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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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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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Hogue EX01 Tanto 4" 0.15" 154CM 57-59 22 1k diamond, any diamond paste strop for personal taste. Handles micro-bevels very well! Top B.5 Heavy duty utility/carry
 
Authors Comments:The cosmetic jimping on the spine makes a great reference point on the depth key pins
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Cold Steel Finn Bear 4" 2.5 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 19.5 (39 inclusive) .5um Top B Hunting
 
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Furi Gustogrip FUR812 paring 4" 0.075 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:This finish leaves a refined but toothy edge that seems to work better.
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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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Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Plain 27TLT 4" 3.5mm AUS 8A Stainless Unknown 19.4 Measured (I align using divots, hence weird angle) 3u Balsa Top B.5 Scaring People
 
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Spyderco Police 4.125 .125 VG-10 Unknown 19 1000, 6 micron strop , 3 micron strop Top B
 
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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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Bark River Bravo 1 4.250 inches .215 inches A-2 tool steel 59 17 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time top B-5 survival/bushcraft/tactical
 
Authors Comments:LJM it originally came with a zero degree convex edge which I found was a bit too fine and subject to chipping and rolling; I love the 17 degree angle razor sharp and tough
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