Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Gerber EZ Out 3 .1 high carbon stainles n/a 17.5 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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Cold Steel Finn Bear 4" 2.5 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 19.5 (39 inclusive) .5um Top B Hunting
 
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Cold Steel Kudu 4.25" 2 mm Krupp 4116 Stainless HRC 56-57 17 0.5um 1st B.5
 
Authors Comments:Shaving sharp and mirror polish after finishing with the 1/0.5um diamond spray on leather
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Fällkniven NL5 IDUN 100 mm 5 mm Lam.VG10 59 HRC 18/19/20 1000# Diamond / 1600# Ceramic | blending 14/10 strops, 1/,5 strops top B bushcraft
 
Authors Comments:I have now tested the edge with a lot of whittling, edge shaved but not easily, stropping on 19 degrees took it back to a good razoredge.. Tony Pettersen "EDIT OUT - i think someone have placed their comment on this knife by mistake, idun is no lockback - EDIT OUT"
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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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Author: cbwx34
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Anders Petter Paring knife 100 mm 1.35 mm Molybdenum stainless 57 21 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Fruit and small veggies in kitchen.
 
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Anders Petter Chef knife 200 mm 2 mm Molybdenum Stainless 57 22 0.6 um micro fine B D.0 Kitchen use
 
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Anders Petter Fillet knife 150 mm 1.6 mm Molybdenum stainless 57 21 0.6 um micro fine T C.0 Filleting of fish in kitchen
 
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Gerber Remix 2.9" .115 mystery Stainless unk L 16, R 17 Micro Fine Ceramic Stones .6micron top A .5 Utility beater/Test bed
 
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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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lower in vice with depth key at high

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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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