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Cold Steel Master Tanto 6" .1875" VG1 San Mai III 56-58RHC 25 .5um Bottom B.5 Tactical
 
Authors Comments:I inherited this knife from my step father who carried it overseas for many years. It had been hand sharpened for years so it's hard to know what the original angle was. Reprofiling it took some time but it finished up nicely and took a super polish.
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Gerber Freeman Drop Point 3.5" .134" S30V 56-58RHC 20 3.5um Bottom A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
Authors Comments:This is a stout knife but doesn't hold an edge like I'd expect from the steel. I initially tried it at 17 degrees but had to go back to 20 to get it to last for an elk or two.
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Kabar Becker bk2 (new model) 5-1/4" 0.250 1095 Cro-Van 56-58 HRC 20 degrees 3.5um Bottom. B.5
 
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Becker BK16 4.375 0.165 1095 56-58 20 1600 Bottom. B 0.5
 
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Global GS-5 140 mm 2 mm CROMOVA 18 SS 56-58 20 1000# diamond Top B .5 Kitchen
 
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Wusthof Classic 10" Slicer 10" .110 X50CrMo14 56-57 RHC 20 1k-1.6k Top C General purpose kitchen utility, cuts lots of vegg
 
Authors Comments:I'd love to go more acute than 20 degrees but the edge just won't hold long enough. I keep it just a little toothy to compensate and it performs well. This is my wife's favorite knife and she uses and abuses constantly.
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Browning Kodiak FDT 3 Blade 3.25" .125" AUS-8 56-57 Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17 Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um Top A.5 Hunting, Field Dressing
 
Authors Comments:I've used this knife for over a decade to field dress hundreds of elk and have tinkered with a myriad of angles and finish levels. I finally settled on 20 degrees for the skinner with a moderately toothy finish of 3.5um and for a final bevel of 17 degrees for the hide blade with a polished finish of .25um. I relieved the shoulders on the hide blade down to 13 degrees and the added the micro-bevel. With continued stropping at 15 degrees, the edge is now nicely convex.
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Guy Fieri/ Ergo Chef Knuckle Sandwich Cleaver 6.5 .020-.025 X50CrMoV15 German HC 56 RC /-2 18 Degree 1600 bottom middle of c and d
 
Authors Comments:Made In China
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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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Furi Gustogrip FUR812 paring 4" 0.075 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:This finish leaves a refined but toothy edge that seems to work better.
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