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Browning Kodiak FDT 3 Blade 3.25" .125" AUS-8 56-57 Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17 Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um Top A.5 Hunting, Field Dressing
 
Authors Comments:I've used this knife for over a decade to field dress hundreds of elk and have tinkered with a myriad of angles and finish levels. I finally settled on 20 degrees for the skinner with a moderately toothy finish of 3.5um and for a final bevel of 17 degrees for the hide blade with a polished finish of .25um. I relieved the shoulders on the hide blade down to 13 degrees and the added the micro-bevel. With continued stropping at 15 degrees, the edge is now nicely convex.
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Zero Tolerance zt0350 3 1/4 .121 S30V Unk 20 deg. MicroFine-Fine Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:MicroFine finish after 600g diamond stone
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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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Spyderco Native 3 1/16" 1/8" S30V 59-60 HRC 18 deg. Micro Fine Fine Top A 3/4 EDC
 
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Blackfield R.P.K. Crossfire 90mm 2.5mm 440B HRC 58 21 Micro fine ceramics (0.6 um) T B.0 Rescue knife
 
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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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Gerber Remix 2.9" .115 mystery Stainless unk L 16, R 17 Micro Fine Ceramic Stones .6micron top A .5 Utility beater/Test bed
 
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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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Benchmade Emissary 470-1 3 inches 0.09 inches S30-v 58-60 HRC 21.75*. (? Factory?) Leather strop 0.5 mic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Stone progression: diamond 1000; ceramic: 1.4, 1200, 1600. Superstone: 8k Naniwa. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops /c 1 mic and 0.5 mic diamond paste. Tough steel. Not sure I'm settling on this.
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Wusthof Multi prep cook's knife #4582 4.5 inch 0.09 inch X50 CrMoV15 58 HRC 20.10* per side Leather strop /c 0.5 diamond paste Upper holes B.5 Small cook prep knife
 
Authors Comments:Finished /c diamond 1000 and stopped with 1
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