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Buck 119BKS-B 6 ? 440C ? 20 3.5um Bottom C Hunting
 
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Buck 119BKS-B 6 ? 440C ? 20 3.5um Bottom C Hunting
 
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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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16 Degrees, Top Holes, Align=C, Finish=3.5um

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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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Shun DM-0500 8" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Bottom D Chopping, slicing, general cooking
 
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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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Author: EatingPie
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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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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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14.5 EDC / Paper / Boxes with Mirror Bevel

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CRKT M21-14SF 3.875 inches 0.14 inches AUS 8 58-59 18.5 5 micron Bottom A 0.5 Put a usable polished sharp edge in place.
 
Authors Comments:I will test the durability and usability of this edge in the coming weeks.
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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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