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Posted: 9/5/2010 1:21:54 PM EST
1/4" 440C
Canvas Micarta
Nickle Silver Pins and Holes
16" OAL
10" blade
5.5" handle
media blasted
heat and cryo treated
convex edge grind

A buddy and I spent some time abusing it this afternoon. We cut water bottles, gatorade bottles, cardboard tubing, 2x4s, 1/4" copper rod, free hanging 3/4" rope and whatever else we could find hanging out around the garage. (Too much time watching and reading about cutting competitions.:))

I'm still working on the edge and haven't gotten it as sharp as I'd like but I think it is going to work well for clearing shooting lanes and doing chores around camp. I can't wait to chop some actually limbs off some trees with it.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:50:23 PM EST
I like it. I plan on making something similar out of 6150.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 1:50:29 PM EST

Nice, very nice.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:55:42 PM EST
That handle is so inviting. Hard to resist the temptation to just reach out and grab that...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 6:57:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 6:59:40 PM EST by GTSS]
Thanks for the compliments!

The handle feels great and fits the hand very well. If you look closely you will see that I ground some finger groves in it. I wasn't crazy about them at first but now that I've done a bit of light cutting with it, I think the groves are going to be ok. Time will tell if they were a mistake or not.

I've got another one ground out of 01 and I can't wait to see how the performance compares. From what I've read 440C doesn't make a very good chopper but since that was the only thing I had that's what I used for this one. I plan on abusing the hell out of it so we'll see how well it holds up.

Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:40:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 7:41:43 PM EST by Reorx]
Nicely done!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:31:20 PM EST
If you don't mine me asking, how much does it weigh?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:43:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 9:54:56 PM EST by GlutealCleft]
Very, VERY cool.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 4:39:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Holloway:
If you don't mine me asking, how much does it weigh?

It weighs right at 1.5 lbs. It's pretty heavy but not as bad as you would think for a 1/4" chunk of steel. In retrospect I think 3/16" would be thick enough and more weight could be shaved by grinding all the way to the spine or/and drilling holes along the spine.

The balance point is about an inch forward of the scales.


Link Posted: 9/6/2010 10:57:16 AM EST
that knife is a BEAST,looks great!
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:23:02 PM EST
BAD ASS !!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:29:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:09:12 AM EST
let me know the price and when you're taking orders!

That is one good looking chopper!
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