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Kershaw Needs Work 3" forgot to measure 12C26 stainless 58 15 1600 diamond and hand stropped with green rouge top A.5 EDC
 
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Gerber Mini Covert 3" 0.110" 154CM Not listed 19 1k diamond for duty/carry, but takes well to full out mirror polish too! Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:In matching the factory bevel, an even 19 degrees per side ends up 18 on the left arm and 20 on the right arm. Thus far the 19 degree edge has held up very well, as a 154CM should!
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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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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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Cold Steel Voyager (Medium Tanto) 3" 3 mm AUS 8A HRC 57-59 19 3.5um 1st A.5 EDC
 
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Shun DM-0516 Ken Onion Paring Knife 3" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top B Cooking, paring
 
Authors Comments:Set spine on the pin closest to me and then rotated the edge to horizontal.
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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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Camillus 18671 3 in. .120 in. VG-10 Unk. 21 deg. 10m leather (just a light strop) Top A 1/2 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Blade has a "Carbonitride Titanium" coating, which the manufacturer claims makes it "10x harder". Anyway, my intent was to match the original bevel, but at 25 deg. I was still hitting near the shoulder, so decided to stop at 25. Blade came out sharp, but would probably benefit from a lower angle. 2/16/13 EDIT: I resharpened this knife, and when I set the bevel, it matched at 21 deg. I don't know why the difference from the previous 25 deg. but thought I'd document the difference.
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Western 822 Barlow 3 3/8 ? ? ? 22 ? Upper holes A.5 Tool box / barn/ gen utility
 
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Kershaw 1745 3 1/4 in. 1/8 in. 14C28N Unk. 17-18 deg. 2ndry with 20 deg. primary .625 Ceramic Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had a rough 17-18 deg. edge on it... Lightly used the 1000g diamond to clean up the edge, then finished by going thru ceramics to the .625m. Came out very sharp, with a nice little bite to it.
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Zero Tolerance zt0350 3 1/4 .121 S30V Unk 20 deg. MicroFine-Fine Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:MicroFine finish after 600g diamond stone
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