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CRKT Folts Minimalist 127mm 2.1mm 5Cr15MoV 57 RC 19 5u Lap Top 30mm Tip to CL/Vise EDC
 
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reprofile to 19, finish 1000 diamond

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reprofile to 19, then finish at 0.3u

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0.3 lap then fine strop .5u on leather

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Author: BassLakeDan
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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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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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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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Heckles Professional S paring 4 inches ? "High carb stainless ? 17.8 ? Above upper holes B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:Diamond: 600 to 1000. Ceramic:1200 to 0.6 mic. Final: naniwa 8k
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Western 822 Barlow 3 3/8 ? ? ? 22 ? Upper holes A.5 Tool box / barn/ gen utility
 
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CRKT M16-14T 3.875 inches 0.14 inches AUS 8 58-59 HRC 19 Bead-Blast Bottom A 0.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Chisel Ground Tanto. I focused on the primary side nocking the burr off the back side down to 400 grit. After 400 grit I sharpened all the way down to 3.5 micron leather strops. Holds a great edge for a long time under normal daily use.
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18 degree, stropped to 3.5 microns, Very effective

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Kabar 1100 stockman pocket knife 2.5 inch ? ? ? 21.75 Ceramic 0.6 micron Above upper holes A.5 Toolbox
 
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Fallkniven PXL Folder 3.4 inches .138 3 G Powder steel lam 62 16 ceramics and strops Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:This is my favourite EDC knife. It is pretty and it is sharp in the extreme. I give this knife a five out of five for looks, usefullness and strength.
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Remington Swift-Lokt Assited Opening Folder 3.125 inches .134 inches 440A 56 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops Top B-1 general use EDC, good in the kitchen, backyard or
 
Authors Comments:My wife loves this knife. It takes a good edge and is easy to resharpen. It gets a lot of use by everyone. LJM
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Author: Leo James Mitchell
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