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Cold Steel Master Tanto 6" .1875" VG1 San Mai III 56-58RHC 25 .5um Bottom B.5 Tactical
 
Authors Comments:I inherited this knife from my step father who carried it overseas for many years. It had been hand sharpened for years so it's hard to know what the original angle was. Reprofiling it took some time but it finished up nicely and took a super polish.
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Gerber Freeman Drop Point 3.5" .134" S30V 56-58RHC 20 3.5um Bottom A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
Authors Comments:This is a stout knife but doesn't hold an edge like I'd expect from the steel. I initially tried it at 17 degrees but had to go back to 20 to get it to last for an elk or two.
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Bark River STS-5 5.5 inches .270 inches 154 CM Stainless Ste 58 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes bottom C Tactical/Survival
 
Authors Comments:Basically a belly to belly fighter but can be used as a survival knife. LJM
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Wicked Edge Hunting Knife 4 in. .125 in. AUS-8 Unk. 18 deg. 14m Leather Bottom B.5 Hunting / Camping
 
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Strider GW/AR152 8" .250 S30V unknown 25 3.5 micron Bottom C OCONUS deployment
 
Authors Comments:I'll check the hardness when I see the knife again
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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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Peter Altenbach Chefs Knife 10" 3mm X45CrMoV15 ? 20 2k Chosera Bottom E Chopping and Slicing
 
Authors Comments:I've had this knife for over 24 years and have used it regularly. The steel isn't spectacular and really doesn't hold up well below 20 degrees. I like the shoulders polished and the edge just a little toothy. -Clay Allison
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J. A. Henckels Professional "S" 31021-160 Chef 6" 3mm X50CrMoV15 ? 20 2k Chosera Bottom C Chopping and Slicing
 
Authors Comments:Not the greatest steel, doesn't hold its edge well, especially below 20 degrees. -Clay Allison
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Kershaw ZT 0560 3.75" .1625" Elmax 60-62 HRC 19 Micro-Fine .6 Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:So far I love the knife and the settings I've chosen. It's extremely aggressive and very durable.
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ESEE Laser Strike 4.75" .1875" 1095 55-57RC 19A 10um Strop after 600# Diamond Stone Bottom B.5 Bushcraft, Survival, Camping
 
Authors Comments:I haven't tested the edge of this blade yet, will do some cutting and experimenting before fully commenting.
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