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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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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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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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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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Smith SWBLOP3 3.4 ? 4034 ? 20 3.5 mu ? B ever day use
 
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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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Leatherman PST-original Leatherman multi-tool 2.9 inches ? 420 HC STAINLESS ? 20 1200 ceramic Above upper holes A.5 Multi tool/ anything goes
 
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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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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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