Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
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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Protech Runt J4 2 inches 0.11 inches 154 CM ? Mfg angle of ~ 18 maintained ? Upper holes Butted to handle EDC
 
Authors Comments:Not a lot of blade here. Butted blade up against handle in vise. Tried to clamp with edge basically parallel and used upper holes. Factory bevels not quite equal on both sides, so started with 1000 and worked up thru ceramics in order.
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Western 822 Barlow 3 3/8 ? ? ? 22 ? Upper holes A.5 Tool box / barn/ gen utility
 
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Cold Steel Twist Master 3.5 ? Carbon V ? 17.3 8k Naniwa super stone Upper holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 400-1000. Ceramic 1200-0.6. Naniwa 8k. Bought several of these as close outs/ factory 2nds About 20 years ago. Takes a nice edge easily and keeps it well. Rusts easily.
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CRKT Onion-Shenanigan #K470KKP 3.25 inch 0.119 inch / 3.0mm Acuto 59-60 HRC 20* 0.6 ceramic Upper holes B EDC
 
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Cold Steel Old small folder 2.5 inches ? San Mai 3 ? 56-58 HRC ? 18.4* 0.6 mic ceramic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
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Kershaw Onion scallion # 1620 2.25 inches ? 420HC ? 20.3* 0.6 mic ceramic then strop 0.5 micron diamon paste on leather Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Kershaw states normal sharpening angles are 20* -22* for their knives
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