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Spyderco Stretch 2 CF 3.5" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 15 3.5um Bottom... B
 
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Kershaw Blur 3.3125" .125" ZDP-189 64HRC 17 1um Bottom. A.5 EDC (Every day carry)
 
Authors Comments:After several months of experimenting, I've settled on 17 degrees for this knife. It gives great performance and holds its edge well. I keep it pretty polished for show and sometimes it's a little too smooth for the work it does so I might put a slightly toothy, almost invisible micro-bevel on it.
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Spyderco Delica 4 2.88 0.093 ZDP-189 64 17, Mirco 20 3.5 um @19 Top A.5 EDC
 
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Spyderco Endura 4 FFG 3.75" 0.125" ZDP-189 HRC 64 18 0.5um Top B.0 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Holds an edge really well.
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Guy Fieri/ Ergo Chef Knuckle Sandwich Cleaver 6.5 .020-.025 X50CrMoV15 German HC 56 RC /-2 18 Degree 1600 bottom middle of c and d
 
Authors Comments:Made In China
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J. A. Henckels Professional "S" 31020-100 Paring 4" 1.5mm X50CrMoV15 ? 20 3.5um Top B Paring
 
Authors Comments:The steel is not spectacular and while I'd like to go lower, it only really holds up at 20 degrees and up. I like to keep it fairly polished since I mostly push-cut with it. -Clay Allison
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J. A. Henckels Professional "S" 31021-160 Chef 6" 3mm X50CrMoV15 ? 20 2k Chosera Bottom C Chopping and Slicing
 
Authors Comments:Not the greatest steel, doesn't hold its edge well, especially below 20 degrees. -Clay Allison
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Wusthof Santoku 4176 Classic Ikon 6.5" - X50CrMoV15 - 15 1600 Ceramic Bottom C.5 Cooking
 
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Wusthof Classic 10" Slicer 10" .110 X50CrMo14 56-57 RHC 20 1k-1.6k Top C General purpose kitchen utility, cuts lots of vegg
 
Authors Comments:I'd love to go more acute than 20 degrees but the edge just won't hold long enough. I keep it just a little toothy to compensate and it performs well. This is my wife's favorite knife and she uses and abuses constantly.
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Wusthof Multi prep cook's knife #4582 4.5 inch 0.09 inch X50 CrMoV15 58 HRC 20.10* per side Leather strop /c 0.5 diamond paste Upper holes B.5 Small cook prep knife
 
Authors Comments:Finished /c diamond 1000 and stopped with 1
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