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SOLD Twenty Medium Chopper prototypes

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    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 twenty knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive.

    We are sharpening now. These will ship by the end of next week.













    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 here in two weeks.

    Thanks for looking,
    91bravo, Phill50, untytled and 2 others like this.
  2. chchin2


    Sep 1, 2015
    I'll take one please, unbuffed black micarta, thanks!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  3. jjweb


    Nov 20, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
    Béma, Phill50, NJBillK and 3 others like this.
  4. Kirkwood


    Dec 29, 2012
    I'll take one please.
    Choppaman likes this.
  5. vxd

    vxd Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2011
    I'll take it.
  6. untytled

    untytled Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Unbuffed black micarta please
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  7. ATJ999

    ATJ999 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2013
    one in unbuffed black Micarta please

    11:59 is a long minute
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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  8. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    proxy for @ajvail18
    Please contact him for specifics.

    ATJ999, Béma, NJBillK and 6 others like this.
  9. bubbaskyjacker

    bubbaskyjacker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2008
    I’ll take one
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  10. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Proxy for 91bravo, please.
    Béma, NJBillK, jackal_727 and 5 others like this.
  11. wireman12


    Jan 19, 2017
    One OD green please
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  12. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    I'll take a medium chopper please.

    Thank you.
  13. Benson X

    Benson X Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2016

    Just here for the fun! :)
  14. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018
    Hard Knocks and Choppaman like this.
  15. PharetH


    Aug 2, 2016
    I'll take one
  16. Nystagmus

    Nystagmus Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2016
    I’ll take one please!

    *Edit: handle preference is unbuffed green micarta.

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
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  17. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Dibs for myself!

    Unbuffed OD green Micarta please :thumbsup:

    I will have you ship this out to Grog directly for some sheaths making, on my behalf please if A-OK with you. Thank you Jo :)
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  18. luethge

    luethge Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2017
    1 black micarta please .
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
  19. Odaon


    Apr 13, 2009
    Proxy attempt for @NUTRAMAC

    1 Medium Chopper prototype please!
  20. Mjr69

    Mjr69 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2015
    One in natural please
  21. Grenock

    Grenock Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 7, 2016
    Wait a minute, did I actually hit this?

    Why yes, yes I did!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
    Benson X, jackal_727, Oyster and 3 others like this.
  22. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    I'll take one, od green Micarta please :).

    Thanks to @Benson X for letting me squeak in under the wire :D

  23. Turth


    Dec 18, 2014
    I'll take one, should I be so lucky.
  24. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I’ll take one
  25. Kleon

    Kleon Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 15, 2017
  26. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    I'll take it thank you

    Edit: congrats top 20!
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  27. nandok

    nandok Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
  28. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Augh! Dagnabbit! Such lag!

    Oh well, congrats to everyone that landed one. I so wanted this today. I am scrambling to finish my thesis pre-text today, and this was my break :( Oh well, back to the word processor mines.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  29. grunt soldier

    grunt soldier Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    huge shot out to @jjweb for hooking me up. thank you so much sir! much appreciated

    And I'm in for the tero tuf!!!
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
  30. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Good grief that was a loooooong refresh cycle. Congrats to the winners!
  31. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2017
    I'll Take one with terotuf
  32. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Congrats to the winners
    Casinostocks likes this.
  33. BFS

    BFS Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2004
  34. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Wow!!! I made it!!!

    One with TeroTuf, please!

    Edit: wait, I didn't make it!!! Why are there so many posts sharing the same post number? :confused::confused::confused::confused:

    Edit 2: Got an error message the first time I tried to post. :(
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  35. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    One pls. Thanks
  36. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012

    eta: yep. t as in too slow :D
    Uncle Timbo likes this.
  37. RaggedEdge


    Nov 2, 2017
    Really slow refresh today
  38. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Oh well, c'mon pre-sale. Congrats to the winners.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2018
  39. chickenshack


    May 27, 2016
  40. wm390

    wm390 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
  41. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
    one order
  42. grogimus


    Apr 27, 2012
    I'll take one in black micarta.
  43. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014

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