Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Benchmade 525 Presidio M4 LE (525BK-1101) 3 0.12 CPM M4 59-61 15 0.5 strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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15 deg; A.5; 1000#, 12k chosera, 0.5 stops

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Benchmade 940 3.4 0.12 S30V 58-60 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top B.5 (thumb studs) EDC
 
Authors Comments:Aligned thumb studs to vice, about B.5. See photos in URL.
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Benchmade 915 Triage 3.5" 0.13" N680 57-59HRC 20 1um Strops Bottom B
 
Authors Comments:I rested the spine on the closest pin of the depth key and then rotated the blade until most of it was parallel to the base of the sharpener.
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Benchmade 558 DLC M4 - Ritter Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.1 CPM M4 59-61 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had to go with top position to get clearance for 15 deg. A.75 got the bevel pretty even, just a little more on the belly and tip, but looks good. Stropped with both balsa and leather at 15 deg.
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15 deg, 10k Chosear, balsa and leather at 15 deg.

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Benchmade Presidio Ultra 2.97" 0.115" 440C Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 15.25 (Measured) 5u Balsa, 3u and 1u 3M PSA Strips (50 passes per side) Top A.5 EDC
 
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Benchmade 553 Griptilian Tanto 3.45" 0.115" 154CM Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 19.4 (left). 16.5 (right) Measured. Forward 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape Top A.5 (Angled) Maintain Factory Edge
 
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Factory Edge. Cuts Paper Great. No Hair Whittling.

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Benchmade 551 1303 3.4 .115 CPM M4 59-61 15 1k Chosera, 3.5 Strops Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Needed top depth at 15 deg. Might try alignment "B" next time to get bevel more even (A.75 is a little bevel at tip)
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