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Cutco 4" Paring Knife, #2120 4" n/a 440A n/a 17 0.5 strops Top B 1/4 general kitchen
 
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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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Author: Leo James Mitchell
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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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Author: wickededge
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