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Benchmade 522 Presidio Ultra - Pardue Axis Lock - Plain Edge 3.47 in .125 in 440C 58-60 rc 22 Degrees/Side 1000# Diamond / 1600# Ceramic / 10 Micron Strops Top A.5
 
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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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Knives of Alaska Steelheader 5.75 ? 440C 58-60 18 1000# Top D Fillet Knife
 
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Benchmade 940 3.4 0.12 S30V 58-60 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top B.5 (thumb studs) EDC
 
Authors Comments:Aligned thumb studs to vice, about B.5. See photos in URL.
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Benchmade 525 Mini-Presidio - Axis Lock - Plain Edge 2.97 in .115 in 154CM 58-59 rc 20-22 Degrees/Side 3.5um Top. A.5
 
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Chris Reeve Large Sebenza 3.625" 0125" S35VN 58-59 RC 17 Deg. with 18 Deg. Microbevel 17 Deg. finished at 3.5u Strop Top Holes A.5
 
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17 degree main bevel 18,19,20,21 micro for convex

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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 2.94" .125" S35VN Stainless Stee 58-59 RC 18 deg. with 19,20 deg. Micro bevel for convex 18 Deg finished with Roo Strop .125 CBN and blank Top Holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:All angles set with Angle Cube, rechecked on each stone. Re-created 18 Degree bevel with Diamond 400 -1000, Ceramic 1200/1600 then 5000/10000 Chosera. With 5/10k Chosera reset angle to 20 , 19 then back to 18deg. to define convex. Continued with Balsa 20, 19 then 18deg. with .5 Microne paste Completed at 18deg finish with Roo with .125 Cubic Boron then blank Roo with a mist of alcohol. Shaving sharp and developing a nice mirror polish edge. Maintenance additional careful stropping will r
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 2.94in 0.125in S35VN 58-59 RC 22 Degrees 3.5um Top A 1/2 EDC
 
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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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18 degree, stropped to 3.5 microns, Very effective

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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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