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Titanium folder and titanium/carbon fibre dish

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by farid., Jan 15, 2011.

  1. MoreToasties


    Jan 13, 2010
    Looks to be heavily inspired by the CQC6.


  2. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    The two knives are totally different, blade is different, liners are different, thumb opener is different, pivot screw is different, rear spacer is different.
    My T-1000 is completely my design.
    Have a good day.
  3. mcsrno


    Aug 10, 2010
    Sweet work!
  4. MoreToasties


    Jan 13, 2010
    You can make a million small changes to any knife design and still have it look the same. I'm not accusing you of anything - the CQC 6 is a sexy knife, and it should be an honor to have your work compared to it.

    Look, on paper the knives can be night and day, but side-by-side....they look very similar, my friend. That's all I'm saying.
  5. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    You are welcome to think what you like but I don’t agree with you.
    Have a nice day.
  6. tsuba


    Jun 12, 2008
    I'm a fan of The Emerson design, since the time of CQC7 was produced by Benchmade, and I agree with you, your design is different and I like a lot the beefy look of your blade.
    The thumb opener is close to the one of the discontinued ZT 500, good choice !
  7. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    I have always made my knives in my own way, I have always tried to be a little different and use other types of steels like T-1 high speed steel , cpm-s-125v , CPM-REX 121 and CPM-15v and others, I have my own style, some people see it and some don’t, it is totally ok for me if someone disagrees. After all I am here because I like to show pics of my work and make friends, the politic side of things I am not at all interested in.
    How is the weather in France ?
    Talk later
  8. drillsgt71


    Dec 1, 2010
    I really like your knives. Both design and materials. I'm afraid to ask prices as then I'll have to start saving again. LOL.
  9. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    I will pm you.
    take care
  10. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    I thought some of you may like to see a pic of my tanto's with carbon handles and titanium pins. Thanks to everyone for posting your thoughts on my work.

  11. MoreToasties


    Jan 13, 2010
    I guess its just me then.

    For the record, this was never about politics.

    It seems as though my complaint is not new to you. Perhaps this is why you've stopped making the bolstered version of this model.
  12. L.J.Tibbs


    Aug 3, 2010
    those are some beautiful knives!
  13. orchunter93


    Oct 4, 2010
    wow those are sick....and the dish is really nice.

    What are you going to use it for? Those knives are cool, they seem really thick and what not....what are some of the specs on them?
  14. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    I don’t care what you think.

  15. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Thank you L.J.Tibbs
  16. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    Hello orchunter,
    The blade is T-1 high speed steel, liners , thumb opener, spacer and clip are all titanium.

  17. hkpokes_you


    Aug 29, 2008
    Farid - out of curiosity - what is your opinion of T-1? I made a chisel-ground sheepsfoot for a friend of mine out of it, but I was working from a reground planer blade, and did it quick.

    I have another piece of it I came across, but I have a lot of pokers in the fire. Do you think it can take a better edge than CPM-M4?

    I love your work by the way. I am also playing around a lot with high speed steels and carbon fiber. No way I could pull off folders like that though. Great stuff.
  18. farid.

    farid. Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 26, 2010

    Thank you for your comments sir, I appreciate it.
    chisel-ground sheepsfoot from a planer blade is a great idea, all top grade planer blades are either T-1 or Carbide edge blades.
    Here is some info that I have put together on T-1, as I have used it for a long time I have come to learn how to work with it in both annealed and heat-treated condition, it is not an easy steel to heat-treat as the temperatures are very high, depending on the hardness you require it can be as high as 2350F.
    You can not compare the CPM-M4 to T1, the T1 was the benchmark of high speed steels for 40 years, it has 18% Tungsten and in the heat-treating that turns in to Tungsten Carbides, 18% is quit a lot, although CPM-M4 is a great steel and it is tougher than the T-1, but in a wear resistance test it won’t come close to the T-1 HSS.

    Info on T-1 Carbide High Speed Steel.

    T-1 is classified as High Speed Steel and it was patented by Crucible Steel Co around 1910. T-1 Carbide steel was designed primarily to out cut M-2. Soon after it became so popular, in engineering and Tool manufacturing it was discovered that with it’s 18% (w) Tungsten and special heat treating developed by Taylor and White it actually not only have a tremendous red hardness capability but it actually out cut the M-2 steel by 30-35%.
    The matrix of the alloy was 0.7% ( C ) carbon, 18% ( W ) Tungsten, 1.3% ( V ) Vanadium, 4% ( CR ) Chromium and 0.3% (NI) Niobium. The specification of the T-1 steel was standardised for 40 years.
    During the World War II the serious shortage of raw material meant that in order to keep producing steel the manufacturers had to significantly lower the alloy contents of special steels. This decision was primarily to lower the percentage of Tungsten and Vanadium and later on Niobium in steels like the T-1. It must be said that the basic alloy design of T-1 has allowed other steels to be produced just by adding other alloys to it , Such as ( CO ) Cobalt, higher ( V ) Vanadium and higher percentage of Carbon.
    The latest T-1 steel that is now being produced in Germany on state of the art equipment is an extremely high quality product. In comparison to other steels the T-1 is actually 10% heavier due to it’s extremely high contents of Tungsten (W).The heat treating of the T-1 steel is no cheap or easy task in comparison to other lower spec Tungsten steels. Hardening takes place at around 2350F.

    In short, the T-1 Carbide steel was designed to cut other steels and it did that for over 40 years before it became too expensive to produce in large quantities and was replaced largely by cheaper High Speed Steels. Taking in to consideration after heat treating, the 18% Tungsten Carbide in the matrix of the T-1 steel , well that’s impressive.

    Thanks for reading.
  19. rookie4real


    Aug 15, 2007
    I like the dish, I bet you can use it as a weight plate for a bench press:D
  20. jcbtennis


    Oct 7, 2010
    I love farids work!

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