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Anders Petter Paring knife 100 mm 1.35 mm Molybdenum stainless 57 21 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Fruit and small veggies in kitchen.
 
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Anders Petter Chef knife 200 mm 2 mm Molybdenum Stainless 57 22 0.6 um micro fine B D.0 Kitchen use
 
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Anders Petter Fillet knife 150 mm 1.6 mm Molybdenum stainless 57 21 0.6 um micro fine T C.0 Filleting of fish in kitchen
 
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Bark River Bravo 1 4.250 inches .215 inches A-2 tool steel 59 17 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time top B-5 survival/bushcraft/tactical
 
Authors Comments:LJM it originally came with a zero degree convex edge which I found was a bit too fine and subject to chipping and rolling; I love the 17 degree angle razor sharp and tough
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Bark River STS-5 5.5 inches .270 inches 154 CM Stainless Ste 58 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes bottom C Tactical/Survival
 
Authors Comments:Basically a belly to belly fighter but can be used as a survival knife. LJM
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Bark River Gunny carbon steel blade 3.775 inche .154 inches A-2 tool steel 58 18 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.1 bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:LJM A smaller version of the Bravo1...very good gripping handle for four fingers
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Becker BK16 4.375 0.165 1095 56-58 20 1600 Bottom. B 0.5
 
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Benchmade 522 Presidio Ultra - Pardue Axis Lock - Plain Edge 3.47 in .125 in 440C 58-60 rc 22 Degrees/Side 1000# Diamond / 1600# Ceramic / 10 Micron Strops Top A.5
 
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Benchmade 525 Mini-Presidio - Axis Lock - Plain Edge 2.97 in .115 in 154CM 58-59 rc 20-22 Degrees/Side 3.5um Top. A.5
 
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Benchmade Osborne 3.4" 0.115" S30V 58-60HRC 20 1000 Top A .5
 
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Benchmade Mini-Griptilian - Doug Ritter 2.88 .1 S30V 62 22 1600 Ceramic Bottom A.5
 
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Benchmade 9500 Mini-Auto Stryker 2.9" .1" 154CM 58-60HRC 20 3.5um Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I've experimented with this knife many dozens of times over the years. My conclusion is that the steel won't hold well under 20 degrees. It's important to treat the blade in two sections to preserve the tanto geometry. I don't recommend a convex edge because of the loss of some of the precision cutting. It's an excellent EDC, especially for any utility work.
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Benchmade 581 Barrage 3.60" .121" M390 60-62 17 deg. (measured) .5m Leather (although lightly stropped so not a mirror finish). Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:1st time w/ M390 steel. Slightly lowered factory bevel and cleaned up the edge (came with a very rough finish). See how it holds up at this angle.
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Benchmade 551 Griptilian 3.45" .115" 154CM 58-60HRC 18 deg. w/ 20 deg. microbevel 3.5m on Balsa Top B EDC
 
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Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
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Benchmade Emissary 470-1 3 inches 0.09 inches S30-v 58-60 HRC 21.75*. (? Factory?) Leather strop 0.5 mic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Stone progression: diamond 1000; ceramic: 1.4, 1200, 1600. Superstone: 8k Naniwa. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops /c 1 mic and 0.5 mic diamond paste. Tough steel. Not sure I'm settling on this.
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Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.10 154 cm 58-61 17.5 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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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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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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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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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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Beretta Loveless Drop Point 3.81 .11 AUS-8 57-59 22 1600# Bottom B Field Dressing Game
 
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Blackfield R.P.K. Crossfire 90mm 2.5mm 440B HRC 58 21 Micro fine ceramics (0.6 um) T B.0 Rescue knife
 
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Boker Plus Toucan multi tool neck knife 1.02 inches / 2.6cm 0.2 inches / 5mm 440c 58 HRC 22* factory angle 0.6 mic ceramic Level @ grind line 0.8 A Neck knife multi tool
 
Authors Comments:Depth level with grind line
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Bradely Alias ii 2.95 .120 S30V Unknown 18 1000 Stones, 6 micron strop , 3 micron strop Top B
 
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Browning Kodiak FDT 3 Blade 3.25" .125" AUS-8 56-57 Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17 Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um Top A.5 Hunting, Field Dressing
 
Authors 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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Buck Protege 450T 3" .1 420HC 58-61 18, 20 Micro 3.5 um@18, 1000@20 Top B Hunting
 
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Buck Ranger 110 3.75" .1 420HC 58-61 19, 20 Micro 3.5 um@19, 1000@20 Top B.5 Field Dressing Game
 
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Buck 112 3" .077 420HC 58-61 18, 20 Micro 3.5 um@18, 1600@20 Top B Field Dressing Game
 
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Buck Vantage Pro 3.25" 0.120" S30V 59 18 1k diamond, with strops for touch up Top B EDC
 
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Buck Zipper. 191 4 1/8 inch 0.14 inch 420HC ? 18/side. Leather strop 1mic Upper B.5 Skinning fixed blade
 
Authors Comments:Buck states factory angles are 13-16/side. This was closer to 18/side. Diamond 400 - 1000. Ceramic 1.4 then leather strops as noted in finish.
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Buck Metro (759) 1" ? 420HC ? 17 1000# daniel, a few light cleanup passes with 5um leather See comments A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Clamp on the bottle opener ring, the aluminum body section will control depth. Align to A.5 and level out the little blade with the clamp as best you can! Works surprisingly well.
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Buck Alpha Hunter 3.5" ? 420HC ? 17 1000# diamond, a few light cleanup passes with 5um leather Bottom B Hunting
 
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Buck 425 1 7/8 ? 420HC 58 19 .6 Micron Ceramic Above TOP A .25 Pocket
 
Authors Comments:Make sure you have it above the top Depth holes or you will be hitting your vise.
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Buck 119BKS-B 6 ? 440C ? 20 3.5um Bottom C Hunting
 
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Buck 119BKS-B 6 ? 440C ? 20 3.5um Bottom C Hunting
 
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Buck# 223 6.375 .077 420J2 49-53 18 1000 Top C.5 Filet Knife
 
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Camillus 18671 3 in. .120 in. VG-10 Unk. 21 deg. 10m leather (just a light strop) Top A 1/2 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Blade has a "Carbonitride Titanium" coating, which the manufacturer claims makes it "10x harder". Anyway, my intent was to match the original bevel, but at 25 deg. I was still hitting near the shoulder, so decided to stop at 25. Blade came out sharp, but would probably benefit from a lower angle. 2/16/13 EDIT: I resharpened this knife, and when I set the bevel, it matched at 21 deg. I don't know why the difference from the previous 25 deg. but thought I'd document the difference.
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Chambriard Thier FR Le Trappeur folder 3.7 inches .118 inches 13C26 SS 57 16.5 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.3 Gentleman's knife/hunter too, cuts like a laser
 
Authors Comments:This is a sturdy knife meant as an EDC for use at the dining room table, kitchen or campsite. One could use it for dressing game but the cleaning would be difficult. L.J.M.
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Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 3.625" 0125" S35VN 58-59 RC 17 Deg. with 18 Deg. Microbevel 17 Deg. finished at 3.5u Strop Top Holes A.5
 
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 2.94" .125" S35VN Stainless Stee 58-59 RC 18 deg. with 19,20 deg. Micro bevel for convex 18 Deg finished with Roo Strop .125 CBN and blank Top Holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:All angles set with Angle Cube, rechecked on each stone. Re-created 18 Degree bevel with Diamond 400 -1000, Ceramic 1200/1600 then 5000/10000 Chosera. With 5/10k Chosera reset angle to 20 , 19 then back to 18deg. to define convex. Continued with Balsa 20, 19 then 18deg. with .5 Microne paste Completed at 18deg finish with Roo with .125 Cubic Boron then blank Roo with a mist of alcohol. Shaving sharp and developing a nice mirror polish edge. Maintenance additional careful stropping will r
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 2.94in 0.125in S35VN 58-59 RC 22 Degrees 3.5um Top A 1/2 EDC
 
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Cold Steel Black Sable 4" .125" San Mai III 58 HRC 18 primary bevel, 19 degree micro bevel 1600# Top B.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I originally created the bevels at 18 degrees and polished them to .5 microns before adding a micro-bevel at 19 degrees with the 1600# ceramic stones to give a mirrored bevel and slightly reduced shoulder while making the actual edge a little wider and giving it some micro teeth.
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Cold Steel Master Tanto 6" .1875" VG1 San Mai III 56-58RHC 25 .5um Bottom B.5 Tactical
 
Authors Comments:I inherited this knife from my step father who carried it overseas for many years. It had been hand sharpened for years so it's hard to know what the original angle was. Reprofiling it took some time but it finished up nicely and took a super polish.
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Cold Steel Finn Bear 4" 2.5 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 19.5 (39 inclusive) .5um Top B Hunting
 
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Cold Steel Twist Master 3.5 ? Carbon V ? 17.3 8k Naniwa super stone Upper holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 400-1000. Ceramic 1200-0.6. Naniwa 8k. Bought several of these as close outs/ factory 2nds About 20 years ago. Takes a nice edge easily and keeps it well. Rusts easily.
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Cold Steel Kudu 4.25" 2 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 17 0.5um 1st B.5
 
Authors Comments:Shaving sharp and mirror polish after finishing with the 1/0.5um diamond spray on leather
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Cold Steel Old small folder 2.5 inches ? San Mai 3 ? 56-58 HRC ? 18.4* 0.6 mic ceramic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
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Cold Steel Voyager (Medium Tanto) 3" 3 mm AUS 8A HRC 57-59 19 3.5um 1st A.5 EDC
 
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Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Plain 27TLT 4" 3.5mm AUS 8A Stainless Unknown 19.4 Measured (I align using divots, hence weird angle) 3u Balsa Top B.5 Scaring People
 
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CRKT Folts Minimalist 127mm 2.1mm 5Cr15MoV 57 RC 19 5u Lap Top 30mm Tip to CL/Vise EDC
 
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CRKT M16-13T 3.5" 0.110" AUS8 58-59 Asymmetrical grind (70/30), I used left 20, right 15 to get close and finished the profile that way 1k diamond -> 5um strop for finish and touchup Unique (see comment) B EDC
 
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CRKT Ripple 3.125 .107 8CR14MoV 59-60 l 20/r 20 .05 strop top a5 EDC
 
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CRKT Onion-Shenanigan #K470KKP 3.25 inch 0.119 inch / 3.0mm Acuto 59-60 HRC 20* 0.6 ceramic Upper holes B EDC
 
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CRKT M21-14SF 3.875 inches 0.14 inches AUS 8 58-59 18.5 5 micron Bottom A 0.5 Put a usable polished sharp edge in place.
 
Authors Comments:I will test the durability and usability of this edge in the coming weeks.
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CRKT M16-14T 3.875 inches 0.14 inches AUS 8 58-59 HRC 19 Bead-Blast Bottom A 0.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Chisel Ground Tanto. I focused on the primary side nocking the burr off the back side down to 400 grit. After 400 grit I sharpened all the way down to 3.5 micron leather strops. Holds a great edge for a long time under normal daily use.
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Crkt 5470 lg Fossil 3.960 0.15 8Cr13Mov 58-60HRC 18 5.0 diamond paste strop 2 C EDC
 
Authors Comments:Creates a beautiful razor edge!
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Cutco 2 3/4" paring Item # 1720 2.75 - 440A - 17 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A.5 kitchen, general use
 
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Cutco 9 1/4" Chef Knife, Item # 1725 9.25 - 440A - 17 1000# Bottom D kitchen
 
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DPX Gear HEST 1.0 3.67 inches .197 inches D2 Tool Steel 58-59 21 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 Survival folder/EDC
 
Authors Comments: This has been a controversial knife. The model 1 in some cases had weaknesses but luckily for me my cop was fine. A very sturdy knife with a D-2 tool steel blade that sharpens up incredibly and retains the edge well. It is one of my EDC knives.
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Emerson CQC-8 100 mm 3 mm 154CM? 57-59 23 1000# Diamond Bottom B Hard use survival / bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:This folder is from 2004 without wave. I have a V-grind on this one.
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ESEE ESEE-5 5.45 inches .25 inches 1095 cabon steel 57 17-19-21 convexed ceramics then strops 5 and 3.5 pastes to integrate the shoulders top B-5 bushcraft and survival
 
Authors Comments:This knife is essentially a pry bar with a sharp edge. It is a beast developed to help downed helicopter pilots to escape from their wreckage. A great knife to carry around in your car for emergencies. LJM
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ESEE ESEE-4 4.5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 carbon 57 22 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time top B.75 bushcraft and survival
 
Authors Comments:a stout and very sharp edge, takes abuse well- LJM
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ESEE ESEE-6 6.5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 cabon steel 57 20 degrees- frighteningly sharp ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time Top C survival/bushcraft, a good slicer in the kitchen
 
Authors Comments: all the ESEE knives are full flat-ground and the blades vary in thickness from the spine to the edge, so they are good slicers but hard to mount in the vise.
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ESEE Laser Strike 5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 Carbon steel 57 20 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.75 survival and bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:a spear-point blade with a skeletonized handle so the knife can be made into a spear for survival LJM
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ESEE Laser Strike 4.75" .1875" 1095 55-57RC 19A 10um Strop after 600# Diamond Stone Bottom B.5 Bushcraft, Survival, Camping
 
Authors Comments:I haven't tested the edge of this blade yet, will do some cutting and experimenting before fully commenting.
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ESEE Izula 2 5/8" .156" 1095 Carbon Steel 57 20 Degrees Diamonds, Ceramics, then Strops to .5 micon Top A.25 Bushcraft/Survival
 
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Fallkniven A1 6.3 0.24 VG-10 59 15 1600 Low B 0.75
 
Authors Comments:I put a 15 degrees microbevel on top of a 13 degrees convex edge
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Fallkniven PXL Folder 3.4 inches .138 3 G Powder steel lam 62 16 ceramics and strops Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:This is my favourite EDC knife. It is pretty and it is sharp in the extreme. I give this knife a five out of five for looks, usefullness and strength.
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Fallkniven TK-1 4 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 21 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.4 bushcraft
 
Authors Comments: LJM
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Fallkniven SK-1 3.88 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.3 Bushcraft
 
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Fallkniven S1 130 mm 5 mm VG-10 59 22 1000# Diamond Bottom C survival / bushcraft
 
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Fällkniven NL5 IDUN 100 mm 5 mm Lam.VG10 59 HRC 18/19/20 1000# Diamond / 1600# Ceramic | blending 14/10 strops, 1/,5 strops top B bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:I have now tested the edge with a lot of whittling, edge shaved but not easily, stropping on 19 degrees took it back to a good razoredge.. Tony Pettersen "EDIT OUT - i think someone have placed their comment on this knife by mistake, idun is no lockback - EDIT OUT"
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Furi Gustogrip FUR812 paring 4" 0.075 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:This finish leaves a refined but toothy edge that seems to work better.
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Furi Lil Edgy Santoku 5" .105 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:This finish leaves a refined but toothy edge that seems to work well for kitchen duty..
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Furi Lil Edgy Santoku 7" .105 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top C Kitchen
 
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Gerber Freeman Drop Point 3.5" .134" S30V 56-58RHC 20 3.5um Bottom A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
Authors Comments:This is a stout knife but doesn't hold an edge like I'd expect from the steel. I initially tried it at 17 degrees but had to go back to 20 to get it to last for an elk or two.
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Gerber Profile 3.5 .13 440C 58-61 19, 20 micor 3.5 um@19, 1000@20 Top B EDC
 
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Gerber Remix 2.9" .115 mystery Stainless unk L 16, R 17 Micro Fine Ceramic Stones .6micron top A .5 Utility beater/Test bed
 
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Gerber Mini Covert 3" 0.110" 154CM Not listed 19 1k diamond for duty/carry, but takes well to full out mirror polish too! Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:In matching the factory bevel, an even 19 degrees per side ends up 18 on the left arm and 20 on the right arm. Thus far the 19 degree edge has held up very well, as a 154CM should!
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Gerber EZ Out 3 .1 high carbon stainles n/a 17.5 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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Global GS-5 140 mm 2 mm CROMOVA 18 SS 56-58 20 1000# diamond Top B .5 Kitchen
 
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Guy Fieri/ Ergo Chef Knuckle Sandwich Cleaver 6.5 .020-.025 X50CrMoV15 German HC 56 RC /-2 18 Degree 1600 bottom middle of c and d
 
Authors Comments:Made In China
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Heckles Professional S paring 4 inches ? "High carb stainless ? 17.8 ? Above upper holes B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:Diamond: 600 to 1000. Ceramic:1200 to 0.6 mic. Final: naniwa 8k
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Hinderer XM 18 Spanto 3.5 .165 CTS-XHP 60-61 HRC 22 1600 ceramic stones bottom A 0.5
 
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Hogue EX01 Tanto 4" 0.15" 154CM 57-59 22 1k diamond, any diamond paste strop for personal taste. Handles micro-bevels very well! Top B.5 Heavy duty utility/carry
 
Authors Comments:The cosmetic jimping on the spine makes a great reference point on the depth key pins
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IKEA Chef knife 200 mm 2.2.mm Cheap stainless 54 22 0.6 um micro fine B D.0 Doing dirty work in the kitchen.
 
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IKEA Utility knife 120 mm 1.35 mm Cheap stainless 54 22 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Onion and larger veggies in the kitchen.
 
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IKEA Pairing knife 100 mm 1.35 mm Cheap stainelss 54 22 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Fruit and smaller veggies in the kitchen.
 
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J. A. Henckels Professional "S" 31020-100 Paring 4" 1.5mm X50CrMoV15 ? 20 3.5um Top B Paring
 
Authors Comments:The steel is not spectacular and while I'd like to go lower, it only really holds up at 20 degrees and up. I like to keep it fairly polished since I mostly push-cut with it. -Clay Allison
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J. A. Henckels Professional "S" 31021-160 Chef 6" 3mm X50CrMoV15 ? 20 2k Chosera Bottom C Chopping and Slicing
 
Authors Comments:Not the greatest steel, doesn't hold its edge well, especially below 20 degrees. -Clay Allison
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Kabar Becker bk2 (new model) 5-1/4" 0.250 1095 Cro-Van 56-58 HRC 20 degrees 3.5um Bottom. B.5
 
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Kabar K2 Chinchete 3.25" 0.15" 3CR13 50-52 18 3.5um 1st B EDC
 
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Kabar Mule Tanto 3-13/16" 0.135 mm 3Cr13 HRC 57-59 17.5 3.5um 2 B Tactical
 
Authors Comments:Reprofiled with 50/80 stones to 17.5 degree on each side. Knife if built like tank and the angle holds through abuse. Used all the stones from 50/80 to 1200/1600, then taped 2500 grit sandpaper to the ceramics. Stropped after all that, finishing with 3.5um for a mirror finish
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Kabar 1100 stockman pocket knife 2.5 inch ? ? ? 21.75 Ceramic 0.6 micron Above upper holes A.5 Toolbox
 
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Kabar Precision Hunter (1446) 3.3125" ? 440A ? 17 1000# diamond, a few light cleanup passes with 5um leather Top B Hunting
 
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Kai Shun DM-0706 200mm 1mm VG-10 61 ± 1 HRC 16 0.5 um leather strop Bottom D.0 Misc kitchen use
 
Authors Comments:Refined the factory (16 degrees) edge, got scary sharp and passed HHT.
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KAI/Zero Tolerance 0560 3.75 0.157 Elmax 60-61 20 10K Choseras Bottom. B 0.25
 
Authors Comments:The 10K Chosera edge is not really functional (unless you want to cut single sheets of paper). But it looks great.
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Kershaw Blur 3.3125" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 17 1um Bottom. A.5 EDC (Every day carry)
 
Authors Comments:After several months of experimenting, I've settled on 17 degrees for this knife. It gives great performance and holds its edge well. I keep it pretty polished for show and sometimes it's a little too smooth for the work it does so I might put a slightly toothy, almost invisible micro-bevel on it.
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Kershaw 1745 3 1/4 in. 1/8 in. 14C28N Unk. 17-18 deg. 2ndry with 20 deg. primary .625 Ceramic Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had a rough 17-18 deg. edge on it... Lightly used the 1000g diamond to clean up the edge, then finished by going thru ceramics to the .625m. Came out very sharp, with a nice little bite to it.
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Kershaw ZT 0560 3.75" .1625" Elmax 60-62 HRC 19 Micro-Fine .6 Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:So far I love the knife and the settings I've chosen. It's extremely aggressive and very durable.
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Kershaw ET 3.25" 0.120" Sandvik 14C28N Not listed 20 1000 grit diamond, 5um paste on leather optional Top A.5 General light utility
 
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Kershaw Leek 1660BR 2.825 .09 Sandvik 14C28N unk 17 .6 ceramics top A EDC backup
 
Authors Comments:nice knife for an office enviroment (not too threatning) seems to hold the edge pretty well with minimal touching up so far. Haven't used it for anything heavy duty yet, though.
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Kershaw Onion scallion # 1620 2.25 inches ? 420HC ? 20.3* 0.6 mic ceramic then strop 0.5 micron diamon paste on leather Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Kershaw states normal sharpening angles are 20* -22* for their knives
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Kershaw Cryo 1555TIX 2.75 inch ? 8Cr13MoV ? 22* per side Leather /c 0.5 mic diamond Upper A.5 Sons 1st interesting knives
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 800, 1000. Ceramic 1.4, 1200,1600. Naniwa 8k. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops 1
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Knives of Alaska Steelheader 5.75 ? 440C 58-60 18 1000# Top D Fillet Knife
 
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Kongsberg Norway Mora like utility knife 100 mm 2.0 mm Unspec. HiCarbon 56 22 0.6 um micro fine T A.5 Chopping, boxes, rope, branches, prying.
 
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Leatherman Super Tool (original) 3" n/a n/a (cheap) n/a 22 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A .5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:set blade high in vice, only the square part of spine in vice
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Authors Comments:Can anyone fill in the missing data for me? Thanks.
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Matt Diskin Hand-Ground Fire D/A 3.625 0.13 Elmax N/A: Prob low 60's 22 per side 1000 and then polished with Edge-Pro polishing tapes up to 6000 before stropping on 0.25 micron strop T B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Exceptional knife and takes an insane edge. Easily whittles hair.
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Mora Calssic 2 10.5cm 2mm Carbon 59-60 RC 17 15u top 55mm tip to CL/Vise Camp Utility Knife
 
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Mora Frost Exclusive 345 125 mm 3 mm ? ? 22 1000# Diamond Top C Outdoor / fishing
 
Authors Comments:This is a knife I have been using since the late '70.
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Mora Utility knife 100 mm 1.9 mm Hi-Carbon steel 57 22 0.6 um micro fine T A.5 Dirty work around the house, cables, boxes...
 
Authors Comments:Very difficult to really reach in to the blade close to the handle due to the quillon / hilt (alomst need a re-clamp).
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Oxo Good grips paring 4 inches ? Stainless ? 18 1000 diamond Above upper holes B General kitchen duties
 
Authors Comments:4/2/13 trying 2* bevel at 20* with 1000 diamond
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Peter Altenbach Chefs Knife 10" 3mm X45CrMoV15 ? 20 2k Chosera Bottom E Chopping and Slicing
 
Authors Comments:I've had this knife for over 24 years and have used it regularly. The steel isn't spectacular and really doesn't hold up well below 20 degrees. I like the shoulders polished and the edge just a little toothy. -Clay Allison
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Protech Runt J4 2 inches 0.11 inches 154 CM ? Mfg angle of ~ 18 maintained ? Upper holes Butted to handle EDC
 
Authors Comments:Not a lot of blade here. Butted blade up against handle in vise. Tried to clamp with edge basically parallel and used upper holes. Factory bevels not quite equal on both sides, so started with 1000 and worked up thru ceramics in order.
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Reinhard Müller MSP Linerlock 85 mm 3,7 mm CPMS90V HRC 58 18 0.5 um paste on leather strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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Remington Swift-Lokt Assited Opening Folder 3.125 inches .134 inches 440A 56 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops Top B-1 general use EDC, good in the kitchen, backyard or
 
Authors Comments:My wife loves this knife. It takes a good edge and is easy to resharpen. It gets a lot of use by everyone. LJM
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Shun DM0501 Ken Onion Utility Knife 5" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top C Cooking - general purpose kitchen utility
 
Authors Comments:Used the top holes but only rested the spine on the prong closest to me and rotated the blade to horizontal.
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Shun DM-0516 Ken Onion Paring Knife 3" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top B Cooking, paring
 
Authors Comments:Set spine on the pin closest to me and then rotated the edge to horizontal.
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Shun DM-0500 8" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Bottom D Chopping, slicing, general cooking
 
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Smith SWBLOP3 3.4 ? 4034 ? 20 3.5 mu ? B ever day use
 
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SOG Visionary 1 3" .12" VG-10 59-60 23 to 25 1000 Top A .5
 
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SOG X Ray Vision Mini 3" .12" VG-10 59-60 23 to 25 1000 Top A .5
 
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SOG Field Pup 4" .125" AUS-8 57-58HRC 20 1600# Top A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
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SOG Spec Elite 1 3.75" 1/8" Seki Japan VG10 60-61 HRC 16 degrees 3.5micron shallow dept C thumb knob onClamp EDC light to moderate use
 
Authors Comments:difficult to set up in Clamp, recommend removing thumb knob for sharpening entire blade length
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SOG Twitch II 2.68" .1" AUS-8 HRC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5
 
Authors Comments:My progression was 800 to 1600 ceramics. Then 14, 10, 5, 3.5u strops. 100 strokes with each strop then would flip strops end for end at 50 so the whole strop would get worn evenly
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SOG Vulcan 3.25 .157 VG-10 59-60 l 17/r 21 .05 strop top A5 EDC
 
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SOG Seal Pup Elite 4.9 0.19 AUS 8 57-58 20 Leather Stops 0.5 Bottom B Bushcraft, camping, field work
 
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SOG Twitch XL 3.25 0.13 AUS-8 RC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Military CF 4" .156" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.5
 
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Spyderco Navaja CF 3.875 .125 S30V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. C
 
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Spyderco Superleaf CF 3.438" .156" VG-10 unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B
 
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Spyderco Manix 2 CF 3.375" .125" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.25
 
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Spyderco Manix 2 CF 3.375" .125" CTX-XHP unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.25
 
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Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CF 3.438" .141" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.5
 
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Spyderco Stretch 2 CF 3.5" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 15 3.5um Bottom... B
 
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Spyderco Sage 1 CF 3" .125" S30V unknown 15 3.5um Top B.5
 
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Spyderco Police 4.125 .125 VG-10 Unknown 19 1000, 6 micron strop , 3 micron strop Top B
 
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Spyderco Leaf Storm 2.125" .125" CPMS30V unknown 15 1000 Grit Short Short, very short Pocket knife
 
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Spyderco Delica 4 2.875" 2.5mm VG-10 N/A 20 degrees 3.5 micron strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CF 3.44 1.41 S90V 62 19 L - 20 R 3.5 um Bottom A.5
 
Authors Comments:Maintains the manufactures angle
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Spyderco Fred Perrin Street Beat 3.5 inches 5/32th of an inch VG-10, 59 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 EDC / Tactical fixed blade
 
Authors Comments:Fred Perrin is an ex-special forces France knife designer and he has made a scary little knife here. It is full flat ground, so needs special attention when mounting. I use chamois to fill the voids.
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Spyderco Delica 4 2.88 0.093 ZDP-189 64 17, Mirco 20 3.5 um @19 Top A.5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Gayle Bradley 3.5 1/8 CPM M4 I think about 62 RC 15 1 micron boron carbide(HandAmercian) on balsa Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:I like this steel. It takes a variety of finishes well but for EDC I like a congress 400 or the 1000 diamonds followed by 1 micron boron carbide paste on balsa the best. This seems to be about where hair whittling starts but it still has some bite. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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Spyderco Native 3 1/16" 1/8" S30V 59-60 HRC 18 deg. Micro Fine Fine Top A 3/4 EDC
 
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Spyderco Endura 4 FFG 3.75" 0.125" VG-10 HRC 59-61 15 0.5um 2 B.5
 
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Spyderco Tenacious 3.39" 0.118" 8Cr13MoV HRC 58-59 15 0.5um 2nd B.5
 
Authors Comments:Shaving sharp and mirror polish after finishing with the 1/0.5um diamond spray on leather
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Spyderco Persistence 2.75" 0.125" 8Cr13MoV HRC 58-59 15 0.5um 1st B EDC
 
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Spyderco Ambitious 2.25" 0.125" 8Cr13MoV HRC 58-59 15 0.5um 1st A.5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Endura 4 FFG 3.75" 0.125" ZDP-189 HRC 64 18 0.5um Top B.0 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Holds an edge really well.
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Spyderco Dragonfly 58 mm 2.5 mm VG-10 HRC 59-61 15 Micro fine ceramic stones (0.6 um) Top 1 or 2 matches A.0 Light EDC
 
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Spyderco C161GP Ulize Folding Knife 4.12\" 0.118\" VG-10 59 22 0.5 Micron Diamond Leather Strops 1st depth setting C
 
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Strider PT 2.87 0.125 S30V Unknown 30 3.5um Bottom. A.25
 
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Strider SnG 3.5 .165 S30V Unknown 24 Degree Bevel with 26 Degree Stropping (Widen arms for Stropping) 600 Grit Bevel, 10 Micron Stropping Top. B.8 Tactical
 
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Strider GW/AR152 8" .250 S30V unknown 25 3.5 micron Bottom C OCONUS deployment
 
Authors Comments:I'll check the hardness when I see the knife again
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Tojiro YJFF-CH160 160mm ? ? ?
 
Authors Comments:this is all iknow and any help you guys might have would be great
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Western 822 Barlow 3 3/8 ? ? ? 22 ? Upper holes A.5 Tool box / barn/ gen utility
 
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Wicked Edge Hunting Knife 4 in. .125 in. AUS-8 Unk. 18 deg. 14m Leather Bottom B.5 Hunting / Camping
 
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Wusthof Classic 10" Slicer 10" .110 X50CrMo14 56-57 RHC 20 1k-1.6k Top C General purpose kitchen utility, cuts lots of vegg
 
Authors Comments:I'd love to go more acute than 20 degrees but the edge just won't hold long enough. I keep it just a little toothy to compensate and it performs well. This is my wife's favorite knife and she uses and abuses constantly.
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Wusthof Multi prep cook's knife #4582 4.5 inch 0.09 inch X50 CrMoV15 58 HRC 20.10* per side Leather strop /c 0.5 diamond paste Upper holes B.5 Small cook prep knife
 
Authors Comments:Finished /c diamond 1000 and stopped with 1
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Wusthof Santoku 4176 Classic Ikon 6.5" - X50CrMoV15 - 15 1600 Ceramic Bottom C.5 Cooking
 
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Zero Tolerance zt0350 3 1/4 .121 S30V Unk 20 deg. MicroFine-Fine Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:MicroFine finish after 600g diamond stone
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Zero Tolerance 0700 3.375" Unknown S30V Unknown 14.5 As Measured (15 Degree Slot) 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape (200 Passes Each) Top B.0 EDC / Boxes / Paper
 
Authors Comments:Tape thumb studs because stones may rub them. S30V is some hard steel!. Great Tanto Shape. My Favorite Blade!
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Zero Tolerance 0560/0561 3.75 in 0.157 Elmax 60 left 25/right 26 3.5 micro leather bottom B.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Not the sharpest thing in the world but will keep that edge for quite some time.
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