Impact rope cutting device (rope chopper) is intended for cutting wires and steel ropes up to 40 mm in diameter. The rope chopper is equipped with a handle for carrying. The product consists of a body and a knife. The body serves to set a direction for the knife. The knife is a plate with a sharp blade that can be freely inserted into the slot of the body. To completely cut (chop) wires of large cross-section, several blows with a sledgehammer on the knife are required.