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Shun DM-0516 Ken Onion Paring Knife 3" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top B Cooking, paring
 
Authors Comments:Set spine on the pin closest to me and then rotated the edge to horizontal.
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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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Shun DM0501 Ken Onion Utility Knife 5" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top C Cooking - general purpose kitchen utility
 
Authors Comments:Used the top holes but only rested the spine on the prong closest to me and rotated the blade to horizontal.
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Spyderco Dragonfly 58 mm 2.5 mm VG-10 HRC 59-61 15 Micro fine ceramic stones (0.6 um) Top 1 or 2 matches A.0 Light EDC
 
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Benchmade Emissary 470-1 3 inches 0.09 inches S30-v 58-60 HRC 21.75*. (? Factory?) Leather strop 0.5 mic Upper holes A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Stone progression: diamond 1000; ceramic: 1.4, 1200, 1600. Superstone: 8k Naniwa. Ceramic 0.6. Leather strops /c 1 mic and 0.5 mic diamond paste. Tough steel. Not sure I'm settling on this.
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Spyderco Endura 4 FFG 3.75" 0.125" VG-10 HRC 59-61 15 0.5um 2 B.5
 
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Spyderco Endura 4 FFG 3.75" 0.125" ZDP-189 HRC 64 18 0.5um Top B.0 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Holds an edge really well.
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ESEE ESEE-4 4.5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 carbon 57 22 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time top B.75 bushcraft and survival
 
Authors Comments:a stout and very sharp edge, takes abuse well- LJM
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ESEE ESEE-5 5.45 inches .25 inches 1095 cabon steel 57 17-19-21 convexed ceramics then strops 5 and 3.5 pastes to integrate the shoulders top B-5 bushcraft and survival
 
Authors Comments:This knife is essentially a pry bar with a sharp edge. It is a beast developed to help downed helicopter pilots to escape from their wreckage. A great knife to carry around in your car for emergencies. LJM
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ESEE ESEE-6 6.5 inches 3/16th inch 1095 cabon steel 57 20 degrees- frighteningly sharp ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes, I do a lot of stropping with green paste day to day and so I get a convexing to this edge over time Top C survival/bushcraft, a good slicer in the kitchen
 
Authors Comments: all the ESEE knives are full flat-ground and the blades vary in thickness from the spine to the edge, so they are good slicers but hard to mount in the vise.
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