Camp chopper and old-style mid-tech Benghazi Warfighters

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Camp chopper and old-style mid-tech Benghazi Warfighters

Post by Storm Crow » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:21 pm

Some more recently completed work.

A forged camp chopper, 80CrV2 steel and TeroTuf handle slabs. The blade is about 10 5/8" long. The customer wanted a large finger choil for choked-up work. It's not the biggest blade I've made by any stretch, but everyone who handled it agreed it was a beast. :)

Imagetw04 by James Helm, on Flickr

Kydex sheath.

Imagetw05 by James Helm, on Flickr

The customer requested an exposed skullcrusher tang and a dedicated lanyard hole. This was a first for me, to build a slab handle with a notch to accommodate a lanyard hole. I say "dedicated" because the flared tube rivets also afford lanyard attachment points.

Imagetw06 by James Helm, on Flickr

I've been in the very long, slow process of trying to launch a mid-tech stock removal line based on my more popular forged designs. I haven't posted too much about it because I wanted to have everything ready to roll first. I'm finally approaching that point. Along the way I have had small batches of blades waterjet cut and have tweaked my design a bit as I go, getting everything zeroed in to the final product. I have a very small handful of the older style blade designs in various states of completion, most of which are already claimed, before doing a full launch of the line.

This set of three Benghazi Warfighters was bought by fellow for himself and some family members. The blanks are waterjet cut from 3/16" 80CrV2 steel, ground and heat treated by me, and handle slabs shaped from TeroTuf using jigs and a series of router bits.

Imagebw04 by James Helm, on Flickr

The blades have a Caswell black oxide finish (the final version will have a coating) with the touchmark laser engraved. The sheaths are standardized, one will fit any of the blades.

Imagebw05 by James Helm, on Flickr

A couple of hours after picking these up, the customer called up and laid claim to one of the older-style Little Rok mid-techs in progress. :)
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Re: Camp chopper and old-style mid-tech Benghazi Warfighters

Post by Halfapint » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:38 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Camp chopper and old-style mid-tech Benghazi Warfighters

Post by Storm Crow » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:05 pm

Thank you! :)

I ground and heat treated the last batch of old-style Benghazi Warfighters tonight.
Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

Forged blades: http://www.helmforge.com

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Re: Camp chopper and old-style mid-tech Benghazi Warfighters

Post by moab » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:05 pm

I use Caswells black oxide on my AK builds. Good stuff.

How much do your Benghazi Warfighters go for?
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Re: Camp chopper and old-style mid-tech Benghazi Warfighters

Post by Storm Crow » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:21 pm

Moab - Will send you a PM.
Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization.

Forged blades: http://www.helmforge.com

Stock removal blades: http://www.helmgrind.com

The Wasteland Crow Project: http://wastelandcrow.blogspot.com

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