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Kodiak FDT 3 Blade

 
BladeLength
3.25"
Thickness
.125"
Steel
AUS-8
Hardness
56-57
Angle
Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17
Finish
Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um
Depth
Top
Alignment
A.5
Intent
Hunting, Field Dressing
User
wickededge
Comments
I've used this knife for over a decade to field dress hundreds of elk and have tinkered with a myriad of angles and finish levels. I finally settled on 20 degrees for the skinner with a moderately toothy finish of 3.5um and for a final bevel of 17 degrees for the hide blade with a polished finish of .25um. I relieved the shoulders on the hide blade down to 13 degrees and the added the micro-bevel. With continued stropping at 15 degrees, the edge is now nicely convex.
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