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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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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 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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Chambriard Thier FR Le Trappeur folder 3.7 inches .118 inches 13C26 SS 57 16.5 degrees ceramics and strops 5 and 3.5 diamond paste Top B.3 Gentleman's knife/hunter too, cuts like a laser
 
Authors Comments:This is a sturdy knife meant as an EDC for use at the dining room table, kitchen or campsite. One could use it for dressing game but the cleaning would be difficult. L.J.M.
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SOG Visionary 1 3" .12" VG-10 59-60 23 to 25 1000 Top A .5
 
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SOG X Ray Vision Mini 3" .12" VG-10 59-60 23 to 25 1000 Top A .5
 
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Bradely Alias ii 2.95 .120 S30V Unknown 18 1000 Stones, 6 micron strop , 3 micron strop Top B
 
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Camillus 18671 3 in. .120 in. VG-10 Unk. 21 deg. 10m leather (just a light strop) Top A 1/2 EDC
 
Authors Comments:Blade has a "Carbonitride Titanium" coating, which the manufacturer claims makes it "10x harder". Anyway, my intent was to match the original bevel, but at 25 deg. I was still hitting near the shoulder, so decided to stop at 25. Blade came out sharp, but would probably benefit from a lower angle. 2/16/13 EDIT: I resharpened this knife, and when I set the bevel, it matched at 21 deg. I don't know why the difference from the previous 25 deg. but thought I'd document the difference.
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Zero Tolerance zt0350 3 1/4 .121 S30V Unk 20 deg. MicroFine-Fine Bottom B EDC
 
Authors Comments:MicroFine finish after 600g diamond stone
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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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