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Hogue EX01 Tanto 4" 0.15" 154CM 57-59 22 1k diamond, any diamond paste strop for personal taste. Handles micro-bevels very well! Top B.5 Heavy duty utility/carry
 
Authors Comments:The cosmetic jimping on the spine makes a great reference point on the depth key pins
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Beretta Loveless Drop Point 3.81 .11 AUS-8 57-59 22 1600# Bottom B Field Dressing Game
 
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Emerson CQC-8 100 mm 3 mm 154CM? 57-59 23 1000# Diamond Bottom B Hard use survival / bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:This folder is from 2004 without wave. I have a V-grind on this one.
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SOG Field Pup 4" .125" AUS-8 57-58HRC 20 1600# Top A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
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SOG Seal Pup Elite 4.9 0.19 AUS 8 57-58 20 Leather Stops 0.5 Bottom B Bushcraft, camping, field work
 
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CRKT Folts Minimalist 127mm 2.1mm 5Cr15MoV 57 RC 19 5u Lap Top 30mm Tip to CL/Vise EDC
 
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reprofile to 19, finish 1000 diamond

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ESEE ESEE-5 5.45 inches .25 inches 1095 cabon steel 57 17-19-21 convexed ceramics then strops 5 and 3.5 pastes to integrate the shoulders top B-5 bushcraft and survival
 
Authors Comments:This knife is essentially a pry bar with a sharp edge. It is a beast developed to help downed helicopter pilots to escape from their wreckage. A great knife to carry around in your car for emergencies. LJM
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ESEE ESEE-4 4.5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 carbon 57 22 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time top B.75 bushcraft and survival
 
Authors Comments:a stout and very sharp edge, takes abuse well- LJM
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ESEE ESEE-6 6.5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 cabon steel 57 20 degrees- frighteningly sharp ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time Top C survival/bushcraft, a good slicer in the kitchen
 
Authors Comments: all the ESEE knives are full flat-ground and the blades vary in thickness from the spine to the edge, so they are good slicers but hard to mount in the vise.
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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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