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Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby faridknives » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:50 am

Dear members,
I have received the very first Spyderco/Farid K2 collaboration knife today and wanted to post a couple of pics and talk a little about the quality/fit and finish of this knife.

But first I would like to take this opportunity and express my thanks and appreciations to Sal and Eric for believing in my K2 design, this collaboration truly is a dream come true. This is a very proud moment in my life and I am extremely happy that I have had the opportunity to collaborate with a company which I have respected throughout my knife making courier. I am going to enjoy this very special moment and remember it for the rest of my life.

Towards the end of this week or next week I will be testing this 10v K2 and I will be posting all pictures of the test.
Now the knife. Fit and finish is just perfect, the side plates have a light stonewash finish and a very smooth feel to them, the radius on top of the blade makes holding the knife very comfortable, it has my signature wave cut out on the lock bar which is the same as my custom versions, the grinding on this CPM®10v® is perfectly symmetrical. It is a comfortable knife to hold and use, in the next few days I hope to do some cutting tests and show the true nature of this knife.

Once again my deepest gratitude goes to Sal and Eric and everyone at Spyderco.

Farid Mehr
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Mike157 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:00 pm

Very much looking forward to this one. Thanks so much for the post and photos Farid. Also looking forward to your test results. Thank you. Mike

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby SpyderNut » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:01 pm

Please allow me to be the first to say, "Congratulations!!" That is so incredibly awesome! The K2 is certainly on my must-have radar. Thanks for posting the pics too!

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Fresh Eddie Fresh » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:10 pm

That is a great looking knife! If the clip is a single screw, is it safe to assume the scale has a hollowed out area to prevent it from rotating?

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Donut » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:10 pm

Congrats on the knife collaboration. Hopefully it becomes a best seller and we can get some crazy steel sprints. :)

I'll be in touch with your knife making courier. I just don't know how he delivers and makes knives at the same time. ( jk :p )
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby LC Kid » Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:36 pm

Hi Folks!

Awesome news! :)

The pics look very handsome. :cool:

Looking forward those Test pics. :D

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Bugout Bill » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:00 pm

Nice big chunk of titanium and tool steel.

I'm kind of interested in the blade shape considering the amount of belly. Is the intended use of the knife something like hunting?
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby faridknives » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:06 pm

Fresh Eddie Fresh wrote:That is a great looking knife! If the clip is a single screw, is it safe to assume the scale has a hollowed out area to prevent it from rotating?
Yes there is a milled pocket the clip sits inside.
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby faridknives » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:12 pm

Bugout Bill wrote:Nice big chunk of titanium and tool steel.

I'm kind of interested in the blade shape considering the amount of belly. Is the intended use of the knife something like hunting?
I designed the K2 to be a very high performance tool for all applications, but it is 63RC and needs to be respected, as CPM-10v is not stainless there are applications like cutting certain fruits which one would choose a stainless blade for, other than that this tool is pure high performance.
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby WireEdge Roger » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:15 pm

The handle and Spydie box give a nice sense of scale. BIG!

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Bugout Bill » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:30 pm

Faridmehr: Thank you for the response. It is always nice to hear from the designer what they intend their knife to do.

On an aside, how thickly ground is the knife?
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby farnorthdan » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:42 pm

A heart felt congratulations Faird, what an accomplishment, you must truly be proud. What a beautiful knife that is now on my short list of knives to own, again congratulations.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby faridknives » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:50 pm

Bugout Bill wrote:Faridmehr: Thank you for the response. It is always nice to hear from the designer what they intend their knife to do.

On an aside, how thickly ground is the knife?
Blade is 3.5mm
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Bugout Bill » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:59 pm

Farid: Thanks.
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Blerv » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:02 pm

Congrats! Looks like a serious folder, Farid :). Thanks for your design; the collab looks great!

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Johnnie1801 » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:04 pm

Congratulations Farid, looks like Sal, Eric and Spyderco have done you proud. I can't wait to see how your testing goes :)

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Able Dog » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:49 pm

Very nice, Mr Mehr! Congratulations on the collaboration, I am eager to get my hands on the K2.

This is a good first look at the finished production version, nice to see that an overtravel insert was added since the Amsterdam meet.

If possible, could you describe or provide a picture of the standoff that was used? I look forward to reading about your tests.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby MacLaren » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:23 pm

It looks fantastic! Can't wait to get it.
That and your D3 K2!
Congrats Farid, no doubt it will be awesome.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Laethageal » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:26 pm

What a great collaboration! Grats to you Farid and to the Spyderco team! I wasn't aware it was coming so that's a big nice surprise for me. I don't buy that many knife, but this is one I won't let pass under my nose.


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