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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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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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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
 
Authors Comments:LJM
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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