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Kai Shun DM-0706 200mm 1mm VG-10 61 ± 1 HRC 16 0.5 um leather strop Bottom D.0 Misc kitchen use
 
Authors Comments:Refined the factory (16 degrees) edge, got scary sharp and passed HHT.
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KAI/Zero Tolerance 0560 3.75 0.157 Elmax 60-61 20 10K Choseras Bottom. B 0.25
 
Authors Comments:The 10K Chosera edge is not really functional (unless you want to cut single sheets of paper). But it looks great.
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Kershaw Blur 3.3125" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 17 1um Bottom. A.5 EDC (Every day carry)
 
Authors Comments:After several months of experimenting, I've settled on 17 degrees for this knife. It gives great performance and holds its edge well. I keep it pretty polished for show and sometimes it's a little too smooth for the work it does so I might put a slightly toothy, almost invisible micro-bevel on it.
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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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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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Kershaw Leek 1660BR 2.825 .09 Sandvik 14C28N unk 17 .6 ceramics top A EDC backup
 
Authors Comments:nice knife for an office enviroment (not too threatning) seems to hold the edge pretty well with minimal touching up so far. Haven't used it for anything heavy duty yet, though.
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Kershaw Needs Work 3" forgot to measure 12C26 stainless 58 15 1600 diamond and hand stropped with green rouge top A.5 EDC
 
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Kershaw Onion scallion # 1620 2.25 inches ? 420HC ? 20.3* 0.6 mic ceramic then strop 0.5 micron diamon paste on leather Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Kershaw states normal sharpening angles are 20* -22* for their knives
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Kershaw Cryo 1555TIX 2.75 inch ? 8Cr13MoV ? 22* per side Leather /c 0.5 mic diamond Upper A.5 Sons 1st interesting knives
 
Authors Comments:Diamond 800, 1000. Ceramic 1.4, 1200,1600. Naniwa 8k. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops 1
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