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CRKT M16-13T 3.5" 0.110" AUS8 58-59 Asymmetrical grind (70/30), I used left 20, right 15 to get close and finished the profile that way 1k diamond -> 5um strop for finish and touchup Unique (see comment) B EDC
 
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Browning Kodiak FDT 3 Blade 3.25" .125" AUS-8 56-57 Skinner=20 Hide Blade=17 Skinner=3.5um Hide Blade=.25um Top A.5 Hunting, Field Dressing
 
Authors Comments:I've used this knife for over a decade to field dress hundreds of elk and have tinkered with a myriad of angles and finish levels. I finally settled on 20 degrees for the skinner with a moderately toothy finish of 3.5um and for a final bevel of 17 degrees for the hide blade with a polished finish of .25um. I relieved the shoulders on the hide blade down to 13 degrees and the added the micro-bevel. With continued stropping at 15 degrees, the edge is now nicely convex.
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SOG Field Pup 4" .125" AUS-8 57-58HRC 20 1600# Top A.5 Field Dressing, Skinning
 
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Wicked Edge Hunting Knife 4 in. .125 in. AUS-8 Unk. 18 deg. 14m Leather Bottom B.5 Hunting / Camping
 
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Beretta Loveless Drop Point 3.81 .11 AUS-8 57-59 22 1600# Bottom B Field Dressing Game
 
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SOG Twitch II 2.68" .1" AUS-8 HRC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5
 
Authors Comments:My progression was 800 to 1600 ceramics. Then 14, 10, 5, 3.5u strops. 100 strokes with each strop then would flip strops end for end at 50 so the whole strop would get worn evenly
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SOG Twitch XL 3.25 0.13 AUS-8 RC 57-58 22 3.5u Top A.5 EDC
 
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CRKT 4102 Michael Walker BladeLock II 2.875" Unknown AUS-4 Unknown 15 1600# Ceramic Top A5 EDC
 
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Cold Steel Recon 1 Tanto Plain 27TLT 4" 3.5mm AUS 8A Stainless Unknown 19.4 Measured (I align using divots, hence weird angle) 3u Balsa Top B.5 Scaring People
 
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Cold Steel Voyager (Medium Tanto) 3" 3 mm AUS 8A HRC 57-59 19 3.5um 1st A.5 EDC
 
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