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Ten 10" Medium Choppers, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, May 31, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    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 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)
    $537 in Burlap micarta
    $537 in Terotuf (with liner)
    $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

    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. Since next week will be a short week here these may not all ship until the following week.


    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 5-31-19 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.

    Jo is heading out of town for a cutting competition in Texas in the morning so you will not hear back from her until Monday.

    We will have more of these, and other patterns, in person at the Atlanta Blade Show next week.

    Thanks for looking,
    Ironkid883, vkp78, Odog27 and 3 others like this.
  2. Roland K

    Roland K

    Sep 30, 2002
    1 Please. Email on the way!
  3. AnotherDogDown17

    AnotherDogDown17 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2015
    One please! Thanks CPK!
  4. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I’ll take one please

    Email sent :)

    Email received / replied :)
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2019
  5. pbubsy

    pbubsy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    In for one
    PeteyTwoPointOne, duramax and Grenock like this.
  6. Burke

    Burke Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 1999
    In for one. Thanks.
    PeteyTwoPointOne and duramax like this.
  7. legaleagle


    Apr 26, 2010
    I will take one
    PeteyTwoPointOne and duramax like this.
  8. Mink

    Mink Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 2, 2012
    I will take one.
    PeteyTwoPointOne and duramax like this.
  9. Gabrielcr78

    Gabrielcr78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    still avail?
  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Nathan is offering 10 Medium Choppers for sale today so if you mean to claim one, your post will be the 8th to be spoken for, but you must make it a definite "I take one"commitment and then follow the instructions stated on the bottom end of Nathan's post.
    Last edited: May 31, 2019
    duramax and Gabrielcr78 like this.
  11. westfork

    westfork Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2003
    I'll take one. Really wanted to try the unbuffed burlap.
    duramax and PeteyTwoPointOne like this.
  12. Gabrielcr78

    Gabrielcr78 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Got it!, no, i was indeed asking, i tought by now those would be gone :) i'm fo4rced to wait for the next batch, bought an FK2 yestrerday.. need to save some $ :) it is exciting tho!!!

    congras to the uys who got one
    duramax likes this.
  13. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    I will take one
  14. DeathbySnooSnoo


    Jan 18, 2011
    If there is still a spot I'll take it
    Casinostocks likes this.
  15. Jo the Machinist

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

    Nov 17, 2015

    Thank you folks! These are now sold. DeathbySnooSnoo is spot #10!


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