Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Buck Protege 450T 3" .1 420HC 58-61 18, 20 Micro 3.5 um@18, 1000@20 Top B Hunting
 
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Buck Ranger 110 3.75" .1 420HC 58-61 19, 20 Micro 3.5 um@19, 1000@20 Top B.5 Field Dressing Game
 
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Buck 112 3" .077 420HC 58-61 18, 20 Micro 3.5 um@18, 1600@20 Top B Field Dressing Game
 
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Gerber Profile 3.5 .13 440C 58-61 19, 20 micor 3.5 um@19, 1000@20 Top B EDC
 
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Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.10 154 cm 58-61 17.5 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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Benchmade Osborne 3.4" 0.115" S30V 58-60HRC 20 1000 Top A .5
 
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Benchmade 9500 Mini-Auto Stryker 2.9" .1" 154CM 58-60HRC 20 3.5um Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I've experimented with this knife many dozens of times over the years. My conclusion is that the steel won't hold well under 20 degrees. It's important to treat the blade in two sections to preserve the tanto geometry. I don't recommend a convex edge because of the loss of some of the precision cutting. It's an excellent EDC, especially for any utility work.
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22 Degrees / 1000# Diamond

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15 Degrees / 3.5um

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15 Degrees Primary, 17 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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17 Degrees Primary, 20 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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Benchmade 551 Griptilian 3.45" .115" 154CM 58-60HRC 18 deg. w/ 20 deg. microbevel 3.5m on Balsa Top B EDC
 
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Benchmade Presidio Ultra 2.97" 0.115" 440C Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 15.25 (Measured) 5u Balsa, 3u and 1u 3M PSA Strips (50 passes per side) Top A.5 EDC
 
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Benchmade 553 Griptilian Tanto 3.45" 0.115" 154CM Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 19.4 (left). 16.5 (right) Measured. Forward 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape Top A.5 (Angled) Maintain Factory Edge
 
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Factory Edge. Cuts Paper Great. No Hair Whittling.

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