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CPK Behemoth Chopper

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by TommyGun56, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. AndreLinoge

    AndreLinoge

    500
    Nov 20, 2014
    Oh man. Scored a spot in the sale!

    Haha! I waited till the barrel got so small these fat fish couldn't be missed... then unloaded the SPAS 12 into it.
     
  2. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    551
    Jan 17, 2014
    Got to use my BC to take down 2 small trees. At first, the plan was to use a Silky Big Boy, but the trees had a lot of branches, that were snarled in creepers.

    I figured I could use the BC like a machete, to clear the branches off, and cut the creepers (which held up one tree, after sawing the base through with the Silky saw).

    As large and thick as it is, the BC swings VERY well for this purpose. Wouldn't be my first choice for clearing long grass-type stuff, but it worked GREAT on a combo of branches and creeper vines.

    The Terotuf handles provide very good grip and retention. Haven't put a lanyard on it yet, but I had no worries, at any time, while swinging it, that it would slip from my hand. The palm swells, and the flared end of the handle just lock it in my grip (and I really like the grippiness of Terotuf).

    When it came to chopping through the trunks, without needing to overpower the swing, the blade bites DEEP. That extra heft and length, definitely increases the bite with a medium power swing, vs the MC and LC (or Busse B10).

    Kudos to CPK! Love this thing!

    Now for the hard part... I've always been a fan of the Large Camp Knife category (~9" or bigger blade). This is even bigger than what I usually carry (though I've carried up to 24" Latin-style thin blade machetes, and a British, 12" thick-bladed machete, in the boonies in Asia).

    I'd thought that the MC was my new LCK, being a good size for a Large do-all. Now I'll need to play with the BC more, to see if the added power+reach offsets it potentially being too cumbersome for some of the up close tasks I've learned to handle with 9-10" blades.

    It's really not that heavy, or hard to swing for extended periods. Chopping the 2 trees + limbing + chopping the vines to get the trees and branches clear only took about 10-15 minutes, and I was surprised that I literally didn't break a sweat. Hmmmm... decisions, decisions.
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018
  3. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    551
    Jan 17, 2014
    Fortunately the SPAS-12 didn't jam eh?:p
     
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  4. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
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  5. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Dude if you don't quit drinking that you're eventually going to go blind...
     
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Looks to me like you finally received that GrogMeister sheath which had been waiting for you, like about a year :D But I'm sure it's for an HDFK ;)

    Grats on the box of goodies :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    I quit drinking a couple years ago, so my blindness might be caused by something else:eek:
     
  8. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    sho nuf- and it is really nice and well made. Was kinda hoping for an antique micarta hdfk to go with it, so I'll just have to keep dreaming:)
     
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  9. AndreLinoge

    AndreLinoge

    500
    Nov 20, 2014

    Jam? No, they're more reliable than you've been told. It was fortunate I didnt require a reload tho. Who knew a pig like that would be so hard to feed...
     
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  10. Azula Gun Holsters

    Azula Gun Holsters KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    770
    Sep 19, 2016
  11. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    BC in hot and sunny Singapore

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  12. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
     
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  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
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  14. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    Damn that thing is pretty!
     
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  15. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Thanks, I think so too :thumbsup:
     
  16. donscpoo

    donscpoo Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2013
    Did some chopping with the BC in the woods. It bites deep!

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  17. willic

    willic Gold Member Gold Member

    May 13, 2013
    PAIN! PAIN! I NEED one of these!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hmm, never mind. Post deleted.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
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  19. stjones

    stjones Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    515F769B-8985-4A01-B164-AF60E14B1AB2.jpeg Finally getting a pic of my Behemoth up. This is such an awesome knife!!!
     
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  20. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    CPKs are some of the most photogenic knives out there! You can't take a bad pic of a CPK!
     

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