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SOLD, Ten 10" Medium Choppers, Delta 3V, micarta, colors, rubber

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    These are the last of the 10" Medium Choppers for a while.

    The 10" Medium Chopper is about the same size as our old Light Chopper but more stout and with a more developed handle. These combine a high degree of durability with outstanding edge retention and cutting performance and top-of-the-line ergonomics for an engineered cutting tool that performs.


    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. ^ The knife in that video went through our edge durability testing here that included carving slivers off a big 16D nail and then cutting that nail in half before shooting that video, it was fine. 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. This is an outstanding go anywhere - do anything large knife that is light enough to take on a camping trip, bites deep and holds up to hard use.

    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 MC 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, .225" thick at ricasso
    Total length 16"
    Blade length 10"
    Weight 21.3 oz
    Edge angle 20 DPS
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or TeroTuf
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    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

    $507 in canvas micarta, natural or black (excellent material, this is your best value)
    $517 in black linen micarta
    $517 in OD green micarta (no liner)
    $537 double red canvas micarta on black liner (red resin, red textile, looks maroon)
    NEW $537 double black canvas micarta on red G10 liner
    $537 in Burlap micarta
    $537 in hard Ebonite hard rubber on black liner (experimental material, don't buy this unless you just really want it)
    $537 in brown/green/black rag micarta
    NEW $607 rubber on natural micarta 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 knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive.
    We are sharpening now, these will be ready to ship next week.



    ^ a couple new scales options

    We haven't had a chance to shoot video on the new MC so here is some older video of the LC that preceded it.

    Dan doing what Dan does, with an early LC prototype:

    LC durability demo:

    ^ This has an outstanding combination of cutting performance, toughness and edge retention.

    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: "Medium Chopper sale 7-12-19 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 the 10" Heavy Chopper (the HDMC) here next week.

    We'll have a 6" Utility Fighter over on our forum later today

    Thanks for looking,
  2. bladeflana

    bladeflana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    I'll take one - double red canvas black liner
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  3. Pumpkin 40

    Pumpkin 40 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 13, 1999
    JJ_Colt45, Xr6x, Odog27 and 1 other person like this.
  4. arborist1969

    arborist1969 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    JJ_Colt45, Xr6x, Odog27 and 1 other person like this.
  5. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Put me down for one ... thanks.

    email sent to Jo with the info ...

    second email sent with a question on a scale change ... since the HDMC scales also fit these regular MCs

    Thanks - JJ
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2019
    Xr6x, TRfromMT, Phill50 and 2 others like this.
  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Put me down for one Please and Thanks double Black Canvas Micarta red g10 liners :D Thanks
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  7. Levrshuutr

    Levrshuutr Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    One Please
    Double Black CM/Red G10.
    Ti fastners.
    Drop Loop sheath.
    Email to follow ASAP,
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
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  8. dsw0557

    dsw0557 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    I'll take green canvas.
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  9. bladeflana

    bladeflana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    I'll take another one...OD green micarta - that's two for me. Email sent updating order.
    gusbuster, Xr6x and Odog27 like this.
  10. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    I'll take one in unbuffed burlap, please. Jo, I will shoot you an email tonight. Thanks!
    JJ_Colt45 likes this.
  11. Rayski

    Rayski Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2009
    I'll take the last one. Email incoming.
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  12. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015
    Hi all! I am trying to reply to emails, but we have a visitor. I will be sure to contact all of you no later than tomorrow. (Tuesday, 7/16) Thank you for your patience!
    Mike Pierson and JJ_Colt45 like this.

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