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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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Mora Calssic 2 10.5cm 2mm Carbon 59-60 RC 17 15u top 55mm tip to CL/Vise Camp Utility Knife
 
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Buck# 223 6.375 .077 420J2 49-53 18 1000 Top C.5 Filet Knife
 
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Knives of Alaska Steelheader 5.75 ? 440C 58-60 18 1000# Top D Fillet Knife
 
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Spyderco Delica 4 2.88 0.093 ZDP-189 64 17, Mirco 20 3.5 um @19 Top A.5 EDC
 
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Buck Protege 450T 3" .1 420HC 58-61 18, 20 Micro 3.5 um@18, 1000@20 Top B Hunting
 
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Buck Ranger 110 3.75" .1 420HC 58-61 19, 20 Micro 3.5 um@19, 1000@20 Top B.5 Field Dressing Game
 
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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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15 degrees all the way to .125 CBN on roo

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Buck 112 3" .077 420HC 58-61 18, 20 Micro 3.5 um@18, 1600@20 Top B Field Dressing Game
 
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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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