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Benchmade 525 Presidio M4 LE (525BK-1101) 3 0.12 CPM M4 59-61 15 0.5 strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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Author: Geocyclist
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Spyderco C161GP Ulize Folding Knife 4.12\" 0.118\" VG-10 59 22 0.5 Micron Diamond Leather Strops 1st depth setting C
 
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Kershaw 1745 3 1/4 in. 1/8 in. 14C28N Unk. 17-18 deg. 2ndry with 20 deg. primary .625 Ceramic Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had a rough 17-18 deg. edge on it... Lightly used the 1000g diamond to clean up the edge, then finished by going thru ceramics to the .625m. Came out very sharp, with a nice little bite to it.
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Buck 425 1 7/8 ? 420HC 58 19 .6 Micron Ceramic Above TOP A .25 Pocket
 
Authors Comments:Make sure you have it above the top Depth holes or you will be hitting your vise.
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Kershaw Leek 1660BR 2.825 .09 Sandvik 14C28N unk 17 .6 ceramics top A EDC backup
 
Authors Comments:nice knife for an office enviroment (not too threatning) seems to hold the edge pretty well with minimal touching up so far. Haven't used it for anything heavy duty yet, though.
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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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Author: wickededge
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Cold Steel Finn Bear 4" 2.5 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 19.5 (39 inclusive) .5um Top B Hunting
 
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Benchmade 581 Barrage 3.60" .121" M390 60-62 17 deg. (measured) .5m Leather (although lightly stropped so not a mirror finish). Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:1st time w/ M390 steel. Slightly lowered factory bevel and cleaned up the edge (came with a very rough finish). See how it holds up at this angle.
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Author: cbwx34
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Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
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Author: xuzme720
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CRKT Ripple 3.125 .107 8CR14MoV 59-60 l 20/r 20 .05 strop top a5 EDC
 
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