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The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9305

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Clay now has that fine folder in his hands. I am sure he will comment and perhaps put up some pictures as he plays with it. I have yet to see it myself so I too will have my eyes peeled for any bit of info on this rare knife.

Leo
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9313

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Clay's probably chomping at the bit... new knife in.... must fix website... new knife in... must fix website. :evil:
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9314

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Yep, something like that...
--Clay Allison
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9333

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Here are a couple quick camera phone pics of the Farid knife:

Farid-1.jpg


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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9334

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And a couple more:

Farid-3.jpg


Farid-4.jpg


I'll get more/better photos done when I'm not so immersed in the website migration.
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9336

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Delving in a little, figuring out the angles and sweet spot etc... For the first try, I mounted the knife at the bottom location and at A.5 due to the steep drop off of the tip which is straight inline with the spine. I verified that the angle already ground on the knife was in the neighborhood of 20 degrees per side. Here are some pics:

Farid-Placement-Right-1.jpg


Farid-Placement-Left-1.jpg


Clearly the stone wasn't tracking equidistant from the edge along the length of the blade, so I knew I'd have to move it forward, and there are some pretty obvious discrepancies between the two sides.
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9337

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Next, I moved the knife forward until the tip was at B:

Farid-Placement-Right-2.jpg


Farid-Placement-Left-2.jpg


This position worked much better. I went on and tried B.5 and C for the heck of it but ended up coming back to B for the best fit.
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9348

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Thanks Clay,

While the article about "finding the sweet spot" is well written and I followed it completely, this helped much more in my understand to see different settings and how the marker is removed.

I have not tried this many settings on one knife before, but now I will. With uneven factory bevels plus taking the angle more acute I wasn't sure how I could tell anything by the marker, but these photos make it clear how different setting affect the bevel look.
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9349

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Don't forget, this knife's for sale (unless Clay already called dibs). :)
leomitch wrote:
Recently I obtained a custom-made Farid Mehr Rex 121 steel folder with a titanium body. He made only 20 of them, so there are no others available anywhere in the world. I am going to sell my Farid folder for a bargain price...I paid $650 US for it, but I will sell it to a member of this forum for $525 US plus shipping. This is truly a collector's item.
Leo
wickededgeusa.com/index.php?option=com_k...=9055&Itemid=63#9055

CPM-REX-121 steel at 68-70 RC
CPM REX-121 CHEMICAL COMPOSITION
Carbon 3.40 %
Chromium 4.00 %
Vanadium 9.50 %
Tungsten 10.00 %
Cobalt 9.00 %
Molybdenum 5.00 %

And it'll come with a wicked edge! (sharpened not a sharpener....)
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Re: The Farid K2 Rex 121 Folder has just arrived ! 1 year 6 months ago #9352

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Geocyclist wrote:
Thanks Clay,

While the article about "finding the sweet spot" is well written and I followed it completely, this helped much more in my understand to see different settings and how the marker is removed.

I have not tried this many settings on one knife before, but now I will. With uneven factory bevels plus taking the angle more acute I wasn't sure how I could tell anything by the marker, but these photos make it clear how different setting affect the bevel look.

Playin with a little program i had... here's a side by side comparison of the tips.

Left A.5 setting Right B setting

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