Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Spyderco Gayle Bradley 3.5 1/8 CPM M4 I think about 62 RC 15 1 micron boron carbide(HandAmercian) on balsa Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:I like this steel. It takes a variety of finishes well but for EDC I like a congress 400 or the 1000 diamonds followed by 1 micron boron carbide paste on balsa the best. This seems to be about where hair whittling starts but it still has some bite. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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17 degrees 1000 diamond 3.5 paste on balsa

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15 degrees 1000 diamond 1 BC on balsa

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15 degrees 400 congress 1 BC on balsa

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15 degrees all the way to .125 CBN on roo

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Gerber Profile 3.5 .13 440C 58-61 19, 20 micor 3.5 um@19, 1000@20 Top B EDC
 
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Cold Steel Twist Master 3.5 ? Carbon V ? 17.3 8k Naniwa super stone Upper holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 400-1000. Ceramic 1200-0.6. Naniwa 8k. Bought several of these as close outs/ factory 2nds About 20 years ago. Takes a nice edge easily and keeps it well. Rusts easily.
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Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
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18 degrees to .05 strop

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Benchmade 522 Presidio Ultra - Pardue Axis Lock - Plain Edge 3.47 in .125 in 440C 58-60 rc 22 Degrees/Side 1000# Diamond / 1600# Ceramic / 10 Micron Strops Top A.5
 
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Benchmade 551 Griptilian 3.45" .115" 154CM 58-60HRC 18 deg. w/ 20 deg. microbevel 3.5m on Balsa Top B EDC
 
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Benchmade 553 Griptilian Tanto 3.45" 0.115" 154CM Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 19.4 (left). 16.5 (right) Measured. Forward 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape Top A.5 (Angled) Maintain Factory Edge
 
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Factory Edge. Cuts Paper Great. No Hair Whittling.

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Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CF 3.44 1.41 S90V 62 19 L - 20 R 3.5 um Bottom A.5
 
Authors Comments:Maintains the manufactures angle
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Spyderco Superleaf CF 3.438" .156" VG-10 unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B
 
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Spyderco Paramilitary 2 CF 3.438" .141" S90V unknown 15 3.5um Bottom. B.5
 
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