Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
SOG Twitch XL 3.25 0.13 AUS-8 RC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: SleeplessJunkie
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Reinhard Müller MSP Linerlock 85 mm 3,7 mm CPMS90V HRC 58 18 0.5 um paste on leather strop Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: johpe
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
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
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: EatingPie
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
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).
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: johpe
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
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.
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: johpe
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
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
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:
Factory Edge. Cuts Paper Great. No Hair Whittling.

Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: EatingPie
Rating:
7
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
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.
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:
15 deg, 10k Chosear, balsa and leather at 15 deg.

Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: Geocyclist
Rating:
10
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
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)
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: Geocyclist
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
CRKT 4102 Michael Walker BladeLock II 2.875" Unknown AUS-4 Unknown 15 1600# Ceramic Top A5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:


Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: guest
Rating:
1
Rating:
1
Rating:
1
Rating:
1
Rating:
1
Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:
Angle/Finish Tried with Ratings
Setting 1:
18 degrees to .05 strop

Setting 2:


Setting 3:


Setting 4:


Setting 5:


Author: xuzme720
Rating:
8
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:
Rating:


Page 6 of 17