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SALE! Five 12" Behemoth Choppers

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Behold The Behemoth Chopper. It took a long damn time but here it is, the final production BC.

    This thread will unlock at 3:00 eastern time

    Due to limited quantities please limit one per post.

    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. 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.













    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)

    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

    We will have another batch of these ready out on the main sale area in two weeks.

    Thanks for looking,
  2. fkctrjt121

    fkctrjt121 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 29, 2017
    Can't actually believe I'm going to do this but sensible cap must go on...
    Please pass it .....down....the.... line......aaaagggh:(
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  3. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    I'll be taking one, but I need to figure out exactly what configuration.
    Hard Knocks, gusbuster, CataD and 2 others like this.
  4. CataD

    CataD Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  5. Oyster

    Oyster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 2, 2011
    Repaying some debts here and hope this is within the rules:

    Please pass on to @TommyGun56

    If Tommy doesn’t want it, please give to @Odog27
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  6. Azula Gun Holsters

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

    Sep 19, 2016
    Will take one please
  7. moparsbob

    moparsbob Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2014
    It appears that I missed it by one. Well, maybe one of those ahead of me doesn't really want one?????

    I'm so lucky - Thanks fkctrjt121 for passing yours down to me!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  8. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    Whew! $700 decision narrowly avoided. Lol
    gusbuster, RaggedEdge and Odog27 like this.
  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2016

    I would have given my spot to Tommy Gun anyway, but sorry Tommy. No cigar for you today, well maybe! :p

    Edited to add:

    If those above me pass and this falls onto me by default, please give my spot to @TommyGun56

    If Tommy doesn't want, please pass along to next. Thank you.

    P.P.S. Since Donkey, er, Tommy got one, I will also pass up to next if one falls onto me :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
  10. Wood5045

    Wood5045 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2016
    Congrats to the top five! :thumbsup:
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
    Hard Knocks and gusbuster like this.
  11. mainaman

    mainaman Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    One in black canvas micarta

    One in black canvas micarta

    One in black canvas micarta
  12. Phill50

    Phill50 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2018

    Congrats to winners!! nice work
    Oyster, Casinostocks and Odog27 like this.
  13. captjlw

    captjlw Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2016
    1 please
    Slow fingers today. Congrats to the skilled winners!!!
    Odog27 likes this.
  14. Siddhant

    Siddhant Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 25, 2018
  15. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    One please.

    Congrats to the winners!
    Thanks to CPK!!!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2018
    fkctrjt121 likes this.
  16. Byron Bowling

    Byron Bowling

    Nov 23, 2017
  17. sryt95

    sryt95 Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 1, 2016
  18. folder geek

    folder geek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    Already 9 on the board before my computer refreshed:eek: Dang my puter is slow:confused:
    Congrats to the first 5 :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Thank you CPK for the chance.
    Odog27 likes this.
  19. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Congrats to the Winners:thumbsup:
    gusbuster, Phill50 and Odog27 like this.
  20. Murman


    Nov 11, 2015
    One please
  21. Equipped4life


    Apr 23, 2015
    one please.
    edit: too late
    congrats to those who scored!
  22. TommyGun56

    TommyGun56 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 29, 2014
    Thanks Buddy

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