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Bark River STS-5 5.5 inches .270 inches 154 CM Stainless Ste 58 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes bottom C Tactical/Survival
 
Authors Comments:Basically a belly to belly fighter but can be used as a survival knife. LJM
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Fallkniven TK-1 4 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 21 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.4 bushcraft
 
Authors Comments: LJM
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Fallkniven SK-1 3.88 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.3 Bushcraft
 
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ESEE Laser Strike 5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 Carbon steel 57 20 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.75 survival and bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:a spear-point blade with a skeletonized handle so the knife can be made into a spear for survival LJM
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Bark River Gunny carbon steel blade 3.775 inche .154 inches A-2 tool steel 58 18 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.1 bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:LJM A smaller version of the Bravo1...very good gripping handle for four fingers
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Chambriard Thier FR Le Trappeur folder 3.7 inches .118 inches 13C26 SS 57 16.5 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.3 Gentleman's knife/hunter too, cuts like a laser
 
Authors Comments:This is a sturdy knife meant as an EDC for use at the dining room table, kitchen or campsite. One could use it for dressing game but the cleaning would be difficult. L.J.M.
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DPX Gear HEST 1.0 3.67 inches .197 inches D2 Tool Steel 58-59 21 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 Survival folder/EDC
 
Authors Comments: This has been a controversial knife. The model 1 in some cases had weaknesses but luckily for me my cop was fine. A very sturdy knife with a D-2 tool steel blade that sharpens up incredibly and retains the edge well. It is one of my EDC knives.
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Spyderco Fred Perrin Street Beat 3.5 inches 5/32th of an inch VG-10, 59 17 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 EDC / Tactical fixed blade
 
Authors Comments:Fred Perrin is an ex-special forces France knife designer and he has made a scary little knife here. It is full flat ground, so needs special attention when mounting. I use chamois to fill the voids.
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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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