Manufacturer Model Blade Length Thickness Steel Hardness Recommended Angle Recommended Finish Depth AlignmentIntent
Shun DM0501 Ken Onion Utility Knife 5" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top C Cooking - general purpose kitchen utility
 
Authors Comments:Used the top holes but only rested the spine on the prong closest to me and rotated the blade to horizontal.
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16 Degrees, Top Holes, Align=C, Finish=3.5um

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Author: wickededge
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Shun DM-0516 Ken Onion Paring Knife 3" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Top B Cooking, paring
 
Authors Comments:Set spine on the pin closest to me and then rotated the edge to horizontal.
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Shun DM-0500 8" ? VG10 61 16 3.5um Bottom D Chopping, slicing, general cooking
 
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Kershaw Needs Work 3" forgot to measure 12C26 stainless 58 15 1600 diamond and hand stropped with green rouge top A.5 EDC
 
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Leatherman Super Tool (original) 3" n/a n/a (cheap) n/a 22 1000# then 5-3.5 leather strops spine only in vice A .5 EDC
 
Authors Comments:set blade high in vice, only the square part of spine in vice
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lower in vice with depth key at high

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22 deg, 1000#, 3.5u strops, depth higher, see comm

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Author: Geocyclist
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Cutco 4" Paring Knife, #2120 4" n/a 440A n/a 17 0.5 strops Top B 1/4 general kitchen
 
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B 1/4, 17 deg.

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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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Zero Tolerance 0700 3.375" Unknown S30V Unknown 14.5 As Measured (15 Degree Slot) 3u Balsa 1u 3M PSA Tape (200 Passes Each) Top B.0 EDC / Boxes / Paper
 
Authors Comments:Tape thumb studs because stones may rub them. S30V is some hard steel!. Great Tanto Shape. My Favorite Blade!
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14.5 EDC / Paper / Boxes with Mirror Bevel

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Author: EatingPie
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