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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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Kershaw Needs Work 3" forgot to measure 12C26 stainless 58 15 1600 diamond and hand stropped with green rouge top A.5 EDC
 
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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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Cold Steel Black Sable 4" .125" San Mai III 58 HRC 18 primary bevel, 19 degree micro bevel 1600# Top B.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I originally created the bevels at 18 degrees and polished them to .5 microns before adding a micro-bevel at 19 degrees with the 1600# ceramic stones to give a mirrored bevel and slightly reduced shoulder while making the actual edge a little wider and giving it some micro teeth.
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Author: wickededge
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Boker Plus Toucan multi tool neck knife 1.02 inches / 2.6cm 0.2 inches / 5mm 440c 58 HRC 22* factory angle 0.6 mic ceramic Level @ grind line 0.8 A Neck knife multi tool
 
Authors Comments:Depth level with grind line
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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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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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CRKT M16-13T 3.5" 0.110" AUS8 58-59 Asymmetrical grind (70/30), I used left 20, right 15 to get close and finished the profile that way 1k diamond -> 5um strop for finish and touchup Unique (see comment) B EDC
 
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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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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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