Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
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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Author: Geocyclist
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SOG Twitch XL 3.25 0.13 AUS-8 RC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5 EDC
 
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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).
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IKEA Chef knife 200 mm 2.2.mm Cheap stainless 54 22 0.6 um micro fine B D.0 Doing dirty work in the kitchen.
 
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IKEA Utility knife 120 mm 1.35 mm Cheap stainless 54 22 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Onion and larger veggies in the kitchen.
 
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IKEA Pairing knife 100 mm 1.35 mm Cheap stainelss 54 22 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Fruit and smaller veggies in the kitchen.
 
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Anders Petter Chef knife 200 mm 2 mm Molybdenum Stainless 57 22 0.6 um micro fine B D.0 Kitchen use
 
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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.
 
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Benchmade Emissary 470-1 3 inches 0.09 inches S30-v 58-60 HRC 21.75*. (? Factory?) Leather strop 0.5 mic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Stone progression: diamond 1000; ceramic: 1.4, 1200, 1600. Superstone: 8k Naniwa. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops /c 1 mic and 0.5 mic diamond paste. Tough steel. Not sure I'm settling on this.
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Kabar 1100 stockman pocket knife 2.5 inch ? ? ? 21.75 Ceramic 0.6 micron Above upper holes A.5 Toolbox
 
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