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Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:59 AM ( #1 )
Hi All,
 
Thought I would share some pics of my new custom chopper. It's not Cold Steel, but it's still pretty nice.
 
I had the blade custom made for me by a kukri company in Nepal. It is made from a 5/16" thick truck leaf spring. It has a great edge on it and was differentially heat treated.
 
I blued the blade and did the handle work. It has rubber scales wrapped in paracord then wrapped in M3 athletic wrap.
 
It's a very heavy knife with it's 13" blade, but it's great for what it was made for. The grip is very comfortable and it does not create any hot spots or blisters during heavy use.
 
Yeah I know it looks like one you saw in a movie, but mine is better than his. :-)
 
Enjoy the pics.
 

 

 

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Re:Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 10:21 AM ( #2 )
Looks much like the knife from the last Rambo movie.


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Re:Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:03 PM ( #3 )
Dude, to each their own...

BudK has the 1090 version for 39 bucks...
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Re:Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 4:33 PM ( #4 )
I MUST GET ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

where did you got it and if it's not too much to ask how much did you pay?
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Re:Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:01 PM ( #5 )
azrael


I MUST GET ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

where did you got it and if it's not too much to ask how much did you pay?


Looks like the Gil Hibben one in the BudK catalog.  I've been thinking about making one into a Naginata. 
Quite a chopper alright. 
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Re:Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 6:14 PM ( #6 )
yea, but in my opinion Gil Hibben products are more aesthetic than usable.
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Re:Custom Chopper - Wednesday, August 10, 2011 7:34 PM ( #7 )
Azrael,
 
I got the raw blades from Nepal, and I ordered in bulk for $300.00.
 
I finished the blades myself, and put a convex edge on them.
 
I sold off all the ones I finished except for the one shown. It's my keeper.

I also have the Hibben IV machete in 1090 steel. It is made in China and it had some rough edges that I had to smooth out.

I also had to replace the cheap handle on the Hibben because it came off the first time I used it.

The Hibben in 1090 steel is a good blade for the money if you dont mind putting a little work into it.
 
I plan on designing a large drop point bowie for chopping / camp duty, and I will place another bulk order for these blades too.

I love a big strong chopping knife that you can just beat the crap out of, and it just smiles and asks for more.
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 10:15 PM ( #8 )
 Azrael, yes most of his stuff is fantasy crap but that particular blade is a good solid piece of steel. No fancy cut-outs or curlycues. He makes a very few knives I would want. Like the "Old West Toothpick".
<message edited by Gary on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:52 PM>
Sturgeon's Law  "90% of everything is Crap" 
 
 Real heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags. 

 
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin 
 
Imhoff's Law:
 The organization of any bureaucracy is very much like a septic tank ... the really big chunks always rise to the top.
   
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference 


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Re:Custom Chopper - Monday, October 24, 2011 2:37 PM ( #9 )
This is my daily use custom chopper. its a modified cold steel latin machete. it has a 10"+ drop point blade with squared spine. i was going to enter it in the machete competition but never got around to it.

enjoy>i do!
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Re:Custom Chopper - Monday, October 24, 2011 7:45 PM ( #10 )
it's funny, that ACTUALLY  something CS should make as a camp knife.

that actually a really well made one. i wish i could make one.
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:28 AM ( #11 )
Thanks< I designed it for the comp but never got it in. it was designed to match something i thought cold steel would make in a price point to go up against things like rat, esee, kabar, tops, bhk, buck hood...ect  and some of the others out there. I use knives a lot and believe in large blade survival knives for camping and what not. but i have found that most people out there rely on what they think a tool should be able to do and do unreasonable things with it. almost every video you see of a person breaking a knife on youtube is someone doing something wrong which brings up  the chances to blade failure. whether it is cold temp use, trying to split whole dry black locust tree with batoning, or working outdoors in their backyard when a better tool is right next to them. large survival knives are not invincible. people who think otherwise are the same ones staring stupidly at the camera when their knife falls in half. I just think thats it good that this dosnt happen to these people in a real world situation and not 100 ft from there house.

... so design a good, cheap general work knife for backyarders and camping that can still be sharpened with a file.

As for making this one it literally took 1 hour, a grinder, a belt sander, a file and a little knowlege about what i actually need for experience using knives.

-Putting it out there that this design is free for CS to use! I have lots more!!
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 10:30 AM ( #12 )
I agree 100% with you Azrael. Good job 9hristian
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 2:02 PM ( #13 )
Thank you! No applause are necessary for quality and function at a cheap price.
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 3:18 PM ( #14 )
Custom, modified or not, I love looking at choppers. Now if we can get Bladesports International to get some more chapters around the US so we can go play.
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 4:43 PM ( #15 )

Not this one!




azrael


yea, but in my opinion Gil Hibben products are more aesthetic than usable.


Sturgeon's Law  "90% of everything is Crap" 
 
 Real heroes don't wear capes, they wear dog tags. 

 
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin 
 
Imhoff's Law:
 The organization of any bureaucracy is very much like a septic tank ... the really big chunks always rise to the top.
   
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference 


In March of 1953 there were 53 kilobytes of random access memory on planet earth.  Thirty years later my first computer had 64K of RAM

I like my guns the way Obama likes his voters...Undocumented


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Re:Custom Chopper - Sunday, November 13, 2011 5:40 AM ( #16 )
nice knife

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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, November 15, 2011 10:07 AM ( #17 )



Nice job 9hristian.

JohnnyMayhem,
I love choppers too, and I have alot of machetes.
Here is a pic of my new chopper. I just finished it, and it is still on the shop towel.
Sorry for the bad pic. I will post more later.
The spine is nearly 1/2" thick. I call it the "GRUNT". I wish I had this knife back when I was in the Marine Infantry.
There is a lanyard hole at the end you can't see because of the bad lighting.
Hope to get it outside for some testing soon.

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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, November 15, 2011 4:49 PM ( #18 )


Here is a little better pic, and compared to my 12" Sax machete.

Specs are; Differentially heat treated 11" Blade, 7/16" Spine, Drop point / Rounded tanto point (Very strong), 5 1/2" Handle, Para cord wrap and athleteic wraped handle, with skull crusher pommell.

It should be able to take anything that I put it through. The tip is so beefy because I hate breaking tips. I know, knives aren't meant to pry with, but why can't I design a tool that can do more than just cut?

I can't wait to get it outside to see what it can do. Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll be sucessfull with my hunt this weekend, and I can use it on the deer. I would like to process a deer with it, just to see if it can be done, though I would prefer my smaller knife.
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Re:Custom Chopper - Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:40 PM ( #19 )
that actually  a AMAZING design. thank to show it to us. 
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Re:Custom Chopper - Monday, November 28, 2011 11:55 AM ( #20 )
I like it, how much you paid for each one?Can you sell me one or two? 
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Re:Custom Chopper - Tuesday, December 20, 2011 9:03 AM ( #21 )
mike65,

I only make knives for myself, friends, and family at this point because of my busy schedule so I cant predict when I'll have anything available.

I am not interested in using the CS forum for selling any of my blades, just for show and tell.

I appreciate your interest though.

If the moderator would allow it, I would give you my info on how to get in touch with me on another forum.

I just don't want to step on any toes here. Hope you understand.
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