Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Gerber Remix 2.9" .115 mystery Stainless unk L 16, R 17 Micro Fine Ceramic Stones .6micron top A .5 Utility beater/Test bed
 
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Zero Tolerance zt0350 3 1/4 .121 S30V Unk 20 deg. MicroFine-Fine Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:MicroFine finish after 600g diamond stone
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Author: cbwx34
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SOG Twitch XL 3.25 0.13 AUS-8 RC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5 EDC
 
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Kershaw ET 3.25" 0.120" Sandvik 14C28N Not listed 20 1000 grit diamond, 5um paste on leather optional Top A.5 General light utility
 
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Gerber Mini Covert 3" 0.110" 154CM Not listed 19 1k diamond for duty/carry, but takes well to full out mirror polish too! Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:In matching the factory bevel, an even 19 degrees per side ends up 18 on the left arm and 20 on the right arm. Thus far the 19 degree edge has held up very well, as a 154CM should!
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Spyderco Delica 4 2.875" 2.5mm VG-10 N/A 20 degrees 3.5 micron strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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Leatherman Super Tool (original) 3" n/a n/a (cheap) n/a 22 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A .5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:set blade high in vice, only the square part of spine in vice
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lower in vice with depth key at high

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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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Author: Geocyclist
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Cutco 4" Paring Knife, #2120 4" n/a 440A n/a 17 0.5 strops Top B 1/4 general kitchen
 
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Gerber EZ Out 3 .1 high carbon stainles n/a 17.5 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Gayle Bradley 3.5 1/8 CPM M4 I think about 62 RC 15 1 micron boron carbide(HandAmercian) on balsa Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:I like this steel. It takes a variety of finishes well but for EDC I like a congress 400 or the 1000 diamonds followed by 1 micron boron carbide paste on balsa the best. This seems to be about where hair whittling starts but it still has some bite. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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17 degrees 1000 diamond 3.5 paste on balsa

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15 degrees 1000 diamond 1 BC on balsa

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15 degrees 400 congress 1 BC on balsa

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15 degrees all the way to .125 CBN on roo

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