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Five 12" Behemoth Choppers, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    The 12" Behemoth Chopper is a large high performance cutting tool that incorporates what we've learned in our collaborations with Lorien Arnold and Dan Keffeler and learned from the handle, grind geometry and weight distribution optimization of several years of chopper development. This is the largest knife we've ever offered and the highly refined design and heat treat represents some of our best work. I feel this is one of the best, state of the art, large high performance knives made.

    They're made of CPM 3V at HRC 60.5 with the Delta heat treat protocol that I believe is the finest heat treat for this material available anywhere. This is an exceptional knife with a combination of toughness and edge retention that will blow your mind.

    The blade grind geometry is based upon the work we've done with Competition Cutters (legitimately won this years world cutting championship in Atlanta). The grind angles and shallow S grind are optimized for deep penetration with good chip removal and minimal binding. And although this is a stout strong blade it is not thick or overbuilt and clunky. If your experience cutting with large choppers has been with thick heavy knives this is going to be an eye opener for you. And although not remotely competition legal, the 12" Behemoth Chopper would be very competitive on the race course.

    With a generous handle offering multiple hand positions and a 1/4" thick 12" blade this is a Big Damn Knife. But it is well balanced and does not feel clunky in the hand. At 24.5 ounces it is reasonably light for it's size and could be carried in the woods or on a hike or camping, though it doesn't exactly disappear on your belt. It is somewhere between a heavy duty machete and an extra large camp knife.

    The hand grip works as a heavy camp knife when held towards the front with very good balance and dexterity for its size. 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 BC 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.

    Delta 3V, 60.5 HRC, .250 thick at ricasso (1/4")
    Total length 17.75"
    Blade length 12.0"
    Weight 24.5 oz
    Edge angle 20 DPS
    .035" BTE with additional meat towards the tip.
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or TeroTuf
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Hidden lanyard

    Tell me what scale option you choose and I'll build it. There are 5 knives available in this sale. The knives in the picture are not the knives you will receive. The knives need scales and sharpened. They will ship next week.

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.








    The scales in the picture are all buffed. It looks nicer and it helps the geometry "read" better in the photographs, but consider ordering unbuffed for better grip.

    These are all "field grade", "as machined" and stonewashed with tool and grind marks.


    $580 in canvas micarta, natural or black
    $590 in black linen micarta
    $595 in OD green micarta
    $605 in black unbuffed TeroTuf on a black micarta liner. (ugly material that works awesome)
    $605 in black hard ebonite on a black micarta liner. (currently experimental, don't buy this unless you just really want to)

    Some thoughts on hard Ebonite:

    If you want a kydex sheath with drop loop, we have the well made Mashed Cat sheath available for $85

    Shipping the BC in the USA is $15.

    I take paypal, cash, check or MO.

    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

    If there appears to be interest in this new 12" Behemoth Chopper pattern today we'll do another batch here in one week.

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
  2. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    I think all the ppl that asked for a proxy, got it. So, I'll pass my spot to next in line :)
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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  3. PharetH

    PharetH Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2016
    CataD, Phill50, MTBmonkey and 6 others like this.
  4. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
    Speed test. Thanks and congrats
    gusbuster and CataD like this.
  5. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2017
    1 "Big Damn Knife" Please.
    Buffed OD Green /Sheath, Thank You.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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  6. dtmbinb


    Feb 22, 2011
    My spot is up for grabs! Please pass it down the line. You slow ass people better step up your game when the FK2 hits! :p
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
  7. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
    David Lennon, CataD, Phill50 and 4 others like this.
  8. on_the_edge

    on_the_edge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Pass to the next person if you get this far please.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2018
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  9. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Proxy for Aquatimer
    Phill50, CataD, Oyster and 2 others like this.
  10. captjlw

    captjlw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2016
    1 please
  11. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    holy cripes! Did the post take for ever to show up on the home page or what???!!?

    edit - I actually left the main page and went to the sub forum to see if it was posted there. Then came back. And still in on the first page. Wonky stuff, I tell ya.
  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    gusbuster likes this.
  13. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
  14. PolRoger


    Feb 4, 2007
    Big Damn Knife!
  15. osprey888

    osprey888 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013
  16. Tricky Dickey

    Tricky Dickey Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2012
    Not even close.......
  17. mikanuts


    Jun 17, 2018
    I'll take one
  18. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    Nov 23, 2017
  19. beattheheat


    Jan 13, 2018
    i don't want one,can't clean my finger nails with it.
  20. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Platinum Member

    Dec 22, 2017
  21. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    I’ll take one tee hee hee
  22. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007

    I clicked "post" and the forum software said "nope" and I said "what do you mean nope!" and removed the pictures, it loaded and then stuck the pictures back in. I guess it's too much stuff...
    Siddhant, Phill50, gusbuster and 3 others like this.
  23. Mike Pierson

    Mike Pierson Freedom is not Free Platinum Member

    Dec 22, 2017
    Must be too much cool & very nice stuff...

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