Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Leatherman Super Tool (original) 3" n/a n/a (cheap) n/a 22 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A .5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:set blade high in vice, only the square part of spine in vice
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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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Bark River STS-5 5.5 inches .270 inches 154 CM Stainless Ste 58 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes bottom C Tactical/Survival
 
Authors Comments:Basically a belly to belly fighter but can be used as a survival knife. LJM
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Spyderco Stretch 2 CF 3.5" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 15 3.5um Bottom... B
 
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Knives of Alaska Steelheader 5.75 ? 440C 58-60 18 1000# Top D Fillet Knife
 
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SOG Spec Elite 1 3.75" 1/8" Seki Japan VG10 60-61 HRC 16 degrees 3.5micron shallow dept C thumb knob onClamp EDC light to moderate use
 
Authors Comments:difficult to set up in Clamp, recommend removing thumb knob for sharpening entire blade length
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Strider SnG 3.5 .165 S30V Unknown 24 Degree Bevel with 26 Degree Stropping (Widen arms for Stropping) 600 Grit Bevel, 10 Micron Stropping Top. B.8 Tactical
 
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 21 2.94" .125" S35VN Stainless Stee 58-59 RC 18 deg. with 19,20 deg. Micro bevel for convex 18 Deg finished with Roo Strop .125 CBN and blank Top Holes B EDC
 
Authors Comments:All angles set with Angle Cube, rechecked on each stone. Re-created 18 Degree bevel with Diamond 400 -1000, Ceramic 1200/1600 then 5000/10000 Chosera. With 5/10k Chosera reset angle to 20 , 19 then back to 18deg. to define convex. Continued with Balsa 20, 19 then 18deg. with .5 Microne paste Completed at 18deg finish with Roo with .125 Cubic Boron then blank Roo with a mist of alcohol. Shaving sharp and developing a nice mirror polish edge. Maintenance additional careful stropping will r
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Chris Reeve Small Sebenza 2.94in 0.125in S35VN 58-59 RC 22 Degrees 3.5um Top A 1/2 EDC
 
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Fallkniven SK-1 3.88 inches .18 inches 3G laminated powder 62 16 degrees ceramics and strops with 5 and 3.5 micron pastes Top B.3 Bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:LJM
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SOG Seal Pup Elite 4.9 0.19 AUS 8 57-58 20 Leather Stops 0.5 Bottom B Bushcraft, camping, field work
 
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