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Benchmade 553 Griptilian Tanto 3.45" 0.115" 154CM Stainless Stee 58-60HRC 19.4 (left). 16.5 (right) Measured. Forward 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape Top A.5 (Angled) Maintain Factory Edge
 
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Factory Edge. Cuts Paper Great. No Hair Whittling.

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Author: EatingPie
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Benchmade 525 Mini-Presidio - Axis Lock - Plain Edge 2.97 in .115 in 154CM 58-59 rc 20-22 Degrees/Side 3.5um Top. A.5
 
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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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22 Degrees / 1000# Diamond

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15 Degrees / 3.5um

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15 Degrees Primary, 17 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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17 Degrees Primary, 20 Degrees Micro / 3.5um

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Author: wickededge
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Hogue EX01 Tanto 4" 0.15" 154CM 57-59 22 1k diamond, any diamond paste strop for personal taste. Handles micro-bevels very well! Top B.5 Heavy duty utility/carry
 
Authors Comments:The cosmetic jimping on the spine makes a great reference point on the depth key pins
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Gerber Mini Covert 3" 0.110" 154CM Not listed 19 1k diamond for duty/carry, but takes well to full out mirror polish too! Top A.5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:In matching the factory bevel, an even 19 degrees per side ends up 18 on the left arm and 20 on the right arm. Thus far the 19 degree edge has held up very well, as a 154CM should!
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Benchmade 551 Griptilian 3.45" .115" 154CM 58-60HRC 18 deg. w/ 20 deg. microbevel 3.5m on Balsa Top B EDC
 
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Benchmade 553 Tanto 3.5 .115 154CM 59 18 .05 strop with a 1600 microbevel @22 top A5 EDC
 
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18 degrees to .05 strop

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Author: xuzme720
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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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Protech Runt J4 2 inches 0.11 inches 154 CM ? Mfg angle of ~ 18 maintained ? Upper holes Butted to handle EDC
 
Authors Comments:Not a lot of blade here. Butted blade up against handle in vise. Tried to clamp with edge basically parallel and used upper holes. Factory bevels not quite equal on both sides, so started with 1000 and worked up thru ceramics in order.
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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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Author: Geocyclist
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