New Survival Knife Punches Above Its Weight

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CRKT® is releasing the KHC™ Karen Hood Chopper outdoor knife. Designed by Karen Hood of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, it’s a product of over 20 years of wilderness survival expertise.


This substantial 9” blade is poised at the perfect 12 degree drop to maximize chopping power. It’s aggressive, corrosion-resistant powder coated finish faces backcountry elements head on before packing neatly away in a reinforced nylon sheath.

The tough resin-infused fiber handle holds up to serious beat downs—and Karen would know, she’s the survival professional behind the renowned “Woodsmaster” instructional series and has weathered her fair share of backwoods adventures. They can also be removed and replaced with paracord, useful in a variety of circumstances.

She set out to create a unisex chopper that was friendly towards both women and men and she achieved it. “My late husband, Ron Hood, designed a chopper but it is not one that I carry easily,” Karen explains. “It was a bit too long for me so I designed one shorter with the geometry to help chop with as little effort as possible but without being too light or too heavy.”

Stand aside, machetes and hatchets, as the KHC™ Karen Hood Chopper steps in to take on backwoods business.

The KHC™ Karen Hood Chopper knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $375.00

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Product Specifications

KHC™ Karen Hood Chopper
SKU: 3515
Blade: Length: 9.125” (231.7 mm)
Edge: Plain Steel: 1095 High Carbon
Finish: Powder Coat
Thickness: 0.197” (5.0 mm)
Open: 15.199” (386.1 mm)
Weight: 15.5 oz. (439.4 g)
Handle: Polished Resin Infused Fiber
Style: Fixed Blade Knife w/Sheath

Sheath: Material: Reinforced Nylon
Weight: 3.9 oz. (111.0 g)

Founded in 1994, CRKT® is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design. For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email: info(at)crkt(dot)com, on the web:

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