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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Blerv » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:28 pm

Hey Jim,

I recall the re-ground 110v Manix2 was around 3,000 yards. Maybe I'm not in the ballpark though. Also, are you slicing with a particular part of the blade or is it a full-blade cut?

Regardless, that's an insane amount of cardboard. Kudos to the knife and more important: To your poor hand. :)

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:31 pm

Blerv wrote:Hey Jim,

I recall the re-ground 110v Manix2 was around 3,000 yards. Maybe I'm not in the ballpark though. Also, are you slicing with a particular part of the blade or is it a full-blade cut?

Regardless, that's an insane amount of cardboard. Kudos to the knife and more important: To your poor hand. :)

One part of the blade, about 1/2 of the blade, you can tell when the photos go up what part that is... :)

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:37 pm

After 5500 Ft of cardboard...

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And it would still slice Phone Book Paper after.... Not easy, but it would do it....

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby MacLaren » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:30 pm

Blerv wrote:Hey Jim,

I recall the re-ground 110v Manix2 was around 3,000 yards. Maybe I'm not in the ballpark though. Also, are you slicing with a particular part of the blade or is it a full-blade cut?

Regardless, that's an insane amount of cardboard. Kudos to the knife and more important: To your poor hand. :)
I believe the S110V did 3800 ft around 1200 yards.
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:33 pm

MacLaren wrote:
Blerv wrote:Hey Jim,

I recall the re-ground 110v Manix2 was around 3,000 yards. Maybe I'm not in the ballpark though. Also, are you slicing with a particular part of the blade or is it a full-blade cut?

Regardless, that's an insane amount of cardboard. Kudos to the knife and more important: To your poor hand. :)
I believe the S110V did 3800 cuts around 1200 yards.

Yep, S110V 3800 ft. :)

The K2 did 5500 ft for 1833 yards....

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby MacLaren » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:39 pm

Wow, the K2 had apprx 567 more yards....

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:45 pm

MacLaren wrote:Wow, the K2 had apprx 567 more yards....

I stopped at 3800 with the S110V blade, it would have cut a lot more..

This time with the K2 I cut until i ran out of cardboard, and I am out..... And it was 5500 ft.... It will still cut more....

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby WorkingEdge » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:49 pm

So Jim - how do you think it would do with a very fine edge?
I can't stop polishing my edges for some reason.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:51 pm

WorkingEdge wrote:So Jim - how do you think it would do with a very fine edge?
I can't stop polishing my edges for some reason.
Well, I have tested CPM 10V with a polished edge before... It likes coarser edges better....

Should do fine with a 1000 grit edge or so though.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ignaz » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:55 pm

MacLaren wrote:Wow, the K2 had apprx 567 more yards....
I would still say CPM S110V and CPM 10V perform quite similar.Yes the K2 cut around 45% more than the Manix but it also has got 1,47945 times more useable cutting edge.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:01 pm

Ignaz wrote:
MacLaren wrote:Wow, the K2 had apprx 567 more yards....
I would still say CPM S110V and CPM 10V perform quite similar.Yes the K2 cut around 45% more than the Manix but it also has got 1,47945 times more useable cutting edge.

They are actually really close from my own testing using like blades in the same hardness range, within 25% anyway..... That's close.....

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby MacLaren » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:06 pm

That's a lot of work. Thank you Jim

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:07 pm

MacLaren wrote:That's a lot of work. Thank you Jim

YW... :)

5 Hours of cutting cardboard.... :eek:

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby WireEdge Roger » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:14 pm

Wow, thanks for doing that! So how was 5 hours with that big, flat handle?

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby faridknives » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:16 pm

Jim and I have been great friends for many years, I am glad he has done this test.
Take care Jim,
Farid

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Laethageal » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:16 pm

I wonder what Phil, Cliff and Joe will say about the test they put the knife up to.

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:21 pm

faridknives wrote:Jim and I have been great friends for many years, I am glad he has done this test.
Take care Jim,
Farid

Yep. :)

Keep up the great work man. :)

Jim

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:23 pm

Laethageal wrote:I wonder what Phil, Cliff and Joe will say about the test they put the knife up to.

Looking forward to seeing what they come up with. :spyder:

The knife wore me out..... :eek:

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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby xceptnl » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:33 pm

Your test brings to light the level of performance we are all facing with this knife.... despite the buying lockout I am facing, this may force me to reallocate funds from somewhere to land one of these in my stable. Thank you for your effort Jim.
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Re: Spyderco/Farid K2

Postby Ankerson » Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:36 pm

xceptnl wrote:Your test brings to light the level of performance we are all facing with this knife.... despite the buying lockout I am facing, this may force me to reallocate funds from somewhere to land one of these in my stable. Thank you for your effort Jim.

Thanks, will have to wait and see how the other 3 fair once they start testing. :)


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