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  1. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Yup, it says Nathan... 62.0 is the HRC, see my above post ;)
     
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  2. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thank you so much for the great post and confirmation. The sincerity is undeniable..and I'm starting to understand. Absolutely love the FK1. Was my choice as first on specs/looks alone over the 2. This one is my second and had to try the 2. The FK2 is outstanding. Much different in hand than looks along suggest. 2 feels slightly more nimble, lighter in the ass. With both in your had..you can absolutely feel the exploration of philosophy towards the DEK's, for sure.

    Both outstanding, love the differences on both for what they are and their purpose. Glad I dont have to choose. It would be the FK1 if I did. Prefer the blade profile and the slightly flatter scales. And it's always the same word when anyone sees/comments, my buddy, this very night,(knows nothing from knives) as I was handing him the knife said "nice", when he took and unsheathed it, looked at me, smiled and his very next word was "sexy"..haha..And it absolutely is

    Very happy about this. I wished they'd run a few of my favorite steels a few points higher. DV3 is a new favorite, so..my instinct was right..62.0! WooHoo :D

    Tha is again, @Casinostocks. Most appreciated :)
     
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  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    You are welcome :)

    BTW in case you are not already aware, the hard and thin version of the FK2 is running at a slightly higher HRC, so there is also that one.
     
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  4. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Thanks again.

    Thought hard thin was a thinner stock as well as thinner grind ?..ran a little harder? I think I had that wrong. Thought were .160+/-, closer to DEK stock..

    Didnt think I needed a hard thin. I do. damn
     
  5. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    The stock thickness is the same, the primary grind is slightly thinner making it thinner behind the edge. The primary grind starts just ever so slightly higher not really that discernible unless you have them both side by side and scrutinize them very carefully (there are some pics posted). Nathan nicknamed that harder / thinner version, “bad idea”.
     
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  6. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    *not good idea..haha. I like it. Typically like/prefer higher grind. Yes, I want one.

    Well, I layed off the last sales when they were offered. I'm guessing sold out? I'll ask Jo if there's any left.

    Was just about ready to cool it, couple of unexpected came up I couldn't pass. Looks like another one I need.



    Thanks? o_O:D again @Casinostocks
     
  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Correction: “bad idea” was the actual nickname ;) but I think that Jo can still help you wi to one at the next sale :)
     
  8. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Ahh. " Bad idea"..

    Definitely rolls off the tongue better. Glad he changed it :D
     
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  9. Mike157

    Mike157 Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2006
    I’m guessing that the perfect little divot one can see just before the “6”, is the indent left by the Rockwell tester. Mike
     
  10. Odog27

    Odog27 Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Nov 20, 2011
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    62.0 is the Rockwell hardness. I circled the mark left by the Rockwell hardness tester. I think it says Nathan - which sucks for you because he may want it back, and I mean his name IS on it.
     
  11. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    I hope not..
    I sanded it off cleaning up the corrosion. Shit.

    Anybody got a Sharpie?
     
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  12. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    You wiped it off?!? o_O:D
     
  13. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Right? :confused:

    I ain't the brightest stick in the drawer.

    Took me almost 10yrs to find my way into CPK's..what does that tell ya..:oops:
     
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  14. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Oh man! That could’ve been worth a lot of money, like something signed by Picasso.
     
  15. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    Tell you what. Send the rest of your CPKs to me for safe keeping. Just in case.
     
  16. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    :D

    You're probably right, Swarthy..ok, PM me the shipping address. Better safe than sorry :);)
     
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  17. Icky Thump

    Icky Thump Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    20210330_143631.jpg just landed. wow. I placed it down gently, didnt want to damage the dial.
     
  18. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Now folks everywhere are going to be pulling their scales to see what's under there. Attn Ninjo, restock your fastener hardware :D:D:D
     
  19. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Mishpocha, one of the OG's of the FKs:

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  20. gunslinger387

    gunslinger387 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 31, 2010
    I remember when you picked that one up. I had held off because it wasn’t Delta 3V. I remember it sat for a bit. IIRC you picked it up because yo wanted it to “stay in the family”. Still kick myself sometimes. Those scales! Not something I would normally like but for some reason I do.
     

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