Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Plain 27TLT 4" 3.5mm AUS 8A Stainless Unknown 19.4 Measured (I align using divots, hence weird angle) 3u Balsa Top B.5 Scaring People
 
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Benchmade 551 1303 3.4 .115 CPM M4 59-61 15 1k Chosera, 3.5 Strops Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Needed top depth at 15 deg. Might try alignment "B" next time to get bevel more even (A.75 is a little bevel at tip)
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Spyderco Dragonfly 58 mm 2.5 mm VG-10 HRC 59-61 15 Micro fine ceramic stones (0.6 um) Top 1 or 2 matches A.0 Light EDC
 
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Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 3.625" 0125" S35VN 58-59 RC 17 Deg. with 18 Deg. Microbevel 17 Deg. finished at 3.5u Strop Top Holes A.5
 
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 2.94" .125" S35VN Stainless Stee 58-59 RC 18 deg. with 19,20 deg. Micro bevel for convex 18 Deg finished with Roo Strop .125 CBN and blank Top Holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:All angles set with Angle Cube, rechecked on each stone. Re-created 18 Degree bevel with Diamond 400 -1000, Ceramic 1200/1600 then 5000/10000 Chosera. With 5/10k Chosera reset angle to 20 , 19 then back to 18deg. to define convex. Continued with Balsa 20, 19 then 18deg. with .5 Microne paste Completed at 18deg finish with Roo with .125 Cubic Boron then blank Roo with a mist of alcohol. Shaving sharp and developing a nice mirror polish edge. Maintenance additional careful stropping will r
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Benchmade 525 Mini-Presidio - Axis Lock - Plain Edge 2.97 in .115 in 154CM 58-59 rc 20-22 Degrees/Side 3.5um Top. A.5
 
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Strider SnG 3.5 .165 S30V Unknown 24 Degree Bevel with 26 Degree Stropping (Widen arms for Stropping) 600 Grit Bevel, 10 Micron Stropping Top. B.8 Tactical
 
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CRKT M16-13T 3.5" 0.110" AUS8 58-59 Asymmetrical grind (70/30), I used left 20, right 15 to get close and finished the profile that way 1k diamond -> 5um strop for finish and touchup Unique (see comment) B EDC
 
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Kershaw Cryo 1555TIX 2.75 inch ? 8Cr13MoV ? 22* per side Leather /c 0.5 mic diamond Upper A.5 Sons 1st interesting knives
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 800, 1000. Ceramic 1.4, 1200,1600. Naniwa 8k. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops 1
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Buck Zipper. 191 4 1/8 inch 0.14 inch 420HC ? 18/side. Leather strop 1mic Upper B.5 Skinning fixed blade
 
Authors Comments:Buck states factory angles are 13-16/side. This was closer to 18/side. Diamond 400 - 1000. Ceramic 1.4 then leather strops as noted in finish.
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