correctly, I'm in for one.
  13. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    Thank you Moander. You did count correctly and these are now sold. Thank you everyone!

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