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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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lower in vice with depth key at high

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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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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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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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18 degree, stropped to 3.5 microns, Very effective

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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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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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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 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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Strider PT 2.87 0.125 S30V Unknown 30 3.5um Bottom. A.25
 
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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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