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IKEA Pairing knife 100 mm 1.35 mm Cheap stainelss 54 22 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Fruit and smaller veggies in the kitchen.
 
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IKEA Chef knife 200 mm 2.2.mm Cheap stainless 54 22 0.6 um micro fine B D.0 Doing dirty work in the kitchen.
 
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IKEA Utility knife 120 mm 1.35 mm Cheap stainless 54 22 0.6 um micro fine T B.0 Onion and larger veggies in the kitchen.
 
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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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17 degrees 1000 diamond 3.5 paste on balsa

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15 degrees 1000 diamond 1 BC on balsa

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15 degrees 400 congress 1 BC on balsa

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15 degrees all the way to .125 CBN on roo

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Benchmade 525 Presidio M4 LE (525BK-1101) 3 0.12 CPM M4 59-61 15 0.5 strops Top A.5 EDC
 
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15 deg; A.5; 1000#, 12k chosera, 0.5 stops

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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 551 1303 3.4 .115 CPM M4 59-61 15 1k Chosera, 3.5 Strops Top A.75 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Needed top depth at 15 deg. Might try alignment "B" next time to get bevel more even (A.75 is a little bevel at tip)
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Spyderco Leaf Storm 2.125" .125" CPMS30V unknown 15 1000 Grit Short Short, very short Pocket knife
 
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Reinhard Müller MSP Linerlock 85 mm 3,7 mm CPMS90V HRC 58 18 0.5 um paste on leather strop Top A.5 EDC
 
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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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