Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Benchmade 558 DLC M4 - Ritter Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.1 CPM M4 59-61 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had to go with top position to get clearance for 15 deg. A.75 got the bevel pretty even, just a little more on the belly and tip, but looks good. Stropped with both balsa and leather at 15 deg.
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 2.94in 0.125in S35VN 58-59 RC 22 Degrees 3.5um Top A 1/2 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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Shun DM0501 Ken Onion Utility Knife 5" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top C Cooking - general purpose kitchen utility
 
Authors Comments:Used the top holes but only rested the spine on the prong closest to me and rotated the blade to horizontal.
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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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Spyderco Endura 4 FFG 3.75" 0.125" ZDP-189 HRC 64 18 0.5um Top B.0 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Holds an edge really well.
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Reinhard Müller MSP Linerlock 85 mm 3,7 mm CPMS90V HRC 58 18 0.5 um paste on leather strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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Zero Tolerance 0700 3.375" Unknown S30V Unknown 14.5 As Measured (15 Degree Slot) 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape (200 Passes Each) Top B.0 EDC / Boxes / Paper
 
Authors Comments:Tape thumb studs because stones may rub them. S30V is some hard steel!. Great Tanto Shape. My Favorite Blade!
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Author: EatingPie
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Benchmade Presidio Ultra 2.97" 0.115" 440C Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 15.25 (Measured) 5u Balsa, 3u and 1u 3M PSA Strips (50 passes per side) Top A.5 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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