The 10″ Medium Chopper is made of CPM 3V at HRC 60.5 with the Delta heat treat protocol that I believe is the finest heat treat for this material available anywhere. This is an exceptional knife with a combination of toughness and edge retention that will blow your mind.
The hand grip works as a large camp knife when held towards the front with good balance and dexterity. When held towards the back it fully fills the hand and offers control and reduced hand fatigue for extended hard chopping. Like the HDFK before it, the handle on the new MC is the product of a long iterative process of testing and development. It will impress you.
It has a forward lanyard hole as used in competition cuts and a hidden rear lanyard hole.
Delta 3V, 60-61 HRC, .220″ thick at ricasso (the HDMC is .250″)
Total length 16″
Blade length 10″
Weight 21.1 oz (the HDMC is 23.2 oz)
Edge angle 20 DPS
Grippy 3D machined scales in micarta or TeroTuf
Black oxide treated 18-8 stainless steel fasteners