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by faridknives
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Farid releases K2 customs in Rex 121
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: Farid releases K2 customs in Rex 121

The K2 is a super simple construction anyway, even if I were to make it with simpler materials other than say titanium the 'labour' would still be the same, so what are we gaining here ? I still have to spend the same amount of time building the knife regardless of if it is with titanium handle or s...
by faridknives
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Farid releases K2 customs in Rex 121
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

Re: Farid releases K2 customs in Rex 121

Just to be clear all the new 4" K2's are D3 tool steel blades right now and not REX 121 as mentioned on the web site, also these are full hand made custom knives and not mid tech, I do not yet make mid tech.
Farid Mehr
by faridknives
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Invitation to the 11th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2015
Replies: 146
Views: 28882

Re: Invitation to the 11th Amsterdam Spyderco meet 2015

I am going to try and book a flight to get there on Sunday morning.
Hope to see you all there.
Farid Mehr
by faridknives
Thu Oct 09, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

A question to you Farid: Did you sharpen the K2 before performing your edge retention test you showed us? I seriously wouldn't mind as I usually never use factory edge, but this time I tried to check how factory edge fare after some cardboard cutting and light wood whittling but am far from you res...
by faridknives
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

I do believe with CPM®-10v after using it extensively it is the most wear resistant tool steel which still holds a hair popping sharpness for a long time, there are higher alloys (carbide) steels out there but they just won’t hold a hair popping sharpness, 10v is the highest alloy tool steel which I...
by faridknives
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

[quote="darkangel55555"]

Farid, what're your intended applications


Cutting
by faridknives
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

[quote="faridknives"][quote="ManixFan"][quote="faridknives"] That is pretty cool! It's like a K2 Mehr.....and a mini-Mehr. Doctor Evil would approve! :D What are the different blade sizes between the custom and the production? As well as the overall open & closed length? Do you think that the small...
by faridknives
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

The detent on mine is not weak. It's perfect. The lock is sticky though. I have high expectations with these Taichung Spydies because they've been so good but when I get a knife that is very hard to close I can't be that positive on it. Your average non-knife person would probably not be able to cl...
by faridknives
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Philo Beddoe wrote:
Farid, the smaller version sounds like a good thing..hoping you keep the blade steel 10V or equivalent..K294?

Spec on the small custom K2 will be released in 2015. thanks
F
by faridknives
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

15 years ago or there about the knife industry was really different from today. There were not many of the performance oriented sprints yet. Spyderco hadn't really made them a household name yet. I used to research the steels that looked really interesting to me on the internet. That is when I firs...
by faridknives
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

That is pretty cool! It's like a K2 Mehr.....and a mini-Mehr. Doctor Evil would approve! :D What are the different blade sizes between the custom and the production? As well as the overall open & closed length? Do you think that the smaller version will ever end up as production? Also, I am curious...
by faridknives
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Sal's custom K2 and the 10v production version, this custom K2 is the very first generation which means it has alot more curve on top of the blade, the profile of the blade right now is the same as the REX K2 which has alot less curve on the top. http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt235/hardsteel-/P...
by faridknives
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Am I the only one actually reading this thread?! Farid said a small K2 in 2015! 10V blade and sweet titanium in a more manageable size. Sign me up for two please. Hello, that was a reference to my 'custom K2', I will release the small custom K2 in 2015, the grade of steel I will use will be release...
by faridknives
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Just a little more info on the K2, how it came about. Many years ago I was drawing different blade shapes just experimenting with different bowie shapes, I wanted to design a folder which could do most jobs very well, out of many I chose one and kept the drawing. I didn't take it any further and nev...
by faridknives
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

[...] I don't see them getting even close to the 1000 yard mark or even close. Again, the behavior is nonlinear, small changes in the end point of final sharpness produce very large changes in the stopping point of amount of material cut. By the time you have cut ~250 m of cardboard the rate of dul...
by faridknives
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2 full review
Replies: 42
Views: 18850

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2 full review

Jim thank you for testing the K2, keep in touch my friend.
Farid
by faridknives
Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Jim and I have been great friends for many years, I am glad he has done this test.
Take care Jim,
Farid
by faridknives
Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

To CLiff Stamp, 'I noted that I don't believe English is Farid's first language' ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I find it insulting and distasteful that so...
by faridknives
Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

I decided to take the K2 to Gary’s (fluffy) who is a dear friend and also my osteopath and test it in the garden, I did the best I can considering I cannot stand for long after my surgery on my leg. My friend Gary has in his collection an S-90v custom version and we thought we leave it on the table...
by faridknives
Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Spyderco/Farid K2
Replies: 485
Views: 89538

Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Bottom line is this buy it or don't buy it.
I will not be contributing to this thread further. This should have never been allowed to get this far.

Good bye,
Farid

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