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Ten 10" Medium Choppers, Delta 3V

Discussion in 'For Sale: Fixed Blades' started by Nathan the Machinist, May 17, 2019.

  1. Nathan the Machinist

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

    Feb 13, 2007
    Behold the glorious 10" Medium Chopper. It's about the same size as our 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 an engineered cutting tool that performs.


    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.

    After machining the primary bevels are hand ground with the shallow S grind we're using on our competition choppers that are winning races.

    Delta 3V, 60-61 HRC, .220" thick at ricasso (the HDMC is .250")
    Total length 16"
    Blade length 10"
    Weight 21.3 oz
    Edge angle 20 DPS
    Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or TeroTuf
    Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners
    Hidden lanyard

    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
    $517 in black linen micarta
    $517 in OD green micarta (no liner)
    $537 in Terotuf (with liner)
    $537 in burlap micarta

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

    We're offering these choppers with buffed or unbuffed scales. It used to be that buffed was standard, but we're changing to unbuffed as standard because it works better on these larger knives. If you want your scales buffed (it does look very nice) there is no extra charge, just include a note in your order.

    The price includes an excellent kydex sheath. Drop loop is standard but if you would prefer you can request TecLok instead. This is a big knife and you probably won't carry it on your belt with a Teklok but some folks mount to their bag and a TekLok is ideal for this.

    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.

    We haven't had a chance to shoot video on the new MC so here is some older video of the LC that preceded it.

    Dan doing what Dan does, with an early LC prototype:

    LC durability demo:

    ^ This has an outstanding combination of cutting performance, toughness and edge retention.

    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 5-17-19 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.

    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 will have 10 more MC here next week.

    Thanks for looking,
    PolRoger, NUTRAMAC, Phill50 and 3 others like this.
  2. CataD

    CataD Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2013
    Proxy for @Fullflat. Please and thank you :)! Thanks CPK!
  3. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    NUTRAMAC, gusbuster, CataD and 8 others like this.
  4. fonedork

    fonedork Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Pass, sorry, double proxy attempt
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  5. WValtakis

    WValtakis Gold Member Gold Member

    May 29, 2004
    Never mind, proxy not needed:) My fault for not notifying the requesting member that I would try:(
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  6. inspector-callahan

    inspector-callahan Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    gusbuster, CataD, FatRat1 and 6 others like this.
  7. luethge

    luethge Gold Member Gold Member

    May 16, 2017
    1 in od green please. THANK YOU!

    Email sent.
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
    gusbuster, CataD, FatRat1 and 5 others like this.
  8. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    1 with TT and drop-loop! Please and thank you! Email sent!
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
    gusbuster, CataD, FatRat1 and 5 others like this.
  9. Briandt3

    Briandt3 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 29, 2018
    1 in Terotuf ( with liner ) and drop loop please, thank you !


    Edit: Order email sent, thanks much :thumbsup:
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  10. MVAB41078

    MVAB41078 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    1 in Terotuf please, Jo!
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  11. Visyoual

    Visyoual Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2016
    Order email sent!
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  12. FatRat1

    FatRat1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 10, 2018
  13. Squad 5 Guy

    Squad 5 Guy

    Apr 4, 2019

    If my count is correct, I’m in.

    email sent JIC
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
  14. Equipped4life


    Apr 23, 2015
    1 plz
  15. Squad 5 Guy

    Squad 5 Guy

    Apr 4, 2019
    Odog27 likes this.
  16. Levrshuutr

    Levrshuutr Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Couldhave, shouldhave,wouldhave.
    Keep me in line for one if available.
    Odog27 and luethge like this.
  17. osprey888

    osprey888 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    In for one should it become available. Thanks!
    Odog27 and luethge like this.
  18. NYCDanMan

    NYCDanMan Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    In! EMS
    Odog27 and luethge like this.
  19. The Shatz

    The Shatz Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2017
    Congrats winners!! Forgot all about the sale today
  20. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Put me down for one if someone backs out...thanks.

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