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Farid CPM-REX-121 ‘K2’ possible folder project

Discussion in 'For Sale: Folders' started by farid., Jul 29, 2011.

  1. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
    WOW. Fantastic job you did on that K2, GnK! How long did that take?
     
  2. Gunsnknives

    Gunsnknives

    632
    Mar 26, 2011
    This polish/convexing happened over a couple of days off/on. I would say all together it took 4 hours. It was all manually done!
     
  3. clayallison

    clayallison

    131
    Feb 15, 2008
    I've got Leo's 'K2' here at the shop and just finished sharpening it up. Here are some pics:

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    Farid-3.jpg

    At the moment, I have it at 20 degrees per side, stropped down to 0.5um. After reading a little more about the steel, it might be worth it to take it down a little lower. I spent a total of 5 minutes per side building the bevels and the progressed through diamond plates from 100#-1000#, then 1200# and 1600# ceramics, then strops. I had a couple of deep scratches left so I dropped back to my Shaptons which worked terrifically and very quickly. After the Shaptons, I went on to strop it.
     
  4. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
    Damn, that edge looks great Clay! I'm liking the convex on GnK's and will probably end up going that route, having taken mine down to about 28 degrees already.
     
  5. Gunsnknives

    Gunsnknives

    632
    Mar 26, 2011
    That is a nice edge Clay :thumbup:
     
  6. recon1s14

    recon1s14

    720
    Nov 15, 2010
  7. Wild-Bill

    Wild-Bill

    4
    Aug 2, 2016
    I just picked up one of your K2's in Rex-121 on eBay, would like to chat with you about it for some advice (specifically sharpening recommendations). My email is [email protected]. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks,

    Bill Kiel
     
  8. BluegrassBrian

    BluegrassBrian

    Apr 20, 2015
    Hey Bill you might have better luck by emailing him directly..
     
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