Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Bradely Alias ii 2.95 .120 S30V Unknown 18 1000 Stones, 6 micron strop , 3 micron strop Top B
 
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Fallkniven A1 6.3 0.24 VG-10 59 15 1600 Low B 0.75
 
Authors Comments:I put a 15 degrees microbevel on top of a 13 degrees convex edge
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Benchmade 9500 Mini-Auto Stryker 2.9" .1" 154CM 58-60HRC 20 3.5um Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:I've experimented with this knife many dozens of times over the years. My conclusion is that the steel won't hold well under 20 degrees. It's important to treat the blade in two sections to preserve the tanto geometry. I don't recommend a convex edge because of the loss of some of the precision cutting. It's an excellent EDC, especially for any utility work.
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15 Degrees Primary, 17 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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Benchmade 940 3.4 0.12 S30V 58-60 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top B.5 (thumb studs) EDC
 
Authors Comments:Aligned thumb studs to vice, about B.5. See photos in URL.
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Benchmade 915 Triage 3.5" 0.13" N680 57-59HRC 20 1um Strops Bottom B
 
Authors Comments:I rested the spine on the closest pin of the depth key and then rotated the blade until most of it was parallel to the base of the sharpener.
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Cutco 9 1/4" Chef Knife, Item # 1725 9.25 - 440A - 17 1000# Bottom D kitchen
 
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Western 822 Barlow 3 3/8 ? ? ? 22 ? Upper holes A.5 Tool box / barn/ gen utility
 
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Benchmade 581 Barrage 3.60" .121" M390 60-62 17 deg. (measured) .5m Leather (although lightly stropped so not a mirror finish). Top B EDC
 
Authors Comments:1st time w/ M390 steel. Slightly lowered factory bevel and cleaned up the edge (came with a very rough finish). See how it holds up at this angle.
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Benchmade 558 DLC M4 - Ritter Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.1 CPM M4 59-61 15 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Had to go with top position to get clearance for 15 deg. A.75 got the bevel pretty even, just a little more on the belly and tip, but looks good. Stropped with both balsa and leather at 15 deg.
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15 deg, 10k Chosear, balsa and leather at 15 deg.

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Benchmade 556 Mini Griptilian 2.9 0.10 154 cm 58-61 17.5 10k chosera, 0.5 strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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