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Kabar Precision Hunter (1446) 3.3125" ? 440A ? 17 1000# diamond, a few light cleanup passes with 5um leather Top B Hunting
 
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Buck 119BKS-B 6 ? 440C ? 20 3.5um Bottom C Hunting
 
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Buck 119BKS-B 6 ? 440C ? 20 3.5um Bottom C Hunting
 
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Wicked Edge Hunting Knife 4 in. .125 in. AUS-8 Unk. 18 deg. 14m Leather Bottom B.5 Hunting / Camping
 
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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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Global GS-5 140 mm 2 mm CROMOVA 18 SS 56-58 20 1000# diamond Top B .5 Kitchen
 
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Heckles Professional S paring 4 inches ? "High carb stainless ? 17.8 ? Above upper holes B Kitchen
 
Authors Comments:Diamond: 600 to 1000. Ceramic:1200 to 0.6 mic. Final: naniwa 8k
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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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Furi Lil Edgy Santoku 5" .105 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 well for kitchen duty..
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Furi Lil Edgy Santoku 7" .105 CrMoV 56 23 diamonds to 1000/strop to .05 top C Kitchen
 
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