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SALE! 10" Medium Chopper

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, May 10, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Ten 10" MC. THIS SALE WILL UNLOCK AT 3:00 EASTERN TIME

    Behold the glorious 10" Medium Chopper. It's about the same size as the 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 a cutting tool that performs.

    We're sharpening this batch now and haven't had a chance to do photography yet so here are some pictures of the prototypes:


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    ^ Those are prototypes. The production version looks pretty much the same, though the primary grinds are a little thicker.

    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 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.

    Specs:
    Delta 3V, 60-61 HRC, .220" thick at ricasso (the HDMC is .250")
    Total length 16"
    Blade length 10"
    Weight 21.1 oz
    Edge angle 20 DPS
    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 TEN 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.

    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
    $547 in maroon micarta on black liner (limited quantities)

    There is an excellent kydex sheath with drop loop included in the price.

    Shipping in the USA is $12 and is included in the sale price.

    Consider ordering yours "unbuffed" for a better grip that's also super ugly.

    Due to limited quantities, please limit one order per post










    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 5-10-19 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 (in this case there is only one sheath choice, drop loop).

    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.





    We're going to have 10 more MC out in the main sale area next week.

    Thanks for looking,
    Nathan
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2019
  2. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    This is the first production Medium Chopper, shipping out today to the pre-order. This shows the final design including the somewhat thicker grinds.


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  3. westfork

    westfork Gold Member Gold Member

    570
    Aug 27, 2003
    a
     
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  4. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Proxy for @Boru13 . Thanks a lot, CPK Team and congrats to everyone that made the list, esp. Uncle Matty ;)
     
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  5. wireman12

    wireman12 Gold Member Gold Member

    147
    Jan 19, 2017
    email sent
     
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  6. cold one

    cold one Gold Member Gold Member

    810
    Jul 23, 2009
    In! Maybe....Yep! Missed the pre-order but this will be do.
     
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Dibs :)

    @CataD , is Carl covered by you?

    JoJo, I definitely want to keep my spot and will be corresponding via email. Cheers, Mat...
     
  8. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ggg
     
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  9. HKP7K3

    HKP7K3 Gold Member Gold Member

    13
    Jul 15, 2017
    Email sent to Jo with info.
     
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  10. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    231
    Jan 6, 2018
    Dd
     
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  11. PolRoger

    PolRoger Gold Member Gold Member

    525
    Feb 4, 2007
    1 please
     
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  12. jonny

    jonny

    164
    Mar 1, 2000
    1 buffered nature micarta
     
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  13. Briandt3

    Briandt3 Gold Member Gold Member

    348
    Dec 29, 2018
    One MC please, if TeroTuf is available ( shows in specs on thread ) that would be my first choice. If it isn't available, scales in black micarta please, thanks much :)


    * From #3 to #11, man that hurts.. Congratulations to the top 10 ;)
     
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  14. Fullflat

    Fullflat Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Aw shucks! Looks like I missed this one.
    If I get lucky, and one makes it down to my position in line, I’d definitely take one please.
    Congrats to all the winners!!!
     
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  15. FatRat1

    FatRat1 Gold Member Gold Member

    41
    Nov 10, 2018
    Yy
     
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  16. MVAB41078

    MVAB41078 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    32
    Mar 20, 2019
    One please!
     
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  17. Gatorsbfd

    Gatorsbfd Gold Member Gold Member

    32
    Dec 28, 2014
    1
     
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  18. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    579
    Oct 31, 2011
    Looks like I'm DOA again, but if anything trickles down, count me in!
     
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  19. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    109
    Nov 23, 2017
    One
     
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  20. luethge

    luethge Gold Member Gold Member

    721
    May 16, 2017
    1
     
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  21. betzner

    betzner CenCal Coast Platinum Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Congrats to the winners!
     
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  22. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Yep, he is ;). Congrats!
    C.
     

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