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ESEE Laser Strike 5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 Carbon steel 57 20 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.75 survival and bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:a spear-point blade with a skeletonized handle so the knife can be made into a spear for survival LJM
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ESEE Laser Strike 4.75" .1875" 1095 55-57RC 19A 10um Strop after 600# Diamond Stone Bottom B.5 Bushcraft, Survival, Camping
 
Authors Comments:I haven't tested the edge of this blade yet, will do some cutting and experimenting before fully commenting.
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Author: wickededge
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ESEE Izula 2 5/8" .156" 1095 Carbon Steel 57 20 Degrees Diamonds, Ceramics, then Strops to .5 micon Top A.25 Bushcraft/Survival
 
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Emerson CQC-8 100 mm 3 mm 154CM? 57-59 23 1000# Diamond Bottom B Hard use survival / bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:This folder is from 2004 without wave. I have a V-grind on this one.
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DPX Gear HEST 1.0 3.67 inches .197 inches D2 Tool Steel 58-59 21 degrees per side ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B-1 Survival folder/EDC
 
Authors Comments: This has been a controversial knife. The model 1 in some cases had weaknesses but luckily for me my cop was fine. A very sturdy knife with a D-2 tool steel blade that sharpens up incredibly and retains the edge well. It is one of my EDC knives.
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Author: Leo James Mitchell
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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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Cutco 2 3/4" paring Item # 1720 2.75 - 440A - 17 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A.5 kitchen, general use
 
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Cutco 9 1/4" Chef Knife, Item # 1725 9.25 - 440A - 17 1000# Bottom D kitchen
 
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CRKT 4102 Michael Walker BladeLock II 2.875" Unknown AUS-4 Unknown 15 1600# Ceramic Top A5 EDC
 
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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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Author: BassLakeDan
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