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SOG Vulcan 3.25 .157 VG-10 59-60 l 17/r 21 .05 strop top A5 EDC
 
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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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Author: SleeplessJunkie
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CRKT Onion-Shenanigan #K470KKP 3.25 inch 0.119 inch / 3.0mm Acuto 59-60 HRC 20* 0.6 ceramic Upper holes B EDC
 
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Browning Kodiak FDT 3 Blade 3.25" .125" AUS-8 56-57 Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17 Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um Top A.5 Hunting, Field Dressing
 
Authors Comments:I've used this knife for over a decade to field dress hundreds of elk and have tinkered with a myriad of angles and finish levels. I finally settled on 20 degrees for the skinner with a moderately toothy finish of 3.5um and for a final bevel of 17 degrees for the hide blade with a polished finish of .25um. I relieved the shoulders on the hide blade down to 13 degrees and the added the micro-bevel. With continued stropping at 15 degrees, the edge is now nicely convex.
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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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Buck Vantage Pro 3.25" 0.120" S30V 59 18 1k diamond, with strops for touch up Top B EDC
 
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Kabar K2 Chinchete 3.25" 0.15" 3CR13 50-52 18 3.5um 1st B EDC
 
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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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Kabar Precision Hunter (1446) 3.3125" ? 440A ? 17 1000# diamond, a few light cleanup passes with 5um leather Top B Hunting
 
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Spyderco Manix 2 CF 3.375" .125" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.25
 
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