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Green choppa

I made this knife a few years ago right around the time I got my JS stamp and kept it for myself to use as a brush and trail clearing knife around my property. Then I went and moved to a little mountain village in the Bavarian Alps where there is no brush at all, just big mountains with fir and spruce trees and perfectly maintained trails just about everywhere. So it’s probably time for me to part with this choppa and make myself something more suitable for my new environs.

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The blade is forged 1084, fully hardened and drawn back at the tang and spine for added toughness and ductility behind the cutting edge. The blade is 10″ long and the overall length is right about 14 1/2″. The handle is made out of linen micarta with stainless pins and lanyard tube. The leather sheath was custom made for the knife by David Seward of Arkansas.

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For a knife of this size it’s fairly slender and light, which also means its fast and easy to carry. The spine thickness at the ricasso is only about 3/16″ and the blade is distally tapered towards the tip, making it a very efficient cutter. It’s still quite a bit beefier than your typical machete, but doesn’t compromise on cutting efficiency the way a big huge overbuilt chopper might.

The handle is designed to fit a medium sized hand comfortably.

Though it’s technically still unused, the fact that it’s a bit older (note the older maker’s mark) and the sheath has a minor scuff from getting bonked during storage, I will sell this knife for significantly less than what I would charge for a new one today. Please email if interested.

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