Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
CRKT 4102 Michael Walker BladeLock II 2.875" Unknown AUS-4 Unknown 15 1600# Ceramic Top A5 EDC
 
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Cold Steel Black Sable 4" .125" San Mai III 58 HRC 18 primary bevel, 19 degree micro bevel 1600# Top B.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I originally created the bevels at 18 degrees and polished them to .5 microns before adding a micro-bevel at 19 degrees with the 1600# ceramic stones to give a mirrored bevel and slightly reduced shoulder while making the actual edge a little wider and giving it some micro teeth.
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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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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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Fallkniven PXL Folder 3.4 inches .138 3 G Powder steel lam 62 16 ceramics and strops Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:This is my favourite EDC knife. It is pretty and it is sharp in the extreme. I give this knife a five out of five for looks, usefullness and strength.
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Kershaw 1745 3 1/4 in. 1/8 in. 14C28N Unk. 17-18 deg. 2ndry with 20 deg. primary .625 Ceramic Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had a rough 17-18 deg. edge on it... Lightly used the 1000g diamond to clean up the edge, then finished by going thru ceramics to the .625m. Came out very sharp, with a nice little bite to it.
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Kershaw ZT 0560 3.75" .1625" Elmax 60-62 HRC 19 Micro-Fine .6 Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:So far I love the knife and the settings I've chosen. It's extremely aggressive and very durable.
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19 degrees, AC verified. .6 Micro-Fine Finish.

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Benchmade 581 Barrage 3.60" .121" M390 60-62 17 deg. (measured) .5m Leather (although lightly stropped so not a mirror finish). Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:1st time w/ M390 steel. Slightly lowered factory bevel and cleaned up the edge (came with a very rough finish). See how it holds up at this angle.
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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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reprofile to 19, then finish at 0.3u

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0.3 lap then fine strop .5u on leather

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Camillus 18671 3 in. .120 in. VG-10 Unk. 21 deg. 10m leather (just a light strop) Top A 1/2 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Blade has a "Carbonitride Titanium" coating, which the manufacturer claims makes it "10x harder". Anyway, my intent was to match the original bevel, but at 25 deg. I was still hitting near the shoulder, so decided to stop at 25. Blade came out sharp, but would probably benefit from a lower angle. 2/16/13 EDIT: I resharpened this knife, and when I set the bevel, it matched at 21 deg. I don't know why the difference from the previous 25 deg. but thought I'd document the difference.
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