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Posted: 9/5/2010 2:21:54 PM EDT
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.



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Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:50:23 PM EDT
I like it. I plan on making something similar out of 6150.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 2:50:29 PM EDT


Nice, very nice.
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 3:55:42 PM EDT
That handle is so inviting. Hard to resist the temptation to just reach out and grab that...
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 7:57:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 7:59:40 PM EDT 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.


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Link Posted: 9/5/2010 8:40:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 8:41:43 PM EDT by Reorx]
Nicely done!
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 9:31:20 PM EDT
If you don't mine me asking, how much does it weigh?
Link Posted: 9/5/2010 10:43:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2010 10:54:56 PM EDT by GlutealCleft]
Very, VERY cool.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:39:48 AM EDT
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.

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Link Posted: 9/6/2010 11:57:16 AM EDT
that knife is a BEAST,looks great!
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 6:23:02 PM EDT
BAD ASS !!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:29:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:09:12 AM EDT
let me know the price and when you're taking orders!


That is one good looking chopper!
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