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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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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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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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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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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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1000# 17.5 deg., stop @ 16.5

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Mora Utility knife 100 mm 1.9 mm Hi-Carbon steel 57 22 0.6 um micro fine T A.5 Dirty work around the house, cables, boxes...
 
Authors Comments:Very difficult to really reach in to the blade close to the handle due to the quillon / hilt (alomst need a re-clamp).
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KAI/Zero Tolerance 0560 3.75 0.157 Elmax 60-61 20 10K Choseras Bottom. B 0.25
 
Authors Comments:The 10K Chosera edge is not really functional (unless you want to cut single sheets of paper). But it looks great.
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