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Hey folks, last year I came up with an idea that I wanted to try, and I just got done with the result! I really like the Khukuri style blade but I noticed that I really did not use the point very often, also I am really a fan of the chisel point....so I combined them both in a large chopper. The forged blade is a tad over 10" long, out of leafspring with a convex grind. It has a matt finish and is differentially tempered and has a cooking pot notch near the tip and a fire steel striker on the back. The full 6" grip has an exposed tang in the back with a lanyard hole, and the 1/4" SS tubing holds the home made micarta in place. The GoTo is tapered front to back and is a little over 1/4" thick in the center. I will be making the leather sheath next, but I thought you folks would like a little blade porn!
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You can watch the entire process on my youtube channel (laneakjt), I will be posting video #10 on this blade tonight!
Take care,
Jim

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looks to be very functional, Nice camp knife. i like the way you took the things you liked and put them into the design and took out the stuff you don't. And made a fully functional knife. I like it, even your home made micarta. as long as you like it and it works for you that is all that really matters.:)

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loved watching the forging vids on youtube, Jim you forging the damascus pocket chopper and the goto chopper were so amazing, the effort put in and the instruction you gave was awesome. you my friend are responsible for my newly found hobby. im picking up my forge on sat and will have it running by next weekend... time to put the ol anvil through its paces.
cheers
coldcashandcolderhearts

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I was able to get the sheath done today so I will be shipping it off tomorrow...after I get to play wit hit a while first!;)
Take care,
Jim


Play with it? NO, you're testing it for functionality! :D Very interesting blade.
Khukuri blades only slightly hold my interest at the moment, but that is a good looking piece of work. It looks like one mean chopper.
I'd love to see the youtube vids but with my dial up connection it takes forever to download. So maybe later (sigh :( ).
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