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Cold Steel Twist Master 3.5 ? Carbon V ? 17.3 8k Naniwa super stone Upper holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 400-1000. Ceramic 1200-0.6. Naniwa 8k. Bought several of these as close outs/ factory 2nds About 20 years ago. Takes a nice edge easily and keeps it well. Rusts easily.
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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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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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Spyderco Persistence 2.75" 0.125" 8Cr13MoV HRC 58-59 15 0.5um 1st B EDC
 
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Spyderco Ambitious 2.25" 0.125" 8Cr13MoV HRC 58-59 15 0.5um 1st A.5 EDC
 
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Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
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CRKT Ripple 3.125 .107 8CR14MoV 59-60 l 20/r 20 .05 strop top a5 EDC
 
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SOG Vulcan 3.25 .157 VG-10 59-60 l 17/r 21 .05 strop top A5 EDC
 
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 2.94" .125" S35VN Stainless Stee 58-59 RC 18 deg. with 19,20 deg. Micro bevel for convex 18 Deg finished with Roo Strop .125 CBN and blank Top Holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:All angles set with Angle Cube, rechecked on each stone. Re-created 18 Degree bevel with Diamond 400 -1000, Ceramic 1200/1600 then 5000/10000 Chosera. With 5/10k Chosera reset angle to 20 , 19 then back to 18deg. to define convex. Continued with Balsa 20, 19 then 18deg. with .5 Microne paste Completed at 18deg finish with Roo with .125 Cubic Boron then blank Roo with a mist of alcohol. Shaving sharp and developing a nice mirror polish edge. Maintenance additional careful stropping will r
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CRKT Onion-Shenanigan #K470KKP 3.25 inch 0.119 inch / 3.0mm Acuto 59-60 HRC 20* 0.6 ceramic Upper holes B EDC
 
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Cold Steel Old small folder 2.5 inches ? San Mai 3 ? 56-58 HRC ? 18.4* 0.6 mic ceramic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
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