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Chambriard Thier FR Le Trappeur folder 3.7 inches .118 inches 13C26 SS 57 16.5 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.3 Gentleman's knife/hunter too, cuts like a laser
 
Authors Comments:This is a sturdy knife meant as an EDC for use at the dining room table, kitchen or campsite. One could use it for dressing game but the cleaning would be difficult. L.J.M.
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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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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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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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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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Benchmade 581 Barrage 3.60" .121" M390 60-62 17 deg. (measured) .5m Leather (although lightly stropped so not a mirror finish). Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:1st time w/ M390 steel. Slightly lowered factory bevel and cleaned up the edge (came with a very rough finish). See how it holds up at this angle.
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CRKT Folts Minimalist 127mm 2.1mm 5Cr15MoV 57 RC 19 5u Lap Top 30mm Tip to CL/Vise EDC
 
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Remington Swift-Lokt Assited Opening Folder 3.125 inches .134 inches 440A 56 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops Top B-1 general use EDC, good in the kitchen, backyard or
 
Authors Comments:My wife loves this knife. It takes a good edge and is easy to resharpen. It gets a lot of use by everyone. LJM
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DPX Gear HEST 1.0 3.67 inches .197 inches D2 Tool Steel 58-59 21 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 Survival folder/EDC
 
Authors Comments: This has been a controversial knife. The model 1 in some cases had weaknesses but luckily for me my cop was fine. A very sturdy knife with a D-2 tool steel blade that sharpens up incredibly and retains the edge well. It is one of my EDC knives.
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Spyderco Fred Perrin Street Beat 3.5 inches 5/32th of an inch VG-10, 59 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 EDC / Tactical fixed blade
 
Authors Comments:Fred Perrin is an ex-special forces France knife designer and he has made a scary little knife here. It is full flat ground, so needs special attention when mounting. I use chamois to fill the voids.
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