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Spyderco Gayle Bradley 3.5 1/8 CPM M4 I think about 62 RC 15 1 micron boron carbide(HandAmercian) on balsa Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:I like this steel. It takes a variety of finishes well but for EDC I like a congress 400 or the 1000 diamonds followed by 1 micron boron carbide paste on balsa the best. This seems to be about where hair whittling starts but it still has some bite. Hope you like it as much as I do.
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Oxo Good grips paring 4 inches ? Stainless ? 18 1000 diamond Above upper holes B General kitchen duties
 
Authors Comments:4/2/13 trying 2* bevel at 20* with 1000 diamond
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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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Bark River Gunny carbon steel blade 3.775 inche .154 inches A-2 tool steel 58 18 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.1 bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:LJM A smaller version of the Bravo1...very good gripping handle for four fingers
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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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Strider GW/AR152 8" .250 S30V unknown 25 3.5 micron Bottom C OCONUS deployment
 
Authors Comments:I'll check the hardness when I see the knife again
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Matt Diskin Hand-Ground Fire D/A 3.625 0.13 Elmax N/A: Prob low 60's 22 per side 1000 and then polished with Edge-Pro polishing tapes up to 6000 before stropping on 0.25 micron strop T B EDC
 
Authors Comments:Exceptional knife and takes an insane edge. Easily whittles hair.
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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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Wicked Edge Hunting Knife 4 in. .125 in. AUS-8 Unk. 18 deg. 14m Leather Bottom B.5 Hunting / Camping
 
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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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