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Testing...testing...HeavyChopper

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Lorien, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I'm just gonna leave this here for the moment. Lots more to come...


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  2. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Beefy.
     
  3. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    How thick is that thing? I'm not sure; but are you are dealing in sharpened pry bars?
     
  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    that's what she said.
     
  5. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    only a few protos were made- and maybe never any more- but I am going to try to make the argument to Nathan, via this thread, that the HeavyChopper has its place in the world...
     
  6. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    I'll admit it's interesting, but not sure how Nathan feels about it. I'm pretty sure he could sell them right now.
     
  7. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    Hmmmmm...... He could sell sharpened ballerina shilouettes and I'm sure there would be not only a place for them, but there would be a Friday sale that would end about ten seconds in.....
     
  8. CaptainPicardX

    CaptainPicardX Banned BANNED

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    Jan 10, 2010
    I believe he calls them "big stupid heavy knife".. But I believe there is at least a small army of people on here, who love just such a thing.
     
  9. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    generally speaking, I usually don't use a lanyard on my trail knives because I'm moving through the bush, clearing trail as I go- sometimes at a fair clip- and I don't want to risk having a sharp knife attached to my wrist when I trip and fall over. It happens! There have been a couple of instances where gravity decided to throw me a curve ball, and I've decided to throw my knife somewhere not close to where I figure I'll land.

    This big, stupid, heavy knife, however is more of a stay-in-one-spot-to-chop type of thing, and it's a brute so a lanyard is good as is a knuckle protector. So, I got er ready for a little workout this weekend;

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  10. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Old tire cutlass. :D :thumbup:
     
  11. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    TGIS!!!

    [video=youtube;D_uDIf83yPI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_uDIf83yPI[/video]
     
  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    HAHAHA I was saying, No way he cuts it in half, no way. Then you did it in a more expected way. HAHAHA

    I see the stand in the back, from a previous life? I have a nice Park double arm at home as well.
     
  13. Bennieboo

    Bennieboo

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Heavy chopper for the win. I mean as long as it ain't 5 pounds 😂
     
  14. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    [video=youtube;2QMh71LkfMQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QMh71LkfMQ&feature=youtu.be[/video]


    [video=youtube;-ezFAdUGqcM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ezFAdUGqcM&feature=youtu.be[/video]


    [video=youtube;7UH4vNjhBys]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UH4vNjhBys[/video]
     
  15. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    I've got a couple pairs of five tens myself. :D
     
  16. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    [video=youtube;Ff-XPS4GUzU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff-XPS4GUzU[/video]
     
  17. Bennieboo

    Bennieboo

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    Jul 5, 2014
    I wanna test one 😭
     
  18. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    the first video posted is of a Douglas Fir which came down across the trail a couple of months ago. Last time we rode that trail, my buddy crashed because of it.

    that thing has been sitting there, drying out, and was characteristically hard, given its age. Except for the punky bits, which is like chopping into a sponge.

    the most recent post's video was taken on the way out, no touchups to the edge. That plant is called Scotch Broom and is really invasive. Fun fact; General Grant, who emmigrated to Sooke from Scotland, had a handful of seeds that he planted here in Sooke around 170 years ago. The plant has since spread all over the west coast of the continent. It is very, very tough. Fibrous, hard and springy, it's tough to cut but very satisfying when using the right knife.
     
  19. zmbhntr

    zmbhntr ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿''̿ ̿ Platinum Member

    Jul 28, 2014
    I agree that it has its place in the world, and I would certainly buy one if they became available.
     
  20. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    I'd buy one if they became available again, I'd even be willing to do a prepay or pre order list.
    I'm kinda partial to a hefty knife :)
     

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